Nige­ria’s unity non-ne­go­tiable -Buhari, Gowon

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Shehu Umar, Gusau

Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari has said that the unity of Nige­ria is not ne­go­tiable while a for­mer Head of State, Gen­eral Yakubu Gown, said keep­ing Nige­ria one is a task that must con­tinue.

Speak­ing at the grand fi­nale of Army Day Cel­e­bra­tion in Gusau, Zam­fara State, Pres­i­dent Buhari who was rep­re­sented by the Min­is­ter of De­fence, Mansur Dan Ali, said the op­er­a­tional ef­fi­ciency of the armed forces would be greatly en­hanced to meet con­tem­po­rary chal­lenges.

He said the op­er­a­tion be­ing car­ried out by the troops in Zam­fara forests would en­sure quick restora­tion of eco­nomic ac­tiv­i­ties in the state.

Speak­ing also, a for­mer head of state, Gen­eral Yakubu Gowon, said keep­ing Nige­ria one is a task that must con­tinue to be done, and ex­pressed the dis­ap­point­ment that in the past the in­sur­gents were hu­mil­i­at­ing the na­tional army in the bat­tle field in the North East.

“The in­sur­gents in the North East were de­graded and are now on the run after the coun­try wit­nessed a change in both po­lit­i­cal and mil­i­tary lead­er­ship,” Gowon said, and called on the army to look after the fam­i­lies of the of­fi­cers and men who lost their loved ones in the fight against Boko Haram.

Mil­i­tary of­fi­cers were given awards by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieu­tenant Gen­eral Tukur Yusuf Bu­ratai, for their gal­lantry in the fight against Boko Haram in the North East.

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