The Batch 6 of soldiers trained for counter terrorism operation graduated in Jaji, Kaduna State, this morning. The troops, however, did not receive a befitting treatment from the concerned authorities, a source told ekekeeeDOTcom. The source said the Batch 6 team was denied of the requisite kits for the operations they’ll be embarking on, and wondered where the huge sum appropriated for security in this year’s budget has gone to if issues as elementary as soldiers’ kits can’t be made available for all concerned personnel.
As at the time of this report, the morale of the passing out soldiers was dampened. The authorities later brought borrowed helmets and fragmented jackets and handed out to those who were slated to be part of the passing out parade.
Speaking further, our source said; “They were supposed to be kitted with 2 pairs of uniform, boot, ballistic helmet, fragmental jacket and communication gadgets.
But the unfortunate thing is that only the 1st and 2nd Batches received complete
kits, all other batches were incomplete. This 6th batch happens to be the worst, because they were only given a pair of uniform; all other things that will give
them the courage to fight, like helmets, jackets, boots and communication gadgets were missing. The soldiers’ moral is down. Where is huge amount budgeted for security?”