Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-Gen Faruk Yahaya during a visit to the Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumini Kabir Usman and Emir of Daura, Umar Faruk Umar, charged traditional and religious leaders in the state to provide the army with what he described as ‘actionable intelligence and sharing of information’ to enable the military and other security agencies tackle the issues of insecurity in the state.
According to the COAS the collaboration is essential to checkmate the security challenges in Nigeria.
He further challenged the civil-military and paramilitary organisations to work in unity to suppress the carnage within their respective areas of responsibilities.
He said, traditional and religious institutions have vital roles to play in the fight against banditry and other insecurity challenges in the country, adding that ‘the worrisome situation in the North-West was already improving due to steps taken by officers and men of the Nigerian Army in synergy with other security agencies.
“We are here to seek for your blessings, support and guidance. We are also asking for actionable information sharing from the residents to win the fight against banditry and other security challenges facing this country,” he said.