Chief of Defence Staff, General Abayomi Olonisakin, has assured that Boko Haram insurgency, kidnapping, banditry and other security challenges facing the country would soon be over as the Nigerian Army recruits 5,000 personnel.
Olonisakin, who was speaking at the passing out parade of the 78 Regular Recruits Intake of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna, said the recruitment would go a long way to tackle the security challenges in the country.
He stated the Nigerian Armed Forces would not rest until the lives and properties of the citizens are secured.
He said: “Nigeria is currently facing numerous security challenges occasioned by the activities of Boko Haram terrorists, armed bandits, kidnappers and other criminal elements.
“I wish to state that these security challenges will soon come to an end as we will not rest on our oars until the country is safe for all of us.
“Today marks yet another chapter in the history of this great institution (the Depot) and the country in general.
“I am glad that Depot Nigerian Army has continued to evolve innovative ways of improving the standard in the training of personnel for the Nigerian Army.
“This realistic and result oriented training that is being imparted in young recruits here has been yielding positive results.
“This is evident by the robust fighting spirit displayed by our soldiers in various theatres of operations.”