The Defence Intelligence College (DIC) was established in 2001 as the training arm of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA). At inception, the School was located at a temporary site within the Headquarters of the DIA in Bonny Camp, Lagos. The school relocated to its present location in Karu, Abuja in Oct 05. The School has trained 1297 students since it relocated to Karu-Abuja in 2009. This number includes officers from the Services intelligence, staff of the DIA, officers of some paramilitary organizations and the intelligence community. The number is also inclusive of officers of some friendly African countries.