“You Are Our Heroes”—Theatre Commander

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza

The outgoing Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Yusha`u Abubakar has described officers and men of the theatre as heroes, because they have put their lives in danger for the defense of the nation.

General Abubakar who is now Chief of Training and Operation of the Nigerian Army disclosed this during the handing and taking over ceremony and change of leaders at the theatre of war on Monday .

“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 the hard work performed by the military and I am leaving the scene to a person who is already in the theatre of war and is familiar with the terrain in the area of operation”, General Abubakar stated.

General Yusha`u who commended all officers and soldiers on the field said “I consider all of you my heroes, as all of you have contributed to the feat we achieved in the war against insurgency within the ttheatre. 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”.

Also exchanging the mantle of leadership, the outgoing General Officer Commanding (GOC), the seven Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Lamidi Adeosun urged officers and men of the Division to cooperate with his successor. Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, a fine infantry officer that will continue the good work until the terrorists are completely wiped out.