Army trains Dogs to fight Boko Haram members

The Nigerian army says specially trained Military Dogs would assist military personnel in fighting Boko Haram members.

This development was revealed on Tuesday by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Azubuike Ihejirika at a workshop on “Enhancing Military Professionalism in the Nigerian Army to Meet Contemporary Challenges,” in Kaduna state, at the One Division of the Nigerian Army.

Lt. Gen. Azubuike noted that the Army would train a special squad in the art of using dogs to fight Boko Haram, a fundamentalist group which has been staging violent insurgency against government and security establishments.

“I’m glad to inform you that our second batch of our trainees on the use of dogs in the fight against terrorism have just completed their training and will soon be launched to join you to further make your work easier” the Army Chief said.

“The use of dogs in this kind of operation is not new. With experience gathered from operations both in Afganistan and Iraq has shown the efficacy of dogs in the detection of explosives. Hence, Nigeria adopted that to complement human intelligence and the use of technology. The dogs are quiet very effective in the detection of explosives and they will be launched soon.”

He criticized the failure of the military in engaging the sect members in battle, while urging officers of the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) combating the Boko Haram group in the North to be “alive to their duties”

The Chief of Army Staff told troops “be in war mood to be able to deal with the current challenges”

All soldiers must be combat ready at all times he said, adding that it is unacceptable for members of the Boko Haram sect to engage troops at checkpoints without much resistance.

“As you are out in the field at every point in time, make sure you are either conducting an operation or you are gathering intelligence. You must be doing any of the two at any point in time. If your area is too quiet, you have a reason to get worried.” Lt. Gen. Azubuike said.

He also emphasized the need for Commanding Officers to be innovative in tackling the worsening state of insecurity across the country.

“We believe that how your troops performance is a direct reflection of the qualities of their Commanding Officers. That is why you are assembled here for the next four days to brainstorm on matters of service interest in order to improve and sharpen your professional skills.”

He however commended the troops for the recent respite in what he called terrorist attacks in the North-West and North-East regions of the country.

9 Comments

  • When will Nigerians learn. Is this to say that Human intelligence is not sufficient enough? or we are trying to act a Nollywood movie here. The said dogs are going to be lead by humans (Nigerian Military personels). We should go down to the root cause of this Barbarian Sect, they have both National & International allies. Lets stop acting as if we don’t know who is who in Nigeria. If I say BäBå u come put G!Då, na u know… As 4 me the dog thing is to paint a good picture of our military force on the head lines… Adeous

  • The imported madness of imperialists continues…
    Now the people will no longer have to deal with the rest of killing diseases, and the scorch of Islamic terrorists, they will be warming up to welcome the epidemic of mad dog RABIS!
    Or do we really think the army or police that could not afford to pay for common uniform of their corrupt, inept, despotic forces, will have spare for taking their so-called dogs to the vet.???
    Who will supply the dogs, how much will it cost?
    Let me guess.. Britain or US, will supply the dogs,
    Cost.. Well, your guess could be as good as mine, if you’re in tune with the ‘Nigeria’ madness…
    Sure £€$Trillions will be safe bet on them if we’re lucky.
    May good God continue to guide His people!
    Wake up Black man, the train of ignorance has left the station, stand up for your lives!!!

  • Animal talk don start again… give them doggy bite…
    My people start wearing khaki for your protection from rabis!!!
    Another form of population control…

  • I think, i should differ on the general belief here. D use of dogs is a welcome development, it may just be the last straw that breaks d camel‘s back. In treating a new sickness, u hav 2 try out a couple of healthy drugs…., Its true dat no matter how u hate ur mum, u can‘t change the fact dat she gave birth to u. Nigerians, lets stop the pessimism n head for optimism. We can build a new NIGERIA.

  • Reality i can c ur coments here and their….. My only word 4 my count3 people is “every1 should have in mind that our help comes from God not man or animals, if God did not watch a city, d watchmen and dogs watch in vain” so if their idea work well, Is God’s doing and it marvelous in our sight! Simple

  • Really i can c ur coments here and their….. My only word 4 my count3 people is “every1 should have in mind that our help comes from God not man or animals, if God did not watch a city, d watchmen and dogs watch in vain” so if their idea work well, Is God’s doing and it marvelous in our sight! Simple

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