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Help us tackle banditry, kidnapping in Kaduna, El-Rufai begs Navy


Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai has appealed to the Nigerian Navy to assist in tackling the menace of armed banditry, kidnapping and other forms of criminalities ravaging the state, especially in South Kaduna.

El-Rufai made the appeal during the commissioning of the Nigerian Navy school of Armament Technology, (NNSAT) an institution responsible for providing support in desert warfare and redeployment training for the Nigerian Navy Special Boat Service Operatives in Kaduna.

The NNSAT which was relocated to Kachia in 2009 has trained 46 OLC officers, 279 STC officers, 158 instructor refreshers course (IRC) ratings, three special duty post commissioning training (SDPCT) officers, 866 fire control grades I-III ratings and 911 quarter armourer grade I-III ratings.

El-Rufai noted that the efforts of the Naval personnel and the synergy with other security agencies has significantly contributed immensely in curbing insecurity in most part of the state, challenging the Navy not to rest on their oars.

Speaking during the commissioning, Chief of Naval Staff, Ibok-Ete said the school would spur the Navy to be more proactive, as it will enhance professionalism. He explained that the school has been designated as one of the cells of the Directorate of Research and Development of the Nigerian Navy, adding that the concept behind the establishment of the school is to have a centre of excellence in naval armament capable of word class in all areas.


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