Buratai reveals Nigeria Army’s plan for 2018




Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen.Tukur Buratai has disclosed that the Nigerian Army will clampdown more on Boko Haram, militants and other criminals disrupting the peace of the nation.

Buratai made this known at the 2017 ascension of the Aso Rock mountain by officers and soldiers of the Guards Brigade, in Abuja.


He charged officers and soldiers to be on the alert and remain committed in the fight against insurgency ravaging the northeast and militancy in the Niger Delta region.

Buratai, who commended personnel of the brigade for the mountain climbing which he described as a yearly ritual, said the exercise goes a long way to prove the physically fitness and combat readiness of the officers and soldiers of the brigade.

“2018 is promising for us as we are battle ready to wrestle insurgency across the country”, he said.

“And we are also ready for the protection of our territorial integrity with the collaboration of other paramilitary and security agencies.


“The exercise is a testimony that you are physically fit. It is good because of the training. I congratulate you for maintaining the standard.

“From 1986-1993 I was part of the Guard Brigade. We urged you all to keep high standard of the profession.

“The tradition use to be the 31st of December every year so that the following day would be new year.

“So for those who didn’t reach the mountain, top go and do your cross over tomorrow.


“I am sure today will be rehearsal for you and it won’t be difficult for you ascending the mountain”
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