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Published On: Tue, Nov 18th, 2014

Minister asks defence chiefs to track terrorists funding, weapons

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The Minister of Defence, Gen. Aliyu Gusau (rtd), has challenged intelligence agencies in the country to track the source of supplies of terrorists’ organisations operating in the country.

Gusau urged the nation’s intelligence community to take conscious steps to expand knowledge of the operations of such terrorists’ organization such as their sources of funding, weapons, recruitment of foreign fighters and others.

The Defence Minister made the comment while declaring open, the Defence Advisers/Attaches Annual Conference, with the theme: ‘Re-engineering the Nigeria Defence Attaché System Towards National Security,’ in Abuja yesterday.

Gusau said that the Federal Government had commenced a review of the National Defence Policy as a way of re-engineering the nation’s defence system.

He said that foreign fighters with shared destructive tendencies and objectives had contributed a troubling dimension to the scourge of terrorism in the country.

He said that the major terrorist organizations in the world have ensured the perpetration of increased heinous acts of terror against humanity.

 

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