Military authorities have concluded arrangement to move the command headquarters of the counter insurgency operations to Maiduguri as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A statement signed by the acting director, army public relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman announced the establishment of Command center code named Operation Zaman Lafiya.

The statement said the team led by a two-star general has commenced work already and 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.

Colonel Usaman said an alternate command center is being set up in Yola, capital of Adamawa state.



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