General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the Nigerian Chief of Amry Staff has stated that the Nigerian army is soon to engage in Nigerian youth recruitment in order to fight the insurgency in the North-East.
This was announced during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Ebonyi State, Governor David Umahi, at the Exco-Chambers Government House, Abakalik. Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, represented by Brig. General Emmanuel Akpan, the Directorate Director for Army Recruitment and DARRR Reserve, made the case.
“The normal army that was trained to engage particularly in conventional warfare are having a lot of problems as you can see in the North-Eastern region. So recently the Chief of Army instituted Special Forces concept; a special skill that you can use to fight war.
“This special training will now be integrated in every training in the Nigerian Army. So, this means that anybody that is recruited in the Nigerian Army with effect from now, will have to go through that process. It is a tough training, it requires a lot of physical and mental fitness. So, we need young men and women who are physically fit.”