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Armed Forces begin anti-insurgency training for young officers

Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, says it would hold its maiden bi-annual field training exercise from the Twenty-second of this month to the fourth of next month.

In a statement by the College’s Public Relations Officer, Major Ajemasu Yake Jigina on Thursday said the training exercise, would be conducted along Jaji-Labar-Dunki-Wazata general area in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

Major Jigina explained that the exercises are designed to assess student officers of junior course eighty-nine on various aspects of leadership, tactics as well as command and control in all phases of conventional and asymmetric warfares.

The exercise would also evaluate students’ understanding of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations, he said.

According to him, medical sensitization on the COVID-19 pandemic would be carried out in Bina village, as part of the College’s corporate social responsibility to the host community.

The statement advised residents of the area to remain calm and not panic on sighting movement of troops and military equipment, stressing that sounds of explosives and small arms fire would also be heard intermittently during the period of the training exercise.

It however assured that necessary preventive measures have been put in place for security and safety of the area, adding that the general public is equally implored to keep off the vicinity during the period.

Usman Sani

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