We will recruit youths to fight Boko Haram – Buratai

Lt. Gen, Tukur Yusuf Buratai, The Chief of Army staff, has said the force would recruit Nigerian youths to fight Boko Haram.

This was disclosed by the Director Directorate Army Recruitment and Resettlement Reserve, Brigadier General, Emmanuel Akpan, who represented the Chief of Army staff.

The disclosure was during a courtesy visit to Governor David Umahi , at the exco Chambers in Abakaliki.

In his words, “The normal army that was trained to engage particularly in conventional warfare are having a lot of problems as you can see in the North-Eastern region. So recently the Chief of Army instituted Special Forces concept; a special skill that you can use to fight war.

“This special training will now be integrated in every training in the Nigerian Army. So, this means that anybody that is recruited in the Nigerian Army with effect from now, will have to go through that process. It is a tough training, it requires a lot of physical and mental fitness. So, we need young men and women who are physically fit.”