By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
Officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army have been charged to work in synergy with other security organisations to surmount the current security challenges in the country.
The charge was given on September 8, 2022, during inspection of a Joint military exercise codenamed EXERCISE ENDURING PEACE a Command Post Exercise 2022, hosted by 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi.
Speaking during the night Walk Round phase of the exercise, the Special Guest of Honour, Commander Armoured Corps, Major General Suleiman Idris commended the participants for imbibing team spirit and sharing professional experiences necessary for a successful operation.
He said current security challenges require continuous training and synergy amongst various security agencies working to achieve a common goal.
He urged the troops to take advantage of the exercise to improve their professional conduct on the field.
On his part, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General Ibrahim Ali said the improved synergy among security agencies has led to successes in current operations across 3 Division Area of representative.
He noted that the joint training is necessary towards achieving the cardinal pillar of the Chief of Army Staff vision which is, “To have a Professional Nigerian Army Ready to Accomplish Assigned Missions within a Joint Environment in Defence of Nigeria”.
He said the dynamics of the current security challenges requires the various security agencies to train together and understand the roles of each in securing lives and property of the citizens.
The GOC charged officers of the Division to live above the challenges posed by insecurity by synergizing with other security agencies deployed to their area.
He also urged the paramilitary organisations to remain committed and dedicated to their duty.
Earlier in his welcome remarks, the Commander 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi, Brigadier General John Adeyemo said the exercise was part of the Chief of Army Staff’s training directives aimed at upscaling training of troops towards ending the security challenges in the country.
He said the training exercise has increased understanding of the roles of various security agencies during operations.
Some notable dignitaries present at the event were the Commandant Nigerian Army Armour School, Major General John
Ochai, the representative of the Air Officer Commanding Special Operations Bauchi, representative of the Commissioner of Police Bauchi State and heads of other security organisations.