From: ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, Kaduna
Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, near Kaduna, AVM John Chris Ifemeje, has declared that by the time the 174 students of Senior Course complete their one week exercise on electronic and manual war games, Boko Haram, would be wiped out from the country’s territory.
He made the declaration yesterday, shortly after speaking at the opening ceremony of the exercise, which is the final one for the Senior Course package of the College.
The Commandant, who declined press interview after declaring the exercise open simply told newsmen that “be rest assured that when I finish training these officers, Boko Haram will be slaughtered.”
According to the Commandant, the aim of the exercise was to provide participants the opportunity to plan conduct and decide on deployment of land, maritime and air assets in a joint and combined war setting.
Code named ‘Exercise Sea Lion,’ the exercise is the 12th since the College adopted the teaching of the manoeuvrist approach to warfare and its related concepts.
“As future operational level Commanders, you are required to understand how to skillfully employ military forces to attain operational level objectives which, in turn, contributes to the attainment of strategic objectives.
“I believe that the series of presentations, lectures and tutorials you have had will help you in the planning and conduct of the exercise, especially during the electronic and manual war games and justify what the College has put in within the limit of available resources for you to be well trained,” the Commandant, said.
To this end, he implored the students to put in their best and ensure they complete the course successfully, just as he urged them to be “creative, innovative and open-minded” in their approach towards the exercise.
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