By John Ikani
Nigeria’s former Army Chief, Liteunant General Tukur Buratai (Rtd), has officially resumed as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin.
He met with Benin Republic President, Patrice Talon on Tuesday and presented his letter of credence to him.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, upon the retirement of Buratai and other service chiefs, appointed them as non-career ambassadors.
In June, the President deployed Buratai to Benin Republic as an Ambassador.
Born November 24, 1960, Buratai is native of Buratai town in Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.
He was commissioned into the Nigerian Army in 1983 and was COAS from July 2015 to January 2021.
Buratai served as Force Commander of the then reconstituted Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTNF) in 2014.
His operational deployments include Military Observer at the United Nations Verification Mission in Angola, and Operation HARMONY IV in the Bakassi Peninsula.
Others were Operation MESA, Operation PULO SHIELD, Operation SAFE CONDUCT, Operation ZAMAN LAFIYA and Operation LAFIYA DOLE.