Army trains 67 NSCDC personnel on weapon handling

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 Army trains 67 NSCDC personnel
Army trains 67 NSCDC personnel
CALABAR – The Army Friday completed a one-month for 67 personnel of the Security and Civil Corps (NSCDC) weapon handling.

The , which started June 24 and ended Friday July 25, conducted at 146 Battalion, Eburutu Barracks, Calabar.

The NSCDC personnel were trained on stripling and assembling of G3 and AK47 rifles, description of G3 rifle, arms maintenance and shooting positions, among others.

Speaking at the end of the , Dr Benito Eze, Commandant, NSCDC, said the organised to prepare the corps on combat readiness.

Eze said that with the intensive personnel training, NSCDC ready to play its part mitigating the country’s present security challenges.

the past three years, 350 personnel of the NSCDC have been trained by the Army.

“And, most recently, some of our personnel had been trained on counter terrorism at the Nigerian Army Training, Centre at Kontagora, Niger State.[eap_ad_2]

“Since the commencement of our training, we have not recorded any incident of accidental discharge and we never record such by the grace of God,’’ he said.

He charged the graduating personnel to display a high sense of professionalism, integrity, humility and civility in the performance of their assigned duties.

Also speaking, Gov. Liyel Imoke of charged the graduating personnel to be disciplined in the discharge of their duties.

Imoke them to use the skills they acquired in the course of their study to help in maintaining peace and security in the country.

Responding on behalf of his colleagues, Mr Paul Nya, who emerged the overall best participant, pledged to justify the skills they acquired during the training.

Nya commended the NSCDC and Army for training them.

The highlight of the event was the stripling and assembling of G3 and AK47 rifles by personnel of NSCDC. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]