NIGERIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS GARRISON COMMENCE ‘EXERCISE THUNDERSTORM’ 26-31 MAY TO CONCLUDE 6-WEEK CTCOIN TRAINING SCHEDULE; BATTLE INNOCULATION SLATED FOR MAY 29TH AT KACHIA

Nigerian soldiers in bullish mood prepare to depart for Mali

Nigerian soldiers, decked out in Made-in-Nigeria bullet-proof vests and in bullish mood

DAILY TRUST
Friday, 24 May 2013
Written by Misbahu Bashir

The Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja yesterday issued a statement saying it will conduct a training exercise codenamed ‘Exercise Thunderstorm’ meant to teach young soldiers the methods of tackling contemporary attacks including explosives disposal.The exercise will hold in Sabon Wuse, Niger state and residents were asked not panic should they notice unusual troops movement or hear deafening noise.

The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Lieutenant Colonel O. A. Ochaguba said in the statement “this is to inform the general public that Army Headquarters Garrison will conduct ‘Exercise Thunderstorm’ in the general area of Sabon Wuse,along Abuja-Kaduna expressway between May 26 and 31.

“The exercise will mark the end of a 6- week rigorous cadre that began on April 8 2013.The exercise which is in line with the Chief of Army Staff vision,is designed to teach young soldiers skills and techniques required to deal with contemporary security challenges in counter terrorism such as urban and rural operations, identification and handling of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

“The general public is advised not to panic when firing is heard in the exercise area or they see troops’ movement in the area. The exercise will end with battle innoculation in Kachia, Kaduna state on May 29.”

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4 Responses to NIGERIAN ARMY HEADQUARTERS GARRISON COMMENCE ‘EXERCISE THUNDERSTORM’ 26-31 MAY TO CONCLUDE 6-WEEK CTCOIN TRAINING SCHEDULE; BATTLE INNOCULATION SLATED FOR MAY 29TH AT KACHIA

  1. jimmy says:

    Train and retrain.

  2. Yagazie says:

    On point!! -The current COAS is really doing his best to reposition the NA as a very morden, flexible and professional outfit. Keep up the Good Work!!

    • ifiok umoeka says:

      U see, the US military and other top militaries got it right with training,leadership and equipment. Finally, we’re getting there. Well done Nigeria

  3. Spirit says:

    Train them until our men may become machines…..
    More sweat in training, less blood in combat.

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