‘I’m in Yobe to boost soldiers’ morale,’ Chief of Army Staff says

Buratai, who was appointed on Monday, July 13, 2015, also said that he would not tolerate indiscipline in the Army.

Major-General T.Y Buratai,Chief of Army Staff.

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has said that he decided to visit Yobe State to boost the morale of troops fighting Boko Haram.

He made the comments while speaking to journalists on Friday, July 17, in Damaturu, the state capital.

He said:

“I cannot tell you why I am here on the strategic level because it’s a strategic decision. We all know the importance of Damaturu and Yobe State in particular.”

“My presence here is to improve civil military relation, we need the cooperation. My presence will boost the morale of the troops. This is one of the reasons why I am here.”

“To see to myself and it will also help me to access the state of readiness in terms of equipment and indeed their state of discipline and we would be able to access the threat properly from this perspective.”

Buratai officially resumed office on Thursday, July 16, when he revealed that he would be spending the Eid-el-Fitr with troops in Yobe.

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