Military Exercise Shining Star II: Commander Cautions Troops Against Crime As 87 Soldiers Graduate

The Nigerian army on Thursday says, 87 Soldiers have graduated from Post-Basic Training of EXERCISE SHINING STAR II organised with the overall aim of achieving effective performance of troops.

Acting Deputy Director Army Public Relations 3 Division, Major Ishaku Takwa made this known in a statement that the graduation ceremony of took place at Headquarters 3 Division Small Arms Range Miango- Bassa, Plateau state.

Ishaku said, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN(OPSH), Major General Ibrahim Ali also warned troops against involvement in criminal activities which could further endanger the country. 

Major General Ali revealed that the scourge of insecurity in the country and the world at large was responsible for consistent training and retraining of NA personnel to enable them secure the lives and property of law abiding citizens. 

He posited that the Post-Basic Training was organised with the overall aim of achieving effective performance of troops adding that the live of a soldier is hinged 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. 

He urged the graduating personnel to make good use of the military skills learned for betterment of the Armed Forces of Nigeria and service to the nation.

In his welcome 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 thanked the General Officer Commanding for his visionary leadership, and adequate logistics support to the School.

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