BREAKING: BURATAI ORDERS SOLDIERS TO WEAR MUFTI TO AVOID POLICE REVENGE
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, has ordered travelling personnels in the Nigerian Army to wear plain clothes (mufti) while travelling across Country.
This is coming after Buratai accused Force Headquarters of making “inciting and inflammatory comments” following soldiers killing of three policemen and a civilian in Taraba state after they had effected the arrest of a notorious kidnap kingpin, Alhaji Hamisu Bala Wadume, who is now on the run.
The Army Boss order which leaked to the media on Tuesday was contained in a circular with reference number: AHQDAIOPS/G3/240/232, and copied to Army formations nationwide.
The letter signed by Brig. Gen. F. Omoigui, on behalf of the COAS, was entitled: “Need for troops to be circumspect in dealing with members of the Nigeria Police.”
Buratai directed soldiers on internal security operations across the nation to be circumspect, alerting of the likelihood of aggression towards troops by police personnel during which he said Police statements and reactions had the potential of forcing the rank and file of its personnel to exhibit aggressive tendencies against the Nigerian Army personnel.
He however in the circular, told soldiers to travel in mufti to avoid possible attacks by policemen, which he argued, may be occasioned by the Police’s comments on both social and traditional media.
Meanwhile, The kidnapper freed by the Soldiers was actually going to contest for the Taraba state house of Assembly elections.