UK Secretary of State for Defence, Garvin Williamson visits Lafiya Dole Command HQ
The United Kingdom Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon. Garvin Williamson, has paid a visit to the Headquarters, Theatre Command “Operation Lafiya Dole” in Maiduguri.
The Secretary of State in his remarks commended the efforts of the troops of “Operation Lafiya Dole” for providing security and a conducive atmosphere for the people of the North East Nigeria, United Nations Humanitarian Agencies and other civil organisations to carry out their activities.
According to him, the already existing collaboration between Nigeria and United Kingdom military,would be sustained adding that, aside providing Counter Improvised Explosive Devices training to troops in support of the operations, the United Kingdom will explore other areas of partnership with the Nigerian military.
The Chief of Training and Operations, ‘Army’ Major General Lamidi Adeosun, lauded the supporting role of the UK Support and Liaison Team in the ongoing operations, noting that talks are at advance stage on setting up a Joint Planning Centre for Counter insurgency operations.
Earlier, the Theatre Commander lauded the support of the British Liaison Support Team for their contribution in the fight against terrorism and stated that, the Nigerian military remains highly professional in the discharge of its constitutional roles and in the conduct of Counter terrorism and Counter-insurgency operations in the North East.