The Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, said the Armed Forces are developing new capabilities in intelligence and surveillance which are essential in tackling insecurity across the country.
He said this on Wednesday at a dinner held in honor of Senior Course 43 of Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna State.
He said, “Our involvement in containing asymmetric security threats in the past few years has highlighted the need to acquire new operational capability of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to deal with emergent threats.
“As you are aware, asymmetric warfare encourages the use of non-traditional military tactics, for which our previous training and operational doctrines were not well suited.
“Accordingly, we are developing new capabilities in intelligence and surveillance, which are critical for staying ahead of terrorists and insurgents, and other criminal elements in the society.”
He further explained that the Defense Headquarters, as well as the Services, were using their Special Forces Units, which had been force multipliers.
He added that this approach had proven to be critical in asymmetric warfare because of several unique capabilities it could bring into warfare.
Irabor noted that in order to achieve this, curriculum of training within the services of the Armed Forces was constantly reviewed to accommodate new platforms.