Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Army Trains 40 Officers On Intelligence Information Gathering

 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 duties.

``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 escalated.

``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 to emergencies.
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