The Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA
DOLE, Maj.-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, has called for closer collaboration with police and other
security agencies, to fast track successful implementation of the
Speaking during a familiarization visit to the Borno
Police Command on Wednesday Nicholas said that Operation Lafiya Dole was a joint operation to be
implemented in partnership between the military, police and other
security agencies in the North East.
Nicholas added that such collaboration was necessary to facilitate
restoration of civil authorities in liberated communities by police
and other agencies as enshrine in the constitution.
“The counter-insurgency campaign is not a military business alone, it
must comprise all stakeholders such as the police, Nigeria Security
and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Immigration and Customs Services as
well as Civilian Joint Task Force (CJFT).
“The visit is to enhance collaboration and fill the gap to enable us succeed.
“As far as we are concern, no one is superior; everybody must be
carried along to defeat Boko Haram. We are very committed to support
you discharge your constitutional responsibilities,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Damian Chukwu, in his remark, pledged
support to the counter-insurgency operation and restoration of peace
in the state.
Chukwu disclosed that the command had deployed over 500 personnel to
the counter-insurgency operation.
“I am appealing to you to talk to soldiers who are always overzealous
while working with policemen in the operation,” he said.
Chukwu expressed the hope that such collaboration will bring an end to
the Boko Haram insurgency.
Also speaking, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, the Commander of the NSCDC,
advocated for truth and reconciliation committee, to address remote
causes of the insurgency in the society.
Abdullahi also suggested for periodic parley between security
organizations to promote synergy and enhance security network in the
The theatre commander visited headquarters of the police, State
Security Service (SSS) and NSCDC in Maiduguri.