The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, assured Nigerians that the security situation in the country is under control.
Buratai gave the assurance while addressing 250 officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army School of Infantry, who are in course at Kachia in Kaduna State.
The army chief was on an operational visit to the school and other army facilities in the area.
“The measure put in place in tackling security challenges across the country are yielding positive results.
“The Nigerian army remains committed to protecting the territorial integrity of the country.”
He assured the troops of the Army’s commitment towards providing operational facilities of international standard as well as a conducive environment for enhanced professionalism.
Buratai charged instructors to impart the desired training to the troops and called on officers and men of the corps to uphold high standards of discipline.
Also, the army chief paid a courtesy visit to the paramount ruler of Kachia, Agom Adara, Dr Maiwada Galadima.
He commended Kachia community for the warm hospitality it has accorded Army formations in the area over the years.
Buratai explained that the warm relationship that has existed between the Army and the community is commendable, and solicited for more support and cooperation towards ensuring lasting peace in the state.
He expressed delight to the chiefdom for preserving plots of land belonging to the Nigerian Army and urged the traditional ruler to look into the issue of encroachment in some areas.
Responding, the Agom Adara, Dr Galadima, commend the Army chief for identifying with the chiefdom.
The paramount ruler attributed the peace currently enjoyed in the chiefdom to the presence of army formations in the area, assuring the Army chief that no land belonging to the Army was encroached upon.
He appealed to the Nigerian Army to adequately compensate landowners acquired by Army.