106 NDA cadets complete training in Bauchi

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As part of efforts to address security challenges in the country, 106 cadets from the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) Regular Course 69 completed their mechanized operations training at Bauchi yesterday.

Speaking at the closing ceremony at Victor Kure Armored Range, the Commanding Officer, Major General Ibrahim Yusuf, said the week-long training titled “Exercise Battle Crime” was aimed at exposing them to various mechanized operations to relieve security challenges.

“The objective of the exercise is to expose the cadets to mechanized operations to prepare them to deal with current security threats,” he said.
He added that the exercise was a joint operation and collaboration between the Armored Corps, Artillery Corps as well as the Nigerian Air Force Special Operations Command.

Yusuf revealed that prior to the training, the cadets were at the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Makurdi, where they participated in assault crossing operations on the Benue River and traveled to the Center of citizenship and leadership training, Jos, Plateau State, where they went through the adventure phase of their training.

Yusuf praised Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya for his determination to make the training possible, saying, “All of this would not have been possible without the overwhelming support of the Chief of Staff. army staff. All tanks, artillery guns that participated in this operation were a courtesy of COAS.

Armored Corps Commander Maj. Gen. Suleiman Idris said, “This is the first time that NDA cadets have come to Bauchi State to participate in this type of training exercise.”

Suleiman said that due to the security threats and challenges in the country, the Nigerian military felt that this type of training was extremely necessary.

“It’s because when you’re training cadets who are going to be officers who are going to lead men into war, it’s ideal to expose them to this kind of situation,” he said.

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