Shettima, Niger Gov, Etsu Nupe, Others to grace launch of Ndace’s trilogy Saturday
The Vice President Elect, Senator Kashim Shettima, Governor of Niger State, and Alh. Abubakar Sani-Bello, together with the Etsu of Nupe and Chairman of Niger State Traditional Council, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, will on Saturday attend the launch of the trilogy (three books) written by award-winning embedded journalist, Jibrin Baba Ndace.
The books which highlights the war against Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgency in the North-east of Nigeria, were written specifically to aid in the visualization of the horrors terrorists have visited on citizens and how the Nigerian Army and other security agencies, Civilian JTF confronted them under the leadership of the 20th Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai.
The titles of the books include: “Walking the War Front with Lt. Gen. TY Buratai,” “Duty Call Under Buratai’s Command” and “The Lonely Grave and Other Poems – an anthology.
The books will be reviewed by the Special Adviser to the President on media, Mr. Femi Adesina and former Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Sani Usman Kukasheka (retd).
Other dignitaries expected at the event include the Minister of Defence Maj- Gen Bashir Magashi (retd), Chief of Defence Staff, CDS, General lucky Irabor, Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt.-Gen Farouk Yahaya, Chief of the Naval Staff Staff, CNS, Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo, Chief of the Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshall Oladayo Amao and the Inspector-General of Police and IGP Usman Alkali Baba.
Speaking on why he embarked on the project which took him five years of hard work, Ndace, immediate-past Chief Press Secretary to Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state, noted that he was encouraged by the need to document that phase of the war against insurgency in which he was a witness.
“These books were inspired by many veterans who fought on and off the war field.
“Soldiers who sacrificed their lives to serve our great nation, the courage they exhibited and the aftermath of their gruesome experiences.
“Amongst many soldiers and servicemen, Lt. Gen. TY Buratai occupies a large part of the storytelling.
“Lt. Gen TY Buratai is a retired Nigerian army General, former Chief of Army Staff, who was appointed in 2015 and retired in January 2021,” he said.
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