Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Ola Ibrahim, has assured that Nigeria will come out of the current security crisis stronger.

Ibrahim stated this on Wednesday night in Abuja at a reception in honour of the Commander of United State African Command, Gen. David Bodriguez.

“With 170 million human beings here , the potentials is huge; we understand it and we feel there are distracters there, who perhaps cannot manage the potentials embedded in this country, ‘’ he said .

The CDS said that while the international community has been working to stamp out terrorism, Nigeria has been tackling the insurgency in North East part of the country.

“The relevance of Armed Forces, especially in developed countries, is to bring about stability and development, and ours are wired around those sentiments.

“The Armed Forces of Nigeria has a duty, clearly defined to deepen democracy, because we are all united in one fact; that it is through thick democracy that the best can accrue to the citizens of this country.

“And we can realise the promises track within the confine of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Ibrahim stated.

He said the role of Nigeria in peacekeeping was not to annex any state, but to bring about peace.

On his part, the AFRICOM Commander said his team was in the country in connection with the meeting of the president of both countries on how to deepen and build relationships.

Also in attendance were the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, African Affairs, Linda-Thomas Greenfield; U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle; Service Chiefs and senior military officers.