Osinbajo orders Service Chiefs to relocate to Maiduguri

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has directed the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai and the Chief of Air Staff, Sadique Abubakar to relocate to Maiduguri, Borno state capital, with immediate effect.

This order came after an emergency meeting with some service chiefs on Thursday.

The acting president said there was a need for them to be at the military command control centre.

Apart from Buratai and Abubakar, those who attended the meeting were Mansur Dan-Ali, minister of defence; Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence staff and Ekwe Ite-Ibas, chief of naval staff.

Speaking with state house correspondents at the end of the meeting, Dan-Ali said, “We just finished a meeting with the acting president and the three service chiefs. We agreed that they should move back to the command centre again and see what are the things happening there.

“We have also agreed that we should get more surveillance devices, cameras that will be able to see distant attackers coming to the position of our troops.

“Also, the period of the raining season is a difficult moment for us. We cannot dominate the environment like what we do during the dry season but efforts are geared towards regaining our areas. All these ambushes that are happening would be stopped.”


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