Military, NIGCOMSAT Partner To Curb Insurgency


NIGCOMSAT Ground Station, Abuja
NIGCOMSAT Ground Station, Abuja

The Nigerian military is to work closely with the Nigeria Communications Satellite Limited, NIGCOMSAT, to build the necessary communication infrastructure that would aid its fight against insurgency in parts of the country.

The promise of partnership was made, when the chief executive officer of NIGCOMSAT, Abimbola Alale, paid a courtesy call to the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonisakin, a General, in Abuja.

Olonishakin said that without the support of the agency, the fight against insurgency in the north would not succeed.

He explained that the need to have critical communications in place in any battle front was a vital avenue through which military success could be achieved.

He said that the military required such infrastructure in order to monitor the activities and movement of insurgents.



    Also, according to him, the military needs the services of the agency in the areas of information dissemination, bandwidth and other facilities which the armed forces could rely on to achieve operational success.

    “We have so much that we desire that we are not getting. The facility you have that you can give us and the ones you don’t have that you can source for us outside and the ones we need to source for elsewhere. We need to partner with you so that we can in all our operations get necessary communication infrastructure so that we can monitor and influence our activities,” the military chief noted.

    In her response, Alale thanked the military authorities for its efforts so far in curbing insecurity.

    She expressed the willingness of the agency to continually offer logistics support to the military.

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