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11 fundamental problems breeding insecurity, worsening insurgency in Nigeria–Intersociety

Editor's note: The Intersociety has listed what it considered as eleven fundamental problems breeding and worsening insurgency and general insecurity in Nigeria. Solutions to Nigeria’s insurgency and general insecurity will remain a mirage or unresolved until fundamental problems facing the country’s security establishments or architecture are frontally tackled. Of

Nigerian security architecture designed to fail against local insecurity — Gen. Obiakor, experts

•Urge Nigerians to make security their responsibility•Say counter-insurgency funds has been frivolously used Senator Iroegbu, Godsgift Onyedinefu and Chidimma Ogu  The experts in the Security Sector say the Nigeria's security architecture is not designed for internal threats and therefore lacks the capacity to tackle emerging security challenges across the country. This was the

Insurgency: IBB, Agu-Iyi Ironsi to grace book launch on ‘Nigerian Air War’

•Identifies missing links in Nigeria's counter-Insurgency operations  •Exposes the prevalence, dangers of neglecting PTSD within fighting troops Senator Iroegbu The former military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB), and former Minister of Defence, Amb. Thomas Agu-Iyi Ironsi are among the dignitaries that will grace the launch of the book on Nigeria's air

Special Research: Boko Haram and impacts of conflict on food insecurity in Nigeria

Senator  Iroegbu Earlier this week, Global Sentinel reported on the recent release by Action Against Hunger, the world’s nonprofit hunger prevention group, on the extent of food insecurity in Nigeria. The report warned that nearly 72 million people in Nigeria  and seven other conflict-ridden countries face acute food insecurity. The report titled:

In Africa, all Jihad is local

Hilary Matfess  Last month, after an attack on members of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s military was claimed by the Islamic State, observers quickly voiced concerns that the militant group was making inroads into Africa. A U.S. Africa Command spokesperson said that there are “meaningful ties” between the Islamic State

Insecurity: ‘More boots on ground, airmobile operations’ needed to defeat Boko Haram, insurgents–Military Veterans

Suggest options of joint operations exercises Nigeria's current Armed Forces estimated number put at 160,000-240,000   Senator Iroegbu The military veterans have offered advise to the Nigerian government on sustainable solutions to the lingering security crisis across the country, especially the counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists, bandits and farmer-herders conflict. To this