Insecurity: Buratai Centre, South-West Traditional Leaders to Brainstorm in Kaduna

By Milcah Tanimu

The Tukur Buratai Research Centre and traditional leaders from the South-West are set to convene in Kaduna to address Nigeria’s persistent security challenges. This collaborative effort will take place at a five-day retreat organized by the centre, aimed at formulating practical solutions for improving national security.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the retreat will be held from May 20-25 at the Fifth Chukker Polo Resort, along Kaduna-Jos Road, Katabu. According to a statement issued by retired Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman-Kukasheka, the event’s theme is ‘Traditional Institutions and Contemporary Security Challenges in Nigeria.’

Usman-Kukasheka emphasized the retreat’s objective to recognize and utilize the vital role traditional rulers play in maintaining harmonious relationships and ensuring security within their communities. He highlighted that the seminar aims to tackle critical security issues and explore the significant contributions that traditional institutions can make towards sustainable peace and stability.

The event will feature insightful paper presentations by esteemed intellectuals, academicians, seasoned security experts, and senior retired military officers. Additionally, there will be a book presentation by a prominent scholar, enriching the discourse on traditional leadership and security.

Usman-Kukasheka noted, “Global threats that require both national and international cooperation are increasing and deepening, just as the international systems that enable this cooperation are under heightened strain. TBRC provides global partners and researchers with a clear pathway for addressing this new, more complex environment and allows for the agility and creativity necessary to fulfill its mission in a fast-changing world.”

The Tukur Buratai Research Centre focuses on providing and disseminating strategic peace and security information to the public. It also offers training to serving or retired military personnel and interested civilians in peace, security, diplomacy, and development. (NAN)


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