The Nigerian Army has called for a more
collaborative effort with the police as
they map out strategies to combat the
security challenges posed by the Boko
The Commandant of the Armed Forces
Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji,
Air Vice Marshal Tijani Ahmed Mu’azu,
stated this while addressing the
graduands of the ‘Exercise Haske Biyu
2012’, at the end of the two weeks course organised by the college.
He stressed the need for the police to
understand early enough when they were stretched and know when to call for help from the military and added that, “it should not in any way be misconstrued as incompetence on the part of the police.” This was just as he said that there was the need for cooperation among the various Services in Internal Security and Low Intensity Conflict operations.
Represented by Director, Air Warfare
Wing of the college, Air Commodore
Godwin Ekagbo, Mua’azu said,“Interactions like this are aimed at
developing new techniques which are
supposed to serve as the basis for updating our current standing operations’ procedures on Internal Security and Low Intensity Conflict operations.
“Furthermore, we have also, in the course of these past two weeks, come to
understand the need for inter-service
cooperation in Internal Security and Low
Intensity Conflict operations,” he said Mu’azu further stressed the essence of
sharing information and intelligence on a timely basis to ensure prompt reaction to crisis situations, even as he noted that the importance of adherence to rules of engagement during Internal Security and Low Intensity Conflict, particularly in a democratic setting like Nigeria, should not be overlooked.
On lessons learnt during the workshop, he said, “such lessons are the awareness
now that dealing with dysfunctional
violence these days goes beyond the
conventional techniques as enshrined in