The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Azubuike Ihejirika said the prevailing security challenges facing the country made it inevitable for regular training and review of the existing internal security operation techniques.
Ihejirika stated this at the Nigerian Army Training Centre in Kontagora, Niger State during the graduation of another batch of 705 soldiers trained in quick response.
Iherijika? who was represented at the occasion by the Commander, Nigerian Army Training Centre, Major General SA Audu said that the graduands have been sufficiently provided with the requisite combat skills to tackle the challenges they are likely to meet in the field.
He said the contemporary security challenges of bombing and killing of Nigerians called for mission of specific training to ensure that the security threats are tackled proficiently.
According to him, “We have witnessed an upsurge in acts of terrorism characterized by bombings, senseless killings of innocent people, attacks on security operatives and other acts of violence”
“This has necessitated the reinvigoration of our training efforts. These challenges call for regular reviews of existing internal security operation techniques,” he added while saying that the course was designed to equip them with basic soldierly skills that will enable them fit into the transformation programmes of the Nigerian Army.