Armoured, Infantry officers for week-long training in Bauchi

THE Nigerian Army Armoured Corps Headquarters in Bauchi State, in conjunction with the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps, will hold a joint yearly training week from Monday, May 14, 2012, to Friday, May 18, 2012.

It is tagged: “Combat arms training week (CATWEEK) 2012” and has the theme “Repositioning the combat arms through training and equipment to meet contemporary security challenges.”

In a statement issued yesterday in Jos, Plateau State, the Army Public Relations Officer, Lt.-Ishaku Gaji Takwa, said the training offer officers and soldiers of the Infantry and Armoured Corps in the country the opportunity to interact intellectually and prepare the Corps against the challenges of modern warfare.

The statement added that resource persons were drawn from the military and the academics to expose the Infantry and the Armoured personnel to new trends in their fields.

Takwa said Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State would be the special guest of honour while the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika and Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State are among the dignitaries expected at the training session.

The opening ceremony will be concluded with a cocktail party at the Hassan Usman Katsina Officers’ Mess, Obienu Barracks, Bauchi, at 8.00 p.m.

He said there would also be an equipment display at the Hassan Usman Katsina Officers’ Mess and fire power demonstration on Infantry and Armoured equipment at Victor Kure Armoured Range in Geji Village along Bauchi-Jos Road on Monday and Thursday.

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