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Nigerian Army Restrategizes To Fight Killings, Kidnaps, Others

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Buratai Reveals How Poor Funding Of Army Worsens Nigeria's Security

Buratai commissions army base in Birnin Gwari

COAS, Tukur Buratai (File Photo)

Buratai Commends Army For Efforts In Fight Against Insurgency, Insecurity, Reveals Plans To Beef Up Strategies

To Fight the frequent kidnaps, cattle rustling among other ills that has ravaged certain parts of the country, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has revealed its beefed up plans.

Buratai was delivering his goodwill message to Muslims faithful on the occasion of celebration of 2018 Eid-el-Fitri on Thursday.

The goodwill message which was signed by the Director army public relations Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, said “we have effectively tackled the Boko Haram Insurgency. However, in the areas of kidnapping, cattle rustling in the North Central and North Western regions; we are re-strategizing to decisively deal with the situation.

Buratai, who also commended the army for “its peace building efforts” in Benue, Taraba, and the states of the North East, where peace has been restored to a considerable level, listed some of the activities of the Nigerian Army in the last few months to included “the successful conduct of Operation Deep Punch II, Ex-Ayem Akpatuma and ongoing Operation Last Hold, hosting of the African Land Forces Summit in Abuja among others.

“These feats no doubt are calls for officers and soldiers to redouble our efforts in the collective discharge of our constitutional roles.

In the pursuit of this, I charge you all to maintain disciplined, be committed, dedicated, resilient and courageous in the discharge of your duties.

In his words:

This celebration which climax the Holy month of Ramadan offers an opportunity for spiritual upliftment and renewal of our collective commitment to the Nigerian Army and the nation at large.

” I want to use this occasion to commend personnel for their tireless contribution in the sustenance of peace and security across the Country and I urge all to remain professionally focused to this end.

“The achievements recorded by the NA in the various activities conducted in last few months is worthy of mention.

These activities include the successful conduct of Operation Deep Punch II, Ex Ayem Akpatuma (Ex Cat Race), Last Hold which is ongoing and the hosting of the African Land Forces Summit in Abuja to mention but few.

“Furthermore, we have effectively tackled the Boko Haram Insurgency.

However, in the areas of kidnapping, cattle rustling in the North Central and North Western Regions; we are re-strategizing to decisively deal with the situation.

“These feats no doubt are calls for officers and soldiers to redouble our efforts in the collective discharge of our constitutional roles. In the pursuit of this, I charge you all to maintain disciplined, be committed, dedicated, resilient and courageous in the discharge of your duties.

“May I at this point reiterate my total commitment towards achieving my vision for the Nigerian Army . It is my desire to transform the Nigerian Army into a more potent and professional responsive force that will effectively curtail contemporary security challenges.

Buratai who pledged continuous effort towards the training and welfare of the army said “We shall continue to do our best to ensure the well being of our officers and soldiers as well as their families.”

” I want to on behalf of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army reaffirm our unalloyed loyalty to the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Nigerian Army will continue to remain apolitical while ensuring the sustenance of democracy.” He added

Source: Naija News

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