Maimalari Sand Dunes, NE Nigeria
Tulo Tulo Oasis, NE Nigeria
Kuri Wakko Sand Dunes, Yusufari, NE Nigeria
The labyrinthine Niger Delta..3,014 creeks and waterways
IDPs in the extinct volcanic Gwoza Highlands, 1300 metres high
RUGGED AND ROCKY..beautiful GWOZA
(Photo Credit: PEACE OF NIGERIA)
Obudu Mountains, SS Nigeria
In the foothills of the Mambilla Plateau
Varied landscapes of the Federation of Nigeria
25 February, 2015
Good day, savvy gentlemen with attitude :-). How una dey?
It is no longer a secret that the prescriptions made on this blog resonate through the topmost echelons of Nigeria’s DEFSEC architecture.
Following on the heels of the unsolicited but very well-received articulation on a Special Operations Command for the Nigerian Army, permit me to again crave your indulgence in offering perspectives on the way forward for our resurgent Nigerian Army.
In so doing, please be guided by the following ‘Terms of Reference’
– what do you think the NA have learned or not learned after 25 years of non-stop combat operations across various theatres at home and abroad
– Liberia 1990-97, 2003-2004
– Sierra Leone 1991-2001
– Somalia 1993-94
– Bakassi Peninsula 1993-2008
– Niger Delta 2006-2010
– Northern Insurgency 2010 till date
– what would be your ideal ORBAT for the Nigerian Army drawing from the foregone experiences and from the fact of the most diversified geography on the continent – jungle, swamp, delta, savanna, mountain, sahel and desert? How should such formations be deployed and poised for decisive impact?
– what do you think should be the ideal size of the Nigerian Army, judging from the fact of our 177 million-strong population and the continuous habitation of over 94,000 communities from end to end?
– given the lessons of our military history, what adjustments to NA doctrine would you suggest?
– what is your preferred scope for a training regimen and what training synergies should Nigeria develop to guarantee the maximum effectiveness of our Nigerian Army?
– what do you hope to see by way of field exercises and why?
– which way forward for local defence production at DICON and the Special Vehicle Plant?
– what should be the core procurement focus of the Nigerian Army, where should Nigeria acquire her weaponry from, why and what should we seek to gain from these transactions?
Please contribute your quota meaningfully and be guided by the spirit of patriotism in your iteration. What we seek is to ensure that the unfortunate and unsavory lessons which have been learnt in 25 years are put to the best possible use in charting a new way forward for our glorious Nigerian Army.
Increase the peace !!