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Nigerian Army strategies to meet security challenges

Posted: Apr 22, 2015 at 8:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chinwendu Nnadozie

Snr. Correspondent, Minna

The Commander, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) of the Nigeria Army, Maj-Gen. Gabriel Abayomi Olanisaki on Tuesday observed that the emerging security challenges coming side by side development in science and technology calls for the need for the Nigerian Army to evolve strategies to meet emerging trend.

Consequent upon the dangerous trend, Maj-Gen Olanisakin said the Nigerian Armed Forces is diversifying, and this he said includes military operations going beyond its traditional frontiers of using military hardware to global trend of adopting scientific warfare.

Maj-Gen Olanisakin made the observation during the opening ceremony of TRADOCs’ Study Period with a theme: ‘Manpower development for efficient and effective service delivery.’

The study period which is the first in the series for the year 2015, the TRADOC Commander said, is geared towards bringing selected officers on a round table discussion with a view to improving on their operations’ proficiency.

“It is important to note that the enabling geostrategic state of attaining proficiency in operational environment has now become more diverse and complex due to development in science and technology”, the TRADOC Commander pointed out.

“New frontiers in globalization are now emerging and posing new challenges to global peace and security. Warfare is diversifying in response to these threats, hence military operations have expanded to areas such cyber warfare, electronic warfare, asymmetric warfare, psychological warfare, biological warfare, media warfare among others”.

The Commander however noted that, the containment of current asymmetric warfare, civil interests is always considered hence the need for the two day training to include considering security issues as it affects the civilian populace.

“Therefore, in this study period, a component of civil military relation has been deliberately included. This is intended to draw your attention to growing needs of civil components in all future military operations”.