“The Nigerian Army are not trained to fight Boko Haram and bandits” CDS, Lucky Irabor

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, has detailed why the Nigerian army finds it very difficult in fighting bandits and Boko Haram.

He stated this on Wednesday at a dinner held in honour of officers of the Senior Course 43 of Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna.

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The CDS outlined that the government did not train the soldiers to fight asymmetric warfare.

He however disclosed that they have created new techniques and abilities to ensure that Nigeria is save.

In his words, he said:

“Our involvement in containing asymmetric security threats in the past few years has highlighted the need to acquire new operational capability of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to deal with emergent threats.”

“As you are aware, asymmetric warfare encourages the use of non-traditional military tactics, for which our previous training and operational doctrines were not well suited.”

“Accordingly, we are developing new capabilities in intelligence and surveillance, which are critical for staying ahead of terrorists and insurgents, and other criminal elements in the society”


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