Spy Chief harps on intelligence driven security to meet emerging threats

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By Okodili Ndidi Abuja

The Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major General SA Adebayo, has advocated intelligence driven security as effective measure to combat emerging security threats.

He noted that “the changes in global security environment makes the practice of intelligence driven security crucial but very challenging.”

Adebayo, who spoke at the graduation ceremony of Defence Intelligence Officer’s Course 17/2021, stressed further that, “the nature of the security challenges facing the nation has buttressed the need for new ideas in tackling the emerging threats, especially a robust intelligence network to support joint security operations.”

The Intelligence Chief, who was represented at the event by his Deputy, Air Vice Marshal Kurotimi Obidake, disclosed that, “the Defence Intelligence Officer’s Course is designed to produce intelligent Staff that are innovative and creative in the quest to achieve national security objectives”.

Meanwhile, fielding questions from journalists shortly after the event, Obidake, advocated joint training of security personnel as one of the ways to achieve Inter-Agency collaboration.

He noted that such joint trainings will afford the security operatives to know each others capabilities and how to channel it to achieve national security.

Obidake stressed further that, “I am particularly thrilled by the composition of the course. Our courses should run like this, we have been clamouring for synergy in my mind it is training together is the best way we can achieve the synergy we have been clamouring for.”

Earlier in his address, the Commandant of the College, Commodore Micheal Oamen, stated that “intelligence is the backbone of planning that sustain’s any country’s functional security effectively.”

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He urged the graduands drawn from security agencies including the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Nigerian Customs, the Police, Immigration and the National Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), to bring to bear all they have learnt during the six months course in enhancing the pursuit of national security.

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