Insecurity: NSA tasks communities in Northwest on intelligence information

The National Adviser (NSA), Maj.- Gen. Babagana (rtd),  has urged local communities in Northern Nigeria  to intensify efforts toward providing intelligence  information to   agencies on activities of criminals there.

He said  that  such information would  enable  the agencies    the insecurity  bedeviling  states in the North Western region of the country.

made the call  in Katsina on Wednesday after meeting with Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State on challenges bedeviling the state.

“President Muhammadu   has directed me to lead the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; the Director General, National Intelligence Agency () Rufai Ahmad; the Director General () of the Department of State Security (DSS) Yusuf Magaji Bichi; and the Chief of Defence Intelligence Agency, AVM Usman, to find solutions to the security challenges in the north western part of the country.

“We had a frank discussion with the governor on the recent happenings in  Katsina state and other states in the northwest region .

“What I saw on ground is very disturbing; obviously, we need to collective efforts from  both local communities and  security agencies in tackling the situation.

“We need to build confidence to win the trust of the local communities,” he said.

The NSA  said that  they started with Katsina state because it was  the most affected by the problem.

He noted that they had discussions with the governor on the causes and possible solutions to the problem.

According to him, the  President -led administration has been spending  more than the  previous administrations since the country returned to democracy.

He said that  the security agencies would need more of intelligence information  now the local communities to end security challenges in the region. (NAN)