They were trained as Quick Response Group to help stem the increasing spate of insurgency

The Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency Centre of the Nigerian Army in Jaji, Kaduna State, on Tuesday, graduated the 8th batch of 439 personnel to tackle terrorism in the country.

They were trained as Quick Response Group (QRG).

The Commandant of the centre, Brig.-Gen. Tijani Golau, said they were trained on identification of IEDs, cordon and search techniques, search and arrest procedures for suspects, information and intelligence gathering techniques, rescue operations, patrol, and raids, as well as fighting in built-up areas.

?On the whole, the graduating participants are eminently qualified and could be deployed to carry out counter terrorism and counter insurgency tasks in any part of the country,?? he said. ?Their training was very compact and intensive for three weeks and graduands have met the mandatory requirements as members of the Quick Response Group in the Nigerian Army. They are therefore, qualified to carry out quick reaction tasks as may be required by their respective units and formations.?

He said the participants were the 8th batch in the series of the counter terrorism training by the centre, adding that more than 3,000 officers from the Nigerian Police and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been trained.  

In his remarks, the guest speaker, Maj.-Gen. Kenneth Osuji, commended the directors of the programme for delivering a comprehensive programme for the training.  

He urged the participants to exhibit high professional behavior; and warned them against demanding for gratification from motorists at road blocks.

He said the Army had provided the participants with adequate tools and equipment for IED detection, eye glasses for night view among others.

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