Nigerian  Army launches operation Mugun Bugu tactics in fighting terrorism

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By: Yahaya Zakka Minna

The Nigerian Chief Of Army Staff Lt General Faruk Yahaya , Say’s The Nigerian   has introduced   high breed operational  tactics  in dealing with  terrorism  and other forms of crimes in the Country.

The  Chief of Army Staff said experiences gathered by the Army in the fights against insurgencies and banditry,  necessitates the  review of  it’s training to involved   different tactics of warfare, which includes conventional capabilities,irregular  tactics ,counter  insurgencies and that of terrorism.

The Chief Of Army Staff disclosed this during a median  Military Exercise ,code named Exercise “Mugun Bugu” (Deadly strike) at the Nigerian Army Training Center Kontagora, in Niger State.

The Army Chief mentioned that the  Security challenges facing the country now will soon be thing of the past through the effective training ,and synergy.

He assured that the Nigerian Army along sides other security agencies and stakeholders will defeat this ugly trend in the country.

“The involvement of the Nigerian Army  in counter insurgencies and internal security operation  across the Nation , necessitates the need  to prepared the Army for high breed operations and task ahead”he added.

Lt General Yahaya stated that the increasing complexity of the prevailing security Challenges in  the Country,  which rose between asymmetric and conventional warfare, had necessitates the Army   to seek for new  strategies  and techniques curbing the menace.

He stressed that there would be no more  hiding place for terrorist, bandits,kidnappers and any other forms of criminality that will take up arms against the State any longer.

The Army Chief further disclosed that the  Nigerian Army will not rest until peace and security is restored across the country, as mandated by  President.

The Chief of Army Staff then  commended the combined force’s of the Mugun Bugu  Exercise , adding that “Professionals training by the various schools in the Military  course ,and other institutions need to be blended and integrated to operate in synergy in other to deliver effectively for the desired result.

General Yahaya added that effective integration of skills and competency of all the course into one course for effective operations is the essence of the Operation Mugun Bugu,.

He further mentioned that the  exercise   has brought all the combat arms and combat support arms together to operate with each other performing it’s unique role in combating crimes.

The Chief of Army Staff however urged the participants of the exercise operation Mugun Bugu  to take the lessons leant back to their respective Commands and institutions for  proper and realistic training as well as retraining of personnel for the challenges ahead in line with the vision of the Nigerian Army Chief .

The  Commander Nigerian Army Training and Doctrine Command  ,Major General Stevenson Olabanji in his remarks commended the Chief of Army Staff for the  approval of the exercise, and provision of other facilities needed for the exercise.

He further commended Army Corp Commanders , the NATRAC Commander Maj Gen Lukman Omoniyi,   Commander for successfully conducting the exercise.




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