By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA – The Federal Government is set to begin the full implementation of the National Counter Terrorism Strategy NACTEST as part of measures to enhance its onslaught against insurgency.
Deputy Director, Counter Terrorism Centre in the Office of the National Security Adviser ONSA, Ahmad Mohammed Gusau disclosed this Wednesday in Abuja at a stakeholders workshop on the implementation of NACTEST.
Developed in 2014 and later reviewed, NACTEST is a service-wide potpourri of counter-terrorism efforts bordering on the deployment of the carrot and stick approach in fighting terrorism.
While the strategy is coordinated by ONSA, several ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) now have clear-cut roles to play in its implementation.
Each of the MDAs would now have a NACTEST desk based on their core mandates to either forestall threats, secure territories, identify, prepare and implement policy-directives.