235 military officers have undergone counter-terrorism and peace support operations at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji in Kaduna State.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony on Saturday, the Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo, said the training was aimed at equipping the officers with the necessary skills to combat terrorism.
Gambo added that the training became necessary as a result of the myriad of security challenges confronting the nation.
He opined that the challenges require effective training of officers and men in the art of counter-terrorism, peace support operations, and disaster management.
Gambo urged the military officers to apply the skills learned from the college in the ongoing war against terrorists in the northeast, bandits in the North West and North Central as well as other related crimes across the country.
The Naval boss also reminded them of their expected roles in the realization of the Federal Government’s Change Agenda and war against terror.
Speaking further, he asked them to imbibe the cardinal virtues of a soldier which include discipline, team spirit, time management, and self-confidence among others.
Among those who participated in the training were also allied officers from Liberia, Ghana, Gambia, Cameroun, Sierra Leone, and Benin Republic.