Ahmed Audi, the Commandant-General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSDC), has said bandits operating in Nigeria have foreign sponsors.
Audi stated this during the training workshop for state commandants of the NSCDC in Abuja on Wednesday.
“Following how events are unfolding in the country, we are experiencing a serious conflict that I think in the history of Nigeria, this is about the first conflict that will give us a serious problem and the conflict is called asymmetric war.
“We have had in the past some semblance of this type of war but the proper manifestation of it is the one we are seeing ow and asymmetric war is a war that requires all hands to be on deck if we really want to deal with it and nip it in the bud.
“These guys are serious; these guys have international sponsors, so we need to come together,” Audi said.
NSCDC further explained that the training is aimed at strengthening capacity on best practices for fostering effective leadership, civil-military relations, and conflict management, held in Abuja.