The Nigerian military today said that the Military Command and Control Centre (MCCC) in Maiduguri and Yola will be operational within 21 days.
According to a statement by Col. Sani Usman, the Acting Director of Army Public Relations in Abuja, the military has commenced the installation of hi-tech equipment and infrastructure development of the MCCC in Maiduguri and Yola. Posting of additional operations staff has also commenced. These will be completed within 21 days when the centre would be fully operational.
He said that with the establishment of the centre, all strategic and operational decisions on the fight against terrorism and insurgency would emanate from the MCCC.
“The centre will also give the needed impetus that would ensure prosecution and successful conclusion of the war against terrorism.
“It will 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.
“You will recall that a reconnaissance and an advance team for the establishment of Military Command and Control Centre (MCCC) were in Maiduguri and Yola last week,” Usman said.