Insecurity: Army graduates 525 combat troops, vows to end terrorism, banditry

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The Nigerian Army has graduated 525 combat troops to be deployed to various theatre operations across the country.

They were specifically trained to wipe out terrorists, and criminal elements across the country.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen Farouk Yahaya, addressing the graduands at the Nigerian Army Training Camp in Kachia, Kaduna State, said the Army recently acquired military hardware to end insecurity.

He said the training was organised for selected young soldiers of 80 Regular Recruit Intake along with requisite command and control elements to produce agile, highly skilled and competent troops for the conduct of cohesive unit operations.

He charged the troops to protect the military assets against all adversaries.

The COAS noted that the training has equipped the troops with the skills and competencies required to efficiently execute varying scales of operations in the defence of Nigeria.

According to him, the training they have acquired was one of such arrangements which, “I am optimistic, has enhanced the combat readiness of the Nigerian Army and will improve its overall operational efficiency in due course.”

He told the graduands that they have been instilled with warrior ethos especially the ability to shoot to kill as well as physical and mental toughness amongst other attributes, and therefore, urged them to make use of the training provided to make the country proud of them.

COAS therefore, said he has confidence that the newly acquired skills would be well utilised in tackling insurgency, banditry and other criminal activities hampering the peace and stability of our beloved nation.

According to him, he would continue to ensure more robust training arrangements while consolidating on existing ones to improve the manpower capacity of the service, just as he charged the troops on effective application of the skills they acquired in the planning and conduct of operations across the country.


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