498 soldiers and members of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps have been trained in basic anti-terrorism to curb the rising cases of insurgency and terrorist acts in the country by the Nigerian Army.

According to the commandant of the guards brigade, Brigadier General Emmanuel Atewe, the training held at the counter terrorism and counter insurgency centre in Kachia, Kaduna state, is in addition to the procurement of modern combat equipment, enhanced logistics and welfare packages.

He urged the participants to utilise their newly acquired skills when required and ensure they adhere to the rules of engagement.