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Zulum Tells Service Chiefs to Sustain Simultaneous Strikes on Insurgents

Zulum Tells Service Chiefs to Sustain Simultaneous Strikes on Insurgents

Borno State governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has called on the chief of defence staff (CDS) and the new service chiefs to ensure that there is synergy between all security operatives in the country, particularly between the Nigerian Army and Air Force, saying there is need for simultaneous operations in various parts of his state to contain insurgents from relocating or escaping onslaughts.

He made the call while receiving the CDS, Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor and other service chiefs, who paid him a courtesy visit on Sunday in Maiduguri.

He pledged the support of his administration to the new service chiefs in their fight against insurgency, lauding them for their concern for Borno by making their first trip to the state.

Babagana Umara Zulum, Chief of Defence Staff, Service chiefs
Service chiefs with Borno State governor in Maiduguri

He said that the military and other security organisations should count on his administration at all time in their effort to contain insurgency.

He also called for more collaboration with armed forces in neighbouring countries of Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic.

The governor also urged the service chiefs to tolerate fair and constructive criticisms that might be made in good faith to enhance their productivity.

The CDS and service chiefs also visited the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Umar-Garbai, who assured them of the traditional institution commitment to mobilise support for the military.

Irabor called for support from government and citizens of the state as the military takes more measures to deal with the security challenge and restore socio-economic activities in the state.


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