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General News of Thursday, 29 September 2022


Army warns troops against illegal arms, ammunition deals

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The authority of the Nigerian Military on Thursday in Jos, the Plateau State capital, warned troops against involving in illegal arms and ammunition.

In a statement on Thursday by Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations 3 Division, Major Ishaku Takwa, he said the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN(OPSH), Major General Ibrahim Ali gave the warning during the inauguration ceremony of participants of Arms and Ammunition Storeman Refresher Course 1/22, at Headquarters 3 Base Ordnance Depot, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos.

According to him, General Ali warned troops that the army would deal decisively with any personnel caught involved in illegal arms and ammunition deals.

According to him, the scourge of insecurity in the country must be tackled through training and retraining personnel to effectively secure the lives and property of law-abiding citizens.

The statement added that the training was organised in line with the Chief of Army Staff’s vision of having “A professional Nigerian Army ready to accomplish assigned missions within a joint environment in defence of Nigeria.”

He emphasized the need for troops to seek knowledge for a better living, adding that the course would enable armourers and potential armourers to be versatile in arms and ammunition management within the Nigerian Army and their units.

He urged the participants to justify the confidence reposed in them by their formations/units by giving their best during the training.

“Earlier in his welcome address, the Commander,3 Division Ordnance Services, Brigadier General SA Alamu, said the training on Ammunition and Storeman Refresher Course is aimed at training the participants on both theoretical and practical roles and responsibilities of an armored,” he said.

He further charged the participants to be very adaptive, hardworking, open-minded, and ready to learn, adding that a total of 30 participants drawn from various units and formations within 3 Division were inaugurated, and the course is expected to last till 4 October 2022.