The Commander Sector VI, Brigadier Luka Kutto, presided over the closing ceremony of Route Search Course for the ATMIS KDF troops and Somali Security Forces (SSF) based in Kismayo New Airport Forward Operating Base(FOB).
The United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNMAS), which is renowned for its expertise in mine action and explosive hazard management, trained over 14 KDF personnel for the last two weeks.
The Commander Sector VI acknowledged the importance of this training in enhancing the capabilities of the ATMIS KDF troops. He urged the participants to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the training effectively and contribute to the ongoing efforts to ensure security and stability in the region is sustained.
“The ATMIS KDF troops are now better equipped to conduct and mentor SSF on route searches and identify potential threats in their area of operation. The course provided them with hands-on training in using specialized equipment. Moreover, the sufficient knowledge gained will help counter terrorism in this region, “stated Brig kutto.
The Route Search Course is a specialized training program that is designed to equip African Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) personnel with the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct route searches effectively. The course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the principles of route search, including the identification and assessment of potential threats, the use of specialized equipment and tools, and the development of search plans.