Two service chiefs – Chief of Army Staff, Kenneth Minimah and Chief of Air Staff, Adesola Amosun– on Tuesday visited the recently established Military Command and Control Centre to commence operations.
The centre was established by a directive of Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nigerian military on June 8 said it had complied with the presidents order to establish the centre in Maiduguri, Borno State which has been the epicenter of Boko Haram attacks.
The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said installations of hi-tech equipment, infrastructural development of the Centre and posting of additional operations staff have commenced.
Mr. Usman said the installations and posting of personnel among others will be completed within 21 days when the control centre would be fully operational.
“With the establishment of the Centre, all strategic and operational decisions on the fight against terrorism and insurgency would emanate from the MCCC. This will ensure faster response time; improve situational awareness and better coordination of all stakeholders,” Mr. Usman said.
He added that the centre will give the needed motivation that would ensure prosecution and successful conclusion of the war against terrorism in Nigeria and provide the required interface between the Armed Forces of Nigeria and Multi-National Joint Task Force that will be deployed at the Lake Chad Basin area at the end of the July.