By Ajogwu Jerry
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai has been conferred with two meritorious award for restoring peace in Nigeria and for his contributions in the fight against terrorism in the country.
A statement by the Acting Army Spokesman, Col Sagir Musa hinted that Nigeria’s Army Chief also delivered a lecture titled – “Nigeria Unique Counter Insurgency – A Working Counter-Terrorism Model For Replication in Africa” at the first ever Global Abti-terrorism and Counter-terrorism Conference and Workshop held at the university Square, Stratford, London, United Kingdom.
The awards was later presented to the COAS by organizers of the Conference – the Anti-terrorism Accreditation Board (ATAB) and Global Risk International United Kingdom.
“The first award is – The Pave The Way Award for exceptional bravery and peace building in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region under Multinational Joint Task Force which are focal points of DAESH/ISIS.
“The second award is – The Certified Master of Anti-terrorism Specialist Award”.
The Chief of Civil-Military Affairs of the Nigerian Army, Major General Usman Mohammed represented the Chief of Army Staff at the event and received the awards on his behalf.
TheNigerian reliably gathered from the the organizers “Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai is the first African to get this award”.