Counter Terrorism: Nigeria To Work With Cameroun, Chad and Niger

Channels Television  
Updated December 12, 2012

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Admiral Ola Sa’ad Ibrahim has announced that Nigeria is relating with neighbouring countries like Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic with a view to fighting terrorism in the northern part of the country.

Admiral Ibrahim urged security forces in the north eastern part of the country to be alert and abide by the rules of engagement.

He made the call during a visit to the headquarters of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state. Admiral Ibrahim had earlier visited the JTF headquarters in Borno state.

The Chief of Defence Staff, on arrival in Damaturu, was received by senior military officers.

Accompanied by the Inspector General of Police, Mr Abubakar Mohammed, Admiral Ibrahim charged officers of the JTF to be law abiding in the discharge of their duties.

The CDS who was visiting the volatile north east part of the country to assess military formations as well as evaluate the security situation in the region, is optimistic that the Federal Government will win the war against terrorism.

The visit of the defence chief to the states is to boost the morale of the officers and men of the Joint Task Force that has been deployed to the north-east geo-political zones of the country.

While congratulating JTF over its gallantry, he thanked them for the selfless service to their fatherland and urged them to sustain the tempo.

Addressing the JTF officers in Damaturu and Maiduguri, the CDS noted that the military has made sacrifices to ensure the incessant cases of terrorists’ attacks within the affected areas are resolved, pointing out that all efforts will be done to ensure success.

He said with the support of the two state governors and those of the residents, the case of the insurgents will soon be a thing of the past as he urged residents of the states to recognise the good works the officers are doing towards the restoration of peace in the area.

Speaking to journalists after the address the CDS said the war against the insurgents has already been won and with the efforts the JTF is making, all these challenges will soon be over.