Buratai Assures Nigerians, Army Will continue to work for Common good of the country


The Nigerian Army has assured Nigerians that it will continue to work for the common good of the nation in the discharge of its constitutional responsibilities.

Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai said this while addressing a news conference in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

This comes days after global rights group Amnesty International accused the Nigerian Government of encouraging the impunity fuelling the increasing insecurity in the country.

The group also accused the security agencies, including the military of unacceptable lapses while condemning the killings in Plateau State.

While the military has rejected previous reports from the group indicting soldiers, the Army Chief said they remain committed to carrying out their duties in accordance with the constitution.

He, however, noted that while the security agencies have a duty to keep the nation safe, it is a collective responsibility that cannot be achieved without the support and conscious participation of patriotic citizens.