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Armed forces prepare soldiers for battle in Northeast


Rear Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas

The Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji in Kaduna, has conducted a military exercise, codenamed Ubiak-Isin, to prepare its junior officers for the fight against insurgency in the Northeast and security challenges across the country.

The 10-day exercise was carried out in Zaria, Labar, Dunki and Wazata general areas in Kaduna State, where the command predisposed the students to rescue operation tips, counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency tactics ahead of what they would experience in the warfront. 

According to the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), Vice Admiral Ebok Ete-Ibas, who was the guest of honour at the exercise, “students have learned a lot and if they imbibe the teaching very well, they can be deployed and they will make meaningful contribution towards curbing the security challenges we have around the country.”

Represented by the Director Policy and Tactics, Nigerian Naval Headquarters, Rear Admiral Abdullahi Biu Adamu, the CNS said the exercise was designed for junior commanders at the theatrical level, adding that the current security challenges had led to the review and redefinition of warfare, adding: “That is why we have the Navy and the Air Force now joining the Army to conduct this exercise.”As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), the command also gave free medical support and locals residing in Bina and surrounding villages in the exercise area, where about 600 individuals benefited from the outreach. 

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