Army Varsity trains commanders on disaster response

Commanders of various security outfits in Nigeria underwent training on disaster response at the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB), Checkout Magazine learnt.

The university hosted the maiden edition of its Disaster Response and Management Course, at the Tukur Buratai Institute for War and Peace (TBIWP) of the institution.

The four-week course, which lasted all of last month, was targeted at educating the participants on all aspects of war and peace in Nigeria and across the world.

17 commanders drawn from the armed forces, the Nigeria Police and other paramilitary organisations were in attendance.

The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Kyari Mohammed, said preparing for disaster in time of peace was crucial, especially in consideration of the multifaceted security threats facing the country.

“The institute offers different courses in areas of speciality such as counter-terrorism, cyber security, counter insurgency and strategic communication,” Kyari said.

He urged participants to utilise whatever they learnt to build a strong pool of early responders during and after disasters.

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