The Nigerian Army has said 4,832 soldiers will be recruited next week and posted to different parts of the country to strengthen its capacity in its ongoing operations.
The disclosure was made by the commandant of the Depot Nigerian Army, Major General Sani Mohammed, Daily Trust reports
Legit.ng gathers that Mohammed said that the 4,832 recruits would be officially commissioned on Saturday, October 19, 2019, after a passing-out parade.
The chief of army staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, who was represented by Major General Aminu Bichi Maitama, said training in the Nigerian Army is a continuous process that would last throughout a soldier’s career.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigerian Army appealed to lawmakers of the National Assembly to provide helicopters for military operations against Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast.
The theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, said that Boko Haram and all other terrorist groups in the region would be crushed in a short period of time if the National Assembly approve the purchase of helicopters for the army.
While speaking during a visit by the National Assembly's joint committee on army in Maiduguri, Borno state, Adeniyi said the unavailability of army aviation was responsible for the institution's inability to defeat the terrorists.
He said the necessary gadget needed in the fight against insurgency if provided would aid the Nigerian Army's effort in fighting Boko Haram.
Adeniyi said: "The only thing that needs to be given to the army now is Nigeria Army Aviation with its own helicopters."
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