Lt-Gen. Turkur Buratia Pulls Out in Abuja.
It was a colourful event during the pulling out parade in honour of the former Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Turkur Buratai in Abuja on Friday, January 29, 2021.
Executive Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum in company of other senor government officials graced the occasion.
Besides Buratai being an indigene of Biu, in Borno, Zulum had worked closely with the former army chief in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram.
The colourful pulling out held at Mogadishu Cantonment in Asokoro, the FCT. The parade is a military tradition organized to honour retiring military chiefs. Activities marking the event include match past by soldiers with outgoing chiefs receiving valedictory salutes.
At Buratai’s pulling out, a book “Legend of Buratai” written by the former Chief of Army Staff was launched by the minister of Defence, General Bashir Magashi (retd).
Emir of Biu, Mai Mustapha Umar Mustapha II, the Senator Representing Southern Borno and Chairman Committee on Army, Mohammed Ali Ndume and Borno State Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan, also attended the event.
Buratai who served as Chief of Army Staff from 2015 to January 2021, was retired on Tuesday Januaryn26, 2021 by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The President immediately appointed new service chiefs who include Major General Leo Irabor as Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru as Chief of Army Staff, Rear Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo as Chief of Naval Stafff and Air Vice Marshal Isiaka Oladayo Amao as the Chief of Air Staff.