National Security and Buratai’s Diplomatic Soldiering

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Nigeria’s former Chief of Army Staff and ex-Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd.), turns his gun-sights on pathways of resolving Nigeria and Africa’s security quandary, as captured in his inputs at the recent security conference in The Gambia. Louis Achi reports

On his flight from Abuja to Banjul, capital city of The Gambia, to keep a date with the 17th Africa Security Watch Awards and Conference, it must have crossed the mind of Nigeria’s former Chief of Army Staff and ex-Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai (rtd.), that this was a journey steeped in significant historical symbolisms. He was travelling from the largest country – demographically, in Africa – to the smallest on the continent’s mainland – geographically.

While River Niger shaped the history and eventually gave Nigeria her name, River Gambia did the same for The Gambia. The history of slave trade impacted both in profound ways which is ultimately…



Source: Thisday Newspaper