The Nigerian Army says it would train mobile strike team among personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and the police fighting Boko Haram in the North-East.
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said this on Sunday in Maiduguri at the graduation of the army Mobile Strike Team at the Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni Yadi, in Yobe.
Dan-Ali said the ministry will start a programme for the police and personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), to relieve the military special strike task force.
The pilot training will be in Bama, where the NSCDC and the Police will take some of the key areas of the operation.
On his visit to the North-East, the minister said his visit was designed to appraise the training of the counter-insurgency school.
We are here with the Chief of Army Staff to adopt new adopt new strategies by training and re-training our troops on how to respond to quick attacks and dismantle ambushes.
The anti-ambush, shooting range and patrol drift are some of the new strategies adopted to respond to quick attacks by the insurgents.