Tinubu Appoints Gen Laka as Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Centre

Deji Elumoye in Abuja 

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Major-General Adamu Garba Laka as the new National Coordinator of the National Counter-Terrorism Centre under the Office of the National Security Adviser.

The President, in a statement issued on Tuesday by his Media Adviser, Ajuri Ngelale, expects General Laka to bring his vast experience into this critical role to effectively remove security threats through pre-emptive, proactive and diligent counter-terrorism coordination.

Laka had served in various capacities in the North-East Nigeria, where he deployed tactical means to degrade terrorist groups. He 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 a Master’s Degrees in National Security from the National Defence University, Pakistan, and in International Affairs and Strategic Studies, Nigerian Defence Academy.

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