The newly appointed Service Chiefs by President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday travelled to Maiduguri, Borno State as their plan to end insurgency and terrorism in the region.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Leo Irabor, led the Chiefs of Army Major General Ibrahim Attahiru; Navy Rear Admiral Awwal Gambo; Air Force Air Vice-Marshal Isiaka Amao, met with the state Governor, Babagana Zulum at the Government House in Maiduguri, the Borno capital.
Zulum while speaking during their visit called on the Nigerian Armed Forces to work with neighbouring countries like Chad, Cameroon and Niger to end terrorism in the region.
The Borno State Governor also called for an improved military-civilian relationship to boost trust and increase intelligence gathering.
He also promised that his government would work with the military in any possible way to ensure victory against the enemy.
Zulum urged the service chiefs to tolerate fair and constructive criticisms that will enhance their productivity.
“In democratic settings, the military is an establishment, subject to constructive criticisms by well-meaning citizens. Therefore, you are expected to accept such in good faith.”
He added that for the Nigerian military to achieve success, there must be robust coordination and collaboration among all arms.
The Borno State governor advised them to sustain their firepower and deny insurgents breathing space by blocking all routes they use to launch attacks.
Irabor while speaking, promised the military operations will receive a boost and vowed to wipe out insurgents.
In a related development, suspected members of the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group has reportedly killed a member of the civilian JTF, a police officer and another person along the Maiduguri, Magumeri road, Borno state, northeast Nigeria.
Boko Haram insurgents stationed three gun trucks between Chabol and Magumeri and then fired at the military base located in that area.