- Members of Biu community in Kaduna state have commended the Nigerian troops over their feat against insurgents and bandits in the country
- The residents of the community also commended the leadership of the Nigerian army, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai for his efforts
- The community members and its leaders also commiserated with the chief of army staff over the death of his mother
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The Biu community in Kaduna state has commended the Nigerian army under the leadership of the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, for his tireless and laudable efforts in ensuring security for Nigeria.
In a ceremony organised by the community in commemoration of the mother of the chief of army staff, Alhaji Bawa Garba (ABG), the patron of the association in Kaduna said that General Buratai’s commitment to the peace, security and unity of Nigeria is unprecedented.
Garba said it is a big pride to Biu community, Borno state and Nigeria as a whole to have a visionary, selfless and committed leader who is focused on ensuring the country's territorial space is secured.
According to Garba, no chief of army staff in the history of Nigeria has recorded numerous achievements like General Buratai has so far achieved.
Garba said: "For an officer of these sterling qualities, Nigerians should appreciate his exemplary efforts in securing Nigeria despite occasional hitches here and there."
He also said that despite the scarce resources at the disposal of the army, Buratai has overcome obvious shortcomings without complaint.
“Another success we are particularly proud of is the success behind the establishment of the Nigerian Army University Biu, which without him, it wouldn’t have been possible," Garba said.
In his response, General Buratai who was represented by the acting director army public relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, thanked the community for their prayers and condolence message for the death of army chief's mother.
The army spokesperson assured that the institution is highly resolute and committed to overcoming terrorism and other security challenges across the nation.
“The community here in Kaduna has a rich history behind it. For almost 100 years, we have a building where our common heritage in the areas of living accommodation and a secretariat is based," Colonel Musa said.
Musa also appreciated the leaders of the association for their prayers and goodwill for the Nigerian army and conveyed the readiness of the army under General Buratai to overcome the security challenges facing Nigeria.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a civil society organisation in Nigeria had condemned a viral video on social media which mocked the chief of army staff.
The organisation under the auspices of Civil Society Groups for Good Governance (CSGGG) described the video and the people behind it as unpatriotic.
The convener of the organisation, Ogakwu Dominic, condemning the video said those behind its spread do not appreciate the sacrifices made by troops of the Nigerian military.
Also, some Nigerian professionals living in Europe urged the United Kingdom, the United States and the international community to support Nigeria in the fight against insurgency.
These Nigerians under the aegis of Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe (ANPE) said they believe threats posed by the terrorists has assumed both regional and international dimension.
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