The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burutai, on Wednesday, inaugurated a 60-tonne bridge and a 3.2km road that leads to Victor Kure Armoured Range in Bauchi State.
Buratai was represented by the army’s Chief of Policy and Plans, Lt.-Gen. Lamidi Adesoun, at the inauguration ceremony.
The event took place at Bichiki village in the Toro Local Government Area of the state.
He added that the construction of the road was necessary because of the challenges the army faced while moving equipment to the range.
Buratai said that he noted the poor condition of the road during his last visit to the state.
Adding that the constructed road would ease the movement of officers and students to the range during training and firepower demonstrations.
In the same vein, he said that the army also built a 60-tonne bridge that linked the communities that were close to the range.
Thereby also, promising that it would continue to remain apolitical in the discharge of its duties.
Earlier, Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Magaji, who is the Managing Director, Army Vehicles Plan, thanked Burutai for the prompt intervention.
He said that troops in Bauchi would remain loyal and dedicated to their training in line with the vision of the COAS.
Magaji recalled that before the intervention the route to the range was in a deplorable state.
Which makes it difficult for officers to traverse it, especially during the rainy season.
In his remarks, Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, represented by his Commissioner for Works, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, lauded the army.
Saying the project would bring succor to the host communities.
The governor also tasked the troops to build a mutual relationship with the people of the host communities.
He assured the army of the government’s continued support.