Nigerian Army enlists 5,800 new soldiers


Nigerian armed forces

Nigerian armed forces

…As COAS urges them to defend Nigeria at all cost

By Ibrahim Hassan-Wuyo

In a bid to increase and protect the country’s territory, Nigerian Army, Saturday enlisted 5,800 new soldiers.

During their Passing Out Parade from the Nigerian Army Depot, Zaria on Saturday, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Farouk Yahaya, has charged the new soldiers to be ready to defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria at all cost.

The 5,800 new soldiers are members of the 81 Regular Recruit Intake at the Depot Nigerian Army, Zaria

General Yahaya said Nigeria is currently facing numerous security challenges occasioned by the activities of Boko Haram Terrorists, armed bandits, kidnappers, secessionist agitators and other criminal elements.

The COAS who was the Reviewing Officer at the POP said, the security challenges can only be surmounted by the collective resolve and effort of every officer and soldier of the Nigerian Army including the newly recruited ones.

“You must…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper