The Nigerian Army School of Infantry on Wednesday 15th April 2020 graduated 1,106 Starter Point Integrated Services (SPIS) Special Forces students at Camp Seleya in Jaji Military Cantonment.
The Graduands are officers and soldiers of 81 Battalion, 198 Special Forces and 199 Special Forces’ Battalions.
Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen TY Buratai was represented at the occasion by Lt Gen Lamidi Adeosun, the Chief of Policy and Plans, ‘Army’.
Lt. Gen Adeosun commended the graduands for their hardwork, discipline and for putting in their best during the course.
He also commended the tactical simulation conducted as part of the high points of the ceremony by the Special Forces.
He urged them to put their newly acquired special skills to use in meeting the operational objectives of Nigerian Army and the Country at large.
Adeosun disclosed that Nigerians are appreciative of the troops’ sacrifices and urged them to be prepared to give their best all the time.
He used the opportunity to commend the Nigerian Army School of Infantry (NASI) and SPIS Ltd for successfully completing the training of the first batch of the trainees.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Commandant NASI, Maj Gen Kevin Aligbe stated that the 12-week special training covered subjects like close contact combat, Skills at arms, unexpected incident operations and first aid among others.
He urged the graduands to make a difference in the Theatre of Operation as the School of Infantry would monitor their performances in the field through the Nigerian Army feedback monitoring system.
Among the senior officers present at the occasion were the Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy Maj Gen Jameel Sarham and the General Officer Commanding 1 division, Major General US Mohammed.
Others were the Commander Infantry Corps Maj Gen Stevenson Olabanji, and Commander 4 Special Forces’ Command Maj Gen MG Ali.
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