The need for more collaborative efforts among security agencies to tackle various internal security challenges confronting the country has been stressed. The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar made the call during the graduation ceremony of 487 cadets of the Department of State Services (DSS) held at the DSS Academy in Lagos. The CAS who was the Special Guest of Honour at the occasion noted that recent successes recorded in the fight against insurgency and other forms of criminalities in the country were as a result of inter-agency cooperation.
While congratulating the graduands, Air Mshl Abubakar stated that the training would further boost the security system of the country. “The injection of fresh minds into the nation’s security system has become a top priority for all security managers. I have no doubt in my mind that their contributions to national service will be seen and appreciated in no distant time” .The CAS assured the DSS of NAF’s continued support as well as improved working relationship to enhance the nation’s security architecture.
In his remarks, the Director General, (DG) DSS, Alhaji Lawal Daura disclosed that the security challenges facing the country required constant flow of critical intelligence. “The security intelligence services are besieged with a lot of threats such as terrorism, insurgency, cybercrime, corruption, kidnapping, espionage, subversion and others. According to the DG, to effectively deal with these threats, there is the need to fully apply the knowledge acquired to ensure availability of critical intelligence to deal with any threat. Highlight of the occasion included display of combat, driving and ground-breaking drills by the graduating officers.