Military Moves Command Centre to Maiduguri

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In compliance to President Muhammadu Buhari’s order, the Nigerian military has moved its command centre to Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, to prosecute the war against Boko Haram insurgents

IN compliance with President Muhammad Buhari’s order, the Nigerian Army moved its Command centre to Maiduguri, on Monday, June 8. The military authorities, which confirmed the movement, said all the arrangements had been concluded for the movement of all the service chiefs to Maiduguri.

The establishment of the Command centre for ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya’ was contained in a press statement signed by Sani Kukasheka Usman, a colonel and acting director Army public relations, in Maiduguri. According Usman, “The team, which is led by a two-star general, has already commenced work in earnest and it is 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 will 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.”

The military spokesman said the establishment of the Command centre would not create another layer of command structure but would add impetus and renew vigour to “Operation Zaman Lafiya” in order to bring terrorism and insurgency to an end. He also disclosed that an alternate command centre was being established in Yola, capital of Adamawa State.

—  Jun 8, 2015 @ 16:40 GMT

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