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Why Theatre Training School Graduands Must Practicalize Lessons Learnt — Northeast JTF Commander

The Joint Task Force (JTF) North East (NE) Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) Theatre Commander, Major General Christopher Musa, has charged the Theatre Training School graduands on the need to patriotically practicalize every lesson learnt during their recently concluded course.

Maj. Gen. Musa stated this during the graduation ceremony of 28 participants of the In-Theatre Armoured Fighting Vehicle (AFV) Crewmen Refresher Course 1/2022 Theatre Training School on Monday, July 11.

The ceremony took place at the Maimalari Cantonment Range and featured a demonstration of tank manoeuvring tactics and live firing by variants of battle tanks in the inventory of the Nigerian Army Armour Corps.

Maj. Gen. Musa, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the graduation ceremony, lauded the school’s commitment to improving troops’ proficiency in the operation of AFV.

While enjoining troops to practicalise every lesson learnt during the course, the theatre commander expressed high optimism about the ability of the military to put an end to the long lingering terrorism in the region.

Delivering the welcome address, the Theatre Training Officer (TTO), Brigadier General EO Oduyebo, disclosed that the students underwent a month of intensive refresher training on the maintenance, operation, functionality and minor repairs of AFVs. He also thanked the Theatre Commander for creating an enabling platform and environment for this kind of training in the theatre. “We will continue to remain grateful for your concern on troops’ welfare and training packages”, he added.

In attendance was the General Officer Commanding 7 Division NA/Commander Sector 1 OPHK, Maj Gen Waidi Shaibu; Component Commanders; Formations and Unit Commanders; Principal Staff Officers; Senior Officers, Instructors, Graduating Students and Troops of OPHK.