History of the DIA

History of the DIA

The Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) was established in 1986 to provide an efficient system of obtaining military intelligence for the Armed Forces/Ministry of Defence.  This function  is carried out through the defence sections.  Part of the objectives of the Section are; promotion of Nigeria’s Defence Policy and enhancement of military cooperation with the host nations.  The defence sections also assist in the maintenance of the territorial integrity of Nigeria and protect the lives of her citizens.