Banditry: Buratai visits Daura, promises construction of 171 Battalion barracks

Banditry: Buratai visits Daura, promises construction of 171 Battalion barracks

- Army chief, Tukur Buratai, on Thursday, August 15, visited forward operating base in Daura, Katsina state

- Buratai promised construction and completion of 171 Battalion barracks to boost fight against insurgency in the northwest

- According to the army chief, provision of logistics to enable troops perform effectively remains his top priority

The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai has commended the commitment and achievement of troops deployed at forward operating base in Daura, Katsina state, for combating armed banditry, cattle rustling and kidnapping among other menaces during Operation Harbin Kunama III and ongoing Operation Hadarin Daji in the north western part of Nigeria.

Legit.ng reports that the acting director of Army public relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, in a statement on Friday, August 16, said that Buratai stated this when he visited the base on Thursday, August 15.

He also disclosed the Army authority's plans to replicate the noble concept of super camp in the region in order to project offensive patrols, raids, ambushes and other combat missions to tackle the security threats occasioned by the activities of bandits and other criminals elements.

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Burati maintained that the provision of logistics to enable troops perform effectively remains his top priority.

He announced that works and provision of infrastructure would soon commence on the proposed permanent site of the 171 Battalion located in Daura.

The Army boss informed them of the introduction of boots and polish allowances among other welfare packages to boost troops' morale, encourage hard-work and professionalism.

It was gathered that there was loud ovation when he conducted troops at the base to series of push ups.

In related development, Buratai along with the chief of defence staff, General Olonisakin, and other service chiefs attended the commissioning of Nigerian Air Force reference hospital in Daura and thereafter paid Sallah greetings to President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the Army announced new postings and redeployment of generals and commanders which centred largely around the counter-insurgency operations in the northeast.

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