Army begins Camp Highland to train cadets in leadership skills

By Chijioke Kingsley

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – As Camp Highland begins in Plateau and Kaduna states for army cadets, the Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) will train cadet personnel in control capabilities, among other skills, to from Saturday January 8, 2022.

The training is part of the Army Cadet Short Service Course 47 outdoor field training exercise, Academy spokesman Major Bashir Jajira said in a statement to our correspondent Friday.

He said the final outdoor activities are also designed to test cadet leadership skills, physical fitness, among other military skills.

According to him: “The exercise is an important military training activity used to check the readiness of army cadets to be appointed officers in the Nigerian armed forces.

Phases of the exercise that would take place on the Plateau include the map reading exercise in Heipang and adventure training at the Citizenship and Leadership Training Center, Shere Hills, Jos, 8-14 January 2022. In addition, tactical exercises and combat inoculation exercises would take place in the general area of ​​Kachia from January 14 to 29, 2022 ”, he declared.

Jajira called on the communities living around Heipang and Shere Hills in Jos to support the army as a significant movement of military vehicles would be observed around the general area.

“Residents of Heipang and Shere Hills will observe massive movements of military personnel, vehicles and equipment in the general area from January 8 to 15, 2022.

Likewise, residents of the Katul Crossing – Fadan Kamanta axis in the Zagon Kataf local government area in Kaduna State will observe the same tactical exercises involving fire / simulations of small arms and artillery fire. from January 15 to 19, 2022.

“Residents of the general areas mentioned above are therefore advised not to panic but to go about their normal daily activities without fear. They are, however, advised to report any security breaches to the nearest authorities, ”he said.

The statement said that the combat inoculation, which would involve live fire of small arms, armor and artillery, will be carried out from January 20 to 29, 2022 in the drill area near the base camp of the Nigerian Army, Kachia, adding that residents around Aninkwa, Insame and neighboring communities are advised to stay away from the live fire area for the duration of the exercise.

“For our part, all the necessary security measures and arrangements have been put in place to ensure security in the exercise areas,” Jajira said.