Buratai Calls For Continuous Training Of Special Forces
A former Chief of Army Staff and Nigeria’s ambassador to Benin Republic, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has called for sustained effort in the training of special forces in the military.
This, he believes will be the strategy needed to stamp out insurgency and banditry in the country.
“The need to train and prepare the future leaders of the Nigerian Army to take certain decisions as they Increasingly carry out complex missions in a considerably broader sphere of influence is very crucial,” Buratai said on Thursday at the annual leadership lecture series held at the Infantry Corps Centre, Jaji, Kaduna State.
According to the former Army Chief, there must be sustained deliberate effort in the training of special forces in the military over the next five years for the results to materialise.
Beyond training, equipment and resources, however, the former army chief also stressed the importance of great leadership, noting that optimal performance still depends largely on the style of leadership at various levels.
“The contemporary security environment is volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous and the current operating environment in Nigeria is not different.
“We are now confronted with multi-dimensional complexities and challenges that require focused military leadership as part of an all-encompassing strategy for ensuring national security,” he said.