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The Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, has called for closer collaboration with police and other security agencies, to fast track successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign.


Nicholas made the call during a familiarization visit to the Borno Police Command on Wednesday.

He said that Operation Lafiya Dole was a joint operation to be implemented in partnership between the military, police and other security agencies in the northeast.

Nicholas noted that such collaboration was necessary to facilitate restoration of civil authorities in liberated communities by police
and other agencies as enshrine in the constitution.

“The counter-insurgency campaign is not a military business alone, it must comprise all stakeholders such as the  police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Immigration and Customs Services as well as  Civilian Joint Task Force (CJFT).

“The visit is to enhance collaboration and fill the gap to enable us succeed.

“As far as we are concern, no one is superior; everybody must be carried along to defeat Boko Haram. We are very committed to support you discharge your constitutional responsibilities,” he said.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, in his remark, pledged support to the counter-insurgency operation and restoration of peace
in the state.

Chukwu disclosed that the command had deployed over 500 personnel to the counter-insurgency operation.

“I am appealing to you to talk to soldiers who are always overzealous while working with policemen in the operation,” he said.

Chukwu expressed the hope that such collaboration will bring an end to the Boko Haram insurgency.

Also speaking, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Commander of the NSCDC, advocated for truth and reconciliation committee, to address remote causes of the insurgency in the society.

Abdullahi also suggested for periodic parley between security organizations to promote synergy and enhance security network in the
state.

The theatre commander visited headquarters of the police, State Security Service (SSS) and NSCDC in Maiduguri.

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