Buratai Calls For Intensification To Counter Violent Extremism
Buratai Calls For Intensification To Counter Violent Extremism

The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai said the Nigerian Army would turn the dreaded Kamuku/Kuyanbana forest in Birnin-Gwari, Kaduna State into training ground.

The forest bridging between Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger states has for long been a hideout for criminal elements such as kidnappers and bandits terrorizing the neighboring states.

Buratai, who made this known in his remarks at the closing ceremony of the Chief of Army Staff Confrence 2019 in Kaduna, said the army will make use of the Kamuku/Kuyanbana forest to ensure that its personnel dominate it and make it a training area.

He also tasked commanders to be conscious and make use of resources under their charge while discharging their responsibilities.

Governor Nasir El-Rufai who was the Guest of Honour at the occasion, commended the Army for ensuring Nigeria remains united.