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Buhari ‘Civilian JTF members might be absorbed into police, military,’ President says

Buhari made the disclosure on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at a press conference held after the 2nd Regional Security Summit in Abuja.

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President Muhammadu Buhari.

(News of Africa)

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) might be absorbed into the Nigerian military and police after the war against the Boko Haram.

Buhari made the disclosure on Saturday, May 14, 2016, at a press conference held after the 2nd Regional Security Summit in Abuja, Daily Trust reports.

“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,” Buhari said.

“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,” Buhari added.

Buhari also said that disarming members of the Civilian JTF after the war against Boko Haram ends will not be a difficult task.

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