NIGERIAN ARMY TRAINS 114 SOLDIERS IN COUNTER INSURGENCY

A cross section of trainees in Counter
Terrorism and Counter Insurgency,
demonstrate their skills, during the graduation ceremony at Jaji, Kaduna State on Tuesday (7/8/12)

PHOTO CREDIT: NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA

NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
January 21, 2014
Kachia (Kaduna)

The Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Kachia, Kaduna State, on Tuesday said it trained 114 soldiers on counter terrorism as part of efforts to
strengthen the fight against terrorism. The participants, drawn from 1, 2, 3 and 82 Divisions of the Nigerian Army, had a six-week training in the school.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, said the training was organised to prepare the soldiers to efficiently handle the current security challenges in the country. “The current security challenges facing the country, most especially in the Northeast zone of the country, has made the training on weapons and vehicles imperative.”

Represented by the General Officer
Commanding, 1 Division of the
Nigerian Army, Kaduna, Maj.-Gen Garba Wahab, Minimah commended the soldiers for their level of discipline and proficiency. He directed them to deploy their new knowledge “to counter terrorist acts in real battle and other emergency situations”.

Minimah also directed them “to react
swiftly and efficiently” during counter
terrorism operations. “It is the desire of the Nigerian Army to make you better professionals in your respective fields. This can only be achieved through continuos training.”

In his speech, the Commandant of the
school, Maj.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, said the participants had distinguished
themselves during the training and
expressed confidence in their ability to rise to any security challenge. He appreciated the support of the Army
high command, saying that the school
would continue to discharge its role more effectively.

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5 Responses to NIGERIAN ARMY TRAINS 114 SOLDIERS IN COUNTER INSURGENCY

  1. startrek says:

    Oga beegs what exactly are the training parameters(specifics) or is it just that the word training in ctcoin is in voque nowadays so we keep hearing …..

    • beegeagle says:

      It is a crash training programme intended to avail troops on CTCOIN operations with a working knowledge of asymmetric warfare which is then fortified by battlefield experience. It is given in lieu of the kind of pre-deployment training which troops on foreign PSOs get.

      The training regimen includes, but is not necessarily limited to,

      – IED identification
      – Fighting in Built-Up Areas
      – House Clearing
      – Ambush Defeat
      – Patrolling skills
      – Hostage Rescue

  2. startrek says:

    Oh, now I am better informed. Many thanks, General Beegeagle.

  3. OriginalPato says:

    I thought the Artillery School was located in Kachia, while the Infantry School located in Jaji.

  4. Tope says:

    Oga Beeg u see how dis our Newspapers misinform people some said Officers and I was like how can? Na Wa ooo.

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