Operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander for sector 1


Gbeleyi Abayomi

In a bid to rejig the security apparatus in the northeast especially at the war front in borno, the Nigerian Army has announced the appointment of a new acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), for the 7 Division in Maiduguri.

The GOC is Brig-Gen AK Ibrahim who by the appointment becomes the new theatre commander for Sector 1 Operation Lafia Dole.

In a letter from the Office of the Army Secretary, Brig.Gen. Ibrahim will take over from Major-General Bulama Biu, who has been appointed acting commander, Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole and Sector 3 Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF).

The redeployment takes effect from August 14.

Other redeployments made were Major-Generals CG Musa and BA Akinroluyo who have been redeployed to the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna, while Major-General O Adeniyi is to remain as theatre commander.

Others include Colonels IA Ajose, who have also been redeployed from 5 Brigade to TRADOC, while OA Awolo, is now commander 707 Special Forces Brigade.

According to The Nation, the development is aimed at re-strategizing the counter insurgency operations and ensure the conclusion of the war as soon possible.

The letter also announced that Major-Generals CG Musa and BA Akinroluyo have been redeployed to the Training And Doctrine Command(TRADOC), Minna, while Major-General O Adeniyi is to remain as theatre commander.

Others include Colonels IA Ajose, a who has also been redeployed from 5 Brigade to TRADOC, while OA Awolo, is now commander 707 Special Forces Brigade.

The Nation learnt that the development is aimed at re-strategizing the counter insurgency operations and ensure the conclusion of the war as soon possible.

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