Nigerian Army In Abia Trained more 150 NSCDC Armed Squad

 [ Masterweb Reports ] - The First batch of NSCDC Armed Squad trained by Nigerian Army 14 Bridged Ohafia passed out on 30th November, 2012 with 150 graduates. The passing out ceremony attracted dignitaries from all works of lives across Nigeria, and there was live display by the graduating students on stripling and assembling of weapon blindfolded and timed.


Speaking at the passing out ceremony, the Commander, 14 Brigade, represented by Col. J.Y. Nimmyel disclosed that the leadership of the NSCDC had requested for the training in view of the growing sophistication of criminals in the country as well as the security challenges facing the nation.


He further stated that the one month intensive training exposed the graduating students on weapon handling and maintenance of personal weapons such as; Ak47, FN, G3, Pistol, and that they were equally taken to Igurita Shooting range located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State were they carried out live firing.


Col. J.Y. Nimmyel who commended the trainees for their high level of disciplined and dutiful throughout the period of their training urged them to keep faith with the lessons learnt during the training.


The Governor of Abia State Chief Dr. T.A.Orji, represented by Comdt. Nathaniel Ubong charged the beneficiaries on the need to ensure proper use of their weapons in the course of their duty. The Governor promised to continue his generosity on NSCDC and other security agencies. 


In closing remark, the new commandant of NSCDC Abia State Command, Comdt. Ben Dikuro commended the Nigerian Army for training personnel of NSCDC, and charged the graduating students to use the skills acquired to curtail the security challenges threatening the corporate existence of the country, he further explained that the training of personnel of the NSCDC in weapon handling was within the scope of the appropriate laws establishing the agency and promised the public that his personnel will make positive use of the training towards actualising the objectives of the Federal Government.


*Photo Caption - NSCDC graduates pose for photo

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