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The Army War College Nigeria (AWCN)has begun its Internal Security Study Tour (ISST) to army operations coded Whirl Punch in Kaduna and Safe Haven in Plateau States to enhance security, National Daily Newspaper gathered.

The study tour which commenced from March 25, 2024, will run through to March 28, 2024, with the theme “Comprehensive Approach to Security as an Imperative for Addressing Multi-Dimensional Security Threats for Enhanced National Security.”

As contained in a statement by Major Hashim Sa’ad Abdullahi, the college’s spokesperson the tour aims to deepen the understanding of comprehensive security strategies which he said are critical for enhancing national stability.

He added that participants of the study tour included 75 Military participants and 42 participants from key Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) within Nigeria.

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Abdullahi explained that among the 42 participants, there are personnel from the Nigeria Police, Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Immigration Service, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.

He said: “The Internal Security Study Tour (ISST) is a key component of the Interagency Corporation and Coordination in Military Operations Module and constitutes an important aspect of the College curriculum.

“During the tour, participants will not only witness the operational dynamics of internal security measures but also engage with the multifaceted challenges inherent in joint and interagency operations.

“By directly engaging in field activities, they will be able to confront the complexities of coordinating efforts across different branches of the military as well as with various civil authorities.

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National Daily Newspaper gathered that the immersive experience is poised to equip them with practical insights and strategies for addressing contemporary security threats, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the intricate balance required to safeguard national interests effectively.

“At the helm of this significant tour, is the Commandant of AWCN Major General Ishaya Maina, who assumes the role of Exercise Director, overseeing the meticulous execution of the Tour.

“Brigadier General Aminu Umar, the Deputy Commandant and Director of Studies, will lead Team 1, while Team 2 will be under the leadership of Brigadier General MO Edide, the Director of War and Strategy, all ensuring that every aspect of the tour aligns with the educational objectives set forth by the College.”

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