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In order to curb security challenges being faced in the country, the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Police Force have agreed to have joint operations nationwide.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Buratai and the acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, agreed on the joint operation when the latter paid a courtesy call at the army headquarters in Abuja.
The army chief in a remark congratulated the IGP on his appointment, stating that the visit was timely as both agencies had historical link.
Buratai stressed that he would sustain the existing cooperation with the Nigeria Police, reiterating the need for the two services to work together in joint operations to address the various security challenges in the country.
The COAS also commended the police for their roles in the fight against insurgency, even as he highlighted the successes made so far in the war against terror and promised to pay the IGP a courtesy call in due course.
Earlier, the IGP appreciated the Chief of Army Staff for the maximum cooperation accorded the Nigeria Police, emphasising the need for a stronger synergy between the agencies to curb the security challenges bedeviling the country.
He also stressed that his visit served as a forum for collaboration to dialogue between the agencies and work with a view to addressing critical issues such as kidnapping, insurgency and terrorism in the country.
The IGP further stated that he was impressed with the progress made so far in counter insurgency operations in the North-East when he visited Borno State recently, saying the police would take over liberated areas to facilitate civil authority.