Nigerian Army will continue to defend the nation —Buratai

CHIEF of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has said the Nigerian Army will be responsive to its responsibilities of defending the nation against any forces that may threaten its unity.

Buratai stated this in Makurdi, Benue State capital, on Tuesday, during the opening ceremony of the Chief of Army Staff Combined Second and Third Quarter Conference.

He assured of the readiness of the army to continue its relentless efforts towards effective service delivery through value re-orientation, exemplary leadership, patriotism, innovation, high standard of training, operational efficiency and discipline.

He said the army was faced with daunting challenges but submitted that they were surmountable, adding that it required utmost professional competence amongst commanders and men in the field. while lauding the progress made by the Nigerian Army in the past few months.