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War against Boko Haram Has Exposed Flaws in Nigerian Army, Says COAS

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai
Michael Olugbode

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai on Monday said the ongoing counter insurgency operations have exposed some flaws in the Nigerian Army.
The COAS, who gave a keynote address at the 2015 Regimented Sergeant Major (RSM) Convention holding in Maiduguri, said: "We are all aware of the ongoing operations which the Nigerian Army is engaged in, especially Op Lafiya Dole. The counter insurgency operations have exposed some flaws in our discipline, regimentation and professionalism as well as the general conduct of officers and men of our Army.
"This underscores my vision on assumption of office which is to have a professionally responsive Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional roles."
Buratai disclosed that "the focus of my command of the Nigerian Army is to restore the long cherished core values of the Nigerian Army through discipline, regimentation and professionalism."