Bu­ratai vis­its troops, gives di­rec­tives for oper­a­tions

Daily Trust - - NEWS - Hamisu Kabir Matazu, Da­maturu

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.

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