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Gen. Musa takes over from Omoigui as Theatre Commander

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The new Theatre Commander of Operations Hadin Kai (OPHK), Maj. Gen. Christopher Musa, has tasked troops to end Boko Haram insurgency that has claimed many lives and property in the Northeast.

Musa gave the charge, yesterday, while taking over from the outgoing Commander, Maj. Gen. Felix Omoigui at the Military Command and Control Centre, Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

He said that with the commitment and hard work of troops, the war against Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) terrorists would soon come to an end.

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He said the recent deployment of procured fighting weapons to the frontlines – Sambisa Forest and the Lake Chad region – would see to the end of the war.

While addressing the troops, Omoigui said: “I have worked with you for the past one year and all of you have been assessed as hardworking in the front lines.

“This is what I want you to keep up with. Continue to maintain your vigilance and alertness. Keep up with the good work.”

He warned the troops not to relent in the fight against insurgency, adding: “As I leave you today, I’m going to stay in touch and pray for all of you. The war in the Northeast must be won.”

According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief of Defense Staff, Maj. Gen. Lucky Irabor and all the Service Chiefs have provided what was needed to end the war.

He noted that with determination and discipline, the war against terrorists would end and peace would be restored in the region.

“As I leave this theatre command, I have a successor, who I have just handed over to,” he said, urging the troops to cooperate with their new Commander.

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