The Nigerian Army on Thursday reorganized the military operation fighting the Boko Haram terrorist group in North-East Nigeria (Operation Lafiya Dole).
Operation Lafiya Dole was created to ensure the eradication of terrorists currently devastating the region.
The army on Thursday deployed seven (7) new commanders to tackle the insurgency in the area.
The commanders are to head the 22 Brigade, 25 Task Force Brigade, 26 Task Force Brigade, 27 Task Force Brigade, 28 Task Force Brigade, 37 Brigade and the Nigeria Police Force operation.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, reportedly ordered the deployment of the commanders following the directive of the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, who instructed the reorganization of the military operation to effectively tackle the terrorists.
President Muhammadu Buhari had few weeks ago ordered the total elimination of the Boko Haram terrorist group from the surface of the earth.
Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, noted that the new commanders have been ordered to remain committed in line with standard operating procedures and military professional ethics.
“New Brigade Commanders have been appointed for some of the Brigades at Operation Lafiya Dole. They are Brig Gen E.F Oyinlola, Brig Gen V.U Okoro, Brig Gen A.B Mohammed, Brig Gen A.O Oyelade, Brig Gen M.T Usman, Brig Gen M.G Kangye, and Brig Gen A.S Ishaq.
“Similarly, the development has affected several Commanding Officers of the various units in Operation Lafiya Dole among others. This is in order to inject new hands into the fight against terrorism and other operations.”
Few weeks ago, the Boko Haram terrorist overran a military base in Borno. The attack allegedly led to the killing of over 100 soldiers and their unit commander, a Lt. Col.