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EXERCISE CHIZON-KUNAMA: Nigerian Army trains officers on use of technology in war

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EXERCISE CHIZON-KUNAMA: Nigerian Army trains officers on use of technology in war

The Director General Land Forces Simulation Center Nigeria (LFSCN), Maj Gen Felix Omoigui, has described the just concluded Exercise Chizon-Kunamab as a genuine effort towards ensuring an efficient and realistic contingency plan in defence of Nigeria.

Maj Gen Felix Omoigui made this known while declaring close the five days Simulation Exercise organized by the Land Forces Simulation Center Nigeria on Friday, Giri Abuja.

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The Exercise was Organized for Army Headquarters Garrison and Guards Brigade.

He said, “this Simulation Exercise which lasted for five days from 21st to 25th September 2022, is software base using the Masters Simulated War Gaming for Operational readiness and doctrine exercise designed.

“It is meant to test and ensure the fighting efficiency of all Nigerian Army units and formations, particularly the Army Headquarters Garrison and Guards Brigade, whose teams are in charge of the security of the Federal Capital Territory and its environs.

He said the Exercise became imperative considering the current state of security threats across the country, particularly the need to secure and defend the Federal Capital Territory, which houses the nation’s seat of power.

In his opening remarks, the Chief of Training (Army), Maj Gen Abdussalami Ibrahim, said the Exercise was designed to Foster the expected synergy and liaison among all stakeholders.

General Ibrahim added that the Exercise is expected to expose salient gaps which would hinder the attainment of total security of the nation, considering the several current security challenges facing the country at this critical time.

He urged all the participating units and sister security agencies to leverage the skills and knowledge that the Exercise has provided to make their maximum contribution to the nation’s betterment and security.

While appreciating the Center for organizing the Exercise, the Commander Guards Brigade affirmed that the Exercise had exposed men and officers of the Brigade to the new trend of using technology to fight and defend the nation.

He assured that the Brigade would continue to leverage the knowledge and skills learnt, especially in technology and synergy with other sister Security organizations, to achieve collective security results.

The high point of the Simulation Exercise was the Hand the game, War games practical on internal security operations with several war scenarios by all participating Organizations in attendance and the presentation of souvenirs to the Commander Guards Brigade, Brigadier General Muhammed Takuti Usman and other participating security agencies in attendance.

The Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air force, Nigerian Immigration Service and Nigerian Customs Service also attended the Exercise.

Also in attendance were the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the Department of State Security Service(DSS), the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), as well as the Nigeria Police (NPF) and Nigerian Customs.

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