Naija News reports that Buratai who was appointed five years ago alongside other Service Chiefs, made this comment while welcoming the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, to the Nigerian Army Super camp four located in Faskari, Katsina State, northern Nigeria.
This online news platform understands that the Chief of Defence Staff was on an operational visit to the camp to assess how troops in the newly formed Exercise Sahel Sanity based in the camp were faring.
Speaking on the performance of the service chiefs, Buratai said: “Exactly five years ago, I was in Ndjamena, Chad Republic when I heard the announcement of General Olanisakin as the Chief of Defence Staff as well as my own appointment as Chief of Army Staff. We are grateful to Almighty God for giving us good health to lead the armed forces.
“It is a thing of joy to say that we are quite grateful to the President and Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces for this honour, and assure you that we have not disappointed President Muhammadu Buhari in carrying out our responsibilities. We have not disappointed Nigerians.”
The Chief of Army Staff said Exercise Sahel Sanity had begun to tackle banditry and other crimes in the North-West just a few days after it was launched, adding that some logistics suppliers for bandits as well as their informants and collaborators had been arrested.
On the other hand, the Chief of Defence Staff lauded Buratai for modernising the Nigerian Army in his remarks.