Many Nigerians have criticized the operations of the Nigerian Army under the leadership of Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, especially regarding human rights abuses. However, some believe the Army chief is an exemplary leader and soldier who should be immortalized in a book.
A book titled The Legend of Buratai will be officially presented to school children on May 4th, 2019 at the FCT Library, Abuja, according to the Nigerian Army.
The book was written by Dr Abubakar Mohd Sani to immortalize the life of Lt General T.Y Buratai the Chief of Army Staff.
“The Legend of Buratai is first and foremost a work of fiction that I hope will make primary and secondary school students to fully appreciate the life of General Buratai, one of the greatest infantry Generals to ever emerge in Africa, ” the author said
“It’s a calculated attempt to transform his life into folklore for lovers of literature and school children. Readers will know how to prepare to become an officer, how Buratai worked smartly as a student, the history of Buratai and the BaburBura people, the disciplines of a General and so on,” said Dr.Sani.
The book will be presented to school children in Abuja, Lagos,Maiduguri, Kaduna and Yola.