Nigerian Army adopts Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa languages in tackling insecurity

The 32 Artillery Brigade of the Nigerian Military has collaborated with the Nationwide Institute for Cultural Orientation in a bid to coach its males within the mastery of the three main indigenous languages within the nation.

The transfer, which was launched on the Brigade Command, Akure, the Ondo State capital, is geared in the direction of enhancing the operational actions of troopers within the battle in opposition to crime, significantly whereas relating with locals.

The programme, based on the Brigade Commander, Brigadier Normal Zakari Logun Abubakar, will allow troopers to be proficient within the three indigenous languages of Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa.

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In accordance with a press release signed by the Assistant Director, Military Public Relations of the Brigade, Victor Olukoya, “the Brigade has keyed into the policy directive of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai, which is – all formations and units of the Nigerian Army are to commence teaching of the 3 major Nigerian languages to officers and soldiers.”

Olukoya additional defined that the choice is as a result of present engagement of Nigerian Military in varied inner safety operations which requires troops to successfully talk with the locals to foster cordial civil-military cooperation and intelligence gathering.

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Inaugurating this system, the commander 32 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier Normal Zakari Logun Abubakar careworn the significance of the programme to the personnel of the Brigade.

In accordance with him, “proficiency in these languages will enhance the performance of personnel in the conduct of operations as it will improve their ability to communicate and integrate effectively with the local communities.”

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