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Published On: Mon, Dec 1st, 2014

Bauchi: Army Armour school graduates 150 soldiers

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From Ahmed Kaigama,Bauchi

The Nigerian Army Armour School (NAAS) Bauchi has decorated nine newly promoted officers with the new ranks and graduated 150 officers, men on different fields, strategies of defending the territorial integrity of the nation

The Commandant, Nigerian Army Armour School (NAAS), Brigadier-General Dike Nnaa, disclosed this during the decoration of newly promoted officer and graduation of officers and men at the School of Amour Bauchi

Our correspondent gathered that the 2014 soldiers and officers graduation ceremony was on A1 Crewman Reconnaissance Automotive, A1 Crewman Tank Automotive, A1 Crewman Tank Weapons, Crewman Communication, A1 Crewman, Armour Battalion, Company, Armour Platoon, Platoon Sergeant Commanders’ Courses held at the NAAS in Bauchi.

Nnaa, said only the soldiers can defend Nigeria and assured that the soldiers would defend the country even with the last drop of their blood, saying they have resolved to give the soldiers the best of practical training than theories for them to adequately defend the country.

Nnaa said: “We don’t need to be down folded by the insecurity in the country. It is us soldiers that will fight to stable this country because it’s our constitutional duty and that is why we offer training here. You will discover that in battle, fear will be there when you see a colleague falling down both from lift and right. It’s natural that fear will come to you and that is why it is our resolve now to give you the best of training.”
He added that, “If you have the best of training and equipment your fear will reduce. Like you were told the troops that came with you were deployed to North East, they have taken over Gombi, Mararaba, Mubi and Maiha. They have driven the insurgents and as I’m talking to you now, the insurgents are on the move. Fear should be removed from our minds because we have a country to defend and we have one country to call our own and the country is Nigeria.”

Meanwhile, the Commandant Armoured Corps Major-General Tanko Gaiya represented by the Corps Chief of Staff, Brigadier-General Kayode Ogundek charged the soldiers in filed not to betray the country and their colleagues, saying they are making progress in chasing the insurgents out of the country.

The newly promoted officers and decorated men are the Deputy NAAS Commandant, Brigadier B.O Sawyeer from the rank of Colonel to Brigadier General, A.O Abdullahi from Colonel to Brigadier, S.D Makolo from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel, T A Ayoola from Lieutenant Colonel to Colonel, G Oyinwola from Major to Lieutenant Colonel.A.A
Adekuoroye, A Musa, S A Salawo and B M Abdullahi promoted from Captains to Majors. Responding on behalf of the newly promoted officers, Brigadier General Sawyeer said with the promotion they are expected to double their efforts, saying they will continue to contribute their quota in terms of generating ideas in tackling insecurity in the country.

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