SECURITY FLASH || Nigerian Army To Turn ‘Captured’ Sambisa Forest Into Training Ground In 201727 Dec 2016
Nigerian Army To Turn ‘Captured’ Sambisa Forest Into Training Ground In 2017.
Troops were already conducting a mop up operation in the forest after the last strong hold of the Boko Haram terrorists was captured.
I have already directed that we should conduct Nigerian Army small arms championship in that forest next year.
And we are going to use it also to test fire our fighting vehicles, other key equipment and weapons that requires testing whenever we want to induct new weapon and equipment into the Nigerian army inventory.
It will afford us very good ground for basic tactics and indeed advance tactics, including but not limited to tactics at the Platoon, company, battalion, Brigade and even division levels.
We are going to make it more robust to make sure that these criminals do not come back to that forest again. ”