Theater Commander Operation Hadin Kai, North East, Maj. Gen Christopher Musa has called for improve capacities of Junior officers and soldiers, urging participants of Course 5, Nigerian Army War College to develop realistic strategies that will aid the counter-terrorism operation in the country. 

General Musa made the call in Maiduguri when he received the participants of Course 5, Army War College at the Headquarters, Theatre Command, Operation Hadin Kai in Maiduguri, Borno State. 

The Commander urged the participants to dig deep while coming up with modules as the war on insurgency is changing.

He commended the Army War College of Nigeria for its initiatives and contributions to operational plans and Strategies.

He said with the successes recorded and efforts being put in place as well as other operational plans and strategies, Insurgency will soon come to an end in the country.

The Theatre Commander who expressed delight for the visit, equally noted that “the participants would see for themselves what they have been taught theoretically in the college in order for them to have opportunity to see the practicality at the warfront.

He also advised them to avail themselves of the privileges available at their disposal by engaging practically in various army operations while pointing out that their different experiences will help them contribute to their roles, capabilities and quality leadership.

The Commandant of the Army War College, Major General Solomon Odounwa said the participants were visiting the theatre to seek how they can expand studies on military operation in the north-east.

He said it was also an opportunity to contribute to what the theatre is doing and to lay foundation for the young officers who will be the military commanders in the nearest future.

He said the college had been monitoring the development at the theatre and the successes recorded despite the challenges including difficult terrain.

“We are here to see how we can contribute to what you are doing and to lay foundation for our young officers who will be our military commanders in the nearest future,” disclosed the commandant. 

The Director of the college, Brig Gen Alkali said the institute was established to train educational leaders of the Nigerian Army with various modules including military contribution to existing operations, peace building among others.

He said the college has a mandate to produce well trained military officers and the Course 5 participants include 30 military officers, four allied forces from Niger, Togo, DR Congo and Liberia.