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Army Kick-starts Cyber Warfare Service In Abuja

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A new school has reportedly been established to address the issue of insecurity, including territorial warfare in the cyberspace.
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A new school has reportedly been established to address the issue of insecurity, including territorial warfare in the cyberspace.

This was according to reports. It was organised on the 8th of October in Abuja, according to the statement from the Army Director of Public Relations, Onyemma Nwachukwu.

According to the statement titled, ‘Modern battle not limited to land, air and maritime domain – COAS’, the establishment of the school also involved the inauguration of the maiden Digital Literacy Internet and Core Computing Certification Course and the Basic Cyber Laboratory for the NACWS.

The school inaugurated by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Farouk Yahyah, insisted that the latest battles are not restricted to land, air and maritime. As warfare now affects cyberspace.

Part of the statement read, “The COAS, who was represented by the Director General, Land Forces Simulation Centre, Major General Felix Omoigui said this development has brought to the fore the need to properly defend the territorial integrity of the nation in cyberspace. Hence, the establishment of the Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command.

“According to him, NACWC and other cyber affiliated formations were established to combat cyber threats and cybercrimes within the Nigerian Army sphere of influence

“However, he said there is a need for requisite manpower to effectively operate in that space. This he further said, is necessary to build capacity that will enhance the proficiency of personnel to counter these threats.”

A total of 20 students have been prepared to take the IC3 course. This was according to the Commander of NARCWC. He said it was a Nationwide benchmark for basic computer literacy and specialist certification.

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