Centre Relocation: Minimah, Amosun Visit Maiduguri

Centre Relocation: Minimah, Amosun Visit Maiduguri

Lieutenant General Kenneth Mimimah, the chief of army, and Marshall Adesola Amosun, the chief of air staff, on June 9 visited Maiduguri, Borno state.

The move comes amid the ongoing relocation of the military command centre to Borno capital, as previously directed by Muhammadu Buhari.

Mimimah and Amosun arrived in Maiduguri on Tuesday and met with their respective commands to asses the stage of relocation process, Leadership reports.

Amosun noted that "the essence of moving the MCCC [Military Command and Control Centre] to Maiduguri is essentially to ease the processes of discharging authority and giving direction and the apparatus that goes along with it".

"So this is what command and control is all about.

"In the armed forces generally, we operate on the concept of centralized control, and the executive of this centralized command is often domiciled where the operation is taking place. We are just coming in to ensure that the time that will be lost is closed up; and that is why we are now here."

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Minimah, on his part, said:

“The presence of the Chief of Air Staff and I, which is the very hierarchy of the Air Force and Army here today does not mean that we are taking the battle from the General Officer Commanding, who is here. He still commands the operation as the GOC; we will be here to add further impetus to the operation."

He expressed optimism that with these changes the military would be able to completely eliminate Boko Haram insurgency.

"This is war, and in war, sometimes it is not mathematics; one will do all the preparations and it does not come out as planned. We may say we will capture an area in two weeks and it would turn out that even in a month we may not have achieved that. But we are highly optimistic that with this new drive, we will bring this insurgency to an end."

After Buhari's inauguration held on May 29 Boko Haram has launched several bloody attacks in Maiduguri, killing scores of people. On June 6 the assaulters carried out a suicide bombing at a popular cow market along Baga/Monguno highway. Various sources provided contradictory figures on the number of casualties. Hospital and military sources said that the attack had claimed 16 lives.

Source: Legit.ng

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