Thursday, 23 May 2019 06:42

Buratai to troops: more weapons coming to fight insurgents


The Chief of Army Staff (CAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has again urged troops in the frontline to remain focused in clearing the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents out of their hideouts in the Northeast.

In a statement yesterday in Abuja, the nation’s capital, Army’s Director of Public Relations Col. Sagir Musa said Buratai spoke during his tour of duty to the Northeast.

He said the Army chief promised that more weapons and ammunition would soon be inducted for the use of the troops to enable them conclude the operations against the terrorists.

Col. Musa said Buratai visited the Forward Operation Base at Buratai town in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State, “where he interacted with the soldiers and urged them to remain focused and committed to bringing terrorism to an end”.


The statement added: “During his address to the troops, General Buratai assured them that more equipment will be inducted into the mission areas to boost their efforts in the war against terrorism and other aspects of insecurity in Nigeria.

“He used the opportunity to assure them (troops) of his total commitment to their welfare and that of their families.

“He charged them to strictly adhere to the extant rules of engagement and code of conduct which guide their activities while on internal security duty.

“The Chief of Training and Operations, Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun; Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Benson Akinroluyo and Provost Marshal of the Army, Brig.-Gen. H. Ahmed, among other senior officers, accompanied the Chief of Army Staff.”



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