Buratai: Zulum’s support for Army is immeasurable
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s support for Nigeria’s army is immeasurable, Lt. Gen. Yusuf Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff said on sallah day in Maiduguri.
Buratai was at the government house on Sunday afternoon, on a sallah visit. He has been in Maiduguri leading the army’s war against Boko Haram.
“I want use this opportunity to thank Your Excellency, most sincerely, for all your support to the Nigerian Army and other services, the Nigerian Airforce, as well the the theatre of operation Lafiya Dole. Your support is quite immeasurable. We appreciate it and this has really made us to improve on our operations” Buratai said.
In his response, Governor Zulum assured the military of his continued commitment in the fight against insurgency.
Zulum also pointed out that he has always been faithful to the Nigerian military, stressing that despite some misunderstandings, his heart has always been with the military.
“This administration under my leadership will remain faithful to the Nigerian military, we shall be faithful to you. There has never been time as a Governor of Borno State i myself decided not to be faithful to the military. To the best of my knowledge, i always say right about the military. Even when i had an outburst, i made it with good intentions” Zulum said.
The Governor said Buratai’s presence in the theater of war in the last two months, noting that his presence has added so much value to the ongoing counter insurgency operation in the region.
“Within the last two months we have been witnessing a gradual return of peace, we are optimistic that the Nigerian military can contain the situation. Government of Borno State will do everything possible to support the Nigerian military.” Zulum said.