POSTED ON SATURDAY, JUNE 22ND, 2013
By Senator Iroegbu
The Nigerian Army has disclosed that over 3000 soldiers would undergo further six weeks training on Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency (CT COIN), aimed at transforming them into efficient and effective force able to meet
the contemporary security challenges within and outside the country.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Ibrahim Atahiru stated this yesterday during the monthly press briefing on activities of the Nigerian Army during the period under review. Attahiru said that the aim of the Army under the leadership of current Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika was to enhance the operational capacity of the military personnel to handle modern conflict, which was fast tilting away from the conventional warfare.
He said: “The 69 Regular Recruits Intake that passed out from Depot NA on Friday June 14th 2013 are reporting for further CT-COIN training in four different NA training institutions. “This is in pursuance of the COAS vision, which is ‘to transform the Nigerian Army into a force better able to meet the contemporary challenges”.
“The soldiers training, which is expected to last for six weeks would cover aspects of house breaking and clearing, urban patrol, unarmed combat, skill at arms, international humanitarian laws amongst others. A total of 3000 will be trained”, he added.