DEFENCE HQ: Military Working On Relocation Of Command Centre To Maiduguri

Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade
In response to President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that the Command and Control Centre of the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) should relocate to Maiduguri, the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-east, DHQ has confirmed to THISDAY newspaper that the military is working round the clock to implement the relocation within the shortest possible time.

Buhari had in his first directive as President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, ordered the transfer of the command centre from the service headquarters in Abuja to Maiduguri, the Borno capital, in order to bring the insurgency to a quick and decisive end.

In compliance with the directive, Director of Defence Information (DDI), Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, informed THISDAY monday that the military authorities were already expediting action to ensure that the relocation is effected as quickly as possible.

Although Olukolade could not specify the date or further details on when the order would be implemented, he confirmed that the modalities were being worked out.

“The necessary details and implementation strategies are already being worked out,” he said.

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