Nigeria’s Military Academy ready to face threats

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The new cadets in Camp ready to be commissioned into the Nigerian Army have been well trained to counter insurgents and contemporary threats ravaging the country, the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), has said.

The NDA said there will be no safe haven for trouble shooters who do not want the country to be in peace by the time the current army cadets are integrated into the Army.

Speaking to journalists on Friday in Jos, at the outdoor exercise for the cadets tagged Exercise Camp Highland, the Commandant of the Academy, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Manu Yusuf, reaffirms the military determination to end all forms of banditry, insurgency and criminality confronting Nigeria.

“This training will boost cadets capacity to deal with the current challenges of insurgency, banditry as well as future challenges” Gen. Yusuf said.

Sky News Africa reports that the cadets have undergone map reading and are presently undergoing leadership and endurance training at Shere Hills in the capital city of Jos, North-central Plateau State.

The exercise is designed to test the Cadets Leadership skills, Physical fitness, Map Reading, Command and Control capabilities among other military competencies.

“The exercise is also a major platform used to ascertain the level of preparedness of the final year Army Cadets before their Commissioning as Officers in the Nigerian Armed Forces.

“The cadet training has three major components, the academics, military training and the character development: the exercise in Shere Hills covers two major components majorly the military training and the character development”, Yusuf said.


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