Nigerian Army Recruits 5,000 Soldiers To Fight Insurgency

The Nigerian Army has recruited 5,000 soldiers as part of its efforts to improve national security, Concise News reports.

Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, disclosed this while speaking at the passing out ceremony of the new soldiers on Saturday at the Nigerian Army Depot, Zaria in Kaduna State.

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Olonisakin assured Nigerians that the military will not rest on its oars until the country is safe from the threats of Boko Haram terrorists, armed bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements.

While congratulating the soldiers on the successful completion of the training, Olonisakin urged them to uphold the values of loyalty, discipline and selfless service, adding that a lot is expected from them.

The army boss also gave an assurance that the security challenges the country is currently facing will soon be a thing of the past as the military is working hard to finally defeat the insurgents.

He said: “Nigeria is currently facing numerous security challenges occasioned by activities of Boko Haram terrorists, armed bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements… but I wish to state that these security challenges will soon come to an end as we will not rest on our oars.

“Today marks yet another chapter in the history of this great institution and the country in general.

“I am glad that depot Nigerian Army has continued to evolve innovative ways of improving the standard in the training of personnel for the Nigerian Army.

“These realistic and result oriented trainings that are being impacted in young recruits here have been yielding positive results and this has been evident by the robust fighting spirit displayed by our soldiers in various theatres of operations,” he added.