Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum has called on the newly appointed Service Chiefs to allow for constructive criticisms and work with civilian in the North East in order to defeat Boko Haram.
He also advised them to aggressively collaborate with militaries of neighboring Chad, Cameroon and Niger to smoke out Boko Haram terrorist group from the country.
The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Lucky Irabor, who led chief of army staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, Naval staff, Rear Admiral Zubairu Gambo and Air Staff, Air Vice Marshal Oladayo Amao, to a strategic meeting with top military hierarchy in Borno State, later led them to courtesy calls on Borno State Governor and the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Garbai El-Kanemi.
Zulum also sought enhanced ties between the military and civilian population to bridge trust deficit and increase militarys access to credible intelligence gathering which he said, was key to success in the fight against insurgency.
He however assured the military chiefs of his administrations commitment and support to the armed forces by way of supplementing their efforts in the ongoing war.
He equally urged the service chiefs to tolerate fair and constructive criticisms that might be made in good faith to enhance their productivity.