- Tukur Buratai has an important message for the recruits of the Nigerian Army
- The military chief during the final screening said the applicants must be ready to serve anywhere in Nigeria
- Recall that the army said shortlisted applicants who applied for the recruitment were required to attend a screening exercise
Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday, January 11, told applicants seeking to serve in the army that they must be ready to move to Sambisa forest at the end of their training.
According to Premium Times, Buratai noted that the recruits should be ready to serve their country anywhere they are deployed as a soldier.
He made the disclosure at Falgore forest training camp during the final screening for 80 regular recruits in Kano state.
The army boss went on to note that the military will uphold thoroughness in its recruitment processes to ensure that only qualified persons are enlisted.
He said the exercise which is a new approach to the screening, selection, and recruitment process was borne out of the need to recruit the best for the Nigerian army.
The chief of army staff explained that there is no room for lazy and indisciplined soldiers in the army.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that candidates who applied for recruitment into the Nigerian Army 80 Regular Recruit Intake (RRI) were advised to check the list of successful candidates shortlisted for screening.
The army disclosed on Twitter on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, that the shortlisted applicants would be required to attend a screening exercise on December 2.
The statement asked all who applied for recruitment to visit the Nigerian Army official website for more information.
In a related development, the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, absorbed 400 members of the civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) into its fold to assist in prosecuting the war against Boko Haram terrorists.
Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state commissioned the 400 men in the presence of the chief of army staff.
He said they formed the first batch to be recruited by the Army, adding that other JTF members will be joining the Army soon.
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