Command, Control Centre operational in 21 days – Army
The Nigeria Army said the Command and Control Centre in Maiduguri and Yola will become operational in 21 days when the installation of hi-tech equipment and infrastructural development would have been completed.
A statement on Wednesday by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, explained that posting of additional operations staff had also commenced following the deployment of a reconnaissance and an advance team for the centre last week.
It noted that the Chief of Army Staff and Chief of Air Staff were at the MCCC to commence operations last Tuesday.
With the establishment of the Centre, the Army said all strategic and operational decisions on the fight against terrorism and insurgency would emanate from the MCCC.
This, it added, would ensure faster response time, improve situational awareness and better coordination of all stakeholders.
The statement reads, “The installations of hi-tech equipment, infrastructural development of the Centre and posting of additional operations staff have also commenced.
“These are to be completed within 21 days when the MCCC would be fully operational. The centre will also give the needed impetus that would ensure prosecution and successful conclusion of the war against terrorism.”
The military said the centre would also provide the required interface between the Armed Forces of Nigeria and the Multi-National Joint Task Force to be deployed at the Lake Chad Basin area at the end of July, 2015.