Currently, Nigeria is regarded as one of the most dangerous places to live in the world, and it is apparent that something must be done to upturn the status quo for the country to grow in various important spheres.
And in a move geared towards addressing security challenges in the country, the Nigerian Army has extended its scope of operation by partnering with other sister services, including the Police and paramilitary agencies, in Military Operations Other Than War, MOOTW.
The first move that was put in place is a 5-Day training on Operation Planning Cadre that was themed: “Sustaining Capacity Building as Key to Successful Conduct of MOOTW”
In the explosion training, representatives of all security agencies graced the occasion – except the Police.
Speaking on Thursday at the closing ceremony of the Operations Planning Cadre for officers within 81 Division of the Nigerian Army‘s area of responsibility, the Commandant, Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre, Air Vice Marshal Sani Liman, stated that:
“Your knowledge were broadened on Intelligence Gathering as a tool to successfully conduct military operations, logistics planning in MOOTW and Social Media/ Citizenship, their influence and effects on military operations as well as interactive sections.
“I am, therefore, convinced that these topics were carefully selected for the cadre, in fulfillment of the Army Headquarters and the Division training directives. Let me also quickly point out here that as middle/junior commanders and staff officers, this cadre experience will come handy in your various courses, either in your service/organization or courses at AFCSC. It will equally be beneficial in command and staff roles while carrying out your professional military duties.”
Also, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division, Major Gen Sani Yusuf, also made it known that that the training was made so as to improve the operational planning skills of Commanders and Staff and officers in both joint and single service operations.