Army Commander Emphasises On Quality Training Of Personnel In Nigeria

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) and Commander of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General Ibrahim Ali has said that good training increases troops’ chances of survival on the battlefield.


At ccording to a statement by the Acting Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, 3 Division Major Takwa Ishaku, the Commander made this known on 20 October 2022 during the inauguration ceremony of the Fourth Quarter Basic Battle Course 2022, held at 3 Division Small Arms Range Miango Bassa in Jos.


The Commander OPSH revealed that the myriad of insecurity challenges in the country and the world at large was responsible for consistent training and retraining of NA personnel to optimally perform their duties of securing the lives and property of the citizens.


He stressed that the training was organized to enhance the skills of participants towards effective and battle-focused tactics in eliminating the enemies of the state, noting that the training would enable personnel of the Nigerian Army to develop the use of initiative, enhance their tactical skills and effective employment of weapons day and night to counter emerging security challenges.


He reiterated on training and retraining as the best welfare he can give to his troops.


In an address of welcome, the Division Training Officer (DTO) 3 Division NA, Brigadier General Suleiman Adamu noted that the training which was spelled out by the Army Headquarters Department of Training shall cover, tactics, weapon handling, battle drills and map reading among others.

He said participants for the training were selected young soldiers and officers from 6 Brigade Jalingo, 23 Brigade Yola, 33 Artillery Brigade Bauchi, 303 Artillery Regiment Gombe, and 3 Division Garrison.


He further revealed the training was designed to face the current security challenges confronting the country.


In attendance were the Chief of Staff 3 Division, Principal Staff Officers from 3 Division, Commanders and Commanding Officers of 3 Division-related units and formations.




Source: Voice of Nigeria