Nigerian army chief speaks on terrorism challenges

Hajia Sani, Ugo Okoro

L-R The Rwandan Minister of Defence, General James Kabarebe, Lieutenant General Kariuki Kibochi, Army Commander, Kenya Defence Forces, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army and Major General James Lakara, Commandant of the Ugandan Rapid Deployment Capability Centre exchanging views.

The Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, on Monday, delivered a paper on the challenges of fighting terrorism.

Buratai addressed an international audience at the Rwandan Defence Force Command and Staff College National Security Symposium 2017, in Musanze, Rwanda.

 In the presentation, the COAS dwelled on causes of terrorism, the fight against boko haram, terrorism, challenges and prospects with emphasis on the successes recorded and respect for human rights.

Also on the panel of discussants at the symposium were Lieutenant General Robert Kariuki Kibochi, Commander of Kenya Army, Brigadier General Joseph Nzabamwita, National Secretary of National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) of Rwanda, amongst others.

(L-R) The Chief of Defence Staff, Rwandan Defence Force, General Patrick Nyamvumba, discussing with the Chief of Army Staff, Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General TY Buratai.
The aim of the symposium was to deliberate on matters of national, regional,  continental and security among the guest speakers, panelists and the participants.
(L-R) Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, Lieutenant General Kariuki Kibochi, Commander Kenya Army, Brigadier General Joseph Nzabamwita, National Secretary of National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) of Rwanda and the moderator, Brigadier General Innocent Kabandana.
The theme of this year’s symposium is “Contemporary Security Challenges: The African Perspective.”