The Nigerian Army has announced the commencement of Army War College, with a number of senior lieutenant colonels and junior colonels already nominated as pioneer students.
The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, who made the announcement on Monday at the 1st quarter Chief of Army Staff conference in Maiduguri, said the college will begin this month.
“This aimed at bridging the gap between operational and strategic level commanders, who will be well grounded in operational art, design, campaign, planning, decision making process as well as the theories of peace and war,’’ he said.
Mr. Buratai noted that apart from the Boko Haram insurgency, the country still had other security challenges to contend with.
He said the army had to progress as a fighting organisation and brace up to those evolving security challenges.
Buratai also announced the upgrading of the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies, Biu in Borno to University of Technology and Environmental Studies.
He said the concept behind the upgrading was to make the institution a “solution provider’’ and centre of excellence for variety of technically related ventures such as power generation and armament production.
According to Mr. Buratai, the Borno Government has allocated 500 hectares of land for the project.
NAN reports that he used the occasion to warn against “unauthorised disclosure of classified information, as well as the inappropriate use of the social media’’ by personnel of the army.