Operation Lafiya Dole Organises Stakeholder Security Meeting In Maiduguri

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza

The Operation Lafiya Dole theatre command has organized a stakeholder’s security meeting in Maiduguri to assess and restrategise on how best to fight insurgency in the North-east.

The theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Hassan Umaru who convened the meeting said “the meeting is initiative of the theatre command headquarters of the Operation Lafiya Dole to rob minds and strategize on how best to effectively fight insurgency, more especially now that they are trying to handover the liberated communities to Police, Civil Defense and other security agencies to facilitate the resumption of civil authority”

Major General Umaru said “I would like us to discuss areas of partnership in the ongoing efforts to end the menace of Boko Haram terrorists. Collectively, we all have the various complimentary roles to play in this regard.”

The commander said he has noted with satisfaction, the efforts of the youth vigilantes popularly known as Civilian JTF, stressing that these group of young men have made tremendous sacrifices and supported troops and the society in figting the insurgency and should be supported and encouraged.

He said there is the need for relevant security agencies to interface with communities to identify, prioritize and solve contemporary security challenges, such as crime, fear of crime, social and physical disorder to prevent overall neighborhood decay with a view to improving the quality of life of the people.

Also contributing, the Borno state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Aminci Baraya said the issue of intelligence and information sharing is vital in the war against insurgency and called on all stakeholder to share information to effectively fight crime and insurgency.

Speaking, the state coordinator of the CJTF, Abba AJI Kalli called on all security agencies to promptly react to information related to them in order to bring to an end the activities of Boko Haram terrorist, adding that they are solely behind the security agencies until Boko Haram is thrown out in the state and the country at large.