- The chief of Nigerian Army staff, Tukur Buratai, has visited soldiers fighting Boko Haram in the northeast
- The visit was part of the chief of army staff’s continuous efforts to personally interact with commanders and troops on operational activities
- Earlier, he visited troops of the 27 Task Force Brigade and the Nigerian Army Special Forces School in Buni Yadi
The chief of Nigerian Army staff, Tukur Buratai, has embarked on an operational visit to troops of operation Lafiya Dole, as part of an effort to enhance campaign against Boko Haram insurgents in the northeast states.
In a statement on Friday, December 21, in Maiduguri, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka, the director, Nigerian Army public relations, said that Buratai had on Thursday, December 20, visited troops of the 27 Task Force Brigade and the Nigerian Army special forces school, Buni Yadi in Yobe.
Kukasheka said the visit was part of the chief of army staff’s continuous efforts to personally engage and interact with commanders and troops on operational activities.
According to him, some 2,000 mobile policemen are currently undergoing training at the school.
Kukasheka added that Buratai, accompanied by principal staff officers and directors, was briefed by the commandant of the school, Brigadier General CA Apere, and conducted round the school.
Other officers in attendance included Brigadier General AO Oyelede, the commander, 27 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier General AS Ishaq, the Nigeria Police coordinator operation Lafiya Dole and Superintendent Nicholas Tawani, among others.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the federal government had directed the chief of air staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to join the chief of army staff in the northeast to coordinate the Nigerian Air Force operations.
Colonel Tukur Gusau, the public relations officer to the minister of defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, said in a statement that the decision was taken at a meeting of the air council presided over by the minister.
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