The Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Rogers Nicholas, has called for closer collaboration with the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies to fast-track successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign.
Nicholas made the call during a familiarisation visit to the Borno State Police Command on Wednesday.
He said Operation Lafiya Dole was a joint operation to be implemented in partnership with the military, police and other security agencies in the North East.
Nicholas noted that such collaboration was necessary to facilitate restoration of civil authorities in liberated communities by police and other agencies as enshrined in the constitution.
He said: “The counter-insurgency campaign is not a military business alone.
“It must comprise all stakeholders such as the police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Immigration and Customs Services as well as Civilian Joint Task Force.
“As far as we are concerned, no one is superior.
“Everybody must be carried along to defeat Boko Haram.