Nigerian Army Set To Recruit Volunteers

The Nigerian Army on Wednesday disclosed that it had commenced recruitment of qualified able men into the service to help strengthen it in the ongoing war against insurgence.

This was disclosed at a news conference in Abuja by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Olaijide Laleye.

Laleye said those recruited would be trained, after which they will form part of the force to undertake campaign in the Northeast.

He said the Nigerian Army will also commission duly qualified and interested Nigerians as officers through the Direct Short Service Commission and Short Service Commission. “Already, the office of the Military Secretary has sent out adverts in some national dailies for interested candidates,” he said.

Laleye also decried sections of the media for undertaking a smear campaign calculated to undermine the numerous achievements of the Army. He said despite the efforts of the Nigerian Army to tackle the current insecurity problem in the country, some individuals, bodies and organizations were working towards tarnishing its image.

He further said, “This group and their international collaborators are trying hard to portray the Nigerian military as corrupt with myriad of problems and challenges ranging from morale of troops, equipment and troops welfare.”

The Army spokesman reiterated that the army was steadily reversing the ugly menace of terrorism and insurgency in parts of the country.

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