Discussions are going on currently amongst analysts as to whether the new set of service chiefs appointed to man the critical defence services in Nigeria would bring about the much desired change in the security fortunes of the country.
He was a Platoon Commander at 26 Amphibious Battalion Elele, Port Harcourt, from 19 January 1984 to 30 September 1986. He was a Military Observer at the United Nations Verification Mission II in Angola from 1 October to 30 August 1987. He was again a Platoon Commander at 26 Guards Battalion from 1 September to 15 November 1987 and later served as Company Second in Command (Coy 2ic) in the same unit from 15 September 1991 to 14 August 1994. He was also a Platoon Commander at the Lagos Garrison Command Camp from 15 August 1994 to 19 April 1995.
The concern of Nigerians overall is that this star-studded resume should help Buratai and his colleagues deliver the much needed peace to Nigeria and Nigerians.