The Nigerian Army Corp of Artillery has commenced the 4th edition of the annual training exercise, ‘Operation Vulcan Glow’ with the 2018 edition aimed at enhancing the success of the fight against insurgency in the country.
The exercise, which began on Sunday 11th November 2018 with the inspection of the site at Gindin Dutse in Kajuru, a community in Kaduna State, is expected to end on November 17, 2018.
Addressing the media shortly after the inspection, the Commander, Nigerian Army Corp of Artillery, Major-General Abubakar Tarfa, said the participating Brigades were from Minna, Akure, Bauchi, Owerri and Ogun State.
According to him, exercise Vulcan Glow IV is an annual artillery exercise conducted towards the end of the year after the formations and units have done their various exercise.
He said, “We are concentrating all the arty formations in order to harmonize all the training on information, planning, employment and deployment of artillery in all phases of warfare, including counter insurgency operations”.
On how the operation would strengthen war against insurgency, Major General Tarfa said part of the training was on conventional war and counter-insurgency operation to ensure soldiers and officers were trained to support all the fight against terrorism in the northeast and other parts of the country.
“At the end of this exercise, we expect better performance by the personnel when they are deployed for operations within and outside the country.
Continuing Tarfa said, “The exercise is also a competition among the formations and units.
“It is expected the Brigade’s will complete among themselves and at the end of the exercise, the exceptional brigade will go home with trophy”.
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