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Service chiefs swing into action, visit Maiduguri


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Nigeria’s service chiefs have visited Borno State capital, Maiduguri, which is the centerpoint of Boko Haram insurgency.

The service chiefs, Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Leo Irabor; Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru; Chief of Air Staff, Isiaka Amao and; Chief of Naval Staff, Awwal Gambo were appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

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Messrs Irabor and Attahiru were once Theatre Commanders of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri.

The team was received by Farouq Yahaya, Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole; Abdul Khalifa, the General Officer Commanding, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army and other principal staff officers of the Military Command and Control Centre at the Headquarters of the Air Task Force.

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In an interview with News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Khalifa said the military chiefs would meet Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Chiefs of Training and Operations from the Defence Headquarters, Army, Navy, Air Force and other field commanders, where they would be briefed on recent operations in the theatre.

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