Commandant of the Armed forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Air Vice Marshal Olurotimi Tuwase addressing newsmen on the sidelines of Exercise Ubiak Isin for Students of Junior Course 93. Photo: Usman Sani
Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji has conducted its first bi-annual field training exercise code-named ‘Exercise Ubiak Isin’ for students of Junior Course 93.
The weeklong training held along Jaji-Labar-Dunki-Bina-Wazata general area was designed to assess student officers on various aspects of leadership, tactics as well as command and control in all phases of conventional and asymmetric warfare.
Commandant of the college, Air Vice Marshal Olurotimi Anthony Tuwase explained that the Exercise Ubiak Isin was aimed at training the students on the practical aspects of counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations.
He maintained that student officers were as well, trained on the non-kinetic aspect of warfare where they partook in the distribution of relief materials brought in by NEMA.
The commandant disclosed that the College will collaborate with relevant agencies in this regard so that the students get acquainted with humanitarian activities in real-life situations.
Highlight of the Exercise was a free medical outreach programme as well as the distribution of relief materials to members of the Bina and Wazata communities as part of the corporate social responsibility of the college.
Some of the items distributed include bags of beans, maize, rice and oil.
Reporting by Usman Sani Editing by Marian Benjamin; Abdullahi Lamino