Graduands from the Nigerian Army's 4-week Basic CTCOIN Proficiency programme

Troops of the Nigerian Army

5 January, 2013

* It’s a must win war – Jonathan

President Good luck Jonathan has
assured of the determination of his
administration to tackle terrorism.

Addressing graduands of the Police Academy, Wudil, Kano State, on Saturday, Jonathan, who was represented by Vice President Namadi Sambo, stated: “It is extremely imperative that all efforts and resources be deployed towards the achievement of the primary constitutional mandate of provision of security of lives and property.”

He added, “In so doing, it is necessary
that while we procure the necessary
technology and infrastructures, we must not lose sight of the fact that the most viable asset available is human resources”.

The President stressed that it is in line with this that the Federal Government recruited 9,000 soldiers into the Nigerian Army recently to boost manpower.

Jonathan charged the graduating cadet officers to use the skill acquired during the 19 months course to boost the fight against crime and terrorism.

Speaking also at the occasion, the
Inspector General of Police (IGP),
Mohammed Dahiru Abubakar, tasked the graduands to translate into action the skill acquired while the training lasted, just as he charged them to reposition for effective service delivery.

‘’Our mission and vision is to promote a combat ready police force that will tackle the daunting security challenges confronting the nation.”

The Chairman, House of Reps Committee, Police Affairs, Usman Bello Kumo, who also spoke at the event, called for increase in the funding of the police to assist them live up to their responsibility. Kumo assured that the National Assembly will provide the legal framework to fast-track the reformation of the police, adding that policing is a collective responsibility.


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  1. Captain says:

    Nice to see that oga beeg is back!
    “this step is a move in the right direction, we urgently need more man power in the war against terror and recruitment is the way out”

  2. Oje says:

    Good move. Nigeria needs to shore up her personnel strength to at least 150,000 .

  3. doziex says:

    Yessir keep going we need a whole lot more.

    The nature of the times we live in demands troop increase.

  4. Yagazie says:

    Gentlemen, it might also intrest you to note that due to the internal security problems posed by the BH terrorists using their territory as a launchpad for attacks in Nigeria, our neigbour – Cameroun is also increasing the size of its armed/security forces by about 3850 personnel.

    This puts into perspective the massive achievement by the NA and the COAS in increasing the size of our army by 9000 men, establishment of new Divisions and brigades etc within the last 18 months. Well Done!

  5. beegeagle says:

    Cameroon have still not acceded to the dictates of the treaty which established the Multinational Joint Task Force in the Lake Chad region – about 20 years after it became operational…even as they are one of the four countries with a frontier on that lake. Most people wrongly assume that Cameroon are one of the MJTF partners just because it is a neighbourhood security arrangement between the countries who share a common frontier on the Lake Chad.

    Historically insular Cameroon need to be reminded that the MJTF was set up to check the excesses of Chadian guerrillas who were straying into neighbouring countries to prey on innocents. It was not created because of Boko Haram.

    Coincidentally, the MJTF are now also a transnational CTCOIN force. Cameroon are still staying aloof. I hope they do not get sucked into the fray in a most violent way because “those who ride on the back of a tiger frequently end up in its stomach”

    • peccavi says:

      Cameroun is not signatory to that treaty they have bilateral treaties with Chad, Nigeria, and CAR on security, borders, anti poaching etc.
      There needs to be a comprehensive Lake Chad Area Treaty that covers all security, border, defence, crime and other trans border issues.
      The treaty should clarify best practice, legal primacy and harmonise practices and standards across the board
      The patchwork of treaties is not sustainable

  6. igbi says:

    It appears that the FG is cutting Defense budgets.
    AT a moment in which the nation is fighting against terrorists in the north and in the south and secessionists and at a time we are approaching the 2015 make-it-or-break-it year for the nation.
    Read for yourselves:

  7. Yagazie says:

    Oga Igbi, In real terms this amounts to a reduction in the defence budget from $2.3billion to $2.15billion or about $150 miillion. The devil is in the details. PROVIDED much needed equipment is purchased in sufficient quantity and deployed by our armed forces, then that’s fine. Besides our Govt has a penchant for ‘extra budgetary’ expenditure for security purposes so lets watch and see.

  8. jimmy says:

    NAH ! I do not see the f.g. reducing the Budget this year or next year based on what is happening on the ground I predict there will be extra budgetary allocations. The army , navy, and airforce in 2014 will see massive increases leading up to the election in 2015.

  9. jimmy says:

    This is something new
    This is very vague is this like a specialized center collecting on intelligence real time and acting on it with their own specialized troops? Anybody?

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