New Theatre Commander takes over, General Musa Leads Infantry Corps

By Nokai Origin, Abuja

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The Theatre Command, Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) in North East Nigeria, has a change of command and leadership as Major General Christopher Musa hands over to Major General Ibrahim Ali at the Headquarters of the North East Joint Task Force In Maiduguri, the Borno State Capital.

This follows the recent redeployment of senior officers and officers across various Theatre of Operations, Formations and Units across the country.

On Saturday 28 January, 2023, Major General Ibrahim Ali took over the mantle of leadership as the 12th Theatre Commander of OPHK from Major General Christopher Musa who is proceeding to Headquarters Infantry Corp Centre as the Commander, Infantry Corp.

Speaking during the Handing and Taking over ceremony at the Headquarters OPHK, in Maimalari Cantonment, the out-gone Theatre Commander, Major General CG Musa expresses his appreciation to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya for the opportunity given to him to serve as the Theatre Commander of OPHK as well as for his redeployment to head the Infantry Corps.

General Musa expressed gratitude to all commanders, officers and troops of OPHK for their unalloyed loyalty and commitment in performing their primary responsibilities as well as sustaining the onslaught against the terrorist. This he said brought about the unprecedented and unparalleled successes recorded in the recent past stressing that the victory is for all.

While calling on all officers and troops not to relent in their efforts in actualizing the mandates of the Operations, he pointed out that the country is counting on the all to end the war against insurgency.

He therefore charged them to keep the faith and fight vehemently to ensure all the remnant marauding elements of the terrorists are completely destroyed so that total peace and tranquility will be restored.


He used the medium to charge the troops to accord his successor, Major General Ali the same cooperation, support and determination shown while he was in the Theatre.

The Theatre Commander OPHK, Major General Ali appreciated the out-gone TC for the legacies he is leaving behind and promised to build upon the legacies towards ending the fight against the insurgents. He added that all hands must be on deck to see to the end of terrorism in the North East.

COMMENDATIONS

The climax of the occasion includes the presentation of Commendation letter to LCpl Timothy Yakubu for exhibiting act of gallantry in the recent onslaught against the terrorists which led to the recovery of MRAP, weapons and saving the lives of other colleagues.

Also the signing of the Handing and Taking over notes, decoration of the incoming TC with the OPHK insignia, presentation of Command Flag, inspection of quarter guards and the farewell address to troops as well as brief interview with members of the press.

Present during the ceremony were the Deputy TC, Major General KA Isoni, GOC 7 Division and Commander Sector 1 OPHK, Major General W Shaibu, Sectors and Component Commanders, Principal Staff Officers of HQ TC and 7 Division Nigerian Army.

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