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The Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said the Nigerian Army will intensive intelligence gathering as part of its strategy to combat insurgency.

Concise News learnt that Buratai said this in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Monday at the 12th biennial training conference for the Nigeria Army Finance Corp, with the theme, “Expanding the roles of Nigerian Army in internal security operation: Funding Imperatives.”

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He was represented by the General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major-Gen.Jamil Sarham.

According to him some of the new strategies to combat insurgency include increasing capacity of troops in defence, logistics and intensified combat intelligence gathering.

This is as he noted that the Army has manufactured military vehicles and equipment to boost its operational capability.

“In order to mitigate the identified challenges we have had to be innovative and inventive to devise new response strategies to combat the insurgents,” the Army Chief noted.

“Some of the strategies include increasing capacity of troops in defense, logistics and intensified combat intelligence gathering.

“We have also manufactured military vehicles and equipments to boost the operational capability and more recently the injection of the Super camp Concept.”