Military trains mobile strike team against B/Haram ambushes
The Nigerian military yesterday said it has concluded plans to train a mobile strike team among personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Nigeria Police fighting Boko Haram in the North-East.
The Minister of Defense, Mansur Mohammed DanAli, said yesterday that the Nigerian Army Special Forces School would begin the training of the mobile strike team to counter Boko Haram terrorists’ ambushes against fighting troops in the Northeast
The minister said this at the Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni Yadi, in Yobe State, reiterating that
the ministry was starting the programme for the Police and personnel of the NSCDC to relieve the military special strike taskforce.
““In the school, troops will lean about ambush, anti ambush risks, and counter ambush strategies to finish the war. The pilot training will be in Bama, where the NSCDC and the Police will take some of the key areas of the operation. My visit was designed to appraise the training of the counterinsurgency school. I have spent a lot of time to go round and listen to their problems with a view to addressing them. You must be aware that in recent times, there have been frequent ambush attacks and suicide bombings by Boko Haram insurgents. We are here with the Chief of Army Staff to adopt new strategies by training and re-training our troops on how to respond to quick attacks and dismantle ambushes. The anti-ambush, shooting range and patrol drills are some of the new strategies adopted to respond to attacks by the insurgents,’’ the minister said.