Division Commander Underscores Realistic Battle focused Training

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The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division Nigerian Army, Major General Jamal Abdussalam has reiterated the need for realistic and battle-focused training to effectively combat the security challenges within the 6 Division Area of Responsibility(AOR).

The GOC who is also the Land Component Commander, Joint Task Force, South-South, Operation DELTA SAFE made the call during the inauguration of Exercise SHINNING STAR IV at the 6 Division Training School, Port Harcourt, Barracks, Rivers State.

According to a statement by Acting Deputy Director of 6 Division Army Public Relations Major Danjuma Jonh,   the GOC who was represented by the Chief of Staff, 6 Division, Brigadier General Babatunde Omopariola stated that the concept of the Exercise is to provide a common platform for harmonized post-basic training to selected young soldiers, following military training at Depot Nigerian Army.

He pointed out that the training is designed to improve soldiers’ knowledge and capability to effectively counter current security challenges in a complex operating environment.

The GOC charged the soldiers to take advantage of the training opportunity provided to sharpen their skills and to enable them to carry out assigned responsibilities professionally.

According to him, this is in line with the Chief of Army Staff, Command Philosophy which is “To Transform the Nigerian Army into a Well-Trained, Equipped and Highly Motivated Force Towards Achieving our Constitutional Responsibilities within a Joint Environment.”

Earlier, in his remarks, the Acting Division Training Officer (DTO), Lieutenant Colonel Abdullahi Manu stated that the training is aimed at enhancing the abilities of participants in weapon handling as well as acquainting them with team maneuver skills.

He said emphasis would be placed during the training on minor tactics, tactical drills and live firing which would significantly improve their level of proficiency in the field.

The acting Division training Officer implored the participants to maximize the opportunity offered by the training exercise to develop their individual and group abilities in carrying out assigned tasks. He emphasized that instructors are well prepared to ensure the objectives of the training are achieved.


Dominica Nwabufo