Insecurity: Military Commander Eulogises Synergy among Armed Forces

Insecurity: Military Commander Eulogises Synergy among Armed Forces

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By Habila Darofai

Corps Commander Infantry, Maj-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, has lauded the synergy among the Nigeria Armed Forces towards tackling insecurity confronting the country.

Ezugwu stated this at the inauguration of Phase 1 of the newly constructed Obstacle Apparatus,at the special warfare wing training of the Nigerian School of Infantry (NASI), on Thursday in Jaji, Kaduna State.

He said we understand our enemies much better than we used to. The synergy among the armed forces is at its peak now yielding more results.

“The leadership of the armed forces from the Chief of Defence Staff to the service chiefs, are more than ever determined to support the fighting elements, to deliver decisive victory for Nigeria,” he said.

Ezugwu added that, Nigerian army would get it right because, over the years, they have been involved in the fight against insurgency at different theatres, within the country. Noted that they are reviewing their strategies because situation had called for it in the country.

According to him, the personnel at the operational command and those heading the various theatres of operation, are in one accord towards getting it right as Nigerians have been patient and supportive enough to us.

“We are saying that the strategy is changing in the infantry. Infantry is the Queen of the battle and largest component of the Nigerin Army. Adding that the game of tactics is going to be a changer,” he said.

However, he thanked the NASI Commandant for the initiative and his supportive team of officers, who brought out new ideas of empowering the troops to get it right.

The commander called on all stakeholders to work towards defeating insurgency and more collaboration,synergy and useful information from Nigerians.

He maintained that Jaji and its environs has been free of crime and terror for about a month now due to the robust synergy adding that army are getting it right there and in other theatres of operation especially the North East.

Also speaking, Maj-Gen. Gadzama Ali, NASI Commandant, said the support of the Infantry Corps Commander, would bring victory in the fight against terrorism.

He stressed that the training curriculum in NASI was introduced because of his 13 years experience in school as a teacher.

“I have been in this wing for five years. I have seen the theatre and the difficult terrain we operate in, so the troops need to be trained on how to encounter enemy threats.

“With the modern trend, and improved training facilities, we need to restrategise to be able to meet up with the current challenges,” Ali added.

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