The Nigerian Army have trained 40 security guards in an effort to improve security in displaced persons Camps within Maiduguri, Borno state capital.
Lt.-Col. Agbo Solomon, Commander, 195 Battalion who represented the General Officer Commanding(GOC), Maj.-Gen. Shauib Waidi, said that the measure will help close some observed security gaps being exploited by unscrupulous elements in the Camps.
He said that the security guards had undergone intensive training on small arms handling with emphasis on safety and protection, unarmed combat, how to disarm adversaries during attacks and how to defend themselves using combinations of physical combat techniques.
He said that such kinds of initiative would be helpful in cementing civil military relationships with the host community through encouraging them to be actively involved in securing their own communities.
In his remarks, Borno Commisioner Youth and Sport, Seina Buba, lauded the Army and the CJTF efforts toward restoring lasting peace in the state.
He said that the state government was working towards ensuring that all the Camps in the state are closed so that people would returned to their respective communities.