Defence Minister Receives Buratai’s Operational Briefs from Front-line
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Burati, was at the Ship House Tuesday to give official operational briefs from the front-line to the Defence Minister, Maj Gen Bashir Magashi. This was sequel to his return from the North East where he led Counter terrorism Operations for the past two months in the trenches. Buratai’s visit to the Minister of Defence is coming less than 24 hours after briefing the Commander-in-Chief, President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House.
In a press statement issued by the Special Assistant Media and Publicity to the Minister, Mohammad Abdulkadri, the closed door interface between the Minister and the Chief of Army Staff lasted for over one hour. Although , the blow -by- blow accounts of the operational briefs by Lt Gen Buratai to the Minister of Defence were not disclosed in the statement, it cannot be far fetched from what the COAS told State House corespondents after visiting the President to the effect that troops neutralised 1,429 Boko Haram terrorists while arresting over 166 informants and accomplices of criminal elements as well as decisive and aggressive posture and high morale of the troops in prosecuting the new battle plans under his command.
Abdulkadri also stated that part of the issues supposedly discussed in the security briefs included classified informations and strategic battle plans which cannot be publicized so as not to compromise and undermine the technicality and tactility of the war proceedings.