7 Division of the Nigerian Army concludes the training of 40 security guards to strengthen security in Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs camp in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
The Division’s General Officer Commanding, GOC Major General Shauib Waidi, said that the measure was to close security gaps in the camp.
The GOC, represented by Lieutenant Colonel Agbo Solomon, Commander, 195 Battalion, said that the security guards had undergone intensive training on small arms handling with emphasis on safety and protection.
He added that they were trained in unarmed combat, how to disarm adversaries during attacks, and defend themselves using combinations of physical combat techniques.
Wudil explained that the initiative would cement civil-military relations and encourage the host community to be actively involved in securing their area.
In his remarks, Borno Commissioner for Youth and Sport, Seina Buba, lauded the efforts of the Army and Civilian JTF towards restoring lasting peace in the state.
Buba said that the initiative would be replicated in other camps across the state to ensure more protection for the IDPs.