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Buratai Sues For Peace, Understanding Against APC Internal Wrangling

The immediate past Ambassador to the Republic of Benin and former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has called for unity among party members in the All Progressives Congress, APC so that the party would win the February 25 presidential election convincingly.
Buratai explained that President Muhammadu Buhari has done his best for the country and the party and should therefore be supported to deliver victory to the party instead of the ongoing distractions.
He noted through a piece he personally signed that “Those really against the emergence of the APC presidential candidate are not in the Villa but are forces both internal and external,” the highly rated intelligent former Army boss stated.
The full statement reads:
These are times of high political activities that give rise to tension and suspicions within and without political parties. This calls for restraint, understanding and calm in all political utterances. Party unity and trust must be the watchword.
Those really against the emergence of the APC Presidential Candidate are not in the Villa but are  forces both internal and external. It was initiated externally and being orchestrated or being clandestinely pursued in collaboration with some unsuspecting internal elements.
There should be total trust of the APC Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari to deliver the next administration under APC Government.  There should be party unity to forge a common front to maintain the lead in the current campaign mobilisation of Nigerians in order to win all the elections especially the Presidential election on 25 February 2023.
The APC under President Muhammadu Buhari has already worked hard for the nation and has rescued the country from being a failed state in 2015. Therefore, irrespective of fuel scarcity, currency colouring or scheming against Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the APC will win the 2023 elections by the Grace of God.

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Gen Ezugwu describes Buratai as The Most Outstanding Military Strategist 

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Gen Ezugwu describes Buratai as the most outstanding military strategist By Auwal Umar Former Director-General of Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON), Major General Victor Okwudili Ezugwu (Rtd) has described former Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai (Rtd) as the most outstanding military strategist he has ever worked with.

 

Gen Ezugwu stated this in an exclusive interview with our correspondents on the first day In his words, “I have passed through several Chiefs of Army Staff from 1990 till today but Gen Buratai is the most outstanding military strategist that I can say that I wanted to be like him.

 

According to him, Gen Buratai was a warrior and courageous Chief of Army Staff who had compassion for his troops and officers and wanted them to be better than him.

Gen Ezugwu describes Buratai as The Most Outstanding Military Strategist 

In his words, “I have passed through several Chiefs of Army Staff from 1990 till today but Gen Buratai is the most outstanding military strategist that I can say that I wanted to be like him.

 

“He impressed me with his kind of leadership. He is a warrior, he is a very good and courageous man. In him, I saw a man of courage, I saw a man who has compassion for his troops and officers, a man who wants his officers to be better than him. He groomed all of us.” According to the former DICON DG, there is no Major General in the Nigerian Army that served under Buratai and wasn’t groomed to become a successful officer.

 

Gen Ezugwu expressed willingness to continue learning from Buratai even outside the military and also to support the former COAS in his future career in the country, adding that he understands the country very well and would make a good leader when the time comes. Speaking on his post-service plans, Gen Ezugwu said he was excited to be retiring from the Nigerian Army after serving the country for several years, adding that he had prepared and prayed for the day to come. He also expressed his readiness to serve God better than ever as he has retired from active service and is no longer restricted by his uniform.

 

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General Buratai: A Sparse Speaker And Still This Legendary Character

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It was difficult to convince some active-duty and retired military personnel to talk to them about the former Army Chief Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai. Meeting some of these serving officers in the barracks was like daring to enter the lion’s den to steal part of his prey. But even on dangerous terrain, I have done so several times in my job as a journalist. Soldiers are just ordinary folks like us. The difference is the brutal training they underwent to transform from civilians to war machines with the aim of defending a nation’s integrity.

 

 

 

Unless one hits on their beast of prey, these brothers in green uniforms and welding with weapons while standing in their boots in their solidly guts are frequently soft and gentle. Since I have been an investigative journalist with a focus on security reporting for many years, I am aware of the circumstances in which troops would wish to be featured in a story while discussing a sensitive issue. As a result, I gave them the normal assurances of anonymity in the spirit of journalism. And I stick by my commitment to these hapless soldiers who are confined within the barracks’ four walls.

 

General Buratai: A Sparse Speaker And Still This Legendary Character

Although they spoke well of the former Army chief, the fear of being witch-hunted by those who may not like their positions on General Buratai should be respected. As such, I have given my words not to mention them in my stories but their mouths have spoken many truths that makes the former COAS the envy of some comrades who lost the spirit of comradeship, which should continue for a lifetime as members of the war spirits.

One of the men who spoke with me described former Army Chief Lt General Tukur Yusuf Buratai as a cherub with eyes over all his wings and therefore, nothing would catch him off guard. ” He is gentle yet strong. I am not surprised that some of his colleagues are envious of his rising political status after retirement. I know some of these stories from your questions but you did not hear anything from me.” One of the Officers said.” You know what they always said, just act like you don’t know, “he added.

I think there should be a curriculum for retired generals and soldiers who are delving into politics after retirement. The unethical approaches and loss of comradeship is tiring the long-known military sayings from the regimented wombs. It was said that, when you have an enemy, he tags along with other enemies to discuss you. But in the end, they are all enemies of one another. As such, whatever they discussed about you in the closet, everything is made open by one of them in the final analysis.

One of them may have revealed the gathering of a few retired generals at the home of one of those hosting them to talk politics and how to keep the former army chief general Tukur Yusuf Buratai away from the Tinubu camp at the table where dirt was hatched on how to control the Tinubu administration in the coming days. Some of the former generals present at the conference, as well as the opponents, are entering politics on the wrong footings. I purposely chose not to reveal their names in this article, but we do have lists of them.

“They just got together and decided to do all in their power to keep former Army Chief Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai far away from the Tinubu administration. They also had big plans for a smear campaign against him. We must pay close attention to these politics and the flood of retired military personnel. I would like a scenario in which retired military commanders or any other uniformed individuals should be sent back to school to refresh their knowledge of civilian life before re-entering society. Concern is warranted given certain former officers’ actions and what is now going on in our nation with politicians and uniformed personnel.” An impeccable source revealed

Last Tuesday, we revealed efforts to discredit the former chief of the army, Lt. Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, due to internal political conflicts and anticipations for the appointments the Tinubu government is expected to make in the coming days. Truth be told, General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, as reserved as he was, was a crucial component of the security architecture and made a lasting impression on the Nigerian military, making him a legendary figure. It makes sense why he has been the target of those who believe they can erase his accomplishments by tearing him down.

“If the barracks could talk, they would be able to tell you numerous tales about General Buratai that set him apart from other army chiefs who came before him, especially this one who is inviting guests to his home to talk about Buratai. Buratai is still the only military Chief, who receives the same positive feedback from many comrades as the former military president (IBB) does within the military enclaves, if for no other reason. Therefore, it follows that General Buratai won the soldiers’ respect not because he has been the COAS the longest, but rather because he is familiar with their way of thinking.” One of the troops explained.

Indeed, when a general treated his troops as his own children, as they said, they would accompany him into any valley to vanquish his foes. Because of this, nothing concerning the former Army Chief that occurred within or outside the barracks would escape his notice within a 24-hour period. I believe that his soldiers are still showing him thanks by doing this.

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The Legacies of Gen Tukur Buratai Nigerians Should Always Remember

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*The Legacies of Gen Tukur Buratai Nigerians Should Always Remember.*

*By Ibrahim Dosara*

 

 

 

Lt Gen Amb Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd ), the 20th Chief of Army Staff was a Military Commander whose career was full of successful achievements and wonderful experience. Besides his excellent records of achievements and performance during both training and operations, Gen Tukur Buratai led successful operations in both fields and intelligence.

 

The Legacies of Gen Tukur Buratai Nigerians Should Always Remember.*

 

 

His military career which took him out of the country in training and operations has availed him the wealth of experience and opportunities to acquire and master the needed knowledge, tactics and strategy for military capabilities to intelligently confront and deal with enemies. It was against this background that Buratai became very much successful in all the assignments given to him, despite the sabotage planned and orchestrated
against him by some of colleagues who saw him as a big threat to their ambition for amassing wealth from the fight against terrorism.

 

 

 

 

A cursory of Gen Buratai’s legacies revealed that he left among other achievements, some successful legacies Nigerians should always remember.

 

 

 

 

 

These include but not limited to:

 

 

 

1. Security Sector:
A. Conquering the Dreaded Boko Haram Terrorists in the North-Eastern Nigeria.
Before the coming of Gen Tukur Buratai as the Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, the North Eastern Region of the county was almost conquered and taken over by the Boko Haram Terrorists. Many local government areas of Borno, Yobe, Taraba and Adamawa states were captured and occupied completely by the terrorists. Their flags were hoisted all over the local government areas they took over.

People were being slaughtered like sacrificial rams. Business activities including farming were halted for fear of unknown. Foreign business partners deserted the region for their lives. The region was nearly out of Nigerian government, as taxes and other administrative structurs were changed to those of the Boko Haram regime.

However, on the assumption in office as the nation’s Chief of Army Staff, Gen Buratai swung into action and quickly adopted measures to deal with the situation. Training, provision of modern Warfare, weaponry, new techniques in intelligence gathering and sharing among the security operatives, integration of general public on information gathering and sharing, Media Operations, provision of welfare to the families of officers and men in the warfront, etc were some of the tactics adopted by the general to rubbish the Boko Haram fighters to gorilla fighters. He restored normalcy in the region and life began to be business as usual.

If not for the sabotage from
some of his colleagues, the remnants of the gorilla Boko Haram fighters would have been a history. Lt Gen Buratai should therefore be remembered always in this direction. His strategic master plans are today being used in getting rid of the remnants Boko Haram terrorists.

B. Sahel Sanity Operations.
General Buratai saw the need to focus on the activities of rural banditry in the North West Nigeria where farming activities were stopped due to the activities of bandits terrorising the region.
He strategically planned and prepared a master plan to deal with the bandits and creat environment for farmers to go back to their respective farmlands to cultivate food and cash crops for the region and the rest of the country.

This Sahel Sanity was very successful as farmers were able to go back to their lands and cultivated large volumes of food and cash crops thereafter.
Farmers are still counting the benefits they reaped as a result of the Sahel Sanity Operation organised and executed by Gen Buratai in the North-west and Central Niger states.
C. The South East IPOB Separatists.

Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai after study and analysis of the security challenges facing the South East Nigeria where IPOB terrorists were killing innocent people and planning cessation against the Nigerian state, considered organising what he called Operation Crocodile Smile to deal with the separatists.
Within no time, Gen Buratai dealt with the situation and restored normalcy in that region.

2. Saving Nigeria’s Democracy.
A. ENDSARS Crisis.
The crisis planned and hatched by some Nigerians leaving in the diaspora with the help of foreign corporate firms, NGOs and individuals nearly consumed Nigeria’s democracy, if not for the timely intervention of the then Chief of Army Staff Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai.
The ENDSARS protests provided all the needed environment for the change of government, but gen Buratai who sworn to protect the territorial intergrity of his country swung into action in saving the situation by democratically calming the situation and restored normalcy in all the places the protest took new dimensions and hijacked by hoodlums supported by antti- democracy elements.

B. 2023 Campaign.
Many people are unaware of the vital role Gen Buratai played during the 2023 general elections. It was obvious that the turbulent situation created during the campaign and the general elections for the 2023 was something of grave concern to all Nigerians. The polity was heated to the extent that many Nigerians were even speculating that the elections might not hold.

However, due to the effective and coordination of security concerns by the leader of elections security of the APC, Gen Tukur Buratai ensured smooth and peaceful conduct of bith the campaign and elections throughout the country, not only for the APC, but other political parties. It was Buratai who monitored and assured Nigerian politicians and their supporters the assurance to have peaceful campaigns and elections, as well as handling over power to democratically elected leaders.

Throughout the APC campaigns Gen Tukur Buratai was always with the campaign trail of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He gave the needed supports both moral and materials to enaure Tinubu won the 2023 presidential election.

Gen Buratai was successful in the assignment because he knows the security terrain of the country including the architectural design of the National Security of this nation. He knows how to coordinate and sanitize the nation’s security challenges if given the opportunity to do so.

His support and loyalty to the president, as well as his wealth of experience has strategically placed him on top in the scheme of things to handle the nation’s security issues for the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Gen Tukur Buratai will surely be an iconic security adviser capable of handling issues of security concerns for President Bola AhmedTinubu.

*Ibrahim Dosara*
*writes from Gusau, Zamfara State.*
05/06/2023

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