Deal Decisively With Criminals, Respect Human Rights – Buratai to Troops

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai addressing the troops at the Headquarters 1 Brigade in Gusau, Zamfara State

As Chief of Army Staff Addresses Troops in Zamfara Today

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has once again directed troops fighting bandits, marauders and other criminals in Zamfara, katsina and Sokoto States among others to deal decisively with all criminal elements in their areas of  operations.

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai   addressing the troops at the Headquarters 1 Brigade in Gusau, Zamfara State
Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai addressing the troops at the Headquarters 1 Brigade in Gusau, Zamfara State


General TY Buratai made the charge while addressing the troops at the Headquarters 1 Brigade in Gusau, Zamfara State.


He commended the troops for their commitment and professional disposition  at sustaining and consolidating on the ongoing peace deal in the state and  urged them to maintain aggressive posture against unrepentant bandits, kidnappers and cattle rustlers.

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Nigerian Troops
Nigerian Troops


He used the opportunity to reiterate the combat readiness and resolve of the Nigerian Army to protect the lives and property of all law abiding Nigerians. He further enjoined the troops to remain disciplined, committed, dedicated and absolutely loyal to constituted authority at all times. 

 
General Buratai reiterated his charge to the troops to always adhere to the Nigerian Army‘s extant  Rules of Engagement and Code of Conduct during operations and training exercises, as human rights violations by any personnel will never be condoned.  According to him, – “No officer or soldier should take laws into his/her hands, innocent civilians must be protected at all times, rights abuses will never be encouraged, condoned or go unpunished”. 

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Troops during Military Parade


He assured the troops of the commitment of the Army under his leadership to their welfare and that of their families. He further informed the troops of the speedy completion of the numerous ongoing residential and office accommodations, water projects and provision of medical facilities in the newly established barracks in Gusau and others in the newly formed units and formations across the country.

During Visit  to Wounded In Action soldiers  at the Federal Medical Centre Gusau
During Visit to Wounded In Action soldiers  at the Federal Medical Centre Gusau


While in Gusau, the COAS inspected ongoing projects in the barracks and visited Wounded In Action soldiers  at the Federal Medical Centre Gusau. He was the day before,  on 6 October 2019 visited the Zamfara  State Governor Bello Mutawalle in Government House Gusau to thank him for the interventions in the Army Barracks  Gusau where water and electrification projects are being executed by the state government. 

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SAGIR MUSA

Colonel

Acting Director Army Public Relations7 October 2019