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US Plans To Set Up Intelligence Centre In Nigeria

The United States Military has concluded plans to help Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon set up a joint intelligence center by the middle of 2017 to combat the activities of terrorists in the region, it has been reported.

According to U.S officials, increased collaboration between militant groups have enabled them to strike harder in the region.

“We have watched that collaboration manifest itself with ISIS becoming more effective in north Africa, Boko Haram becoming more deadly in the Lake Chad Basin [and] AQIM adopting asymmetrical attacks … against urban infrastructure,” Brigadier General Donald Bolduc, commander for U.S. Special Operations Command Africa, stressed the importance of regional cooperation and intelligence-sharing recently.

Poor intelligence has been identified as one of the major challenges faced by the military in the fight against insurgency.