From Molly Kilete, Abuja
The Nigerian Army will deploy a new set of commanders to its operations in the north east to join in the counter insurgency war.
This followed the graduation of 33 officers in the ranks of Colonels and Lieutenant- Colonels from the Army War College (AWC), in Abuja.
The deployment of these officers Sunnewsonline, gathered will no doubt change the tactics of the counter insurgence war and determine its success in the coming year.
The graduates who are the first batch of officers to pass out of the newly established college, received training on Operational Art, Campaign Planning, Basic Military Strategic Skill and Management of War.
In his address at the graduation ceremony, commandant of the college, Major-General A. G Okunola, who said the college was established to produce well trained, educated and inspired operational level leaders for the army, noted that the participants did 26 weeks of rigorous academic grooming.
To ensure the participants are well grounded in the art of war, Okunlola, said they were made to visit strategic locations and operation areas in Abuja, Jos, Maidiguri, and undertook a geo-strategic tour to Cameroon.
He said “these visits were targeted at providing a practical perspective to the classroom lectures to ensure that the objectives of the college were met.”
Aside taking the participants on forks visits and operational visits, the commandant also said the AWC collaborated with existing military institutions in the country, received the support and commitment of all army units and establishments to provide a rich mix of ideas to the participants.
He also commended the British Military Advisory Training Team (BMATT), and the office of the Security Cooperation (OSU), United States Embassy for their tremendous support to the college and solicited for its continuous support.