Monday, 7 September 2015

Boko Haram Discovers Flaws In Nigeria Army - Buratai

Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, has noted that the Boko Haram insurgency had uncovered essential flaws existing in the Nigeria Army.

COAS said the counter-insurgency operations had tried ‎the ability of Nigeria Army as such that “it has exposed some major flaws in our discipline, regimentation and professionalism as well as the general conduct of officers and men of our Army”.

Buratai made this known while speaking at the opening of the ongoing 2015 ‎Regimental Sergeant Majors’ (RSM) Convention, taking place in Maiduguri, Borno state capital.

The General said his vision as the number one soldier is “to have a professionally responsive Nigeria Army in the discharge of its constitutional roles”.

He that army was committed to achieving the renewal of the principal values of soldiering which are “discipline, regimentation and  ‎professionalism. He explained that these values will position the army effectively defend the territorial integrity of Nigeria within the confines of the constitutional guideline.”

Buratai thus advised the 300 participating RSMs to take advantage of the chance given by the convention to brainstorm and come out with better ways that would enable soldiers stay focused in the “just cause” of ridding Nigeria of the scourge of terrorism and insurgency.