Nigeria: Terrorist Threats Shift Towards North Central – Buratai

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The Chief of Army Staff , Leuternant t Gen Yusuf Buratai, has lamented that the terrorist threats in the country is shifting towards the North-central zone.

He stated this at the groundbreaking ceremony of the 4 Special Forces Command of the Nigerian Army barracks at Doma in Nasarawa State.

Buratai, who spoke through the Chief of Plan and Policy, Lt Gen Lamidi Adeosun, however, said the constant evolving nature of threats in the country underscores the need for Special Forces troops with requisite skills to operate under all weather, conditions and terrains to be established if the threats are to be nibbled.

This necessitated the establishment of 4 Special Forces Command to be domiciled in Doma but covering the entire country operationally.

He said since he assumed command as the Chief of Army Staff, he have always viewed that the Nigerian Army required force enablers and multipliers, and not just brute numbers, to effectively combat the plethora of security threats being faced by Nigeria.

Speaking when laying the foundation of the Special Forces Command’s headquarters, Doma, Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State appreciated the Chief of Army Staff for his doggedness and resilience in fighting insurgency in the North-east, farmers/herders conflict in the North-central, kidnapping and banditry in the North-west.

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