A pulling out parade was held in honour of former Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai (rtd) on Friday.
The event, which held at Mogadishu Cantonment in Asokoro, the Fderal Capital Territory, Abuja, had Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, in attendance.
Beside Buratai being an indigene of Biu, in Borno, Zulum had worked closely with the former army chief in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram.
At Buratai’s pulling out, a book “Legend of Buratai” written by the former Chief of Army Staff was launched by the Minister of Defence, General Bashir Magashi (retired).
Emir of Biu, Mai Mustapha Umar Mustapha II, the Senator Representing Southern Borno and Chairman Committee on Army, Mohammed Ali Ndume and Borno State Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan, accompanied Governor Zulum to honour Buratai at his last activity in the military.
Pulling out parade is a military tradition organised to honour retiring military chiefs. Activities marking the event include match past by soldiers with outgoing chiefs receiving valedictory salutes.
Buratai who served as army chief from 2015 to January 2021, resigned and retired this week. President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Major General Ibrahim Attahiru as his replacement.