Nigeria to establish Special Forces Brigade to counter Boko Haram 

Nigerian soldiers on patrol in Maiduguri

Following the incessant terror attacks,the Nigerian government is set to establish a Special Forces Brigade, President Goodluck Jonathan has said.

Speaking at the passing out parade of the Army Officer Cadets of the 61 Regular Course and Short Service Course 42, Mr. Jonathan said the establishment of this brigade would help tackle the challenges of security threats in Nigeria.

The Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, the venue of the occasion also celebrated its Golden Jubilee Anniversary.

Mr. Jonathan said the brigade will align Nigerian armed forces with greater citizen’s protection and national defence.

“In furtherance of our national security objectives, we are establishing a Special Forces Brigade to meet the challenges of new threats in the environment and thereby aligning our armed forces to greater citizen’s protection and national defence,” Mr. Jonathan said.

The president also directed the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh and all Service Chiefs to institute special honours for fallen soldiers.

“On this special occasion, I am directing the Chief of Defence Staff and the Service Chiefs to institute special honours for our men in uniform who lose their lives in active service.

“On no account must our country abandon those who serve her loyally, and paid the supreme price. This honour is to ensure that their memories and service live with us and our Nation forever,” he said.

Congratulating the graduating officers, Mr. Jonathan charged them to be 100 per cent loyal to the country, maintain discipline, demonstrate absolute dedication to duty and exhibit professionalism in all they do.

He also reminded the officers that the welfare and safety of men under their command must be their top priority.

Mr. Jonathan commended the Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA and his team.

He charged them to continue learning from partner military cadets organisations across the globe, stating that the academic endeavours of the NDA must relate primarily to serving the professional needs of the military.

“You must review all academic courses of study towards enhancing the professional education capacity of this great military academy,” he said.


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