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Army to add 4,832 recruits to strengthen capacity

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A civilian vigilante nicknamed Madman serves as a lookout along the last line of defense for the southeastern flank of Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeastern Nigeria. Credit: Laura Boushnak for The New York Times

The Nigerian has said it would add 4,832 soldiers next week to strengthen its capacity in its ongoing operations in different parts of the country.

Commandant of the Depot Nigerian Army, Major General Sani Mohammed who disclosed this at the weekend during the “Beating of the Retreat” for the 78th Regular Recruits Intake, said the event is usually organised to honour soldiers that have excelled during the training.

According to him, the 4,832 recruits would be officially commissioned on Saturday, October 19, 2019 after

Speaking at the event, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Yusuf Tukur Buratai, represented by Major General Aminu Bichi Maitama (rtd), praised the Commandant and his lieutenants for introducing the recruits to what he called the foundation upon which the career is built.

The army chief noted that training in the Nigerian Army is a continuous process.

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