Former Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai and I used to chase criminals into the bush without bulletproof vest – Amaechi


Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has said that he and former Chief of Army Staff Tukur Buratai chased some criminals into the bush when he was governor. 

Amaechi made the claim during a meeting with Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state and All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates in the state on Thursday May 19. 

The former Governor of Rivers state who saisthat he has an experience in curbing insecurity, noted that he chased criminals with the former COAS without bulletproof vests.


His media office quoted him as saying;

“I know what you’re suffering, I was governor of Rivers State when they were kidnapping two months old children, and I never slept until everybody slept.

“General Buratai is not here today, he would have told you the story. Buratai, myself the former Inspector General of Police (Suleiman Abba) asked them, we used to chase criminals in the bush.

“I remember one day I was chasing criminals with Gen Sarkin Yaki Bello (then Commander of the Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta), we were running and he stopped and asked me, ‘Your Excellency, are you wearing a bulletproof vest?’ I said why are you asking, he said ‘what if they shoot you,’ I said ‘are you wearing one?’ He said no, and I asked ‘what if they shoot you.’

“But in six months, we brought down insecurity in Rivers state.”

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