The Chief of Army Staff (CAS), Tukur Buratai, said the Nigerian Army will uphold thoroughness in its recruitment processes to ensure that only qualified persons are recruited.

Buratai made the remarks during the final screening for 80 regular recruits at Falgore forest training camp on Monday in Kano State.

He said the exercise was a new approach to the screening and recruitment process of the Nigerian Army.

Brutai added that it was borne out of the need to recruit the best.

He said lessons drawn from experiences in the field had made it imperative to recruit the best, noting that a faulty process could lead to “faulty training and subsequently, faulty operations.”

According to him, the Nigerian Army is not ready for that again.

“As such, you must make up your mind that you are ready to serve your country as a soldier and you should be ready, anywhere you are deployed, after your passing out.

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“All of you will go to Sambisa at the end of your depot training.

“If you are not ready to move to Sambisa and other parts of the country, and of course, our border areas to defend our country from any act of aggression, then you have not started.

“It is not yet late, if you have any doubt if you are not ready for discipline and loyalty at any point, then you can stand up and go.

“There is no room for laziness and indiscipline in the army and no room for malingering,’’ he said.

Buratai said that all screening for recruitment, selection and commissioning would henceforth be conducted in the Falgore forest.

Meanwhile, reported that the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, absorbed 400 members of the civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) into its fold to assist in prosecuting the war against Boko Haram terrorists.

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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno state commissioned the 400 men in the presence of the chief of army staff.

He said they formed the first batch to be recruited by the Army, adding that other JTF members will be joining the Army soon.

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