CDS Tasks Soldiers On Combat, Weapon HandlingLatest News, News Monday, April 18th, 2016
Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Gabriel Olonisakin has charged the Nigerian Armed Forces officers to brace up for the security challenges ahead, by improving on their combat readiness and weapon handling.
Gen. Olonisakin made the remarks recently during the Nigerian Army annual range classification exercise at the 177 Guards Battalion Range, Keffi, Nassarawa State.
CDS observed that combat readiness and proficiency in weapon handling were integral part of the military profession and every personnel is expected to master the art of weaponry.
Similarly, Gen. Olonisakin noted that to combat the deadly security challenges facing the country, the Armed Forces must always renew its combat tactics and re-strategize for effective military operations.
He hailed the participants for displaying exceptional firing skills, urging them to live up to expectations at all times and uphold the military enduring legacy by assisting in maintaining and keeping the peace in the country.
Highlights of the exercise included the display of marksmanship by the CDS and the spectacular performance by the Principal Staff Officers from the Defence and Army Headquarters who were on the entourage of the CDS.
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