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    Nigerian Army Depot introduces insurgency curriculum – COAS

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    Babatunde Akinsola
    Babatunde Akinsola is aNaija247news' Southwest editor. He's based in Lagos and writes on the Yoruba Nation political issues, news and investigative reports

    Lt.-Gen.-Kenneth-Minimah-300x200Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah, Chief of Army Staff, on Friday said the Nigerian Army has reviewed the training curriculum of the Depot Nigerian Army to effectively tackle insurgency in the country.

    Minimah made this known in his address at the Passing-Out-Parade of 71 Regular Recruits Intake of the Depot Nigerian Army held in Zaria, Kaduna state.

    The COAS said the curriculum was reviewed to properly address the current security challenges in the country.

    “Your training curriculum was reviewed taking into cognisance lessons learned in the ongoing operations particularly in the North-Eastern part of our country.

    “Apart from improvement in training we also ensured that you were adequately kitted and provided with necessary logistics before and during your training.

    “For these reasons, I expect remarkable improvement in the field than your predecessors in areas such as weapon handling, motivation, battle confidence, field hygiene, first-aid and discipline, among others,” Minimah charged.

    While noting that the Armed Forces would continue to confront the security challenges facing the nation, Minimah said the graduating recruits must always remember that their training had placed them at a better pedestal than their adversaries.

    He challenged them to ensure that the efforts and resources invested in their training were translated into superior performances in the field.

    The COAS charged them to avoid any action that has the propensity to tarnish the image of the Nigerian Army and the nation at large.

    The Army boss also urged them to be vigilant and conduct themselve as expected during the February election.

    “As you are all aware, this is an election year, I therefore urge you to read and understand the code of conduct for military personnel during elections.

    “You must remain apolitical at all times. To achieve this, you are expected to discharge your duties diligently, professionally and patriotically,’’ Minima said. (NAN)

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