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My Vision For The Nigerian Army – New Chief Buratai

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Major General Tukur Buratai, Nigeria’s Chief of Army staff

The newly-appointed chief of army staff, Major General Tukur Buratai, on Friday, July 25, commented on the current security situation and the role of the Nigerian military.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of a specialised course personnel in Kaduna state, the army chief vowed that the military would adopt offensive disposition to end insurgency in the country.

Buratai was quoted as saying by Vanguard:

“The era of waiting in defensive position for criminals to come and attack and runaway must stop. We must take the battle to them and dislodge them wherever they are.

“In line with these, we must learn to adopt offensive disposition and respond quickly and appropriately to all situations, taking into cognizance our rules of engagement.

Major General Tukur Buratai, Nigeria's Chief of Army staff

“In view of our current challenges, our primary assignment in contributing our quota to national service is in line with my vision to strive towards eradicating the menace of terrorism from our nation.”

He further stressed of training if building up a reliable military system to protect the country citizens.

“During my tenure as chief of army staff, training in all aspects of our professional duties would be accorded its rightful place in line with my vision for the Nigerian Army to have a professionally responsive army in the discharge of its constitutional roles.

“With the degree of motivation in you that I have seen this morning as well as the display of the commendable professional attitude, I am highly convinced that you will successfully execute all assigned tasks as far as Airborne Special Operation are concerned.

“Together we shall make a difference in our army and our nation.”

Meanwhile, on Thursday, Buratai met with the head of the Multinational Joint Task Force, Engineer Sanusi Imran Abdullahi. The two officials reiterated commitment to cooperating in the fightiBoko Haram insurgency in the northeast.

In a recent development the COAS vowed to change army response to ensure more effective approach in anti-terrorism battle.

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