20 November 2019
The Nigerian Army has tasked international security researchers to unravel ways terrorists access their weapons into the country
The Chief of Army staff,Lt gen tukur Buratai gave the charge at a meeting with some security expert researchers in Abuja.
Buratai who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Lt. Gen. L.O Adeosun had tasked both international researchers to deepen their studies to unravel strategies used by terrorists, adding that the Nigerian Army is only fighting the symptoms while there are larger parts in it that requires real research that will help both the military and the Government at large .
Earlier in his remark, Senior Researcher Regional Office for West Africa, the Sahel and lake Chad Basin, Dr Fonteh Akum solicited the Army’s support to understand exactly the kind of research that would be useful in the North Eastern part of the country.
According to him, their areas of research involves human security which is slightly different from national security as it focuses on human development.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has decorated the newly promoted Major Generals and Brigadier Generals with their new ranks.
The decorated generals comprising one major general and 22 brigadier generals are among the recently promoted officers by the army authorities.
While congratulating the newly decorated generals in Abuja, Buratai urged them to remain responsive in the discharge of the constitutional duties.
He said that the new ranks had placed the officers in position to take higher responsibilities, adding that they must be responsive to their troops as well as the training needs of their units.
Buratai also urged them to remain steadfast for the tasks ahead of them, advising them to see their promotion as call to more service.
The Chief of Defence Intelligence, AVM Mohammed Usman, told the newly promoted generals to see their new ranks as gift from God.
Usman urged them to continue to uphold the constitution in the discharge of their duties, adding that new ranks comes with additional responsibilities.
Also, spekaing, the Army Chief of Policy and Plans, Lt.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, enjoined the new generals to be prepared to face more tasking challenges ahead of time.
Responding on behalf of the newly promoted Generals, major General AL Lawal pledged their total commitment to play professionalism in the discharge of their duties.