Military To Move Command, Control Centre To Maiduguri Tomorrow

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Following President Muhammed
Buhari’s order during his inauguration ceremony and meeting with Service Chiefs
few days after, the Nigerian military command and control centre will now tomorrow, Tuesday, 9th of June, 2015 move its command, control centre
to Maiduguri, the epicentre of Boko Haram’s insurgency.
Below is a statement made available today by the army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman, who said “The team has already commenced work in earnest and all senior military
officials will relocate to the north east’’. Read the press statement
after the cut.

“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.
“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.

“However, an alternate command
centre is also being established in Yola, the Adamawa state capital of the
north east”, the statement read

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