by Barnabas Esiet.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai has commended officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army currently fighting in various theaters of Operation across the country for rising up to the challenges and successfully bringing the situations under control.
The Army Chief, in his address at the Graduation Lecture for Course 4, 2020 of the Army War College, Nigeria and Commissioning of the War College Office Complex Extension in Abuja, said the professionalism in the Army has helped curb Nigeria’s multiple Security Challenges.
He noted that the success recorded so far by the Nigerian Army is boosted by the various capacity advancement and training programmes initiated under his leadership.
In his words, “Despite the prevailing cases of insecurity in several parts of the country, I am proud to say this, the Nigerian Army has continued to rise admirably in tackling all security challenges plaguing the nation, as can be seen in the decimation of terrorists in the North East and bandits and kidnapping in the North West and North Central zones of the country.”
Graduates of Army War College Nigeria
Gen Buratai who was represented at the forum by the Chief of Policy and Plans (COPP), Army, Lt. Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, said the Army War College has continued to play a vital role since its inception pointing out that after 3 years, “Our Vision has paid a high level of dividend”.
“Graduates of the Army War College have added value to Nigeria Army War fighting capabilities, this explains why I have focused a lot of attention in upgrading the facilities and environment of the college to required standard.” He noted.
Dignitaries at the occasion include; the Ambassador, Indian High Commission to Nigeria and the UK Attache to Nigeria, DG Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Maj. Gen Garba Wahab (rtd.), former Commandant, AWCN, Maj. Gen Charles Ofoche, Chief of Military Intelligence, Maj. Gen A Adabayo, Commander Army Headquarters Garrison, Maj. Gen Hamman, and Acting Provost Marshal Army, Brigadier General Ahmed.