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Friday, 18 May 2018

@Politics Africa: Buhari receives briefing from Chief of Army Staff on latest security challenges in the country

Buhari receives briefing from Chief of Army Staff on latest security challenges in the country
The President of the federal republic of Nigeria, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari reported received briefing from the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen, Tukur Buratai, on Thursday in Abuja on the happenings in the Nigerian Army, as well as, the latest security situations across the country.
Burutai, after the closed door meeting, said it was within his job description to constantly and promptly brief the president on the activities of the Nigerian army. He reassured Nigerians that the Nigerian Army would continue to collaborate with other security agencies to safeguard lives and property as well as protect the territorial integrity of the country.
His words, “We will continue to operate along with other security agencies that have been charged with the responsibility of securing our country.
“The deployment of a battalion to Birnin Gwari in Kaduna state is in line with the Nigerian Army’s order of battle that was approved in 2016 and we are going to implement all the directives of our Commander in Chief, in order to achieve strategic objectives of the Nigerian government.
“So that is essentially why we had to deploy a battalion there and the soldiers will work alongside other security agencies,” he said.
Buratai disclosed that the Nigerian army has also commenced the construction of network of roads within the Sambisa forest to further consolidate the gains being recorded in the battle field.
The army chief also reiterated the determination of the Nigerian army to turn the Sambisa forest into tourist and relaxation centres.
“That is progressing very well and Nigerians should be rest assured that our Operation Last Halt will further consolidate on the achievements so far made and we hope the Internally Displaced Persons in that area will go back to their communities and pick up their lives again.”

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