The army commander agrees to maintain civil-military relations
By Timothy Olanrewaju, Maiduguri
The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) Sector 3 Commander, Brigadier General Godwin Mutkut, pledged to maintain the existing relationship between the military in the counter-insurgency operation and the civilian population in the northern part of Borno.
Mutkut made this promise at the final of the Sector Commanders Football Tournament in Monguno, a volatile town of Borno and sectoral headquarters of the MNJTF and Operation Hadin Kai – the counter-insurgency operation.
Sector spokesman Major Ojo Adenegan said in a statement Monday that the commander praised the football tournament among mostly displaced youths and victims of the Boko Haram insurgency.
“Sector 3 Commander Brigadier General Godwin Mutkut congratulated the players and officials for their good participation and pledged to continue the civil-military cooperation activities which will have a positive impact on the community and the sector,” he said. he said in the press release.
He said the tournament was hotly contested among the region’s football teams to foster unity and better relations.
He said the winner’s trophy was presented to the Young Pillers of Monguno NY, the area commander.
Monguno, a bustling town in northern Borno, has the highest IDP population in the state.