President Buhari has asked the Nigerian Army to improve intelligence gathering and collaborate with other security agencies in order to combat terrorism and other forms of instability plaguing the country.
The war on terrorism, he claims, is intelligence-driven, and the army needs to gather information and translate it into actionable intelligence in order to undertake operations.
This was stated by Buhari on Monday at the Chief of Army Staff Annual Conference in Abuja.
The president, who was represented by General Lucky Irabor, the Chief of Defence Staff, advised the Nigerian Army to remain apolitical.
“The war against terrorism and insurgency is intelligence-driven,” he stated.
It necessitates the collection of data and the conversion of that data into timely and actionable intelligence for the conduct of operations.
“It also entails coordination of operations and collaboration across various security services”, he added.