The General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu, Major General Emmanuel Bakuk made this known during the Divisions “Operations Planning Cadre” at Dragon Building Auditorium , Enugu.
Major General Bakuk in an opening remark stated that the focus of the cadre was to teach, exercise and refresh participants on the art of operational planning. It was also aimed at equipping them with skill of organizing and executing operations seamlessly in convectional and asymmetrical warfare.
In a keynote lecture on “Contemporary security challenges in Nigeria with the South East in perspective” the Enugu State Commissioner of police MrDammallam Mohammed, outlined proliferation of dangerous weapons, kidnapping, cultism, armed robbery, inter communal crisis, herdsmen – farmers clashes as some of the security threats in the region.
Some of the officers participating in the training including the Commanding officer, 103 Battalion Enugu, Lieutenant Colonel Muktar S. Muktar, commandant, 34 Artillery Obinze Owerri, Brigadier General H.I. Bature and Commandant, 14 Brigade Ohaofia, Abia state, Brigadier General Abdul Klifah Ibrahim called for the installation of electric surveillance devices for effective monitoring and enhanced community policing strategies.
Senior officers and Commandants from all army formations in the 82 Division as well as heads of Para military agencies including Police, Immigration and Federal Road Safety Corps attended the event.