Poor Intelligence, Equipment Hindering War Against Boko Haram – Air Force
The Command Training Officer, Headquarters Training Command, of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Akintunde Johnson, has disclosed that the war against Boko Haram and insurgency in parts of the country was being hampered by intelligence failure and lack of modern training equipment.
He disclosed this yesterday while addressing graduands of the Intelligence Courses of the Nigerian Air Force School of Air Intelligence, NAFSAINT, in Makurdi, the Benue state capital.
He said, given the handicap, the military had already commenced enhanced training in intelligence gathering and information sharing to aid the fight against the insurgents.
Air Commodore Johnson said, “that is why we must commend the NAFSAINT for churning out these graduands who will in no small measure play critical roles in the current fight against the insurgents.”
Earlier, the Commandant of NAFSAINT, Group Captain Raymond Nwankwo, said among the 62 graduands were officers who were trained in the Young Officers’ Intelligence Course, Intelligence Supervisors and Basic Intelligence Courses of the institution.
He said the graduands who all came out in good grades would be of great asset to the military especially in the current war against insurgency in the country.
Group Captain Nwankwo assured that the institution would continue to churn out sound intelligence officers who would not fail to do the Nigerian military proud.