Fight Against Terrorism, Army Promotes 97 0fficers, 5,138 Soldier

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza

The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army has promoted 97 officers and 5,138 soldiers’ currently executing war against insurgency in the north-east under the Operation Lafiya Dole, in its efforts in promoting hardworking and dedication to duty,.

While decorating the officers at the conference Hall of the 7 Division, Maimalari Barracks, Maiduguri, the General Officer Commanding the Division, Major General Lamidi Adeosun said this was as a result of their dedication to duty at the theater of war against insurgency.

He thanked the military high command for the recognition of the hardworking and committed soldiers to the war against insurgency, as

their effort has degraded the the capacity of the insurgents, stressing that they should justify their

promotion in doubling their efforts in eliminating the Boko Haram terrorism.

According to him “the Army authority has promoted 37 officers to the rank of captain, 25 Majors, 21 Lt. Col. 10 Cols. , Four Brigadier General and 5,138 soldiers to various ranks in the 7 Division alone all geared in rewarding hardworking and dedication to duty.”

“Those promoted should know that their promotions also come with more responsibilities, as such they should see it as a challenge to do more and those that are yet to be promoted should not see that the Army has turned it's back on them as more promotion is coming ahead, the GOC stated.

In his remarks, the Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Yusha`u Abubakar said the newly promoted Brigadier Generals use to play advisory role but now they are to play decision making roles .

He said “your elevation to the next rank shows that the Army believe that you are up to the task of holding the office at various levels, as such you should justify the confidence reposed on you by the Army and Nigerians by putting more effort in the war against insurgency, becauses the eyes of the world are on You”.

He called on them to continue to be apolitical in
discharging their duties, as the Army remains the only institution that unite Nigeria irrespective of their religious, tribal and regional divides and thank the Chief of Army Staff Lt. General Buratai for the promotions.

Speaking on behalf of the newly promoted officers, Brigadier General Suleiman Idirs thanked the Army high command for the promotion and assured that their elevation is a challenge for them to do more.

He said “the dream of any cadet officer is to become a General one day. We thanked God Almighty and the Chief of Army Staff for finding us worthy of the promotion. I assured him that we will not let them down.