The Nigerian Army has explained why it is playing catch-up with bandits, Boko Haram, and ISWAP terrorists.

Specifically, the army stated that the federal government did not train its soldiers to fight asymmetric warfare.

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor, however, disclosed that the armed forces were developing new capabilities essential in tackling the security challenges across the country.

Mr Irabo stated this Wednesday night at a dinner held in honour of officers of the Senior Course 43 of Command and Staff College Jaji, Kaduna.

“Our involvement in containing asymmetric security threats in the past few years has highlighted the need to acquire new operational capability of the Armed Forces of Nigeria to deal with emergent threats.

“As you are aware, asymmetric warfare encourages the use of non-traditional military tactics, for which our previous training and operational doctrines were not well suited.

“Accordingly, we are developing new capabilities in intelligence and surveillance, which are critical for staying ahead of terrorists and insurgents, and other criminal elements in the society,” he said.

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