Service Chiefs land in Maiduguri, Vow To End Insurgency

Following the presidential order from President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Army of Staff Lt-Gen. Kenneth Minimah and his counterpart of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Ademola Amosu, on Tuesday relocated to the troubled city of Maiduguri, the Borno state and vowed to totally subdue Boko Haram militants.

It was learnt that duo differently arrived in the city late evening aboard military helicopter and landed at the 303 composite group of the Nigerian Airfoce base Maiduguri.

In a separate interview with newsmen, the service chiefs said their arrival followed President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive for the relocation of military central command to Maiduguri, until the Boko Haram insurgents are totally defeated.

Air Marshal Ademola Amosu, who was the first to arrive, declared that their presence would boost the morale of federal troops to effectively tackle the activities of the terrorists.

According to him, with the improved surveillance and logistics, Nigerian army is capable of wiping out the terrorists.

He said the relocation of the military central command to Maiduguri will ease the sorting out of administrative activities which are very vital to the counter-insurgency operations.

The chief of Air Staff further urged the residents to support the ongoing war against insurgents through assisting the military with vital information on the hide-outs of the militants.

On his part, Lt-Gen. Minimah declared that the much publicized relocation of the military command was not new in the Nigerian army and tasked citizens to avoid giving negative impression to the development.

Source: The Herald