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COAS Buratai orders Army officers to wear Mufti to avoid being killed by police

Following the killing of the three police officers, the Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen . Tukur Buratai , has directed troops on internal security duties to be cautious in their dealings with members of the police force .

Buratai also admonished travelling military personnel to do so in mufti in order to avoid confrontations with policemen .

The COAS in a letter dated August 9 and copied to all Army formations nationwide accused the police of making inflammatory comments in the social media which he said was capable of inciting the rank and file of the Nigeria Police to “ exhibit aggressive tendencies against the NA personnel . ”

The letter with reference number AHQDAIOPS/ G 3 / 240 / 232 written on behalf of the COAS by Brig . Gen . F . Omoigui , was titled , ‘Need for troops to be circumspect in dealing with members of the Nigeria Police . ’

It read in part , “ Accordingly , all troops on IS ( Internal Security ) duty as well as personnel travelling in and out of uniform are to be circumspect in their conduct to avoid escalation.

“ Consequently , formations and unit commanders are to educate troops to be cautious in their dealings with members of the NP in view of this development . Troops travelling on pass are to endeavour to do so in mufti. ”

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