The Chief of Army Staff, General Kenneth Minimah was on Wednesday directed by the Senate to relocate his office temporarily to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in order to boost Nigeria’s war against terror and find a lasting solution to the spate of killings in the North Eastern part of the country.
The directive from the upper legislative chamber came on the heels of the gruesome murder of dozens of students at the Federal Government College in Yobe State on Tuesday. The Senators also directed the Chief of Army Staff to ensure the provision of special security for all schools and health institutions in the crises prone states in the North.
The directive was handed out to the Army chief as he appeared before a committee of the Senate to defend the budget of the Nigerian Army. The chairman of the committee, Senator Thompson Sekibo, urged the Nigerian Army to re-strategize on new ways to curb the incessant killing of Nigerians in the north east.
While responding, General Minimah stated that the Army was up to the task of ending insurgency in the country.