School Mates Honour GOC 7 Div, Laud Buratai
General Officer Commanding 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu has been described as one of the best hands the Nigerian Army parades in the battle against Book Haram insurgency.
Secondary school classmates of the new GOC at Government Secondary School, Biu made the assertion while honouring him as a worthy ambassador of their alma mata in Maiduguri on Saturday, with a call on citizens to assist the new GOC succeed in his assignment.
Spokesman of the group and former Commissioner of Information in Borno State, Inuwa Bwala said while presenting the plaque of honor to General Biu on behalf of his colleagues, commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai for sending one of his best to Maiduguri in the continued war against Boko Haram.
According to him, the Bulama Biu’s classmates who passed out of GSS Biu with him in 1984 can vouch for his capability and doggedness in the battle against Boko Haram and are convinced that Boko Haram will soon be a thing of the past with Bulama Biu in charge at the 7 Division.
While stressing the need for active citizen participation in the battle against Boko Haram by way of passing useful information to the command, Biu’s classmates expressed optimism that the Chief of Army Staff will see reason to allow Bulama Biu finish up the already won war against Boko Haram.
The GOC while thanking his classmates for the honor done to him, went down memory lane, recalling the spirit of brotherhood that prevailed at their alma mata, describing the reunion with his classmates as the tonic that will galvanize him to do more for the country and the Army in particular.
He recalled how he cascaded the width and breath of Nigeria as part of his call to duty, and how his experiences have prepared him for the job he is doing and the attendant successes recorded.
General Abdulmalik Bulama while also thanking Buratai for giving him the opportunity to exhibit his combatant capabilities, said, he can see light at the end of the tunnel and he and his troops are planning to soon celebrate the total routing out of Boko Haram.
He promised Nigerians that the Nigerian Army is more determined than ever before to end the menace of Boko Haram and to secure Nigeria from any form of negative infiltration by terrorist elements.
The GOC paid glowing tributes to some of his classmates who died after they parted thirty four years ago, and encouraged the ones still around to seek out each other and to remain their brothers keepers.
He described the event as a family reunion which will leave indelible memories with him and his colleagues.
He dedicated the plaque to the sweet memories of their days in school.
The presentation which witnessed the attendance of many of his classmates also saw to the formation of what is to be called GSS Biu Class of 84.