Army to deploy technology in countering security threats, trains soldiers on drone operation
The Nigerian Army in Jos has reiterated its resolve to deploy technology to enhance its operational capabilities. This was made known, at the weekend, by the General Officer (GOC) Commanding 3 Division and Commander, Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), Major General Abdulsalami Ibrahim, during combined graduation ceremony of young officers and soldiers of Exercise Shining Star III and those trained on use of technology to conduct military operations at Small Arms Range, Miango, Plateau State.
General Abdulsalami noted that the use of technology would enable security agencies to be proactive in nipping any security breach in the bud, observing that accurate information on perpetrators of dastardly acts will reduce the spate of insecurity in the area.
Represented by the Chief of Staff Headquarters 3 Division, Brigadier General David Kurmi, the GOC further charged troops to keep alive the knowledge acquired, while utilising it in the field.
He said: “The training is aimed at making you better trained soldiers to respond rapidly to security threats.” The GOC thanked the Chief of Army Staff for providing necessary platforms to develop the capacity of troops.
In his welcome address, the Division Training Officer, Brigadier General Suleiman Adamu, said the training was designed to train personnel on utilisation of technology to counter emerging threats. He noted that significant number of the soldiers trained is young, and they were drawn from all units and formations under 3 Division.
Presenting the troops for graduation, the Senior Instructor, Division Training School, Jos, Major FA Akinboju, commended the high level of discipline and regimentation exhibited by the troops throughout the training period. He urged them to be good ambassadors of the school in their various units.
Highlights of the event were demonstration on rescue operation, stripping and assembling of weapons, as well as presentation of certificates.