Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Olonisakin urges forces to brace up for challenges

18 April 2016, 21:58

Abuja - The Chief of Defence Staff, (CDS) General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin, has charged personnel of the Nigerian Armed Forces to improve their combat readiness and weapon handling abilities.

He said they should thus brace up for the security challenges ahead.

Olonisakin made the remarks during the Nigerian Army annual range classification exercise at the 177 Guards Battalion Range, Keffi, Nasarawa State.

Also read: EFCC arraigns Tompolo in absentia

He said combat readiness and proficiency in weapon handling was an integral part of the military profession and all personnel are expected to master the art of weaponry.

“To combat the deadly security challenges facing the country, the Armed Forces must always renew its combat tactics and restrategise for effective military operations.”

He congratulated the participants for displaying exceptional firing skills, urging them to live up to expectations at all times and uphold the military enduring legacy by assisting in maintaining and keeping the peace in the country.

Range classification is an annual military exercise designed to improve personnel’s proficiency in weapon handling and to sharpen their skills.

Highlights of the exercise include the brilliant display of marksmanship by the CDS and the spectacular performance by the Principal Staff Officers from the Defence and Army Headquarters who were on the entourage of the CDS.

- News 24


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...