The Nigeria Army has commenced a combined training programme for the army and officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, in a bid to standardize training and foster synergy in the nation’s security agencies to meet the current challenges in the rising spate of terrorism in the country.
The Special Forces Development Programme is taking place at the Nigerian Army base Camp Kachia, Kaduna State, and is expected to build competences in national level counter terrorism capability.
The total number of men and officers expected to attend is 434; comprising 28 from guards brigade; 113 from 1 Diision, Kaduna; 117 From 3 Division Ibadan; 121 from 82 Division Enugu; and 60 from the NSCDC.
In his welcome address to the officers, the Army Director of Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency Centre, Tijani Kanbap Golau, said “the need for this special forces that will be equipped with intensive training is to stamp out the issue of insurgency which is alien to Nigeria”.
He added that the personnel have been insured despite the fact they are “trained to defeat not for death”.