Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari, has has charged the Nigerian Army to double its efforts in intelligence gathering in a bid to tackle insurgency effectively. ayokinews.com reports
The President made this remark while speaking at the opening ceremony of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) conference 2021, on Monday.
According the President Buhari, the war on insurgency should be intelligence driven thus “requiring the gathering of information and processing it into actionable intelligence for the conduct of operations”.
President Buhari, who was represented at the event by the Chief of Defense Staff, Lucky Irabor, stated that his administration is in talks with ally-nations on acquiring sophisticated military hardwares to effectively combat insecurity in the country.
“It also needs cooperation and synergy of effort by all the security agencies,” Buhari said.
“I, therefore charge you to do more in your information gathering effort and the level of synergy among intelligence operations in order to comprehensively defeat all forms of insurgency and terrorism in our country within the shortest possible time.”
“I am aware of the successes so far achieved in the north-east operations as well as all other operational theatres, following of course, the increase surrendering of some of the insurgents that we have witnessed in the past few months.”
“You must therefore maintain the tempo to ensure that more of these insurgents continue to surrender until normalcy is fully restored in the region.”