Nigeria’s military chiefs relocate to Maiduguri

Following the directive by Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, that Nigeria’s service Chiefs relocate to Maiduguri to tackle the resurgent attacks by the Boko Haram terror group, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai and his colleagues in the Air Force, and Navy arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital on Tuesday.

The service chiefs led by the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, a general, arrived the air force base in Maiduguri at about 11 a.m.
The team comprising the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, a lieutenant general, and his colleague from the Air Force immediately drove in a heavy convoy of armed soldiers to the headquarters of Military Command and Control Centre where the Theatre Commander is expected to brief them.

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The team is expected to come up with measures that curtail the incessant threats posed by the terror to the inhabitants of Maiduguri and other parts of Bornu state.

Apart from last week’s ambush and abduction of a team of geologists from the University of Maiduguri, Boko Haram insurgents had carried out about 90 separate or multiple suicide attacks within and around Maiduguri in the past four months.