Be ready to move to Sambisa forest – Army boss tells new recruits

Be ready to move to Sambisa forest – Army boss tells new recruits

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Monday, January 11, told applicants seeking to serve in the army that they must be ready to move to Sambisa forest at the end of their training.

According to Premium Times, Buratai noted that the recruits should be ready to serve their country anywhere they are deployed as a soldier.

He made the disclosure during the final screening for 80 regular recruits at Falgore forest training camp in Kano state.

The army boss went on to note that the military will uphold thoroughness in its recruitment processes to ensure that only qualified persons are enlisted.

He said the exercise which is a new approach to the screening, selection, and recruitment process was borne out of the need to recruit the best for the Nigerian army.

According to him, lessons drawn from experiences in the field have made it necessary to recruit the best, noting that a faulty process could lead to faulty training and operations.

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The chief of army staff explained that there is no room for lazy and indisciplined soldiers in the army.

Meanwhile, reported that the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, absorbed 400 members of the civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) into its fold to assist in prosecuting the war against Boko Haram terrorists.

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state commissioned the 400 men in the presence of the chief of army staff.

He said they formed the first batch to be recruited by the Army, adding that other JTF members will be joining the Army soon.

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