Minna — The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika, says Nigerian Army in its determination to address the present security challenges facing the country will continue to train and retrain its officers and men on counter terrorism and other forms of insurgency.
The Chief of Army Staff said at the passing out parade of 1,952 soldiers trained in basic counter terrorism course and counter insurgency in Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC), Kontagora, Niger State on Monday that the the Nigeria Army will not rest on its oars in accomplishing the mission.
He said the army would always look inward in devising means of dealing with both present and future security challenges, saying therefore that Nigerians should give them all the necessary co-operation in their effort to rid the country of terrorism.
A total of 1,900 soldiers that include officers and men, according to him, would soon be drafted to Kontagora for a similar training while another set was expected to be trained in Sokoto. In his remark, the NATRAC Commander, Major-General S .C Audu said among those that passed out were 138 female soldiers, saying the training that lasted for 37 days was designed to equip the combat readiness of the officers and men of the Nigerian Army.