Military Reiterates Need For Intelligence Gathering Strategy Review

intelligence gathering-Nigerian Armed ForcesThe Nigerian Armed Forces have emphasised the need to review intelligence gathering strategy to make it practical.

The Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major General Sarduna John-Davies, made the disclosure on Monday during a one-week training for Deputy Defence Attaches in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

He explained that the growing sophistication of the society, coupled with increasing violence and attendant losses of lives and property requires a continuous appraisal of operational tactics.

General John-Davies called for better intelligence gathering mechanisms to appropriately deal with marching security environments.

He hinted that the defence intelligence agency was designing a new template for intelligence gathering.

The Army officer added that the agency had reviewed the kind of briefing given to defence attache, all of which was in a bid to ensure that information gathering is reduced to usable intelligence.

Nigerian Army Officer Kidnapped In Kaduna

nigerian armyA senior Army officer serving at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry Jaji in Kaduna State, Colonel Samaila Inusa, has been abducted by kidnappers.

The Deputy Director, Public Relations of the One Mechanised Division, Colonel Usman Abdul, disclosed this on Sunday in the Nigeria’s northwest state.

Colonel Abdul said that the Army officer was abducted from his car around Kamazo area, near refinery junction in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The abductors intercepted the officer’s personal car, and later dropped off his wife before leaving with him as they travelled along the Abuja-Kaduna road.

Army Repels Boko Haram Attack On Military Base In Yobe

Boko HaramBarely a day after the Interior Minister led a delegation to Yobe State to assess the extent of destruction by Boko Haram militants, the insurgents have attacked the 120 Taskforce Battalion of the Nigeria army in the state.

It was gathered that the militants attacked the Army base stationed in Goniri town in Gujba Local Government Area at about 4:00AM but were repelled by soldiers who engaged them in a gun battle.

The Spokesman of the 27 Task Force Brigade in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital Lieutenant George Okupe, told Channels Television that some of the militants were sighted by security forces around Tashan-Fulani village in Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the state, which is 35 Kilometres north of Damaturu.

He said 17 of the militants were killed while several others escaped with severe gunshot injuries in the encounter which lasted several hours, with many of the residents reportedly fleeing the violence.

One of the residents told our correspondent in the state that they heard heavy gunshots and explosions and had to run for safety, adding that the battle continued into the early hours of Friday.

The Spokesman also said that 300 rounds of assorted ammunition were recovered from the suspected Boko Haram fighters along with several explosive devices.

Goniri is one of the communities recently recaptured by security forces who are currently working to clear the town and other surrounding community preparatory to the return of the residents who are spread in IDP camps in Yobe and Borno states.