- The chief of army staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai has disclosed that his deputy, Lamidi Adeosun saved him from an ambush in 2015
- Buratai made the disclosure at the inauguration of a bridge named after him in Osun state
- The army chief said Adeosun was with him in a vehicle when the ambush occurred
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The chief of army staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai has narrated how his deputy, Lt. General Lamidi Adeosun, saved him from a Boko Haram ambush in 2015.
Buratai made the disclosure on Monday, September 14, at the inauguration of a bridge named after him in Osun state, The Cable reported.
He said Adeosun, who currently serves as the Chief of Policy and Plans (CPPLANS) of the Nigerian Army, was with him in a vehicle when the ambush occurred in 2015.
According to This Day, Buratai stated that Adeosun acted courageously by mobilising some troops to repel the insurgents.
“He was able to mobilise the troops to counter the bandits, the criminals, the terrorists out of the way. His elevation is not new to me. He deserves it.
“When I had the first ambush, he was with me in the vehicle, by my side on the 18th of September, 2015, and I can see the courage he exhibited,” he said.
Buratai explained that shortly after he was appointed as the chief of army staff, Adeosun who then served as the commander of operations in the northeast started the process of rejigging the Nigerian Army.
The chief of army staff said he and Adeosun later began the progressive movement towards the technical defeat of Boko Haram.
Meanwhile, Buratai on Sunday, September 13, charged the troops of the Nigerian Army to remain resolute in the fight to end banditry in the northwest region of the country.
He made the charge while announcing an extension of Operation Sahel Sanity, a strategy of the Nigerian army aimed at ending banditry in the northwest region.
The army chief said the troops must remain focused on the plan to eliminate remnants of bandits operating in the northwest.
In another report, the Federal Government of Nigeria has been rated high in its effort to resettle persons displaced by the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast region of Nigeria.
The high rating was given to the FG by organisations led by Global Amnesty Watch (GAW).
The group of CSOs in a communique released at the end of its assessment tour round Gombe state applauding the FG for its actions.
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