Army warns troops against illegal arms, ammunition deals

Army warns troops against illegal arms, ammunition deals

Army warns troops against illegal arms, ammunition deals. The Nigerian Military advised soldiers against using illicit weapons and ammunition on Thursday in Jos, the capital of Plateau State.

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) and Commander Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), Major General Ibrahim Ali, issued the warning on February 22 at Headquarters 3 Base Ordnance Depot, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos, according to a statement on Thursday by Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations 3 Division, Major Ishaku Takwa.

General Ali reportedly gave troops the warning that the army will take harsh action against any personnel found to be involved in shady arms and ammunition trades.

He contends that in order to adequately protect the lives and property of law-abiding residents, staff must be properly trained and retrained in order to combat the epidemic of insecurity in the nation.

The statement continued, “A professional Nigerian Army ready to fulfill assigned duties within a joint environment in defense of Nigeria” was the goal of the Chief of Army Staff, who oversaw the planning of the training.

The training, he said, would help armorers and aspiring armorers to be flexible in the administration of weapons and ammunition within the Nigerian Army and their other organizations. He underlined the need for soldiers to pursue education for a better life.

He exhorted the participants to give their all during the training in order to earn the trust their formations/units had placed in them.

The training on ammunition and storeman refresher course is intended to instruct the participants on both theoretical and practical tasks and responsibilities of an armored, he added, quoting the Commander, 3 Division Ordnance Services, Brigadier General SA Alamu.


A total of 30 participants from various units and formations within 3 Division were inducted, and the training is anticipated to last through 4 October 2022, he said, urging them to be highly adaptable, hardworking, open-minded, and eager to learn.