The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General Ibrahim Ali has warned troops against engaging in criminal activities that could further endanger the country.
The GOC issued the warning during the EXERCISE SHINING STAR II graduation ceremony at Headquarters 3 Division Small Arms Range Miango- Bassa, Plateau state.
Major General Ali stated that the constant training and retraining of NA personnel was necessary to enable them to protect the lives and property of law-abiding residents from the scourge of insecurity in the nation and the world at large.
He claimed that Post-Basic Training was organised with the overall goal of achieving effective troop performance, while emphasising that a soldier’s life is dependent on training and retraining.
General Ali noted that the training would enable personnel of the Nigerian Army to respond swiftly and professionally to security threats in the discharge of their constitutional duties.
The GOC urged the graduating personnel to effectively utilize their military training for the sake of Nigeria’s Armed Forces and the country.
In a remarks, the Division Training Officer (DTO) 3 Division NA, Brigadier General Suleiman Adamu said EXERCISE SHINING STAR II which is a Post-Basic Training Cadre for selected young soldiers has further equipped personnel to face current security challenges confronting the country.
Represented by the Deputy Chief of Staff Administration, Lieutenant Colonel SI Shaibu, the Division Training Officer said the training was aimed at improving troops combat skills in weapon handling and proficiency, field training, communication, map reading, ethics, use of GPS, offline maps, and regimentation in line with the standard practice of the Nigerian Army.
He praised the General Officer Commanding for his visionary leadership and the School’s adequate logistical support. The shooting competition, the presentation of certificates to the graduates, and the group photograph were all highlights of the event.