Army will remain focused to end B’Haram insurgency, says Buratai

Gen.Tukur-BurataiThe Chief Army of Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai has charged troops of the Nigerian Army to remain focused on ridding the country of the scourges of Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency by sacrificing their best to justify the confidence reposed in them.

Buratai made the declarations yesterday, while addressing participants of the 2015 Regimental Sergeant Majors (RSMs) Convention held at the Maimalari Cantonment Youth Centre, Maiduguri.

He said the RSMs occupy an important position in the drive towards repositioning the Nigerian Army as the most important link between officers and soldiers in discharging their responsibilities.

It is pertinent to re-emphasize that my vision cannot be attained without a well-disciplined; knowledgeable and highly motivated crop of RSMs who are ready to willingly and effectively discharge their responsibilities at all times. “It is in the light of this that the theme for this year’s convention has been selected as “Enhancing the Capacity of the RSMs to be Professionally Responsive in the Discharge of their Roles.”

He however, noted that the topic to be presented during the three-day RSMs Convention, as well as the various group think discussions have been carefully selected to address areas of need for effective performance of both officers and soldiers.

On the tasks and expectations from the convention, Buratai said: “As you deliberate on key issues bothering our Army today, I urge you to fashion out how better to perform your roles without losing sight of likely challenges of the future.”

He added that the task of maintaining discipline, trust and confidence in the Nigerian Army would continue to be challenged by the ever-evolving constraints of asymmetric warfare coupled with the limitations on freedom of action.

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