Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Army Trains Central African Republic Special Force

Five officers of the Central African Republic (CAR) Special Force have completed a 14 week training programme at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry in Jaji, Kaduna State.

The personnel are among the 159 officers from Nigeria who participated in the training which ended on Thursday.

The training was for Commanding Officers' Course 24, Company Commanders' Course 55, Young Officers' Course 117, Senior Infantry Non Commission Officers Course two and Infantry Non Commission Officers' Course 17.

The Commandant of the school, Maj.-Gen. Kenneth Osuji said the exercise was a blend of conventional warfare and military operations in non war situation, designed in response to current national security challenges.

He said the exercise was also meant to update the officers' knowledge on various tactics in conventional warfare.

The commandant expressed satisfaction with the standard of the training and commended the officers for a good outing.

Earlier, the Chief Instructor, Tactics Wing, Col. Bulama Biu said a total of 159 students drawn from various military formations in the country and CAR participated in the training.

Biu said no casualty was recorded during the exercise which included both classroom and field work.

The News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the training covered areas such as converting insurgency, cordon and search tactics, dissidents dispersal and tactical field operation in conventional warfare.

Selected officers of the Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Customs Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, FRSC and NDLEA participated in the training.

NAN

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