Buratai addresses British think-tank over war on terror in Nigeria

Posted by News Express | 27 June 2017 | 1,950 times

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Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General TY Buratai, on Monday addressed members of Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a British think-tank and foreign relations experts, in London.

Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a statement that Buratai spoke to them on the “Current Nigerian Army Operations and the fight against Boko Haram terrorists”.

During the presentation, Buratai reportedly discussed Nigerian Army’s approach in countering the Boko Haram terrorists, strategy and tactics being employed against the terrorists, current situation in the north eastern Nigeria and the ongoing clearance and stabilising operations in the theatre.

The presentation, he said, attracted other personalities from Transparency International, diplomats from France and the United States, as well as academicians from London School of Economics and participants at Royal College of Defence Studies.

“After the presentation at RUSI, he also interacted with Nigerian Army officers on courses at various institutions in the United Kingdom and thereafter moved to the Ministry of Defence where he had meeting with Major General Giles Hill, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of the United Kingdom at the Ministry of Defence,” Usman said.

He explained that earlier on arrival at the MOD, Buratai was conducted round memorial arcade by his host at the courtyard of the Ministry.

“The Chief of Army will also attend 2017 RUSI Land Warfare Conference and visit the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS),” the statement said.

Source: News Express

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