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Army Trains 114 Officers In Counter Insurgency

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The Nigeria Army School of Infantry, Kachia, Kaduna State, on Tuesday said it trained 114 soldiers on counter terrorism as part of efforts to strengthen the fight against terrorism.

The participants, drawn from 1, 2, 3 and 82 Divisions of the Nigerian Army, had a six-week training in the school.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, said the training was organised to prepare the soldiers to efficiently handle the current security challenges in the country.

“The current security challenges facing the country, most especially in the North East Zone of the country, has made the training on weapons and vehicles imperative.”

Represented by the General Officer Commanding, 1 Division of the NigerianArmy, Kaduna, Maj.-Gen Garba Wahab, Minimah commended the soldiers for their level of discipline and proficiency.

He directed them to deploy their new knowledge “to counter terrorists acts in real battle and other emergency situations”.

Minimah also directed them “to react swiftly and efficiently” during counter terrorism operations.

“It is the desire of the Nigeria Army to make you better professionals in your respective fields. This can only be achieved through continuos training.”

In his speech, the Commandant of the school, Maj.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the participants had distinguished themselves during the training and expressed confidence in their ability to rise to any security challenge.

He appreciated the support of the Army high command, saying that the school would continue to discharge its role more effectively.

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