Speaker of Nigerian Parliament Charges Military on Effective Intelligence to Fight Terrorism
The Speaker of Nigerian parliament Yakubu Dogara, has charged the military to use effective intelligence gathering to fight terrorism.
He spoke in Abuja at the 2017 Defence Advisers/Attaches yearly conference organised by the Defence Intelligence Agency
Dogara, who condemned the activities of the terrorists in the North-East, spoke on consolidating the gains of counter-terrorism operations in Nigeria through defence diplomacy.
The Speaker promised that the National Assembly would ensure that more funds were appropriated for the peace, order and good governance of the country.
According to him, terrorism is a global problem that no single nation should be left to deal with. He added that the best way to handle it was through conferences, building effective networks, engaging the officers and sharing experiences to make the security agents to be ahead.
Nigerian Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, urged the defence attaches to be part of the efforts to sustain the country’s security and prosperity.
He explained that the surge in the activities of the Boko Haram terrorists had placed the country under severe internal security challenges.
Mansur Dan-Ali lamented that the country has been confronted with multiple security threats ranging from militancy, kidnapping, herdsmen/farmers clashes, sophisticated armed robbery, cultism, sea piracy/robbery and human and drug trafficking.
Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Mohammed Usman, disclosed that in the last 12 months, the country had been leaping from one national security threat to the other, from extremism and separatism, to extreme levels of violent crime and hatred in the society.