Chief Of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Buratai Holds Closed-Door Briefing With President Muhammadu Buhari On Activities Of The Nigerian Army
At almost the close of day on Thursday, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai met with the Grand Commander of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari to give him the latest updates on the Operations and activities of the Nigerian Army.
Though the meeting was held behind closed doors, the Army Chief has come out to reveal some of the things that were on the agenda with the president.
Stating that he is under obligation to regularly brief the President, Lt. Gen. Buratai revealed that there was a recent deployment of a battalion of soldiers to Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State according to the Army’s guidelines.
He also disclosed the commencement of the construction of a network of roads within the Sambisa forest to further aid the activities of the army in the fight against Insurgency and help press home their victories and advantages against the Boko Haram Group
Finally, the Army Chief said that the men of the Forces are determined to turn the Sambisa forest to a tourist and relaxation centre very soon.
As gathered by NIGERIA NEWS, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai said the following to State House Correspondents after the meeting: “We will continue to operate along with other security agencies that have been charged with the responsibility of securing our country.
“The deployment of a battalion to Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state is in line with the Nigerian Army’s order of battle that was approved in 2016 and we are going to implement all the directives of our Commander in Chief, in order to achieve strategic objectives of the Nigerian government.
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“So that is essentially why we had to deploy a battalion there and the soldiers will work alongside other security agencies.
“That is progressing very well and Nigerians should be rest assured that our Operation Last Halt will further consolidate on the achievements so far made and we hope the Internally Displaced Persons in that area will go back to their communities and pick up their lives again.”