- The Nigerian military has denied saying they are not responsible for unravelling the sponsors of Boko Haram
- This was disclosed by Major General John Enenche, the coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO)
- Major General Enenche explained the duty of unmasking the sponsors of terrorism is a joint effort
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The Nigerian military has denied saying they are not responsible for unravelling the sponsors of Boko Haram.
Major General John Enenche, the coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO) revealed this on Thursday, July 2, in a statement clarifying his earlier comments at a media briefing.
Enenche explained that the duty of unmasking the sponsors of terrorism is a joint effort by all security agencies, especially those focused on intelligence.
Part of the statement read: “For the records, the coordinator only explained that unravelling sponsors of Boko Haram, bandits and other criminal groups is the collective responsibility of the intelligence fusion centre, where both the Defence Intelligence Agency, Department of State Service and National Intelligence Agency work in harmony, while the kinetics of operations is handled by relevant components of the military.
“It is also on record that these agencies and the Armed Forces of Nigeria work together in all the Theatres of operations in the country.
“Recall also that recently, the Chief of Defence Staff even had national security meeting engagements with the various heads of these security agencies and the service chiefs with a view to re-strategising the ongoing war against criminal elements.
“The coordinator was quoted out of context by some media sources. The publication is misleading and should, therefore, be disregarded.”
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai said the Nigerian Army will continue to battle insecurity in Nigeria until the country is safe for all.
The military chief made the statement on Saturday, June 27, during the passing out parade of the 79 regular recruit intake (79 RRI) in Zaria.
Buratai who was represented by Lieutenant-General Lamidi Adeosun pointed out that Nigeria is facing security challenges from Boko Haram insurgents, bandits, kidnappers, and other criminal elements.
Similarly, Buratai has revealed that the Nigerian Army has embarked on the reorganization of military operations.
According to the military boss, this is part of efforts to combat banditry and ensuring lasting peace and security in Katsina state and the northwest as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The COAS disclosed this when he was at the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Daura in Katsina state.
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