3 ARMOURED DIVISION, NIGERIAN ARMY, UPDATES OFFICERS ON OPERATIONS PLANNING

A Vickers Mk.III Eagle tank at the Victor Kure Firing Range,Armoured Corps Centre,Bauchi 17 May 2012

A Vickers Mk.III Eagle tank at the Victor Kure Firing Range, Armoured Corps Centre, Bauchi 17 May 2012

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April 28, 2013

As part of enhancing the proficiency of the officers on operation planning for joint and single service operations, officers of the 3 Division of the Nigerian Army were engaged in operational and administrative competencies of commanders at all levels particularly those involved in internal security operations.

General Officer Commanding, 3 Division, Major General Ebobowei Bona Awala, assured that the division will continue to work hand-in-hand with the various task forces in the areas of operations to ensure that peace is maintained and lives and property are secured in the
region.

The training took place at the headquarters of the division, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos, North Central Nigeria and was targeted at knowledge
acquisition and interaction for efficiency in internal security operations.

Awala expressed confidence that such programme will enhance efficiency among officers as they discharge their
professional duties in addressing issues of terrorism and insecurity in the northeast region.

Several topics relating to military planning and strategies ranging from levels of warfare and modern operating
environment, operations planning procedure in single service and joint setting as well as essentials of logistics
estimate in operations planning among others were discussed at the workshop as the various resource military officers present the papers. Those who presented papers at the workshop include the Commander of the Special Task Force, Major General Henry Ayoola, Commander of Supply and Transport of the Division, Colonel Charles Idowu amongst others

Participants at the workshop are drawn from the brigade formations under the 3
Division comprising 21 Brigade,Maiduguri; 23 Brigade, Yola and 33 Brigade Bauchi.

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3 Responses to 3 ARMOURED DIVISION, NIGERIAN ARMY, UPDATES OFFICERS ON OPERATIONS PLANNING

  1. Triqqah says:

    Great pix it shows that our armored units are functioning and not laying about rusting.

    Armed with 1 x 105mm L7A1 gun… Fairly accurate but can be more accurate with modern fire control systems like laser rangefinders and day/night sights for the commander. Also more armour protection would be appreciated, explosive reactive armour is the norm now in modern MBTs. Upgrades should be made to the main gun to fire anti-tank guided missiles.

  2. doziex says:

    Yeah @Triqqah, you are right, especially now that our continent is being flooded with some fairly modern tanks with 125 mm smooth bore guns, with the suspension systems, and laser sighting systems that all enhance deadly accuracy at long ranges.

    Topping the list, Uganda ( 131 T-90 tanks), Ethiopia ( 200 upgraded T-72s & a rumored 100 T-90s), South sudan (120 T-72 upgrades), Sudan ( T-96 ?? 98 ??. fairly modern chinese tanks).

    Tanzania, ( A T-55 upgrade package, that includes a 125 mm smooth bore gun. South Africa- ( A very radical upgrade of their 250 Oliphant (centurion) Tanks) They were supposed to get a hundred Leopard A2s, which would have kept their top spot in african MBTs.

    Both Angola & the DRC, can boast of 20 to 50 T-72 tanks.Equatorial guinea would pile them up, as soon as they train or contract MBT tank crews. I don’t think Botswana’s 50 Leopard A1s ever got delivered.

    The Kenyans, are surprisingly falling behind it’s neighbors with it’s 79 vickers Tanks, Like it’s Nigeria cousins, it would stand no chance against the range and accuracy of uganda’s T-90s.

    But I think the KDF has an insurance policy, in their 16 Mi-28 Havoc which are tank killers, comparable to the Apache.

    We don’t even want to mention our brothers in north africa. Their is just no basis for comparism.

    Egypt over 600 M1A1/2 abrams and counting, Algeria 600 T-90s, and another 1000 T-72s, undergoing upgrades.

    Morocco, just purchased 200 M1A2 Abrams, and they already had hundreds of T-72 types. Even libya, had T-72s, in the hundreds.

    So, Nigeria really has to step it’s Main battle Tank game up. we are really no where near the top in africa.

    Our rumored czech upgraded T-72 tanks, remains unseen, and undocumented.

  3. Max Montero says:

    Africa is indeed a tank continent. Is there any plans by the Nigerian Army to purchase new tanks, since most of your neighbors are already embarked on massive tank-buying spree.

    Max (http://maxdefense.blogspot.sg/)

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