The Nigerian Army has established a new school to tackle the issue of insecurity and territorial warfare in cyberspace.
The Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare School was established on the 8th of October at Abuja, Army Director of Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement on Saturday.
According to the statement, 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.
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.”
The Commandant of the NACWC, Brigadier General Adewale Adetoba,stated that a total of 20 students will undergo the IC3 course, adding that it was a global benchmark for basic computer literacy and specialist certification.