In the midst of calls for the resignation of service chiefs over the deepening state of insecurity, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, has countered, saying that security in Nigeria is currently way better than it was five years ago.
Buratai reportedly made the remarks, weekend, during a sit-out with soldiers injured in the line of duty at various operations against insurgency, and currently receiving treatment at the 44 Nigerian Army Reference Hospital, Kaduna.
The army chief heaped praises on the soldiers for their acts of patriotism, Buratai.
”You put yourself in a position that your sacrifice is something that you should be proud of. I am proud also and happy that you have chosen the right profession. I am very happy to see you, haven’t met some of you in the battle field, you were determined to pay the supreme prize.
“This is the true spirit of a gallant soldier and a patriot.
“I am proud you have made the impact that some of our colleagues and Nigerians are safe and I am equally happy that we are living in peace and Nigeria is Safer now than we had five years ago.”