Counter-Terrorism Centre gets Coordinator

A new National Coordinator for the National Counter-Terrorism Centre, which is under the Office of the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu has been named.

Presidential spokesman, Ajuri Ngelale conveyed the appointment of Major-General Adamu Garba Laka by President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday in a statement.

Major-General Laka had served in various capacities in the North-East, Nigeria, where he deployed tactical means to degrade terrorist groups.

The top military brass also served in Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo under the United Nations and was part of the Nigerian contingent in the US AFRICOM exercise in Senegal.

He holds Master’s Degrees in National Security from the National Defence University, Pakistan, and in International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy.

The President anticipates that General Laka will bring his vast experience into this critical role to effectively remove security threats through pre-emptive, proactive, and diligent counter-terrorism coordination, the statement said.

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