By; Alex Uangbaoje, Kaduna.
Following the new spate and dynamism of Kidnapping and insurgency challenging the national security, the Nigerian Military has commenced a joint inter-security agencies and security stakeholders training to properly manage counter revolutionary warfare.
Declaring the training tagged “Operation Haske Biyu 2016” open, Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Air Vice Marshal Suleiman Dambo charged security agents in the country to always be conscious and observant at all times as they go about their respective duties.
He said the exercise has become imperative in the face of threats posed by the dynamism of the current security challenges in the country, where kidnapping and insurgency is the order of the day.
“In view of the dynamics of global security and the dictates of our current national security challenges, the security agencies have found themselves deployed regularly on internal security operations.
“Such deployments require them to carry out operations against a blend of conventional, irregular, terrorist and criminal groups. Most of the groups are organised and they employ asymmetric tactics in carrying out their violent activities.
“Thus, the relevance of an exercise such as HASKE BIYU, which engages all security agencies, the media and other stakeholders in the business of security.
“The exercise is therefore apt and timely because it provides a platform for the cross fertilisation of ideas thereby allowing all stakeholders of the national security architecture to cooperate and collaborate for the development of sustainable conflict resolution and management mechanisms.” Air Vice Marshal Dambo, noted.
He urged them, to ensure that their disclosure of information to outside sources, movement, association and other actions to reflect that of security personnel, saying, “this is in view of the current trends of suicide bombings, particularly when so much security agencies are mustered in one place.”
The three weeks exercise which has one hundred and two (102) participants were drawn from all security agencies, the media, other civil agencies in the security sector, with the Nigerian Police having the bulk of participants.