By Augustine Aminu
Daily Times Nigeria, August 20, 2013
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday began a three-week capacity training on
intelligence and information collation analysis for 40 of its officers.
The Brigade Commander of the 13Brigade Command, Brig.-Gen. Okwudili
Azinta, announced this in Calabar while addressing the officers at the
146 Battalion Eburutu Barracks, Calabar.
He charged the officers to utilise the opportunity by showing competence at the end of the training.
``This training was not going to benefit the army alone, but also
help to promote proficiency and professionalism in the discharge of our
``The idea of building the capacity was nursed from the fact that
the military needs such training on warfare in the present 21st century.
``The army needs appropriate and timely information to strengthen its operational network,’’ he said.
He said the army needed expertise to collate, gather and make
information analysis which could be used to arrest crisis before it
``Armed robbery and insurgencies which of recent have ravaged the
socioeconomic activities in the country would have been curtailed if the
necessary information was provided to security agencies.
``If commands had the mechanism for operational intelligence
information, armed robbery and insurgencies will be reduced to the
barest in the society,’’ the commander said.
He charged the officers to be dedicated to the course and equip
themselves with competent techniques that would help in timely response