Why am not afraid of Travel ban – Buratai


The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, on Monday said he is unmoved by the threat to drag him before the International Criminal Court, ICC, in some quarters.

Following the controversial killings of allegedly scores of EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate last Tuesday, by soldiers, a section of human rights activists have threatened to report Buratai and some soldiers to ICC, and ensure travel bans were placed on them.

Reacting to the threat, the Chief of Army Staff said he did not give a damn about traveling outside the country adding that the first time he stepped out of Nigeria’s shore he was already 50 years old.

“Criminal elements are threatening us with travel ban but we are not worried because we must remain in this country to make it better.

“The first time I travelled outside of this country, I was already 50 years and a general, so I don’t mind if I live the rest of my life here,” he said.

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