Daily Trust (Abuja)

6 February 2013

Nigeria: Senior Military Officers to Visit Borno Today

Maiduguri — Officials of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno State yesterday said senior military officers from the Defence Headquarters in Abuja will today begin a two day visit to the state with a view to strengthening relationship between security forces and civilians.

statement from JTF spokesman Lt. Colonel Sagir Musa said the visit was meant to consolidate existing relationships for the benefit of all.

"In the rekindle spirit to enhance/consolidate excellent civil - military relations, a team of senior military officers from the Department of Civil - Military Relations, Defence Headquarters, will visit the Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order, Maiduguri on a two day working visit from Wednesday to Friday 6 - 8 January, 2013.

"The visit is aimed to strengthen cordial Civil - Military Relations and encourage conducive and peaceful working relationship between the JTF personnel and residents of Borno State in the collective efforts to contain terrorism in the Task Force's Area of Operational Responsibility, it said.

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