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Army Appoints New Commander For Anti-B/H Operation

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The Nigerian army has appointed a new commander to head the counter insurgency operation against Boko Haram.

The new commander of Operation Lafiya Dole is Major General Yusha’u Mahmood Abubakar.

The acting director of army public relations, Colonel Sani Usman, in a statement said that one important point to note is that this is the first time the Nigerian army in its history is deploying Corps Headquarters in the field, adding that the appointment is with immediate effect.

The statement noted that until this appointment, he was the commander of Nigerian Army Armoured Corps.

“It is a unified command coordinating 3 and 7 Divisions of the Nigerian Army as well as other elements of Operation Lafiya Dole,” it says.

The military operation in the fight to conquer Boko Haram, Operation Lafiya Dole, has been renamed Operation Zaman Lafiya. The change of name was to send a strong message to the dreaded Islamist group that the military were unrelenting in the fight to end the insurgency.

Read the full statement below:

” NEW COMMANDER FOR OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE

To meet up with the established time line of bringing to a successful conclusion the fight against terrorism and insurgency, the Nigerian Army has appointed a new Commander for OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE. He is Major General Yusha’u Mahmood Abubakar. Until this appointment, he was the Commander of Nigerian Army Armoured Corps. Although it is a unified command coordinating 3 and 7 Divisions of the Nigerian Army as well as other elements of Operation LAFIYA DOLE. One important point to also note is that this is the first time the Nigerian Army in its history is deploying Corps Headquarters in the field. The appointment is with immidiate (sic) effect.
Thank you.

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations”

 

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