By Jimitota Onoyume
PORTHARCOURT — CHIEF of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has commended his men for crushing terrorism in the North East.
Lt-Gen Buratai who spoke weekend while laying the foundation stone for the new Brigade headquaters complex at the 2 Brigade, Port Harcourt, Rivers State said, the army will remain vigilant to contend any new strategy that may be adopted by the terrorists.
“The North East operation is critical at this stage. The terrorists have been defeated. These criminals may rear their ugly heads through other means. We will continue to maintain vigilance,” he said.
Buratai also laid the foundation stone for the new Brigade headquarters complex at the 2 Brigade, assuring that the Federal Government will continue to give special attention to the welfare of soldiers.
He commended soldiers of the 2 Brigade for their commitment to duty, saying that the Nigerian army had remained celebrated all over the world for professionalism and high level of discipline.
He lauded the efforts of the brigade in the anti oil theft war, saying that they should maintain the very high standard of discipline.
He said the army will improve on challenges of accommodation in barracks in the country, adding that attention would be given to the medical needs of soldiers and their families
Buratai also interacted with wives of soldiers in the barracks, promising that the Federal Government will improve on the welfare of troops.
Buratai also inspected a five bedroom block project being built by his office in the barracks.