By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
In a bid to strengthening stronger ties with the Nigerian Army in fighting insurgency, the Institute of Security Studies (ISS), regional office for West Africa, the Sahel and Lake Chad Basin has partner Nigeria Army to deepened research on human security at the North Eastern region of the country.
Dr Fonteh Akum, Senior Researcher, Regional Office for West Africa, the Sahel and lake Chad Basin, made this known when he led a delegation to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai at the Army Headquarters Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, the purpose of the visit is to present the Institute of Security Studies, ISS also to solicit the Army attention to understand exactly the kind of research that would be useful in the North Eastern part of the country.
“Our areas of research is very diverse and as such we research mainly in human security which is slightly different from national security because it focuses on human and basically looking at issues of development” he said.
In his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Lt. Gen. L.O Adeosun welcomed the delegation and said it is good that the led delegation has come to the COAS to fit in closer ties in human security development especially in the fight against terrorism in the country.
He said, the NA is only fighting the symptoms while there are larger parts in it that need real research that will help both the military and the Government at large and as such the laid down efforts of the institute will help the Nigerian Army greatly.
However, he charged the institute to go into deep research specially to solving the situation in cooperation with the NA in the fight against insurgency.