Raphael Ede, Enugu
The General Officer Commanding the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Emmanuel Boman Kabuk, has said that the prevailing security challenges in the country, coupled with the activities of the Biafra agitators, has made it mandatory for the Nigerian Army to embark on continuous training of its personnel to be combat ready in case of any eventuality.
“The prevailing security situation in the country, coupled with some peculiar activities in the Division’s area of responsibility, especially the recent agitations by criminal groups, have made continuous training imperative,” Kabuk said.
The GOC, who disclosed on Tuesday, while declaring opening the 82 Division Operations Planning Cadre 2018, taking place at the 82 Division headquarters, said that the training was to key into the Chief Army Staff’s vision “to have a professionally responsive Nigeria Army in discharge of its constitutional roles.”
Operations Planning Cadre is a yearly 82 Division Training Exercise aimed at refreshing Commanders, Commanding Officers and staff officers of the division in operational planning.
It is also to equip officers with necessary skills to orchestrate and execute operations seamlessly in conventional or asymmetric warfare scenarios.