Nigeria has been advised to tackle its security challenges internally, as they were ‘mere family affairs.’
You Don’t Need Foreign Help To Solve Insecurity – South Korea Advises Buhari
The Ambassador of South Korea to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, who gave the advice in Abuja, held that the insecurity facing the most populous nation was akin to a family disagreement that does not require the intervention of the international community, but regional cooperation.
“Security is a very sensitive issue. I know everyone is concerned about the insecurity in Nigeria but it is Nigeria’s internal issue. It should be discussed among Nigerians. If another country engages Nigeria, that is another issue entirely and that would be considered an international issue. To solve the problem, Nigeria needs international cooperation mainly with its neighbouring countries to enhance its internal security. Nigeria must cooperate with Chad, Niger and other neighbouring countries to ensure cooperation.
The envoy, who stressed the need for the military to be professionalised, described the Army as the centre that holds the society together.
He went on:
“In South Korea, we have a very strong defence which is rated number six in the world. The military is very dedicated and there is little or no corruption in the system. The military is the centre that holds the country together. If the military is corrupt, there is a high possibility that the whole country will be corrupt. Discipline and dedication are key in building a stable and efficient military.”
The diplomat said both nations were on the verge of sealing a defence an intelligence-sharing pact.
He explained that the Asian country had established the office of a defence attaché in its embassy to strengthen cooperation between the two nations.