Monday, October 26, 2020

Buratai, top army commanders meet over security, Lekki shooting .

 Amid ongoing controversy generated by the Lekki shooting, the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, and some top commanders of the Nigerian Army are currently holding a vital meeting.


 The meeting, which is ongoing at the army headquarters in Abuja, was said to have commenced at about 10.20 am on Monday, October 26. 

The principal officers of the army who are at the meeting include General Officers Commanding (GOC) of the divisions. Others are unit commanders, guards brigade, and other top officers of the Nigerian Army. 

Among issues tabled for discussion are the security threats across the country following the hijacked EndSARS protest which escalated into violence, destruction and looting of properties.

 The meeting will also look into the controversial shooting of the EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate which the force promised to commence a prompt investigation on. 

Speaking at the meeting, Lieutenant-General Buratai raised an eyebrow at some "criminal elements who are threatening us with a travel ban." 

The chief of army staff said the force would not be deterred by the false campaign against it by individuals. “Criminal elements are threatening us with travel ban but we are not worried because we must remain in this country to make it better.

 “The first time I travelled outside of this country, I was already 50 years and a General, so I don’t mind if I live the rest of my life here.” 

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