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Borno literary society unveils Tukur Buratai’s book

The country’s leaders have been exhorted to mentor the younger generation to develop patriotic and unselfish leaders.

Dr Abubakar Othman, a senior lecturer at the University of Maiduguri’s Department of English and Literary Studies, gave the suggestion during a public book review by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Benin Republic and former Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.

The Borno Literary Society in Maiduguri organized the second volume of the book titled “The Legend of Buratai.”

The chief reviewer, Dr Abubakar Othman, stated that the nin chapter book was a historical documentation of an enigmatic leader, his expeditions, life, and testimonials from notable figures.

“We are not dealing with a military general here, but with a humanist, an unassuming personality, and it is this humanity, this simplicity, that pervades the pages of this book.”

He explained that the publication was appropriate because it encourages national unity, peaceful coexistence, and a reverence for the sanctity of human life at a time when the country’s feeling of togetherness and collective cohabitation was under assault.

Mr Hassan Abdullahi, President of the Borno Literary Society, stated that the Society has been lobbying for indigenous role models for Borno’s youth to implement the ideas of these individuals’ lives and become productive citizens.

He urged Ambassador Buratai to continue writing books that encourage young people, allowing them to benefit from his wealth of wisdom and experiences.

Buratai took part in the evaluation digitally with members of the literary society.

Reporting by Dauda Iliya, editing by Saadatu Albashir