• Tue. Jul 16th, 2024


In an effort to bolster the academic and professional skills of its students, the Nigerian Army Intelligence School (NAIS) recently conducted a study tour to the Headquarters of the Western Naval Command (WNC) and the Joint Task Force South West Operation AWATSE. This initiative aimed to familiarize students with the vital role the WNC and OP AWATSE play in maintaining security in Nigeria’s South Western region and to highlight the importance of inter-service cooperation.

Led by the Acting Commandant of NAIS, Brigadier General Kingsley Nwoko, the delegation included students from various courses such as the Young Officers Course, Counter Intelligence Officers and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers Courses, Operative Intelligence Course, and Intermediate Intelligence Operative Course.

Upon arrival, the team was warmly welcomed by the Flag Officer Commanding Western Naval Command, Rear Admiral MB Hassan. The visit began with a comprehensive briefing on the history, activities, force structure, achievements, and challenges of the WNC, with a particular focus on intelligence operations. This was followed by a tour of key naval assets, including the NNS KADA, NNS EKUN, NNS CALABAR, and the Falcon Eye facility, giving students a firsthand view of naval operations.

Rear Admiral Hassan expressed his pleasure in hosting the NAIS personnel and stressed the importance of such interactions in strengthening collaboration within the Nigerian Armed Forces. He highlighted the mutual benefits of sharing knowledge and operational experiences between the Army and the Navy.

Brigadier General Nwoko, in his remarks, emphasized the academic value of the tour. He noted that it aligns with the Chief of Army Staff’s Command Philosophy and is crucial for improving students’ understanding of inter-service synergy and the effectiveness of military operations through actionable intelligence.

This initiative represents a significant step in fostering a comprehensive understanding of joint military operations among future intelligence officers, ensuring they are well-equipped to contribute to the nation’s security landscape.

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor

Hyacinth Beluchukwu Nwafor is a seasoned journalist and the CEO/Founder Belch Digital Communications, publishers of Hybrid News Nigeria.

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