The Nigerian Army may be planning to draft graduates from the Nigerian Military School (NMS) to the battle field to help fight insurgency plaguing the country.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya gave a hint to that effect at the 64th passing out parade of the NMS held on Saturday September 3, 2022 in Zaria, Kaduna State.

Gen. Faruk Yahaya said the graduating cadets will  undergo six weeks additional training at the Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI).

Yahaya was the reviewing officer at the 64th Passing Out Parade of the NMS Boys in Zaria, Kaduna State, held on Saturday.

In a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, the COAS said the training at NASI would prepare the boys effectively contribute their quota in combating contemporary security challenges in the country.

He appreciated President Mohammadu Buhari for his unwavering support and encouragement to the Nigerian army.

Speaking on behalf of ex-boys of NMS, the Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy, Maj.-Gen. Ibrahim Yusuf, commended the COAS’ “unprecedented” intervention in the area of infrastructure to the school.

The NMS Commandant, Brig.-Gen. Jonathan Aun, conveyed the appreciation of the staff and students of the school to the COAS for the execution of welfare projects inaugurated shortly after the passing out parade.

Aun said that the projects would engender conducive environment for teaching and learning in the school.

The projects include, a remodelled e-Library, 2000 capacity students refectory, Officers Mess, Warrant Officers and Sergeants Mess, Soldiers Club and a Multipurpose Hall.

The event was attended by senior military officers, traditional rulers and other dignitaries.

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