The Nigerian Army, in line with keeping its men and officers in shape and abreast of latest tactics in conventional and unconventional warfare, has embarked on a series of trainings aimed at exposing its forces to the concept of asymmetric warfare as well as to ensure that they are steps ahead of terrorists in the ongoing fight against internal insurrection.
The Acting Commandant, Infantry Corps Centre, Maj-Gen Kennet Osuji who was recently deployed in wake of the twin suicide bomb blasts that rocked the AFCSC, Jaji-Kaduna, while speaking at the graduation ceremony of five courses under the ICC yesterday, said the training exercise tagged “WAZOBIA KUNAMA” is a blend of conventional warfare and military operation other than war aimed at combating contemporary security challenges.
Osuji said that the conduct of the exercise, which was the final field exercise conducted by Tactics Wing of the Nigerian Army School of Infantry for Commanding Officers Course, Companying Commanders Course, Young Officers Course, Senior Infantry Non Commissioned Officers Course and Non Commissioned Officers Course is in line with the vision of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) in combating national security challenges.
While assuring the course participants that the training would enhance their professional knowledge, he added that it was through them that the Nigerian Army Constitutional roles would be effected in paractice.
“You are all witness to the recent unfortunate event in the cantonment. There is the need to therefore keep a step ahead of would be dissidents in order to effectively anticipate and counter their actions”, he stressed.
“I urge you (graduating students) to be encouraged by the fact that the Nigerian Army was taking necessary step to provide appropriate training logistics to all its formations, units and personnel”, he said.