Ex-Chief of Military Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (retd), on Saturday, mentioned the hassle to contain insurgents by the Military underneath his command was not appreciated by Nigerians.
The ex-Military boss spoke in Kuta, Osun State, at an interdenominational prayer organized for him by Olowu of Kuta, Oba Adekunle Oyelude, held in the Olowu’s palace.
Represented by two of his coursemates, Major Daniel Banjo (retd) and Wing Commander Mamman Yusuf (retd.), Buratai, who spoke through Banjo, stated thrice he was ambushed while battling insurgents.
He then assured the community of continued relationship and assistance even after exiting the Military.
“At the war front, many things happened and Nigerians are not appreciative. Three times I was ambushed and jumped into the bush with my men and engaged the insurgents. My relationship with Olowu of Kuta is divine,” Buratai mentioned.
In his remarks, Olowu of Kuta, Oba Oyelude, mentioned the folks of the community would remain grateful to Buratai for the help he rendered towards the completion of a bridge linking the community to Ede.
Oba Oyelude mentioned,
“For many years, several prominent political officeholders have tried to assist us construct Ede/Kuta Bridge, however they could not, but on bringing the request before Lt. General Buratai, he granted it and ensure it was built.
“This is enough achievement for me as a monarch. The bridge is almost a hundred years and now the communities in this area have been linked and the villagers are now liberated.
“My support for the army was borne out of the fact that Buratai is a detribalized Nigerian and the most humane to serve as Army boss. The nation can only enjoy peace if we support the army to succeed in its quest to battle insecurity irrespective of who is in control.”
Prayers have been provided for the ex-Army boss by Muslim and Christian clerics on the occasion attended by dignitaries from inside and outside Osun State.
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