Leadership (Abuja)

25 November 2012

Nigeria: Army Trains 278 Officers On Counter Terrorism

Nigeria Army has trained another set of 278 officers in basic counter-terrorism at the Nigeria Army Training Centre (NATRAC), Kontagora while the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, warned against indiscipline from the officers while handling internal security in the country.

Iherjirika, who was represented by the Chief of Training and Operations, Nigerian Army, Maj-Gen. L. P. Ngubani, yesterday at the passing out of the officers, warned them against any form of indiscipline.

He said: "I would like to remind you that, in the conduct of your operations, it is very important that you adhere strictly to the rules of the engagement. As security operators, you are in the public spotlight, therefore your conduct must be professional and tailored toward addressing the security situation you encounter and assuage the suffering of innocent and law abiding citizens. The Nigeria Army thrives on discipline without which your career will be short lived."

Earlier, the Commander of NATRAC, Maj-Gen. S. A. Audu, said NATRAC was one of the institutions designed to develop requisite human capital to combat contemporary security challenges in the country.

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