Chief Of Army Staff, Buratai Recounts First Ambush Ordeal

The Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria, General Tukur Buratai has recounted how the current Chief of Training and Operations, Lamidi Adeosun saved his life in 2015 when he was ambushed in the north-east by terrorists.

Speaking during the commissioning of a bridge constructed at Kuta in Osun State by the Nigeria Army Engineering Construct Regiment, Ede, Buratai, who recounted his first ambush ordeal expressed his love for Osun state.

PUNCH reported that Buratai said it was Adeosun that mobilised troops to counter the terrorists who attacked him in September 2015.

The Chief of Staff recounted how Adeosun exhibited courage during the ambush adding that he was able to mobilise the troops to counter the bandits out of the way.

Buratai said he later met Adeosun in the North-East as the Commander of the operations in the region after he became the Chief of Army Staff.

The army chief, who hailed the Army Engineering Corps for constructing the bridge revealed how he started the rejigging processes of the Nigerian Army noting that they both commenced the upward and progressive movement towards the technical defeat of Boko Haram.

However, Buratai also thanked the Olowu of Kuta, Adekunle Oyelude, for his support for the army despite the wide criticism from the general public.

Speaking, the governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, said the bridge which was named after Buratai would strengthen the relationship between military and civilians in the state.

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