Chief of Army Staff Lt General Tukur Buratai with the trained special forces soldiers held at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry Jaji, Kaduna State. Photo: Usman Sani RN.
Nigerian Army has pledged adequate welfare of its personnel to enhance their productivity.
Chief of Army Staff Lt General Tukur Yusuf Buratai stated this at the graduation ceremony of trained special forces soldiers to fight against insurgency in the country held at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, Jaji Kaduna State.
Lt Gen Buratai stressed the need for 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.
He warned them to desist from the influence of social media and serve the country diligently, stressing that the Army has rules guiding the use of social media and would not condone indiscipline.
Lt General Tukur Buratai commended the Nigerian Army School of Infantry and a private company for partnering with the Army in the training of soldiers on counter-terrorism, anti-banditry among others.
Earlier, commandant of the Army School of Infantry, Major General Kelvin Aligbe explained that the training was initiated by the Army chief to defeat security challenges across the country.
He added that the training covered aspects of close contact combat, camouflage, unexpected incident operations and extraction under fire.
A total of One Thousand One Hundred and forty-two trained special forces soldiers graduated after undergoing a twelve-week training.
Usman Sani, Kaduna