Nigeria is facing new challenges stemming from terror and all manners of insurgency, the country’s Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said Friday.

Terror groups and cyber criminals have used modern technologies to spread useless ideologies and defraud the people and the country cannot afford not to use the same strategies to respond to insurgency, he said at a forum in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

The acting president spoke at the Silver Jubilee and graduation of 133 military and para-military participants of the Course 25 of the National Defense College, Abuja.

Osinbajo told the military elites to be on the cutting edge of technology to defeat cyber hackers and terrorists and create a better future for the citizenry.

“I challenge the elites of our armed forces that if militants, terrorist groups and internet hackers are constantly re-inventing themselves taking advantage of emerging technologies, you have no reason whatsoever not to be at the cutting edge of technological warfare,” he added.

“You must consistently redefine your role in national security architecture,” he said. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/Newsghana.com.gh