The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has boosted the morale of personnel of the Nigerian Army to use their newly acquired combat skill to conquer criminal elements throwing country into turmoil.
The army chief spoke on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at the Nigerian Army Training Camp Kachia in Kaduna state, during the Final Exercise and Graduation ceremony of Trainees of Exercise Restore Hope III.
General Yahaya expresses optimism that the impressive performance of the final exercise showcased by the new recruits, their deployment in support of ongoing operations would spell doom against the nation’s enemies, further stressing that that the security issues rocking the nation demands the use of lethal force.
Gen. Yahaya, who stated that he was pleased with the results received from troops of Ex Restore Hope I and II, tasked the graduating personnel to effectively employ skills and competences acquired to deal with the various security challenges confronting the country, adding that peaceful and secured atmosphere must be created for the successful conduct of the 2023 elections. He however admonished the troops to remain apolitical and conduct their operational tasks devoid of politics. The Army Chief was not hesitant in pointing out that any personnel caught on the wrong side of the law will not be spared.
The training which started on July 18, 2022 to November 17, 2022 with a total of 647 soldiers,13 officers,134 senior non-commissioned officers and five hundred 82 Regular Recruit Intake drawn from Nigerian Army formations, units and command, is geared towards developing a lethal fighting force with high intensity in advance training of troops ready to be deployed in any theatre of operation.
The Chief of Army Staff later inaugurated newly refurbished Nigerian Army School of Artillery Soldiers’ Club and Student officers Accommodation at the Nigerian Army School of Artillery also in Kachia.
Summary of the event include: the long distance shooting at 300m, sniper shooting at 500m, shooting after physical efforts under timing with effects, small team tactical movement to rescue hostages and Krav magga unarmed combat demonstration.