Service Chiefs Return To Maiduguri To Boost Counter-Terrorism Ops
Some service chiefs have returned to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
Their mission is simple - remind Boko Haram of the federal government's resolve to end cases of terror attacks on civilians.
Terrorists are regrouping and attacking communities in the region.
They had earlier resorted to suicide bombing, but have recently shifted to abducting people again.
To check the increasing attacks, the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo asked the military heads to return to hands on duty.
First to arrive in Maiduguri on Tuesday was the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, is expected to arrive later in the day.
This comes few days after the abduction of some oil exploration workers, officials of the Joint Task Force and staff of the University of Maiduguri.
At the meeting were the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ekwe Ite-Ibas and the Chief of Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar.
Lack of adequate ammunition has been blamed for the gains the terrorists recorded before February 2015 and the Minister hinted reports of plans to procure more surveillance devices.
Attacks are increasing in the northeast, including the abduction that happened on July 22, but the military has blamed this increase on the terrorists’ access to information.
Here is a video of one of the IDPs in the northeast highlighting what they face in camps.