No decision to train regular recruits in Sambisa forest –Army

The Nigerian Army has clarified that it would be training the 76 Regular Recruits Intake (76RRI) in the Sambisa forest.

The Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, in a statement on Saturday, urged the public to disregard messages on the social media platfroms purportedly emanating from the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai to that effect.

Usman described the message as mischievous, saying“ this is not true”. “Members of the public are therefore requested to disregard it in its entirety.

“They should also be wary of fraudsters that request for gratification from interested candidates or their families. Recruitment into the Nigerian Army is free.”

Meanwhile, Usman said that more armed bandits surrendered their arms in Zamfara State on Friday.

He said that three AK-47 rifles, two G3 rifles, one small machine gun, three pump action guns, one tear-gas launcher, three tear-gas canisters and 690 locally made Dane guns were recovered.

Others recovered include 192 locally made pistols, eight locally made pump action guns, 17 locally made revolvers, 60 locally made multi-barrel pistols and 13 locally made double-barrel rifles.