The 3 Armoured Division of the Nigerian Army, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos, has organised special training for its officers on operational planning.
Declaring the two-day workshop open yesterday at the division’s headquarters Jos, General Officer Commanding Division, Major-General Eboibowei Awala said the training is in line with the vision of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).
Awala said, “The vision of the Chief of Army Staff is to transform the Nigerian Army into a force better able to meet contemporary challenges.”
Papers lined up for the workshop include, “Level of warfare and modern operating environment,” “operation planning procedure in single service and joint”, among others.
According to him, “The training is aimed at enhancing proficiency of 3 Division staff based on contemporary security challenges. It is therefore expected that the operational and administrative competence of the participants will be enhanced at the end of the workshop.
“As you are aware, our divisional areas of responsibility are covering the whole of the North East geo-political zone of the country where insurgency is posing serious challenges to government and citizens of the zone.
“The zone is also hosting several ongoing internal security operations directed at restoring normalcy in the zone. The operation deserves careful and purposeful planning consistent with current operating environment in order to achieve desired end result.”
The GOC added, “To this end, the COAS is desirous of ensuring the operational skills of the officers to be sharpened through training of this nature.”
Awala assured the COAS that everything possible will be done to ensure protection of lives and property in the zone.