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Military adopts 3-strategy approach to tackle terrorism

22 November 2012, 16:16

Abuja - The Commandant of Defence Intelligence School (DIS), Commodore Toyin Olawunmi, said on Thursday in Abuja that security agencies had adopted a three-strategy approach to fight terrorism in the country to achieve positive results.

Olawunmi listed the three-strategy approach as ``tactical, operational and strategic’’.

The commandant stated this at the passing-out parade ceremony of 357 personnel of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) trained by the school.

 The school is a training arm of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).

According to him, the Chief of Intelligence, Brig.-Gen Sani Audu has mandated the school to key into the efforts to tackle terrorism.

 ``The efforts to fight terrorism in Nigeria have been divided into three phases, the tactical aspect, the operational aspect and the strategic aspect.

``This is one of the mandates given to us by the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Maj.-Gen. Sani Audu, to tap into the efforts to fight terrorism in Nigeria.

``The long term is what we have been saddled with, that is the strategic level, to try to mitigate the challenge of terrorism in Nigeria,’’ he said.

Olawunmi said the mandate informed the collaboration between the school and Ministries, Departments and Agencies as well as anti-graft bodies.

He said the training of personnel of the ICPC who were saddled with tackling corruption, was imperative as terrorists  depended on finance to carry out their activities.

``This is the area we try to key in and train the ICPC personnel holistically to be able to join in the efforts to fight against terrorism in Nigeria,’’ he said.

The Chairman of ICPC, Mr Ekpo Nta, told newsmen shortly after the exercise that the training was necessary to inculcate discipline into the personnel to enable them face the challenges of their job.

Nta, who was represented by an official of the commission, Mr Bako Abdullahi, also said that it would enable them to investigate corrupt cases in the best manner.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the six-week training was organised by DIS for ICPC staff at the training school of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Abuja.

Mr Suleiman Bello, the provost of the NSCDC training school, said the trainees had received the best military training with the facilities provided by the school.

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