Army cadets show strength at ongoing field training in Nigeria’s Plateau

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Army cadets of short service course 47, of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), has demonstrated high level of strength at the ongoing final outdoor field training in Nigeria’s North-central Plateau State.

The training camp tagged “Exercise Camp Highland”, hosted at the Shere Hills Citizenship Training Centre in Jos capital city of the State, will stretch through January 29 haven started on the 8th of January.

Speaking with Journalists Tuesday at the Camp Highland, the Academy Commandant, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Yusuf, said the new crops of Army that will join the Nigeria Armed Forces have received all the necessary training so far.

Gen. Yusuf said he is highly satisfied with the level of training attained by the cadets who are currently on their last lap of combatant regimented training after being admitted into the Academy in April 2021.

Rating the high level of training received, the Army boss said the cadets are already battle ready to combat insurgents and other criminals terrorising the country.

According to Him: “The Exercise is an important military training activity used in ascertaining the preparedness of the Army cadets for commissioning as Officers into the Nigeria Armed Forces.

“It is designed to test the cadet’s leadership skills, physical fitness, as well as command and control abilities, among other military competencies”, he said.

Our correspondent reports that some of the courses drilled into the cadets as they sojourn in Shere Hills, are Drum, Balancing log, crossing log, map reading, Tyre ring, pyramids, swing and ragain, hond transverse, spring jump, stepping, run on beach, barb wire , 12 feet wall among others.

Similarly, the Unit Coordinator, Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, Shere Hills, Mr. Abdulmumuni Maimako, said the skills garnered will help the young cadet’s physical and mental alertness actively agile to confront any challenges.

Responding, one of the participants who spoke to journalists, Cadet Aliyu Aliyu, said they joined course 47 as civilians but today they are fully ready and well equipped to defend their fatherland.


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