National Action Plan
The National Counter Terrorism Authority : NACTA) is an internal counterterrorism intelligence agency and the tactical special weapons law enforcement force which uses military-style light weapons and specialized tactics in high-risk operations that fall outside of the capabilities of regular and uniformed police. The NACTA is designed to assess difficult situations and to confront heavily armed criminals; performing hostage rescue and armed counter-terrorism operations; high risk arrests; and entering armored or barricaded buildings.
In addition, it is mandated to devise a counter-terrorism strategy that should address short, medium and long-term goals and devise action plans for their implementation.
NACTA was initially set up in 2009, but its power has been greatly increased in March 2013. The NACTA 2013 Act sets up the framework of the organization.
to receive and collate data or information or intelligence, and disseminate and coordinate between all relevant stakeholders to formulate threat assessments with periodical reviews to be presented to the Federal Government for making adequate and timely efforts to counter terrorism and extremism;
to coordinate and prepare comprehensive National counter terrorism and counter extremism strategies, and reviews them on periodical basis;
to develop action plans against terrorism and extremism and report to the Federal Government about implementation of these plans, on periodical basis;
to carry out research on topics relevant to terrorism and extremism and to prepare and circulate documents;
to carry out liaison with international entities for facilitating cooperation in areas relating to terrorism and extremism;
to review relevant laws and suggest amendments to the Federal Government; and
to appoint committee of experts from Government and non-Government organizations for deliberations in areas related to the mandate and functions of the Authority