The Nigerian Army Operation Lafiya Dole yesterday, Monday changed its headship as Major General Yushau Abubakar who is now Chief of Training and operation of the Army Headquarters handed over to the new Theatre Commander, Major General Hassan Umaru.
This was just as the outgoing Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Yushau Abubakar has described officers and men of the theater as heroes, as many of them have put their lives on the line in defence of the nation.
In his remark, he said: “I am very delighted today, as I am leaving the leadership of the Operation Lafiya dole a happy man because we have successfully done what is best to the military and the country at large, as we have degraded the capacity of the terrorists and Nigerians should appreciate hard work performed by the military and I am leaving the scene to a person who is already in the theater of war and is familiar with the terrain in the area of the operation.
“I consider all of you as my heroes, as all of you have contributed to the feat we achieved in the war against insurgency within the theater. My redeployment to the Army headquarters is an indication of the confidence the military high command have in us and I urge you to extend the gesture to my successor.”
Handing over, the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri, Major General Lamidi Adeosun urged officers and men of the Division to cooperate with his successor, Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, who he described as a fine infantry officer that will continue the good work until the terrorists are completely wiped out.
Major General Lamidi Adeosun is going to join the Multinational Joint TaskForce (MNJTF) headquartered in Chad.