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  •  The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya says the passing out cadets of the Nigerian Military School NMS will undergo six weeks additional training at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry NASI Yahaya was the reviewing officer at the 64th Passing Out Parade of the NMS Boys in Zaria Kaduna State held on Saturday In a statement by the Director Army Public Relations Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu the COAS said the training at NASI would prepare the boys effectively contribute their quota in combating contemporary security challenges in the country He appreciated President Mohammadu Buhari for his unwavering support and encouragement to the Nigerian army Speaking on behalf of ex boys of NMS the Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy Maj Gen Ibrahim Yusuf commended the COAS unprecedented intervention in the area of infrastructure to the school The NMS Commandant Brig Gen Jonathan Aun conveyed the appreciation of the staff and students of the school to the COAS for the execution of welfare projects inaugurated shortly after the passing out parade Aun said that the projects would engender conducive environment for teaching and learning in the school The projects include a remodelled e Library 2000 capacity students refectory Officers Mess Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess Soldiers Club and a Multipurpose Hall The event was attended by senior military officers traditional rulers and other dignitaries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NMS Boys to undergo 6-week intensive training at NASI – COAS
     The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya says the passing out cadets of the Nigerian Military School NMS will undergo six weeks additional training at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry NASI Yahaya was the reviewing officer at the 64th Passing Out Parade of the NMS Boys in Zaria Kaduna State held on Saturday In a statement by the Director Army Public Relations Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu the COAS said the training at NASI would prepare the boys effectively contribute their quota in combating contemporary security challenges in the country He appreciated President Mohammadu Buhari for his unwavering support and encouragement to the Nigerian army Speaking on behalf of ex boys of NMS the Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy Maj Gen Ibrahim Yusuf commended the COAS unprecedented intervention in the area of infrastructure to the school The NMS Commandant Brig Gen Jonathan Aun conveyed the appreciation of the staff and students of the school to the COAS for the execution of welfare projects inaugurated shortly after the passing out parade Aun said that the projects would engender conducive environment for teaching and learning in the school The projects include a remodelled e Library 2000 capacity students refectory Officers Mess Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess Soldiers Club and a Multipurpose Hall The event was attended by senior military officers traditional rulers and other dignitaries NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NMS Boys to undergo 6-week intensive training at NASI – COAS
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    NMS Boys to undergo 6-week intensive training at NASI – COAS

    The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, says the passing out cadets of the Nigerian Military School (NMS) will undergo six weeks additional training at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI).

    Yahaya was the reviewing officer at the 64th Passing Out Parade of the NMS Boys in Zaria, Kaduna State, held on Saturday.

    In a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the COAS said the training at NASI would prepare the boys effectively contribute their quota in combating contemporary security challenges in the country.

    He appreciated President Mohammadu Buhari for his unwavering support and encouragement to the Nigerian army.

    Speaking on behalf of ex-boys of NMS, the Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Yusuf, commended the COAS’ “unprecedented” intervention in the area of infrastructure to the school.

    The NMS Commandant, Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Aun, conveyed the appreciation of the staff and students of the school to the COAS for the execution of welfare projects inaugurated shortly after the passing out parade.

    Aun said that the projects would engender conducive environment for teaching and learning in the school.

    The projects include, a remodelled e-Library, 2000 capacity students refectory, Officers Mess, Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess, Soldiers Club and a Multipurpose Hall. The event was attended by senior military officers, traditional rulers and other dignitaries.


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  •  The Nigerian Army on Saturday inaugurated a 120 000 litre rural water scheme at Lassa community in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno Inaugurating the project the Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya said that over N56 million was expended on the project as part of the Nigerian Army corporate social responsibility Faruk represented by Maj Gen Martins Kangye Head of Civil Military Affairs said the project was facilitated by Maj Gen Monde Ali Commandant Nigerian Army School of Infantry NASI He said the gesture was part of the effort to give back to the community adding that the army would continue to provide social amenities to deserving communities considering their understanding and cooperation to the military The Nigerian Army has been receiving cooperation through information and intelligence gathering from communities especially in the crisis ravaged areas hence our resolve to assist such communities he said He said the army had executed viable community development projects in different parts of the country and urged the benefitting communities to regard it as a symbol of unity The COAS commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment and support to the Armed Forces I wish to also give kudos to the Chief of Defence Staff CDS Gen Lucky Irabor for his display of professionalism and selfless service which enabled the Armed Forces to succeed in various operations he said Earlier Maj Gen Ali said the project would enhance access to safe drinking water in the community noting that prior to the project people trekked for about seven kilometers in search of water He said the project was designed with two overhead tanks of 60 litre capacity each four solar powered boreholes 180 taps and 9 5 kilometres reticulation system Also Alhaji Girema Modu District Head of Lassa lauded the gesture adding that about 20 000 residents of the area would benefit from it He urged wealthy individuals and corporate organisations to emulate the gesture towards improving social and economic wellbeing of the people NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Army inaugurates N56m water project in Lassa, Borno
     The Nigerian Army on Saturday inaugurated a 120 000 litre rural water scheme at Lassa community in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno Inaugurating the project the Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya said that over N56 million was expended on the project as part of the Nigerian Army corporate social responsibility Faruk represented by Maj Gen Martins Kangye Head of Civil Military Affairs said the project was facilitated by Maj Gen Monde Ali Commandant Nigerian Army School of Infantry NASI He said the gesture was part of the effort to give back to the community adding that the army would continue to provide social amenities to deserving communities considering their understanding and cooperation to the military The Nigerian Army has been receiving cooperation through information and intelligence gathering from communities especially in the crisis ravaged areas hence our resolve to assist such communities he said He said the army had executed viable community development projects in different parts of the country and urged the benefitting communities to regard it as a symbol of unity The COAS commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment and support to the Armed Forces I wish to also give kudos to the Chief of Defence Staff CDS Gen Lucky Irabor for his display of professionalism and selfless service which enabled the Armed Forces to succeed in various operations he said Earlier Maj Gen Ali said the project would enhance access to safe drinking water in the community noting that prior to the project people trekked for about seven kilometers in search of water He said the project was designed with two overhead tanks of 60 litre capacity each four solar powered boreholes 180 taps and 9 5 kilometres reticulation system Also Alhaji Girema Modu District Head of Lassa lauded the gesture adding that about 20 000 residents of the area would benefit from it He urged wealthy individuals and corporate organisations to emulate the gesture towards improving social and economic wellbeing of the people NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Army inaugurates N56m water project in Lassa, Borno
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    Army inaugurates N56m water project in Lassa, Borno

    The Nigerian Army on Saturday inaugurated a 120,000 litre rural water scheme at Lassa community in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno.

    Inaugurating the project, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya said that over N56 million was expended on the project as part of the Nigerian Army corporate social responsibility.

    Faruk, represented by Maj.-Gen. Martins Kangye, Head of Civil Military Affairs, said the project was facilitated by Maj.-Gen. Monde Ali, Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI).

    He said the gesture was part of the effort to give back to the community, adding that the army would continue to provide social amenities to deserving communities considering their understanding and cooperation to the military.

    “The Nigerian Army has been receiving cooperation through information and intelligence gathering from communities, especially in the crisis ravaged areas, hence our resolve to assist such communities,” he said.

    He said the army had executed viable community development projects in different parts of the country, and urged the benefitting communities to regard it as a symbol of unity.

    The COAS commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his commitment and support to the Armed Forces.

    “I wish to also give kudos to the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen. Lucky Irabor for his display of professionalism and selfless service which enabled the Armed Forces to succeed in various operations,” he.

    said.

    Earlier, Maj.-Gen. Ali, said the project would enhance access to safe drinking water in the community, noting that prior to the project people trekked for about seven kilometers in search of water.

    He said the project was designed with two overhead tanks of 60 litre-capacity each, four solar powered boreholes, 180 taps and 9.5 kilometres reticulation system.

    Also, Alhaji Girema Modu, District Head of Lassa, lauded the gesture, adding that about 20,000 residents of the area would benefit from it.

    He urged wealthy individuals and corporate organisations to emulate the gesture towards improving social and economic wellbeing of the people. 


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya on Friday charged officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to imbibe maintenance culture The COAS gave the charge while inaugurating a newly built official resident of Regimental Sergeant Major RSM of the Nigerian Army School of Infantry NASI in Jaji Military cantonment in Kaduna state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the COAS was represented by the Commander Infantry Corps Nigerian Army Maj Gen Victor Ezugwu Ezugwu said The COAS in his quest to restore the dignity of the senior cadre of the soldiers has started a policy to give a befitting residence to all regiment sergeant majors of all the divisions and all the corps all the schools in the army up to battalion level Just to dignify the office of regimentals sergeants majors because they are the highest ranking soldiers among the soldiers corps So he has kept his promise He has delivered one to the RSM of the Infantry Corps headquarters and he had delivered this one to the NASI RSM And you can see it is a very well furnished and well constructed building just to make him put in more in his job and to encourage younger soldiers to aspire to the highest office among soldiers that there is something that is waiting for you According to him this is phase one phase two will be the vehicle the vehicles are in two parts first is an official vehicle which is a Hilux car second would be another Hilux that he is going to use when he is to retire So I want to express our gratitude on behalf of the entire Infantry Corps and Commandant NASI to the Chief of Army staff for keeping his promise to go into this project and we are very happy about it The advice to beneficiary is the issue of maintenance culture one of the pains of Nigeria is that we don t maintain facilities I have spoken to him and he has given me his word he s going to maintain it Secondly to whom much is given much is expected We want him to deliver as a RSM the father of the soldiers discipline and mentor other younger soldiers so that they will be like him if not better than him So he has a lot to do he said Ezugwu advised the beneficiary to know he had reached the peak of his career and should try to end it on a high note He should avoid anything that is not befitting of his rank and status now so that he does not have any issue at all The beneficiary in his remarks Master Warrant Officer Wakaya Andrew the NASI regimental Sergeant major appreciated the COAS for recognising us and building this accomodation for us and the Nigerian Army I want to thank my Corps commander who has come to commission this house on behalf of Chief of Army Staff My advice to junior soldiers is dedication commitment and loyalty to your superior hardworking is very important Discharge your duty in the absence of your commander he said He said hardwork dedication and discipline were the bedrock of any military NewsSourceCredit NAN
    COAS  charges personnel to imbibe maintenance culture, inaugurates RSM residence in Kaduna 
     The Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya on Friday charged officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to imbibe maintenance culture The COAS gave the charge while inaugurating a newly built official resident of Regimental Sergeant Major RSM of the Nigerian Army School of Infantry NASI in Jaji Military cantonment in Kaduna state The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the COAS was represented by the Commander Infantry Corps Nigerian Army Maj Gen Victor Ezugwu Ezugwu said The COAS in his quest to restore the dignity of the senior cadre of the soldiers has started a policy to give a befitting residence to all regiment sergeant majors of all the divisions and all the corps all the schools in the army up to battalion level Just to dignify the office of regimentals sergeants majors because they are the highest ranking soldiers among the soldiers corps So he has kept his promise He has delivered one to the RSM of the Infantry Corps headquarters and he had delivered this one to the NASI RSM And you can see it is a very well furnished and well constructed building just to make him put in more in his job and to encourage younger soldiers to aspire to the highest office among soldiers that there is something that is waiting for you According to him this is phase one phase two will be the vehicle the vehicles are in two parts first is an official vehicle which is a Hilux car second would be another Hilux that he is going to use when he is to retire So I want to express our gratitude on behalf of the entire Infantry Corps and Commandant NASI to the Chief of Army staff for keeping his promise to go into this project and we are very happy about it The advice to beneficiary is the issue of maintenance culture one of the pains of Nigeria is that we don t maintain facilities I have spoken to him and he has given me his word he s going to maintain it Secondly to whom much is given much is expected We want him to deliver as a RSM the father of the soldiers discipline and mentor other younger soldiers so that they will be like him if not better than him So he has a lot to do he said Ezugwu advised the beneficiary to know he had reached the peak of his career and should try to end it on a high note He should avoid anything that is not befitting of his rank and status now so that he does not have any issue at all The beneficiary in his remarks Master Warrant Officer Wakaya Andrew the NASI regimental Sergeant major appreciated the COAS for recognising us and building this accomodation for us and the Nigerian Army I want to thank my Corps commander who has come to commission this house on behalf of Chief of Army Staff My advice to junior soldiers is dedication commitment and loyalty to your superior hardworking is very important Discharge your duty in the absence of your commander he said He said hardwork dedication and discipline were the bedrock of any military NewsSourceCredit NAN
    COAS  charges personnel to imbibe maintenance culture, inaugurates RSM residence in Kaduna 
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    COAS  charges personnel to imbibe maintenance culture, inaugurates RSM residence in Kaduna 

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt -Gen Faruk Yahaya, on Friday charged officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army to imbibe maintenance  culture .

    The COAS gave the charge while  inaugurating a newly-built official  resident of  Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM ) of the  Nigerian Army  School of Infantry (NASI) in Jaji Military cantonment in Kaduna state .

    The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the COAS was represented by the  Commander  Infantry Corps, Nigerian Army, Maj.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu.

    Ezugwu said , “The COAS  in his quest to restore the dignity of the senior cadre of the soldiers, has started a policy to give a befitting residence to all regiment sergeant majors of all the divisions and all the corps, all the schools in the army up to battalion level.

    “Just to dignify the office of regimentals sergeants majors  because they are the highest ranking soldiers among the soldiers corps.

    So he has kept his promise.

    “He has delivered one to the RSM of the Infantry  Corps headquarters and he had delivered this one to the NASI RSM.

    “And you can see it is a very well furnished and well constructed building just to make him put in more in his job and to encourage younger soldiers to aspire to the highest office among soldiers that there is something that is waiting for you.

    According to him, this is phase one, phase two will be the vehicle, the vehicles are in two parts; first is an official vehicle which is a Hilux car, second would be another Hilux that he is going to use when he is to retire.

    “So I want to express our gratitude on behalf of the entire Infantry Corps and  Commandant NASI,  to the Chief of Army staff for keeping his promise to go into this project and we are very happy about it.

    “The advice to beneficiary is the issue of maintenance culture, one of the pains of Nigeria is that we don’t maintain facilities, I have spoken to him and  he has given me his word he’s going to maintain it .

    “Secondly to whom much is given, much is expected.

    “We want him to deliver as a RSM, the father of the soldiers, discipline and mentor other younger soldiers so that they will be like him, if not better than him.

    So he has a lot to do, ” he said.

    Ezugwu  advised the beneficiary to  know he had reached the  peak of his career and should try to end it on a high note.

    “He should avoid anything that is not befitting of his rank and status now so that he does not have any issue at all.

    ”The beneficiary in his remarks, Master Warrant Officer, Wakaya Andrew, the NASI regimental Sergeant major, appreciated the COAS for  “recognising us and building this accomodation for us and the Nigerian Army”. 

    “I want to thank my Corps commander who has come to commission this house on behalf of Chief of Army Staff .

    “My advice to junior soldiers is  dedication, commitment and loyalty to your superior, hardworking is very important.

    “Discharge your duty in the absence of your commander, ” he said.

    He said hardwork, dedication and discipline were the bedrock of any military.

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    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The German Technical Advisory Group GTAG on Tuesday officially laid a building foundation for an extension of Surveillance Division at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry NASI The sextension was cited at the Support Weapon Wing of NASI The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the building when completed would serve as reconnaissance training centre and would contain two class rooms technical room offices simulation room and panda for practical activities The Commandant of NASI Maj Gen Maude Gadzama said at the ground breaking ceremony of the training centre that it would assist the students of NASI to visualise and understand the usage of radar He added that the reconnaissance centre would perfect the NASI students various skills before being introduced to the field He explained that over the years NASI had trained students on Surveillance but the need for uprade was to meet the changing trends to enhance the training Gadzama further said that the reconnaissance centre would also accommodate the large turn up of officers and soldiers desirous of studying surveillance course in the wing He noted that apart from the importance of the course in training soldiers and officers in the Nigerian Army it would also help in building their capacity for future deployment of the equipment in the field At the end of the construction and the commencement of training in the facility the students will be able to employ surveillance equipment with ease in all phases of war as well as in counter insurgency operation he said Gadzama assured the GTAG on their commitment to continue building the capacity of soldiers through realistic training to cope with the ever evolving nature and character of warfare particularly the ongoing counter insurgency operation He thanked the GTAG for the support and pledged to use the facilities judiciously when completed Earlier the Project Manager of Reconnaissance GTAG Master Warrant Officer MWO Schneider Biel said the project was due to the partnership between them and NASI He also said the project would finalise the training process by extending the infrastructure to have more capacity to train more soldiers and execute more courses He noted that the project which was expected to be completed in five months would serve as an avenue to enhance the skills of soldiers in the fight against insurgency It is a goal we want to reach together with our strong partnership with you within our capacity to overcome your advasaries Biel NAN
    German group donates Surveillance facilities to NASI
     The German Technical Advisory Group GTAG on Tuesday officially laid a building foundation for an extension of Surveillance Division at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry NASI The sextension was cited at the Support Weapon Wing of NASI The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the building when completed would serve as reconnaissance training centre and would contain two class rooms technical room offices simulation room and panda for practical activities The Commandant of NASI Maj Gen Maude Gadzama said at the ground breaking ceremony of the training centre that it would assist the students of NASI to visualise and understand the usage of radar He added that the reconnaissance centre would perfect the NASI students various skills before being introduced to the field He explained that over the years NASI had trained students on Surveillance but the need for uprade was to meet the changing trends to enhance the training Gadzama further said that the reconnaissance centre would also accommodate the large turn up of officers and soldiers desirous of studying surveillance course in the wing He noted that apart from the importance of the course in training soldiers and officers in the Nigerian Army it would also help in building their capacity for future deployment of the equipment in the field At the end of the construction and the commencement of training in the facility the students will be able to employ surveillance equipment with ease in all phases of war as well as in counter insurgency operation he said Gadzama assured the GTAG on their commitment to continue building the capacity of soldiers through realistic training to cope with the ever evolving nature and character of warfare particularly the ongoing counter insurgency operation He thanked the GTAG for the support and pledged to use the facilities judiciously when completed Earlier the Project Manager of Reconnaissance GTAG Master Warrant Officer MWO Schneider Biel said the project was due to the partnership between them and NASI He also said the project would finalise the training process by extending the infrastructure to have more capacity to train more soldiers and execute more courses He noted that the project which was expected to be completed in five months would serve as an avenue to enhance the skills of soldiers in the fight against insurgency It is a goal we want to reach together with our strong partnership with you within our capacity to overcome your advasaries Biel NAN
    German group donates Surveillance facilities to NASI
    Defence/Security4 months ago

    German group donates Surveillance facilities to NASI

    The German Technical Advisory Group (GTAG) on Tuesday officially laid a building foundation for an extension of Surveillance Division at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI).

    The sextension was cited at the Support Weapon Wing of NASI.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the building, when completed, would serve as reconnaissance training centre and would contain two class rooms, technical room, offices, simulation room and panda for practical activities.

    The Commandant of NASI, Maj.-Gen. Maude Gadzama, said at the ground-  breaking ceremony of the training centre that it would assist the students of NASI to visualise and understand the usage of radar.

    He added that the reconnaissance centre would perfect the NASI students’ various skills before being introduced to the field.

    He explained that over the years, NASI had trained students on Surveillance but the need for uprade was to meet the changing trends to enhance the training.

    Gadzama further said that the reconnaissance centre would also accommodate the large turn up of officers and soldiers desirous of studying surveillance course in the wing.

     

    He noted that apart from the importance of the course in training
    soldiers and officers in the Nigerian Army, it would also help in building their capacity for future deployment of the equipment in the field.

     

    “At the end of the construction and the
    commencement of training in the facility, the students will be able to
    employ surveillance equipment with ease in all phases of war as well
    as in counter insurgency operation,” he said.

     

    Gadzama assured the GTAG on their commitment to continue building the capacity of soldiers through realistic
    training, to cope with the ever-evolving nature and character of warfare, particularly the ongoing counter insurgency operation.

    He thanked the GTAG for the support and pledged to use the facilities judiciously when completed.

    Earlier, the Project Manager of Reconnaissance GTAG, Master  Warrant Officer (MWO) Schneider Biel, said the project was due to the partnership between them and NASI.

     

    He also said the project would finalise the training process by extending the infrastructure to have more capacity to train more soldiers and execute more courses.

    He noted that the project which was expected to be completed in five months, would serve as an avenue to enhance the skills of soldiers in the fight against insurgency.

     

    “It is a goal we want to reach together with our strong partnership with you within our capacity to overcome your advasaries,” Biel


    (NAN)

  •   The National Drug Enforcement Agency NDLEA on Monday completed a two week counterterrorism training for 143 personnel from the Nigerian Army Infantry School NASI in Jaji in Kaduna State Addressing the graduates NDLEA President Muhammad Marwa said the choice of venue was driven by the need to familiarize trainees with the basics and complexities of combating drugs in various terrains across the country Mr Marwa who noted that the training was the first of its kind explained that it would be a valuable addition to the agency especially in war operations The training aims to prepare NDLEA officers to tackle the more complex challenges that have characterized the contemporary drug world My plan is for the staff to become a formidable force that can operate in forests swaps cities and across the country We have lost a lot of staff over the past 15 years We have lost 188 officers in the line of duty and I know the training here will better prepare us for the challenges ahead We will arm and equip them and provide them with all the necessary work and we will try to always be two steps ahead of the drug lords and peddlers he said Mr Marwa warned drug traffickers and barons to quit the illegal trade and engage in other legitimate livelihoods adding that if they persisted they would surely be arrested The strike force personnel that we have just trained here are just spearheads They are ready to be deployed in the forests where hemp is grown cities workplaces exchanges arid lands and everywhere he said While congratulating the Army Chief of Staff for approving the venue the NDLEA chief urged the graduate to exercise a high sense of discipline and professionalism in the performance of his duties responsibilities Previously NASI Commander Maude Gadzama said the two week course involved intensive training in weapons handling and counterterrorism operations Mr Gadzama who underscored the relevance of the course noted that he noted that the activities of drug lords continued to threaten global peace and security adding that Nigeria is out of the game shelter He ensured that the training exposed NDLEA personnel to the basics techniques and skills required to manage special operations Acts of terrorism and insurgency as well as the challenges posed by political unrest and a growing trend of criminal elements are all attributed to the activities of drug traffickers The need to secure the population and national resources therefore prompted NDLEA to invest in specialized training in order to effectively meet the challenges he said He congratulated the graduates and urged them not to rest on their oars but to keep pushing harder in their future endeavors The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that staff were trained in weapon handling VIP protection site security counterterrorism ambush drills raid rappelling house cleaning cordon and search among other special operations NOPE
    NDLEA trains 143 personnel on counter terrorism in Kaduna
      The National Drug Enforcement Agency NDLEA on Monday completed a two week counterterrorism training for 143 personnel from the Nigerian Army Infantry School NASI in Jaji in Kaduna State Addressing the graduates NDLEA President Muhammad Marwa said the choice of venue was driven by the need to familiarize trainees with the basics and complexities of combating drugs in various terrains across the country Mr Marwa who noted that the training was the first of its kind explained that it would be a valuable addition to the agency especially in war operations The training aims to prepare NDLEA officers to tackle the more complex challenges that have characterized the contemporary drug world My plan is for the staff to become a formidable force that can operate in forests swaps cities and across the country We have lost a lot of staff over the past 15 years We have lost 188 officers in the line of duty and I know the training here will better prepare us for the challenges ahead We will arm and equip them and provide them with all the necessary work and we will try to always be two steps ahead of the drug lords and peddlers he said Mr Marwa warned drug traffickers and barons to quit the illegal trade and engage in other legitimate livelihoods adding that if they persisted they would surely be arrested The strike force personnel that we have just trained here are just spearheads They are ready to be deployed in the forests where hemp is grown cities workplaces exchanges arid lands and everywhere he said While congratulating the Army Chief of Staff for approving the venue the NDLEA chief urged the graduate to exercise a high sense of discipline and professionalism in the performance of his duties responsibilities Previously NASI Commander Maude Gadzama said the two week course involved intensive training in weapons handling and counterterrorism operations Mr Gadzama who underscored the relevance of the course noted that he noted that the activities of drug lords continued to threaten global peace and security adding that Nigeria is out of the game shelter He ensured that the training exposed NDLEA personnel to the basics techniques and skills required to manage special operations Acts of terrorism and insurgency as well as the challenges posed by political unrest and a growing trend of criminal elements are all attributed to the activities of drug traffickers The need to secure the population and national resources therefore prompted NDLEA to invest in specialized training in order to effectively meet the challenges he said He congratulated the graduates and urged them not to rest on their oars but to keep pushing harder in their future endeavors The Nigerian News Agency NAN reports that staff were trained in weapon handling VIP protection site security counterterrorism ambush drills raid rappelling house cleaning cordon and search among other special operations NOPE
    NDLEA trains 143 personnel on counter terrorism in Kaduna
    Headlines12 months ago

    NDLEA trains 143 personnel on counter terrorism in Kaduna

    The National Drug Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Monday completed a two-week counterterrorism training for 143 personnel from the Nigerian Army Infantry School, NASI, in Jaji, in Kaduna State.

    Addressing the graduates, NDLEA President Muhammad Marwa said the choice of venue was driven by the need to familiarize trainees with the basics and complexities of combating drugs in various terrains across the country. .

    Mr Marwa, who noted that the training was the first of its kind, explained that it would be a valuable addition to the agency, especially in war operations.

    “The training aims to prepare NDLEA officers to tackle the more complex challenges that have characterized the contemporary drug world.

    “My plan is for the staff to become a formidable force that can operate in forests, swaps, cities and across the country.

    “We have lost a lot of staff over the past 15 years. We have lost 188 officers in the line of duty and I know the training here will better prepare us for the challenges ahead.

    "We will arm and equip them and provide them with all the necessary work and we will try to always be two steps ahead of the drug lords and peddlers," he said.

    Mr Marwa warned drug traffickers and barons to quit the illegal trade and engage in other legitimate livelihoods, adding that if they persisted they would surely be arrested.

    “The strike force personnel that we have just trained here are just spearheads.

    “They are ready to be deployed in the forests where hemp is grown, cities, workplaces exchanges, arid lands and everywhere,” he said.

    While congratulating the Army Chief of Staff for approving the venue, the NDLEA chief urged the graduate to exercise a high sense of discipline and professionalism in the performance of his duties. responsibilities.

    Previously, NASI Commander Maude Gadzama said the two-week course involved intensive training in weapons handling and counterterrorism operations.

    Mr. Gadzama, who underscored the relevance of the course, noted that he noted that the activities of drug lords continued to threaten global peace and security, adding that "Nigeria is out of the game. shelter ".

    He ensured that the training exposed NDLEA personnel to the basics, techniques and skills required to manage special operations.

    “Acts of terrorism and insurgency as well as the challenges posed by political unrest and a growing trend of criminal elements are all attributed to the activities of drug traffickers.

    "The need to secure the population and national resources therefore prompted NDLEA to invest in specialized training in order to effectively meet the challenges," he said.

    He congratulated the graduates and urged them not to rest on their oars but to keep pushing harder in their future endeavors.

    The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that staff were trained in weapon handling, VIP protection, site security, counterterrorism, ambush drills, raid rappelling, house cleaning, cordon and search, among other special operations.

    NOPE

  •   Indigenous electricity meter manufacturing company MOMAS has offered free training on prepaid meter installation for 300 unemployed youths to complement Federal Government s mass metering programme The Chairman of MOMAS Mr Kola Balogun said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that the step was part of the company s Corporate Social Responsibility in building sustainable human capacity development of the youth He said that the training will commence at the MOMAS Metering School Campus located at the Momas Factory Mowe Ogun State on Monday The free metering installation training programme is for selected unemployed youths from the six geo political zone of the country The first phase will take two weeks and offer certificates to all trained youths Balogun said According to him the training will complement the distribution of six million free prepaid meters by federal government under its the National Mass Metering Programme NMMP He said that the meters would be deployed to accelerate revenue generation of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NASI as well as eradicate estimated billings for consumers MOMAS as a key stakeholder in the downstream of the power sector see the initiative as viable way to create employment opportunities for our youths The timing is unprecedented given the fact that one of the complaints by the aggrieved youths during the recent EndSARS protest is unemployment MOMAS also identified that there is an urgent need to train more Nigerians on electricity meter installation to compliment the presidential directive This is our own way of contributing our quota to ensuring that the initiative is successful We have decided to train selected number of graduates across the six geo political zones in the country on metering technology through our MOMAS metering school for free MOMAS boss said Balogun said that in addition to the training MOMAS shall provide the trainees with kits that would contain all the relevant tools for electricity meter installation considering quantity of the approved meters He said that MOMAS will also engage the youth in the execution of some of its projects He lauded the government for encouraging local capacity and local content development in Nigeria which he said informed MOMAS to develop manpower capability among unemployed youths MOMAS is offering the training free of charge without paying a dime While subsequent phase will attract payment This is just to encourage the youths and also showcase the opportunity that is available he added Balogun urged government at all levels to support the initiative in building local capacity and manpower skills among youths He said that more than 15 state governors had indicated interest to enroll their youths at MOMAS factory to benefit from the company s free gesture to promote manpower skills in the country NAN recalls that NMMP has commenced distribution of free electricity prepaid meters to Nigerians with simultaneous launch of the scheme in Kano Kaduna Eko and Ikeja DISCO franchise areas The programme was initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure mass metering and end to the problem of estimated billings in the electricity sector Edited By Wale Ojetimi Source NAN
    National Mass Metering Project: Firm to train 300 youths on meter installation
      Indigenous electricity meter manufacturing company MOMAS has offered free training on prepaid meter installation for 300 unemployed youths to complement Federal Government s mass metering programme The Chairman of MOMAS Mr Kola Balogun said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos that the step was part of the company s Corporate Social Responsibility in building sustainable human capacity development of the youth He said that the training will commence at the MOMAS Metering School Campus located at the Momas Factory Mowe Ogun State on Monday The free metering installation training programme is for selected unemployed youths from the six geo political zone of the country The first phase will take two weeks and offer certificates to all trained youths Balogun said According to him the training will complement the distribution of six million free prepaid meters by federal government under its the National Mass Metering Programme NMMP He said that the meters would be deployed to accelerate revenue generation of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry NASI as well as eradicate estimated billings for consumers MOMAS as a key stakeholder in the downstream of the power sector see the initiative as viable way to create employment opportunities for our youths The timing is unprecedented given the fact that one of the complaints by the aggrieved youths during the recent EndSARS protest is unemployment MOMAS also identified that there is an urgent need to train more Nigerians on electricity meter installation to compliment the presidential directive This is our own way of contributing our quota to ensuring that the initiative is successful We have decided to train selected number of graduates across the six geo political zones in the country on metering technology through our MOMAS metering school for free MOMAS boss said Balogun said that in addition to the training MOMAS shall provide the trainees with kits that would contain all the relevant tools for electricity meter installation considering quantity of the approved meters He said that MOMAS will also engage the youth in the execution of some of its projects He lauded the government for encouraging local capacity and local content development in Nigeria which he said informed MOMAS to develop manpower capability among unemployed youths MOMAS is offering the training free of charge without paying a dime While subsequent phase will attract payment This is just to encourage the youths and also showcase the opportunity that is available he added Balogun urged government at all levels to support the initiative in building local capacity and manpower skills among youths He said that more than 15 state governors had indicated interest to enroll their youths at MOMAS factory to benefit from the company s free gesture to promote manpower skills in the country NAN recalls that NMMP has commenced distribution of free electricity prepaid meters to Nigerians with simultaneous launch of the scheme in Kano Kaduna Eko and Ikeja DISCO franchise areas The programme was initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure mass metering and end to the problem of estimated billings in the electricity sector Edited By Wale Ojetimi Source NAN
    National Mass Metering Project: Firm to train 300 youths on meter installation
    General news2 years ago

    National Mass Metering Project: Firm to train 300 youths on meter installation

    Indigenous electricity meter manufacturing company, MOMAS, has offered free training on prepaid meter installation for 300 unemployed youths to complement Federal Government’s mass metering programme.

    The Chairman of MOMAS Mr Kola Balogun, said in a statement on Sunday in Lagos, that the step was part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility in building sustainable human capacity development of the youth.

    He said that the training will commence at the MOMAS Metering School Campus located at the Momas Factory, Mowe, Ogun State, on Monday.

    “The free metering installation training programme is for selected unemployed youths from the six geo-political zone of the country.

    “The first phase will take two weeks and offer certificates to all trained youths,”Balogun said.

    According to him, the training will complement the distribution of six million free prepaid meters by federal government under its the National Mass Metering Programme (NMMP),

    He said that the meters would be deployed to accelerate revenue generation of the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NASI) as well as eradicate estimated billings for consumers.

    MOMAS, as a key stakeholder in the downstream of the power sector, see the initiative as viable way to create employment opportunities for our youths.

    ” The timing is unprecedented, given the fact that one of the complaints by the aggrieved youths during the recent #EndSARS protest is unemployment.

    MOMAS also identified that there is an urgent need to train more Nigerians on electricity meter installation to compliment the presidential directive.

    “This is our own way of contributing our quota to ensuring that the initiative is successful.

    “We have decided to train selected number of graduates across the six geo-political zones in the country on metering technology  through our MOMAS metering school for free,” MOMAS boss said.

    Balogun said that in addition to the training, MOMAS shall provide the trainees with kits that would contain all the relevant tools for electricity meter installation, considering quantity of the approved meters.

    He said that MOMAS will also engage the youth in the execution of some of its projects.

    He lauded the government for encouraging local capacity and local content development in Nigeria, which, he said, informed MOMAS to  develop manpower capability among unemployed youths.

    MOMAS is offering the training free of charge without paying a dime. While subsequent phase will attract payment.

    “This is just to encourage the youths and also showcase the opportunity that is available,” he added.

    Balogun urged government at all levels to support the initiative in building local capacity and manpower skills among youths.

    He said that more than 15 state governors had indicated interest to enroll their youths at MOMAS factory to benefit from the  company’s free gesture to promote manpower skills in the country.

    NAN recalls that NMMP has commenced distribution of free electricity prepaid meters to Nigerians with simultaneous launch of the scheme in Kano, Kaduna, Eko and Ikeja DISCO franchise areas.

    The programme was initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure mass metering and end to the problem of estimated billings in the electricity sector.


    Edited By: Wale Ojetimi
    Source: NAN

  •  The Nigerian Army on Saturday commissioned 373 cadets of its Direct Short Service Course DSSC 25 2020 into officers cadre at the Nigerian Army NA School of Infantry NASI in Jaji Kaduna State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the officers who comprised of serving and non serving personnel graduated in different fields after six months of intensive training at the school The new officers were conferred with the rank of Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army by the Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Magashi represented by the Chief of Defence Staff Gen Gabriel Olonisakin Addressing the new officers Magashi said that the DSSC was designed for the employment of professionals from various fields into specialist corps and directorates of the Nigerian army He said the commissioning ceremony was significant considering the myriad of security challenges confronting the country especially insurgency and banditry in the North East and North West zones respectively The minister urged the new officers to brace up for the task ahead of them adding that many of them would be subsequently deployed to support the various ongoing internal security operations Your commissioning today is coming at a time when the Nigerian Army is engaged in different operations in response to the myriad of security challenges These include counter insurgency operation in the North East and anti banditry operation in the North West among others Most of you will find yourself in various theatres in support of these operations I am certain that your training has inculcated in you a high standard of discipline and professionalism which you would be expected to inculcate in addressing these security challenges We expect nothing but total commitment loyalty selflessness and sacrifice from you I implore you to put all that you have learnt into practice in the discharge of your assigned roles he said Magashi however enjoined the cadets to leave up to oath of allegiance to be loyal to the President and Commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to the Nigerian army He assured them that they would subsequently be posted to different corps of the NA where they would be exposed to further training in different areas of specialisation He said You must endeavour to continue to seek personal development which will add value to your service to the Nigerian army He urged them to apply the tradition and customs of the Nigerian Army and be conversant with the harmonised terms and condition of service of the army to guide them Magashi commended the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai for providing resources and direction to NASI as well as the commandant and instructors for the good job being done He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the training and for his unwavering support to the armed forces Magashi also commended the school for being able to conduct the training in spite of the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic without threat to health adding that the success had been due to strict adherence to the guidelines I must confess that from my observation today NASI has undergone tremendous improvement in terms of infrastructure and I must commend the officers and the leadership of Infantry Corps for the positive transformation so far he said The 373 newly commissioned officers were later administered the oath of allegiance and decorated with the rank of Lieutenant by their parents guardians Edited By Nyisom Fiyigon Dore NAN
    Nigerian army commissions 373 cadets at Jaji
     The Nigerian Army on Saturday commissioned 373 cadets of its Direct Short Service Course DSSC 25 2020 into officers cadre at the Nigerian Army NA School of Infantry NASI in Jaji Kaduna State The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the officers who comprised of serving and non serving personnel graduated in different fields after six months of intensive training at the school The new officers were conferred with the rank of Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army by the Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Magashi represented by the Chief of Defence Staff Gen Gabriel Olonisakin Addressing the new officers Magashi said that the DSSC was designed for the employment of professionals from various fields into specialist corps and directorates of the Nigerian army He said the commissioning ceremony was significant considering the myriad of security challenges confronting the country especially insurgency and banditry in the North East and North West zones respectively The minister urged the new officers to brace up for the task ahead of them adding that many of them would be subsequently deployed to support the various ongoing internal security operations Your commissioning today is coming at a time when the Nigerian Army is engaged in different operations in response to the myriad of security challenges These include counter insurgency operation in the North East and anti banditry operation in the North West among others Most of you will find yourself in various theatres in support of these operations I am certain that your training has inculcated in you a high standard of discipline and professionalism which you would be expected to inculcate in addressing these security challenges We expect nothing but total commitment loyalty selflessness and sacrifice from you I implore you to put all that you have learnt into practice in the discharge of your assigned roles he said Magashi however enjoined the cadets to leave up to oath of allegiance to be loyal to the President and Commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to the Nigerian army He assured them that they would subsequently be posted to different corps of the NA where they would be exposed to further training in different areas of specialisation He said You must endeavour to continue to seek personal development which will add value to your service to the Nigerian army He urged them to apply the tradition and customs of the Nigerian Army and be conversant with the harmonised terms and condition of service of the army to guide them Magashi commended the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai for providing resources and direction to NASI as well as the commandant and instructors for the good job being done He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the training and for his unwavering support to the armed forces Magashi also commended the school for being able to conduct the training in spite of the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic without threat to health adding that the success had been due to strict adherence to the guidelines I must confess that from my observation today NASI has undergone tremendous improvement in terms of infrastructure and I must commend the officers and the leadership of Infantry Corps for the positive transformation so far he said The 373 newly commissioned officers were later administered the oath of allegiance and decorated with the rank of Lieutenant by their parents guardians Edited By Nyisom Fiyigon Dore NAN
    Nigerian army commissions 373 cadets at Jaji
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Nigerian army commissions 373 cadets at Jaji

    The Nigerian Army, on Saturday commissioned 373 cadets of its Direct Short Service Course (DSSC) 25/2020, into officers cadre at the Nigerian Army (NA), School of Infantry (NASI) in Jaji, Kaduna State.

    The News Agency of Nigeria , reports that the officers, who comprised of serving and non-serving personnel, graduated in different fields after six months of intensive training at the school.

    The new officers were conferred with the rank of Lieutenant in the Nigerian Army by the Minister of Defence, Maj.-Gen. Bashir Magashi, represented by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin.

    Addressing the new officers, Magashi said that the DSSC was designed for the employment of professionals from various fields into specialist corps and directorates of the Nigerian army.

    He said the commissioning ceremony was significant considering the myriad of security challenges confronting the country, especially insurgency and banditry in the North East and North West zones respectively.

    The minister urged the new officers to brace up for the task ahead of them, adding that many of them would be subsequently deployed to support the various ongoing internal security operations.

    “Your commissioning today is coming at a time when the Nigerian Army is engaged in different operations in response to the myriad of security challenges.

    “These include counter-insurgency operation in the North East and anti-banditry operation in the North West, among others.

    “Most of you will find yourself in various theatres in support of these operations.

    “I am certain that your training has inculcated in you a high standard of discipline and professionalism, which you would be expected to inculcate in addressing these security challenges.

    “We expect nothing, but total commitment, loyalty, selflessness and sacrifice from you.

    “I implore you to put all that you have learnt into practice in the discharge of your assigned roles,” he said.

    Magashi, however, enjoined the cadets to leave up to oath of allegiance to be loyal to the President and Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and to the Nigerian army.

    He assured them that they would subsequently be posted to different corps of the NA where they would be exposed to further training in different areas of specialisation.

    He said: “You must endeavour to continue to seek personal development, which will add value to your service to the Nigerian army.”

    He urged them to apply the tradition and customs of the Nigerian Army, and be conversant with the harmonised terms and condition of service of the army to guide them.

    Magashi commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, for providing resources and direction to NASI, as well as the commandant and instructors, for the good job being done.

    He also commended President Muhammadu Buhari, for approving the training, and for his unwavering support to the armed forces.

    Magashi also commended the school for being able to conduct the training in spite of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), pandemic, without threat to health, adding that the success had been due to strict adherence to the guidelines.

    “I must confess that from my observation today, NASI has undergone tremendous improvement in terms of infrastructure and I must commend the officers and the leadership of Infantry Corps for the positive transformation so far,” he said.

    The 373 newly commissioned officers were later administered the oath of allegiance and decorated with the rank of Lieutenant by their parents/guardians.


    Edited By: Nyisom Fiyigon Dore (NAN)

  •  The Nigerian Army School of Infantry NASI on Wednesday in Jaji Kaduna graduated 1142 soldiers trained as special forces to strengthen the fight against insurgency in the country The Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Tukur Buratai who was the special guest of honour at the event promised the soldiers adequate welfare especially their promotions as when due to boost their morale Buratai urged the soldiers to put in their best and make use of the training they acquired when deployed to any unit because they might be deployed for covert and overt operations We want you to be the hope that will finally get the criminals on their knees because the battlefield requires intelligence and initiative to determine the right time to strike he said The COAS warned them to desist from social media influence and serve their country diligently He told them that the Army had rules guiding the use of social media and would not condole indiscipline Burutai commended the commandant of NASI and Starter Point Integrated Service Limited for its partnership with the Nigerian Army in the training of the soldiers on counter terrorism anti banditry among others Earlier the Commandant of NASI Maj Gen Kelvin Aligbe said the graduates were the second batch of the Special Forces trained by the school The graduation ceremony we are witnessing today is the climax of a 12 week of rigorous training initiated by the COAS as part of the series of interventions to defeat insecurity challenges across the country Aligbe said that the training covered aspects of close contact combat camouflage unexpected incident operations and extraction under fire He thanked the COAS for his guidance and providing resources to ensure the successful completion of the training Edited By Joe Idika Maharazu Ahmed NAN
    Counter-terrorism: 1142 soldiers graduate from NASI, Kaduna
     The Nigerian Army School of Infantry NASI on Wednesday in Jaji Kaduna graduated 1142 soldiers trained as special forces to strengthen the fight against insurgency in the country The Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Tukur Buratai who was the special guest of honour at the event promised the soldiers adequate welfare especially their promotions as when due to boost their morale Buratai urged the soldiers to put in their best and make use of the training they acquired when deployed to any unit because they might be deployed for covert and overt operations We want you to be the hope that will finally get the criminals on their knees because the battlefield requires intelligence and initiative to determine the right time to strike he said The COAS warned them to desist from social media influence and serve their country diligently He told them that the Army had rules guiding the use of social media and would not condole indiscipline Burutai commended the commandant of NASI and Starter Point Integrated Service Limited for its partnership with the Nigerian Army in the training of the soldiers on counter terrorism anti banditry among others Earlier the Commandant of NASI Maj Gen Kelvin Aligbe said the graduates were the second batch of the Special Forces trained by the school The graduation ceremony we are witnessing today is the climax of a 12 week of rigorous training initiated by the COAS as part of the series of interventions to defeat insecurity challenges across the country Aligbe said that the training covered aspects of close contact combat camouflage unexpected incident operations and extraction under fire He thanked the COAS for his guidance and providing resources to ensure the successful completion of the training Edited By Joe Idika Maharazu Ahmed NAN
    Counter-terrorism: 1142 soldiers graduate from NASI, Kaduna
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Counter-terrorism: 1142 soldiers graduate from NASI, Kaduna

    The Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI), on Wednesday in Jaji, Kaduna graduated 1142 soldiers trained as special forces to strengthen the fight against insurgency in the country.

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, who was the special guest of honour at the event, promised the soldiers adequate welfare, especially their promotions as when due to boost their morale.

    Buratai urged the soldiers to put in their best and make use of the training they acquired when deployed to any unit because they might be deployed for covert and overt operations.

    “We want you to be the hope that will finally get the criminals on their knees because the battlefield requires intelligence and initiative to determine the right time to strike,” he said.

    The COAS warned them to desist from social media influence and serve their country diligently.

    He told them that the Army had rules guiding the use of social media and would not condole indiscipline.

    Burutai commended the commandant of NASI and Starter Point Integrated Service Limited for its partnership with the Nigerian Army in the training of the soldiers on counter-terrorism, anti-banditry, among others.

    Earlier, the Commandant of NASI, Maj-Gen. Kelvin Aligbe said the graduates were the second batch of the Special Forces trained by the school.

    “The graduation ceremony we are witnessing today is the climax of a 12-week of rigorous training initiated by the COAS as part of the series of interventions to defeat insecurity challenges across the country.”

    Aligbe said that the training covered aspects of close contact combat, camouflage, unexpected incident operations and extraction under fire.

    He thanked the COAS for his guidance and providing  resources to ensure the successful completion of the training.

    Edited By: Joe Idika/Maharazu Ahmed (NAN)

  •  The Nigerian Army has graduated 1 151 special forces comprising of nine officers and 1 142 soldiers from its School of Infantry NASI Jaji Kaduna State to combat insurgency and banditry The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Tukur Buratai presided over the graduation ceremony on Wednesday in Jaji Kaduna Buratai said the training was borne out of the need to tackle insurgency and banditry activities in the Northeast and Northwest regions He said that the graduation of the soldiers was a pointer to the fact that they had big task ahead of troops noting that whatever they had encountered during the training more should be expected at the frontlines Buratai urged the graduting special forces to put what they had learnt to practice in the battle fields to restore peace in the affected areas According to him the training is not only in physical fitness but also on mental alertness endurance and intellectual capacity to enable them overcome physical and mental stress We expect nothing less than the best once you are deployed in operations We still have challenges across the country and we expect you to play a very serious role in stabilising the situation but I must be quick to say that what we are having is nothing compared to you in terms of training and equipment We have very good welfare packages for all of you and all men of Nigerian Army and the government is doing whatever it can to improve your welfare both in the field and in the barracks So you have no option than to put in your best continue to sever your country loyalty and diligence as well as all the commitment it deserves We want you to be the force that would bring these adversaries and criminals across the country on their knees he said adding that your skills would be an edge over the enemies Buratai cautioned the troops against indiscipline and inordinate use of social media in their operations reminding them of their allegiance to serve the country with their lives The COAS further announced special promotion to all the soldiers that participated in the training to the next rank Also speaking the Commandant of NASI Maj Gen Kelvin Aligbe said the graduation of the trainees was a climax of a 12 week of special forces training as part of interventions by COAS to end insecurity in the country Aligbe said the training facilitated through a partnership with an international firm covered aspects of close contact combats camouflage unexpected incident operations and extraction under fire The special forces were also exposed to first aid intelligence and surveillance skills amongst others He said the various levels so far attained from the training would be followed up by a consolidated training on selected aspects of counter insurgency parkages to be delivered by the cyber warfare wing of NASI According to him in all aspects of the training the graduating special forces acquainted themselves as worthy mission capable teams The commandant lauded Buratai for his commitment to manpower development of the Nigerian army personnel towards optimal performance
    Insecurity: Nigerian Army graduates 1,151 special forces
     The Nigerian Army has graduated 1 151 special forces comprising of nine officers and 1 142 soldiers from its School of Infantry NASI Jaji Kaduna State to combat insurgency and banditry The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt Gen Tukur Buratai presided over the graduation ceremony on Wednesday in Jaji Kaduna Buratai said the training was borne out of the need to tackle insurgency and banditry activities in the Northeast and Northwest regions He said that the graduation of the soldiers was a pointer to the fact that they had big task ahead of troops noting that whatever they had encountered during the training more should be expected at the frontlines Buratai urged the graduting special forces to put what they had learnt to practice in the battle fields to restore peace in the affected areas According to him the training is not only in physical fitness but also on mental alertness endurance and intellectual capacity to enable them overcome physical and mental stress We expect nothing less than the best once you are deployed in operations We still have challenges across the country and we expect you to play a very serious role in stabilising the situation but I must be quick to say that what we are having is nothing compared to you in terms of training and equipment We have very good welfare packages for all of you and all men of Nigerian Army and the government is doing whatever it can to improve your welfare both in the field and in the barracks So you have no option than to put in your best continue to sever your country loyalty and diligence as well as all the commitment it deserves We want you to be the force that would bring these adversaries and criminals across the country on their knees he said adding that your skills would be an edge over the enemies Buratai cautioned the troops against indiscipline and inordinate use of social media in their operations reminding them of their allegiance to serve the country with their lives The COAS further announced special promotion to all the soldiers that participated in the training to the next rank Also speaking the Commandant of NASI Maj Gen Kelvin Aligbe said the graduation of the trainees was a climax of a 12 week of special forces training as part of interventions by COAS to end insecurity in the country Aligbe said the training facilitated through a partnership with an international firm covered aspects of close contact combats camouflage unexpected incident operations and extraction under fire The special forces were also exposed to first aid intelligence and surveillance skills amongst others He said the various levels so far attained from the training would be followed up by a consolidated training on selected aspects of counter insurgency parkages to be delivered by the cyber warfare wing of NASI According to him in all aspects of the training the graduating special forces acquainted themselves as worthy mission capable teams The commandant lauded Buratai for his commitment to manpower development of the Nigerian army personnel towards optimal performance
    Insecurity: Nigerian Army graduates 1,151 special forces
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Insecurity: Nigerian Army graduates 1,151 special forces

    The Nigerian Army has graduated 1,151 special forces comprising of nine officers and 1,142 soldiers from its School of Infantry (NASI) Jaji, Kaduna State, to combat insurgency and banditry.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai presided over the graduation ceremony on Wednesday in Jaji, Kaduna.

    Buratai said the training was borne out of the need to tackle  insurgency and banditry activities in the Northeast and Northwest regions.

    He said that the graduation of the soldiers was a pointer to the fact that they had big task ahead of troops, noting  that whatever they had encountered during the training more should be expected at the frontlines.

    Buratai urged the graduting special forces to put what they had learnt to practice in the battle fields to restore peace in the affected areas.

    According to him, the training is not only in physical fitness but also on mental alertness, endurance and intellectual capacity to enable them overcome physical and mental stress.

    “We expect nothing less than the best once you are deployed in operations.

    “We still have challenges across the country and we expect you to play a very serious role in stabilising the situation, but I must be quick to say that what we are having is nothing compared to you in terms of training and equipment.

    “We have very good welfare packages for all of you and all men of Nigerian Army and the government is doing whatever it can to improve your welfare both in the field and in the barracks.

    “So you have no option than to put in your best, continue to sever your country loyalty and diligence as well as all the commitment it deserves.

    “We want you to be the force that would bring these adversaries and criminals across the country on their knees,” he said, adding that your skills would be an edge over the enemies.

    Buratai cautioned the troops against indiscipline and inordinate use of social media in their operations, reminding them of their allegiance to serve the country with their lives.

    The COAS further announced special promotion to all the soldiers that participated in the training to the next rank.

    Also  speaking, the Commandant of NASI, Maj.-Gen. Kelvin Aligbe, said the graduation of the trainees was a climax of a 12-week of special forces training, as part of interventions by COAS to end insecurity in the country.

    Aligbe said the training facilitated through a partnership with an international firm covered aspects of close contact combats, camouflage, unexpected incident operations and extraction under fire.

    The special forces were also exposed to first aid, intelligence and surveillance skills, amongst others.

    He said the various levels so far attained from the training would be followed up by a consolidated training on selected aspects of counter-insurgency parkages to be delivered by the cyber warfare wing of NASI.

    According to him, in all aspects of the training, the graduating special forces acquainted themselves as worthy mission capable teams.

    The commandant lauded Buratai for his commitment to manpower development of the Nigerian army personnel towards optimal performance.

  •  The Nigerian Army School of Infantry in collaboration with Starter Point Integrated Services SPIS Ltd on Wednesday graduated 1 106 Special Forces personnel at Jaji Military Cantonment The Acting Director Army Public Relations Col Sagir Musa made this known in a statement on Wednesday Musa said the graduands were officers and soldiers of 81 Battalion 198 and 199 Special Forces Battalions He disclosed that the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai was represented by Chief of Policy and Plans Lt Gen Lamidi Adeosun at the occasion Adeosun commended the army personnel for their hard work discipline and for putting in their best during the course He also commended the tactical simulation conducted as part of the high points of the ceremony by the Special Forces Adeosun urged them to put their newly acquired special skills to use in meeting the operational objectives of Nigerian Army and the country at large According to the statement Nigerians are appreciative of the troops sacrifices and urged them to be prepared to give their best all the time Earlier the Commandant of NASI Maj Gen Kevin Aligbe said that the 12 week special training covered subjects like close contact combat skills at arms unexpected incident operations and first aid among others Aligbe urged the graduands to make a difference in the Theatre of Operation as the School of Infantry would monitor their performances in the field through the Nigerian Army feedback monitoring system nbsp Edited By Dianabasi Effiong Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Nigerian army graduates special forces personnel at Jaji
     The Nigerian Army School of Infantry in collaboration with Starter Point Integrated Services SPIS Ltd on Wednesday graduated 1 106 Special Forces personnel at Jaji Military Cantonment The Acting Director Army Public Relations Col Sagir Musa made this known in a statement on Wednesday Musa said the graduands were officers and soldiers of 81 Battalion 198 and 199 Special Forces Battalions He disclosed that the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai was represented by Chief of Policy and Plans Lt Gen Lamidi Adeosun at the occasion Adeosun commended the army personnel for their hard work discipline and for putting in their best during the course He also commended the tactical simulation conducted as part of the high points of the ceremony by the Special Forces Adeosun urged them to put their newly acquired special skills to use in meeting the operational objectives of Nigerian Army and the country at large According to the statement Nigerians are appreciative of the troops sacrifices and urged them to be prepared to give their best all the time Earlier the Commandant of NASI Maj Gen Kevin Aligbe said that the 12 week special training covered subjects like close contact combat skills at arms unexpected incident operations and first aid among others Aligbe urged the graduands to make a difference in the Theatre of Operation as the School of Infantry would monitor their performances in the field through the Nigerian Army feedback monitoring system nbsp Edited By Dianabasi Effiong Wale Ojetimi NAN
    Nigerian army graduates special forces personnel at Jaji
    Defence/Security2 years ago

    Nigerian army graduates special forces personnel at Jaji

    The Nigerian Army School of Infantry, in collaboration with Starter Point Integrated Services (SPIS) Ltd, on Wednesday, graduated 1,106 Special Forces personnel at Jaji Military Cantonment.The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, made this known in a statement on Wednesday.Musa said the graduands were officers and soldiers of 81 Battalion, 198 and 199 Special Forces’ Battalions.He disclosed that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai was represented by Chief of Policy and Plans, Lt.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, at the occasion.Adeosun commended the army personnel for their hard work, discipline and for putting in their best during the course.He also commended the tactical simulation conducted as part of the high points of the ceremony by the Special Forces.Adeosun urged them to put their newly acquired special skills to use in meeting the operational objectives of Nigerian Army and the country at large.According to the statement, Nigerians are appreciative of the troops’ sacrifices and urged them to be prepared to give their best all the time.Earlier, the Commandant of NASI, Maj.-Gen. Kevin Aligbe said that the 12-week special training covered subjects like close contact combat, skills at arms, unexpected incident operations and first aid, among others.Aligbe urged the graduands to make a difference in the Theatre of Operation as the School of Infantry would monitor their performances in the field through the Nigerian Army feedback monitoring system. Edited By: Dianabasi Effiong/Wale Ojetimi (NAN)