The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya on Friday, 27 May 2022, commissioned a Remodeled Joint Intelligence Fusion Centre (JIFC) in Maimalari Cantonment, in Maiduguri. Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya who was represented by the Theatre Commander, Joint Taskforce (JTF) Northeast (NE) Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Major General CG Musa charged officers/men present during the commissioning ceremony to emulate the initiative.
He further disclosed that the JIFC will harness the existing synergy between the military and sister security agencies to rapidly identify emerging threats, and enhance multi-agency proactive and predictive analytics capabilities. He added that the improvement will deliver both Kinetic and non-kinetic approaches in the Counter-Insurgency ( CTCOIN ) efforts of the Theatre.
The JIFC Coordinator, Col OM Azuikpe expressed delight in the project’s realisation, encouraging the Theatre Commander’s effort in ensuring that every part of the OPHK system is adequately resourced to effectively function and perform its assigned tasks and responsibilities. In all, the Theatre Commander also Commissioned a newly constructed JTF (NE) OPHK Theatre Training School.
During the commissioning ceremony, the Theatre Commander appreciated the COAS for his purposeful leadership and continuous support to OPHK in ensuring that a conducive learning atmosphere is created for troops yet to be inducted into the Theater of operation.
Maj Gen Musa charged the Theatre Training Officer ( TTO ), Brig-Gen EO Oduyebo to ensure that the Theatre Training School and its facilities are fully utilized in the training of Officers and Men to be Combat proficient before their deployment, adding that ” to whom much is given, much is expected”.
The TTO also appreciated the Theatre Commander for his Leadership style and initiative in reinforcing the regimentation of training in the Theatre of war. He assured the Theater Commander that the school will be fully utilized and thus will continue to produce and remodel combat-ready officers and soldiers that will decimate the insurgents and restore peace to the troubled region, he added.