Nigeria Army War College on Gambia study tour

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Members of Nigeria Army War College are currently on a study tour in The Gambia starting with a courtesy call on the chief of Defence Staff of The Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) at the GAF headquarters in Banjul, yesterday.

Speaking at the meeting, GAF spokesperson Lt. Col. Omar B. Bojang welcomed the Nigeria Army College members on behalf of the chief of Defence Staff Lt. Gen. Masanneh N Kinteh.

Major Gen. Enenche John Enenche, head of the Nigerian military delegation explained that Nigeria Army War College deemed the need for security improvement as there are many security challenges worldwide.

He said because of the security challenges; they decided to come up with the idea of the training. “Our discussion with GAF was generally on how to maintain the good military relationship between The Gambia Armed Forces and Nigeria Army particularly on training,” Major Gen. Enenche said.

He explained that it was a good idea for Gambia to come up with security reforms just like how Nigeria did it when it became democratic in 1999 under President Olusegun Obasanjo.

According to him, Nigeria had also reformed its security sector particularly the military and since then there have been unbroken democracy security reforms. “We have opened our doors for the members of the Armed Forces of The Gambia as you have been given about 23-30 slots of training for the next 4 years to leverage on.

Author: By Awa Ndiaye