Recce battalion to train 200 young Army officers

Posted by News Express | 10 October 2017 | 1,917 times

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The Acting General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Benjamin Ahanotu, has hinted that the 241 Recce Battalion Nguru barracks would be used to host and train 200 young officers of the Nigerian Army as part of the compulsory leadership and regimentation orientation cadre organised for newly commissioned officers.  Consequently he advised them to maintain and improve upon their established standard.

The GOC made the disclosure when he visited troops of the Battalion as part of routine operational visit to troops under Headquarters 3 Division Tactical (Sector 2) deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole to mark Nigeria’s 57th independence anniversary celebration.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Kayode Ogunsanya disclosed that the GOC, while addressing the troops, said he was highly impressed with the standard of discipline and neatness maintained in the barracks.

He stated that such could only be achieved by troops that have value for military regimentation. He also praised the quality of facilities in the barracks during an inspection, assuring that the authority was very keen to improve on welfare of troops.

Earlier on arrival, the GOC was received and briefed by the Commanding Officer Col. UN Aliyu and was also conducted round the facilities in the barracks.

Such facilities include Lt. Gen. TY Buratai Hall of Fame, 200 Capacity Training Shed, Admin Coy Office, Special Training Area, an Ultra Modern Medical Reception Station, Officers and Soldiers quarters.

The GOC later paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Nguru, His Royal Highness Mai Mustapha Ibn Kyari.

In another development, following a tip off from the locals on presence of suspected Boko Haram terrorists and cattle rustlers at Kirbiri village, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, troops of 120 Battalion in conjunction with vigilantes mobilised to the general area.

On arrival, the gallant troops engaged the terrorists with a heavy fire neutralising one of them while several other terrorists abandoned their weapons and fled in disarray with gunshot wounds.

According to the statement, troops recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number 34364, and two empty rifle magazines.

Source: News Express

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