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Nigerian Military Relocates Insurgent Command Centre To Maiduguri

Director of Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade

By Abul Gafaar Bello – In line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s inaugural directive, the Nigerian Military has relocated the terrorists’ Command centre to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, in a renewed drive to crush the bloody attack in the North Eastern Nigeria.

In a statement issued Monday in Maiduguri, by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Military announced that in compliance with Presidential pronouncement and the Chief of army Staff’s directive, a reconnaissance and advance team for the establishment of Military Command and Control Centre (MCCC) for “Operation Zaman Lafiya for the fight against terrorism and insurgency has moved to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital”.

The Army Publicist also indicated that the team, led by a Two -Star General, has already commenced work in earnest and it was comprised of elements of the officer of the Chief of Army Staff, all the relevant Army Headquarters Departments and other combat support components.

The centre, Usman added would serve as a forward Command base for the Chief of Army Staff and other Service Chiefs.

“The centre is essentially an elaboration of an already existing Army Headquarters Command and Control arrangement. From now on, the fight against terrorism and insurgency would be monitored, coordinated and controlled from this centre.

“I wish to inform you also that its establishment would not create another layer of Command structure but would add impetus and renewed vigour to Operation Zaman Lafiya, all aimed at bringing terrorism and insurgency to an end”, stated the Army publicist

Still, Colonel Usman informed that an alternate Command centre was also being established in Yola, the Adamawa state capital.



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