One hundred and forty (140) cadets of Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) were, o Thursday, n Borno State to take a lesson on counter-insurgency.
According to the NDA Commandant, Maj. Gen. Jamil Sarham, who led the team, while in Maiduguri, the cadets were expected to interact and learn from the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole (the military counter-insurgency operation in the Northeast).
He told the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj. Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, that the cadets were in Maiduguri to familiarise them with the goings at the theatre of war.
Sarham said that they were to learn from commanders their practical experiences in front-lines.
He stated that the cadets were expected to gain knowledge from officers who had firsthand experiences at the theatre of war.
The Commandant said the gallant officers and soldiers of the Theatre had done the military proud, adding that it was only appropriate to bring the cadets to the Theatre and expose them to the operations
He commended the courage and commitments of officers and men of the Theatre; stressing that they were happy with how ongoing counter-insurgency operations was being executed.
Sarham noted that the fight against Boko Haram insurgents could end in-restoring peace in insurgency affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe.
“The team of 140 cadets of 67th Regular Course came all the way from Kaduna to Maiduguri by road. They have seen how things are being done in the Theatre, and are glad to witness the excellent movements of logistics within the Theatre to end the war,” he said.
In his remarks, Rear Admiral O. G Filafa, who represented the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, welcomed the Academy Commandant and 140 cadets to the Theatre Command.