Over two thousand conscripts recently recruited into the Rapid Intervention Battalion BIR have begun training at the Military Compact Man o War Bay in Limbe and Bafut. The Francophone government announced that the 9 months training is intended to build the physical, moral and intellectual capacity of the new recruits and equip them with skills to combat terrorism.
The young soldiers have been subjected to medical examination and vaccination. The 2000 drawn from the 10 regions of Cameroon are between the ages of 18 and 21. According to one of the trainers Colonel Akwo Serge, those with medical issues shall received adequate treatment.
The training itself shall be composed of different terrestrial, air and maritime exercises that endow the new recruits with skills in fighting terrorism. The training takes place in two groups simultaneously. The first in Bafut military camp in the North West Region and Man o War Bay in the South West Region.