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Army To Partner Other Security Agencies In Fighting Terrorists 


Army To Partner Other Security Agencies In Fighting Terrorists 

By Onuminya Innocent In Sokoto 

The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 8 Division of Nigerian Army Sokoto, Maj General Godwin Mutkut has solicited for increased inter-agencies synergy in order achieve successes in the fight against terrorists in northwest  Nigeria 

Mutkut made the call when he inaugurated middle cadre training for military officers in the division and representatives of other sister agencies on Tuesday in Sokoto.

GOC said the exercise was to bring an enduring working relationship between military and other agencies working to combat security challenges bedeviling the region. 

He noted that the training aimed at improving skills in middle cadre officers for efficient operations stressing that the nation faced divers security challenges that require collective strategy and plannings among security men. 

According to him, participants were drawn from the northwest states as there area of responsibilities. 

” Essence of inviting sister security agencies was to bridge the gaps and promote more understandings to facilitate harmonious working relationship. 

” It was based on COAS motives to ensure effective services, participants shall to take interests of all areas of lectures, ensure adequate use of the ideas and knowledge, ” Mutkut said. 

GOC explained that the exercise was to meet the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya’s vision for the personnel in the country.

” The exercise is to have a professional Nigerian Army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a joint environment in defence of Nigeria,” he said

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According to the GOC, the exercise is packaged to enable the sharing of operational experiences among officers of the military and sister agencies for professional competence.

“This will address the prevailing security challenges in Nigeria, as well as strengthen inter agencies cooperation and synergy,” he said.

 He  explained that the exercise was designed to feature interaction between participants that would ensure understand, share knowledge of experience and ways to provide solutions to strengthen operations. 

He further commended COAS and Army Headquarters for deploying resource persons and urged participants to live up to the expectations. 

VMT NEWS  reports that beside military personnel participants included the Department of State Security (DSS), the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Nigerian Police.

Army To Partner Other Security Agencies In Fighting Terrorists 

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