The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Leo Irabor has led new service chiefs to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital to meet theatre commanders and civilian stakeholders on how to end the over a decade long insurgency in the north east.
General Irabor and the service chiefs have arrived Maiduguri on Sunday afternoon at about 1330 hours.
The service chiefs were appointed this week to replace the ousted service chiefs, whose sack had long been called for.
The Chief of Defence Staff said the military chiefs were in Maiduguri to access the ongoing military operations in the region and refocus the operations.
They military chiefs are expected to receive a detailed brief from the Theatre Commander and various component commanders.
According to General Irabor the military is determined to bring the Boko Haram carnage to end.
“We can only crave the understanding of citizens of Borno and northeast to give the troops a chance to do what is necessary.”
Governor Babagana Zulum who received the military chiefs urged the Nigerian military to cooperate with civil authorities and collaborate with neighboring countries.
This according to Zulum is because the war has taken an international dimension.
“Military successes must be followed with stabilization mechanism according to the governor. Rebuilding communities and establishing civil authorities is the only way to gaining peace”.
He decried the absence of the Navy in the Military operations. “Maritime component is the missing link in the shores of the lake Chad”, Governor Zulum said
The governor also called for sustained military operations in the nook and crannies of the state to stabilize the territory.