Nigerian Navy to send troops to fight Boko Haram

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The Nigerian Navy plans to deploy some of its recently commissioned officers to join the fight against Boko Haram in the North East, according to an official.

Speaking at the passing out ceremony and commissioning of direct short service cadets in Onne, Rivers on Friday, the Chief of Defence  Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, said some of the cadets would also be deployed to other areas for internal security operations.

“As a result of ongoing internal security challenges in some parts of the country, some cadets may be deployed for operations in no distant future.

“Cadets should also keep afresh in their memory that the internal security training acquired in the course of trainings will come in handy when deployed for internal security operations.

“Having trained 110 cadets, they will be part of the combat efforts at ensuring that there is peace in every part of the Nigerian state,” he said.

Mr. Badeh said the cadets were trained for nine months in special military skills to meet with the change in dynamics and asymmetric nature of threats confronting the nation.

He said the cadets would improve the navy’s role of supporting the government in maintaining political stability and economic activities in the maritime environment.

He said that severe punishment awaited any cadet and other military personnel who aligned with political organisations and who lacked discipline in their conduct and relations with the civilian public.

“Cadets must also obey superior orders and commit to total and unflinching loyalty to the service and to the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces,” he noted.

A national of the Republic of Benin was among the cadets who graduated from the college.



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  • Rommel

    Of course the navy should maintain a permanent presence at the lake Chad.

    • joshua

      Rommel i totaly agree with u that nigerian Navy should have a permanent presence in laked chad.and the federal government should visit the issue of seceding bakasi peninsula to Cameroon.

  • endingNaija

    Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, your present “Commander”- in- Chief -President Goodluck Jonathan is a politician who has politicized the military. And he has bought you and other military service chiefs. Sadly, your loyalty is to Mr. Goodluck Jonathan and not to the Nigerian state. And that is not right. I think the loyalty of Nigerian soldiers is to the Nigerian state and not to President Jonathan. But you-Mr. Badeh- are not placed in a situation to see that, you are not able to see that because you and all the military service chiefs have been compromised by Mr. Goodluck Jonathan-too bad.

    • joshua

      Greetings to u my friend,i understand ur position so much and wish to late u know that the solders must plegde their loyalty to the CNC and the country which is the service Badeh mention of,and again a CNC can not be changed in war,and nigeria is at war with bokoharam,the military will not allow the change of CNC Buhari knows that it is a military code.

      • endingNaija

        Even when the CNC is a THIEF as we have it now in Nigeria? You want a THIEF to continue to be your CNC? Ah na wa o! We are definitely DIFFERENT. I understand that you and your THIEVING service chiefs will want a THIEF to continue to be your CNC, but the vast majority of Nigerians have said NO!-a THIEF cannot continue to be our CNC. That it the verdict we the NIgerian people will deliver on March 28. Hope this helped you.

        • joshua

          Well u have ur right to chose as giving to u by GOODLUCK,i think u should look arround u and apc,u will find out that it is all party crimials joind to gether,a sunken ship,MARCH FOR GOODLUCK!

  • total

    How can Nigeria 230 nairn be exchanged for only 1 dollar. Na ordinary be that. GEJ and CBN seem clueless.

  • Otile

    I hope those troops being sent to do battle with the Islamists are not citizens of SE SS. I hate to lose any of our youths in this wild goose chase of pursuing the jihadists in their own land. In my opinion, the Islamists should govern their own people in their own land. Ba ruwana.

    • Funso

      Ọmọ àlè.

  • musa aliyu

    Eiyah! They will be the latest sacrificial lambs! In a government noted for unseriousness how can naval men be engaged in the desert? How much of Lake Chad is in Nigerian territory?

  • atakamosu

    The masses will not come out en masses for anyone. Sarahi cannot remove acting president Osibajo from office, however, he can make moves to get concessions if the executive blinks. Remember that the Senate can impeach the president if their are impeachable reasons, but the house must concur. The thought of a political coup is just a thought, the real coup could come from the Army. Why do I say this? Because an unstable Nigeria will affect the entire West, Central and North Africa due to the REFUGEES that will swarm those regions. Also the WEST being Europe will suffer more than what they are encountering now with the Syrian refugees. Only 1 million and the West is crying, just imagine 20 million refugees on their borders. So, a military coup to prevent disintegration will be wholly supported by the West while feigning to mediate. So all these IPOB, MASSOB, MEND and the OPC better be careful of what they wish for, they may get the devil himself. Do you think the WEST wants a stable Nigeria of 200 million people?

  • muazu wali

    It is a blessing to Nigerians that members of the eigth senate are negatively exposed daily as enemies of this country and its people. What is required now is a series of thanksgiving in gratitude to the Almighty for showing us the truth. Next we should be patient for one year only when the processes of nominating candudates for 2019 general elections begin. Their constituecies will handle them. In the meantime Buhari’s administration presently under his able and loyal Vice should concentrate with single mindedness to correct the wrongs and evils that fell on our dear nation. So far so good. The electorates are waiting.