Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Federal Gvernment may integrate Civilian JTF into military, police – Pres. Buhari says

President Buhari says the Federal Government may integrate members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) into the Nigerian military and police after the war against the Boko Haram ends.

President Buhari gave the insight while responding to questions at a press conference after the 2nd Regional Security Summit in Abuja on Saturday May 14th.

According to him, those who fall within the age bracket of recruitment may be considered
“For those who have received military training, it will be advised either to recruit them if they are within the age bracket of recruitment in the military or the police,” he said He spoke on the importance of the Civilian JTF in the fight against Boko Haram “They have been of tremendous help to the military because they are from there, they have local intelligence and some of them are retired military or retired policemen. Since they were drawn by the authorities of their respective states, they were taken into confidence and trusted. Personally, with the experience I have as a military man and during the civil war, using local intelligence, using local authorities from ward, to local government, to the state can improve our intelligence collection,” he said.

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