Army meets with other security outfits in the North East

In a meeting  convened at the Military Command and Control Centre, the headquarters of Operation Lafiya Dole by the Theatre Commander, Major General Rogers Nicholas on Saturday, February 3, heads of security agencies in Borno reviewed ongoing operations.

This appears to have been the first time such a meeting held.

Rogers said the resolve is to foster collaboration and close the gaps in the security architecture across the North East.

Intimating the stakeholders on the operational activities of his men, Major Gen. Rogers noted that presently troops have overran Boko Haram  positions in Sambisa and have physically occupied Camp Zairo.

He further noted that Boko Haram terrorists lost hold of their logistics base such that combat and non-combat vehicles as well as weaponry have been destroyed in the ongoing Operations DEEP PUNCH 2.

He called on them not to hesitate to share useful information at all fronts to successfully drive the ongoing operations in the region.

Rogers Nicolas also spoke on the closure of some roads last week by the Borno state government, noting that it was to prevent fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists from escaping the ongoing onslaught and sustained pressure on them by troops.

Other issues discussed in the sitting was how to speedily stop suicide bombings in the region. The major general emphasized vigilance, proactive measures and constant patrols across volatile communities as vital in ending the menace.

Similarly, the theatre commander spoke tough on the violation of curfew time and beating security checkpoints by some persons, calling on all security agencies to enforce and ensure compliance.

The security heads were urged in the meeting also  to deploy their personnel to communities already liberated to complement efforts of the Lafiya Dole troops.

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