Buratai visits troops, gives directives for operations
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai has visited troops in the frontline and given directives for restratigizing operations and onslaught against remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.
Buratai who visited Army formations in Goniri and Buni-Yadi, an area in Yobe State once annexed by Boko Haram militants for two years before being liberated by the military in March 2015, spoke after taking briefs from commandants.
Buratai’s tour of military formations and troops followed the directives of Acting President to the Service Chiefs to relocate the Command and Control Centre to the Northeast in view of recent upsurge in attacks by the insurgents especially in Borno State where NNPC and University of Maiduguri workers were attacked early last week.
In the Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni yadi, Buratai took time to inspect some newly acquired equipment, weapon handling and firepower demonstrations by the troops, after taking part in their physical training and exercise.
The Director Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Sani Usman Kukasheka revealed to newsmen that in the closed-door sessions the COAS had with the troops, the soldiers expressed gratitude to the Army Chief for being with them in the frontline and promised to meet the deadline given them for the capturing of Boko Haram leader Shekaru.