* Orders review of major military operations nationwide

Minister of Defence, Mansur Muhammad Dan-Ali has directed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai to remain in the North East until security situation improves. 

He gave this directives after meeting with the Chief of Defense Staff and Service Chiefs today at the Ship House, a statement by the spokesman to the minister, Col. Tukur Gusau, said.

Similarly, the General Officer Commanding the 8 Division, Nigerian Army was also directed to relocate his Tactical Headquarters from Sokoto to Gusau, Zamfara state to oversee the conduct of Operation SHARAN DAJI.

The Chief of Defence Staff and Chief of Army Staff were also mandated to effect changes in the operational commands of Operations DELTA SAFE in the Niger Delta, LAFIYA DOLE in the North East, SHARAN DAJI in Zamfara and Katsina states and AWATSE in the South West.

“This is to enable them meet up with the current threats and security challenges in their areas of responsibility.

“The President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has also directed the emergency procurement of critical equipment for the Armed Forces of Nigeria in line with the Federal Government policy of procuring equipment from Original Equipment Manufacturers through government to government basis.

“The Council/Board also considered and approved the promotion of qualified senior military officers to their next higher ranks.

“In a related development and a show of concern to the welfare needs of members of the Armed Forces, the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has directed the enhancement of the welfare of troops particularly those serving in operational areas within the country,” the statement read.