Buratai Lauds Soldiers After Condemning Them

  • Says military authorities are doing more to acquire new platforms and enhance the welfare of personnel.
  • …Always adhere to the rules of engagement in force….

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has commended the courage commitment and sacrifice being made by officers and men of the armed forces in safeguarding the country.

Buratai gave the commendation during the graduation of 183 intermediate military officers on Friday at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State.

The Army boss who said the military authorities were doing more to acquire new platforms and enhance the welfare of personnel to ensure total success in the various operations targeted at securing the country and its people, and honour those who have paid the supreme price while in active service of our Motherland.

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“I would like to commend your courage and commitment to the onerous and noble cause of ensuring the safety and security of Nigeria and Nigerians.

“We owe it to them to ensure that their sacrifice was not in vain. We also owe it to ourselves to become better at our craft, in terms of the quality of our equipment, personnel and training.

“To this end, the Armed Forces of Nigeria is making concerted efforts to acquire new platforms and equipment,’’ he added.

He added that the force is also building capacity to design and manufacture equipment and materials using indigenous resources in order to ensure sustainability and enduring success in our military operations.

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“While carrying out your duties in a professional manner, I charge you to be objective, firm and yet humane.

“Always adhere to the rules of engagement in force; seek good relations with your host communities in order to earn their respect and support which are the most critical requirements for success in asymmetric warfare.’’

Buratai urged them to obey the rule of law and maintain a modest life that is worthy of emulation by the people the military have been mandated to protect.

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