By: Babagana Bukar Wakil
Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has participated in a Durba with troops of Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole at the Command and Control Center in Maiduguri, Borno State on 26 June 2019.
A statement by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, said a total of 300 troops drawn from the various Units and Formations across the Theatre Command attended the occasion, where, as a rare privilege, troops freely interacted one-on-one with the Chief of Army Staff.
At the event, without any restriction, troops were allowed to sincerely bare their minds on issues bothering them either as a group or individually, especially on professional matters like administration, welfare, logistics and general operational situation including progress and challenges.
Buratai commended the troops for their gallantry and sacrifices and enjoined them to be more robust and unyielding in the fight to end terrorism in the North East Nigeria.
He requested them to open up to him in case of any problem or issue that he needs to know and address.
He conveyed the appreciation of Mr President, Commander in Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari for their commitment, sacrifices and loyalty to the nation.
The Chief of Army Staff used the opportunity to remind the troops of the expectation of Nigerians as to their ability to keep the country safe.