Army Moves Military Command To Maiduguri

Following the order of President Muhammad Buhari that the military move its Command Centre to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital in the fight against the Boko Haram sect, the authorities of the Nigerian Army has followed the directive and concluded arrangements for all service chiefs to move to Borno State on Tuesday.

The announcement of the establishment of the Command Centre for ‘Operation Zaman Lafiya’ was contained in a press statement signed by Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations.

“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 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 statement read.

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