Tue. Nov 19th, 2019

Tukur Buratai, Army Chief of Staff

National Assembly Summons Army Chief Buratai to Clarify Idea Of OPI

The joint session of the National Assembly which comprised of the Senates and Representatives have on Wednesday summoned Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, over Operation Positive Identification exercise.

This Day reports that Ndume said both the House of Representatives and the Senate in a joint committee summoned the Army Chief to appear before it on Thursday, October 31.

“Although the Chief of Army Staff had described the alert as fake but as representatives of the people, we have summoned him to come and clarify it to Nigerians,” Ndume said.

The senator said Buratai is expected to explain all the modalities put in place for the exercise the Army said would help identify miscreants across Nigeria.

Note that, Senator Ali Ndume is the Chairman of Senate Committee on Army in the House of Senates. He made this known to journalists in Abuja shortly after telling them that his committee has sharply rejected the Army Chief’s plan on this. He however acknowledge the importance of protecting lives and properties of Nigerians all over the country but also contrasted that if such moves will cause inconvenience to the people they are representing, that the Army Chief should come and clarify the modalities behind such policy properly which has to be approved by the Senate before it is implemented.

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