SK Usman, Abuja: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Nigerian Army, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, today Monday 26th June 2017, addressed members of Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a British think-tank and foreign relations experts in London. The Chief of Army Staff spoke to them on the “Current Nigerian Army Operations and the fight against Boko Haram terrorists”.
During the presentation, he discussed Nigerian Army’s approach in countering the Boko Haram terrorists, strategy and tactics being employed against the terrorists, current situation in the north eastern Nigeria and the ongoing clearance and stabilizing operations in the theatre. The presentation attracted other personalities from Transparency International, diplomats from France and the United States, as well as academicians from London School of Economics and participants at Royal College of Defence Studies.
After the presentation at RUSI, he also interacted with Nigerian Army officers on courses at various institutions in the United Kingdom and thereafter moved to the Ministry of Defence where he had meeting with Major General Giles Hill, Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of the United Kingdom at the Ministry of Defence.
Earlier on arrival at the MOD, he was conducted round memorial arcade by his host at the courtyard of the Ministry.
The Chief of Army will also attend 2017 RUSI Land Warfare Conference and visit the Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS).