Captain Aliyu Umar Babangida popularly known as ‘Capt. Blade’ is a retired captain in the Nigerian army, he’s a seasoned security expert with verse knowledge of the contemporary world of today.
Captain Blade is one security analyst who has proffer solutions to the many security challenges facing the Nigerian state, a dedicated service he has embarked on for many years now and still counting. He’s the Executive Director at GoldWater & RiverSand, a high profile security outfit in Nigeria.. without sounding immodest, one of the best.
As an ex- Military intelligence officer, he’s ever ready to offer his expertise whenever he’s called upon. A very detribalized Nigerian, and liberal in the way he views things, holistically not sentimentally in tackling national issues. The year 2021 is one year he’s done almost round the clock interviews on Ait, TVC, Channels TV, Silver Bird, Nigeria Info 99.3 etc..to shape narratives in pressing and vital discussions on security threats. Indefatigable! He’s been able to galvanized the people’s thought through sensitive information on security concerns which at the same time is awakening the security consciousness of our environment.
Based on statistics available at the public space we have chosen him as our man of the year, 2021.
Below, is one of his many interviews (short video).. Click on the link to watch!
Accompanied with his high profile..
‘Holds a Degree in Defence Studies & Political Science; Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution; a Project Management Professional Accreditation, and affiliation to various security interest groups in Nigeria.
Captain Umar has had a multi-disciplinary professional trajectory from Defence, Security, Intelligence, to Private Business-Security Consulting in Nigeria.
At GoldWater & RiverSand, a Defence and National Security Solutions Consults Firm, Aliyu oversees business consults with an array of clients in areas ranging from, but not limited to Enterprise-Environment-Security-Consults, to Regional, Ethno-Cultural and Religion Security Consults, as they trend, tend, and affect an array of clientele needs, not less so inter and intra party security and intelligence resource and options, for interested clientele across board…’