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  Chief of Defense Staff CDS General Lucky Irabor on Wednesday announced the Defense Headquarters DHQ joint simulation exercise and review of Operation Whirl Punch underway The Nigerian News Agency reports that Operation Whirl Punch is a DHQ led operation dealing with the threat of banditry and terrorism in the states of Kaduna and Niger Irabor said that professionalism continues to be the engine of the Armed Forces to address the security challenges that prevail in the country He said the simulation exercise was designed to reshape and review the operation in a bid to improve the operational effectiveness of the armed forces The CDS added that joint training was needed to deal with current issues and to reposition personnel to effectively address future threats to the nation According to him professionalization is a process and every organization must continue to review its structure and environment in order to improve For us in the military a lot of mileage has been covered but I will also point out that we still have a lot more to cover Because we operate within a geographic environment that is within our geographic space the issues in dispute go far beyond those that are within our space They also involve those that are global in nature some are made others of course are natural But as members of the military we need to sift through these issues and properly contextualize them and prepare to plan for contingencies in order to remedy them Anytime the military is called upon there will be no reason to excuse failures Currently the military as you know is involved in various theaters across the country Address issues of a more internal nature which at some point have had to involve the resources and capabilities of the armed forces he said Irabor revealed that the military hoped to help other agencies increase their capacity to respond to internal security challenges This according to him is to allow the military to focus more on issues that were traditionally their responsibilities He said it was a long term goal for the military to continue to escalate in the meantime to provide sufficient respite for the security environment The Chief of Training and Defense Operations Gen Gen Adeyemi Yekini said the exercise was a follow up to one of the key decisions reached during the defense withdrawal in Asaba Yekini said the main goal was to find ways to further enhance the union in military operations working with other security agencies to overcome contemporary security challenges facing the country This according to him is in line with the leadership focus of the CDS which is to foster a professional armed forces For this reason Yekini said that there was no better way to promote professionalization than through joint training among the staff of the three services This exercise is designed to enhance one of our key operations Operation Whirl Punch which is involved in counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in Kaduna and Niger states It is instructive to mention that the operation was recently reviewed to bring together the different civil service and police operations in the area under a unified command This review was followed by Operation Forest Sanity which has substantially degraded enemy forces in the two states along general axes he said Yekini said that the participants were expected to express lessons and observations derived during the exercise He urged them to commit to the exercise and bridge the lapses already experienced by joint operations edited Source Credit NAN
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Chief of Defense Staff

Chief of Defense Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor, on Wednesday announced the Defense Headquarters (DHQ) joint simulation exercise and review of Operation Whirl Punch underway.

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News Agency

The Nigerian News Agency reports that Operation Whirl Punch is a DHQ-led operation dealing with the threat of banditry and terrorism in the states of Kaduna and Niger.

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Armed Forces

Irabor said that professionalism continues to be the engine of the Armed Forces to address the security challenges that prevail in the country.

He said the simulation exercise was designed to reshape and review the operation in a bid to improve the operational effectiveness of the armed forces.

The CDS added that joint training was needed to deal with current issues and to reposition personnel to effectively address future threats to the nation.

According to him, professionalization is a process and every organization must continue to review its structure and environment in order to improve.

“For us in the military, a lot of mileage has been covered, but I will also point out that we still have a lot more to cover.

“Because we operate within a geographic environment that is within our geographic space, the issues in dispute go far beyond those that are within our space.

“They also involve those that are global in nature, some are made, others, of course, are natural.

“But as members of the military, we need to sift through these issues and properly contextualize them and prepare to plan for contingencies in order to remedy them.

“Anytime the military is called upon, there will be no reason to excuse failures.

“Currently, the military, as you know, is involved in various theaters across the country.

“Address issues of a more internal nature, which at some point have had to involve the resources and capabilities of the armed forces,” he said.

Irabor revealed that the military hoped to help other agencies increase their capacity to respond to internal security challenges.

This, according to him, is to allow the military to focus more on issues that were traditionally their responsibilities.

He said it was a long-term goal for the military to continue to escalate in the meantime, to provide sufficient respite for the security environment.

Chief of Training and Defense Operations

The Chief of Training and Defense Operations, Gen.-Gen. Adeyemi Yekini said the exercise was a follow-up to one of the key decisions reached during the defense withdrawal in Asaba.

Yekini said the main goal was to find ways to further enhance the union in military operations, working with other security agencies to overcome contemporary security challenges facing the country.

This, according to him, is in line with the leadership focus of the CDS, which is to foster a professional armed forces.

For this reason, Yekini said that there was no better way to promote professionalization than through joint training among the staff of the three services.

Operation Whirl Punch

“This exercise is designed to enhance one of our key operations, Operation Whirl Punch, which is involved in counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in Kaduna and Niger states.

“It is instructive to mention that the operation was recently reviewed to bring together the different civil service and police operations in the area under a unified command.

Operation Forest Sanity

“This review was followed by Operation Forest Sanity, which has substantially degraded enemy forces in the two states, along general axes,” he said.

Yekini said that the participants were expected to express lessons and observations derived during the exercise.

He urged them to commit to the exercise and bridge the lapses already experienced by joint operations.

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