Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
The Nigerian Army has admonished members of the youth vigilante group, popularly referred to as the Civilian JTF, to remain disciplined and continue to complement the efforts of the military in phasing out insurgency in Borno State.
The General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Obidah Ethan, a major general, gave the charge when he visited to the training camp of the over 800 youths presently undergoing empowerment training.
Ethan said the conduct of the vigilante youths so far has been commendable, adding they have proved to be formidable partners in the fight against insurgency.
He also commended the Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, for steps taken by his administration towards giving the youths of the state reorientation through the Borno State Youth Empowerment Scheme, BOYES.
Ethan equally acknowledged the efforts of the trainers and resource persons from the military, police, paramilitary organisations and other security agencies at the training camp for equipping the volunteer youths with the necessary skills required to further improve their efficiency on the field.