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Nigeria, Chad and Niger to set up military Joint Operations Hqs

The Nigeria, Chad and Niger Military are to establish a Joint Operations Headquarters to accelerate the tempo of operations in stamping out insurgents in the region.

This was the outcome of a multilateral meeting of Nigerian, Chadian and Nigerian military delegations on the counter terrorism campaign held in Abuja under the coordination of the Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh.

The meeting, which was held behind closed doors, discussed the operational and tactical coordination among the countries as well as synchronizing command, control and communication in the field of operations.

The Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, briefed newsmen on the outcome of the meeting.

The Chief of Defence Staff of Niger Republic, Lieutenant-General Seyni Garba, his counterpart from Chad, Lieutenant General Brahim Seid Mahamat, led their various delegations while the Nigerian three Service Chiefs were present at the meeting.

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