Army commander calls for effective police training
The Commander of the Nigerian Army 301st Gombe Regiment, Colonel John Mbanefor, has called for effective training and equipping of the Nigerian Police to enable them to carry out their key constitutional mandate of providing internal security.
Addressing course 15 members of the Abuja Institute for Security Studies Executive Intelligence Management Course at Headquarters 301 on Monday, Mbanefor noted that the failure of the authorities to adequately fund and equip the police has undoubtedly hampered its performance, hence the intervention of the military in matters of internal security.
He said: “The army, which is essentially trained in warfare and whose main mandate is to protect the sovereignty of the country against external aggression, is overloaded in internal security without the possibility of training and retraining necessary to maintain phasing troops. with modern warfare strategies.
Commenting on the security situation in Gombe State, Mbanefor said that although the state is relatively peaceful compared to its neighbours, he noted that the threat to peace remains real.
He explained that the activities of political thugs, kidnappings and the migration of criminal elements from other parts of the country remained major security concerns.
He also noted that the state’s location in the central northeast has been exploited by insurgents for their logistical supplies but assured that with the quality synergy between state security agencies and the backed by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, efforts would be sustained to secure the state.
Earlier, the spokesperson for the faculty of the National Institute for Security Studies Abuja, Dr. Nka Obi-Bisong informed the commander that the team was in the state for a study trip to assess the impact of climate change and global warming on the security and socio-economic well-being of the population.
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