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Insecurity: Chief of Defence Staff CDS makes demands from Service Chiefs, Commanders

Insecurity: Chief of Defence Staff CDS makes demands from Service Chiefs, Commanders

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Christopher Musa, on Friday urged service chiefs and commanders of military operations to promote intelligence sharing and collaboration within and across joint task forces.

Musa made the call at the opening of the Joint Task Force Commanders Conference organised by the Defence Headquarters, in Abuja.

He said the conference, with the theme, “Rejigging Defence Headquarters led operations”, underscored the vital importance of collaboration and synergy among the various branches of the nation’s armed forces.

According to him, it had become imperative for the military to adapt its strategies and tactics to effectively counter emerging threats in a time where the security landscape was constantly evolving.

The CDS said by fostering a spirit of synergy, “we can capitalise on our collective strengths and capabilities to safeguard our nation”.

He added, “We face a multitude of threats, ranging from insurgency, terrorism, and cybercrime to transnational organised crime, separatist movements, and inter-communal conflicts.

“Each of these challenges demands a comprehensive and multifaceted response, one that encompasses not only military action but also political, economic, and social dimensions.

“To effectively address these threats, we must emphasise the importance of intelligence sharing and collaboration both within and across our joint task forces.

“The exchange of timely and accurate information is the lifeblood of successful operations.

“By breaking down silos and fostering a culture of information sharing, we can enhance situational awareness, improve decision-making processes, and promote seamless coordination among our forces.”

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