Army to train 3,000 police/civil defence personnel to relieve troops in Bama

Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff

The Nigerian Army is to train about 3,000 policemen and personnel of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence corps (NSCDC), for security duties in the Bama axis of Borno state.

Chief Army of staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, made this known at the Chief of Army Staff second and third quarter training week in Abuja.

Buratai explained that the 3,000 police and NSCDC officers will be trained at the army school of Special Forces at Buni Yadi in Yobe State.

The army chief said the 3,000 personnel after the training, will be deployed to relieve troops, who are on routine duty in the Bama axis, and free them to face Boko Haram fighters in the hinterland.

Deployment of hundreds of troops fighting Boko Haram in North East region on internal security, according to Buratai, is overstretching the military, and prolonging the anti-insurgency operation.

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