Nigerian Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, on Saturday reiterated the commitment of Nigerian Army to protect the country’s territorial integrity.
The Army Chief also expressed optimism that persistent clashes between herders and farmers would be tamed, quickly added that, multidimensional approaches are being employed to put the situation under control.
CoAS, who sated this when he served as the review officer at the 60th passing out parade (PoP) of the Nigerian Military School (NMS) Zaria, Kaduna State said, all the sister security agencies are synergising to bring the activities of criminal elements in the country to a halt.
Represented at the elaborate PoP by Commandant, Depot Nigerian Army, Major General Victor Enzegu, Buratai added that, Nigerian armed forces had recovered all the country’s territorial land mass already captured by terrorists especially in the Northeastern part of the country.
Talking about NMS, CoAS noted that, since its establishment several decades ago, the school has made tremendous contributions to nation building as well as military personnel and technocrats many of whom have contributed to national and global security.
The Army boss used the event to direct all departments within the army Headquarters to incorporate the Nigerian Military School Boys in their projection in terms of kitting and welfare package.
“As you are all aware, the security situation in the country is of great concern to the federal government and all of us.
“The Nigerian Army in collaboration with other services and security agencies have been able to recovered all the Nigerian territorial land mass from the hands of terrorists. The economic activities of the affected area are gradually taking shape with the internally displaced persons voluntarily returning to their ancestral homes and farmers back to their farm lands.
“Deliberate efforts are on to ensure that crisis between herders and farmers are brought to a complete halt”, he added.
To the graduating students after six years of academics and military drills Buratai advised them to make discipline and patriotism their watchword and remain resolute in the course they believe to be just.
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