By Onyema Nwachukwu
The Theatre Commander (TC) Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), Major-General Christopher Musa, has commenced a two-day familiarisation and operational visit to troops in the frontlines, as well as units and formations in the Theatre of OPHK.
Gen Musa kicked off the visit in 7 Division Garrison and units under command to acquaint himself with the locations, assess troops’ deployment, as well as the efforts employed to counter Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and their Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) collaborators.
The TC also visited Headquarters, 27 Task Force Brigade Buni Gari, where he evaluated the operational readiness of the Brigade and units under it.
Gen Musa was received on arrival at Buni Yadi by Commander Sector 2, Brigadier General Adamu Nura, Commander 27 Task Force Brigade (Bde), Brigadier General Bemgba Koughna and the Deputy Commandant Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Brigadier General Warrah Idris, before proceeding to the Brigade location in Buni Gari, where he addressed troops of the Brigade and members of the vigilante group deployed in the area.
During his address, the Theatre Commander conveyed the commendation and appreciation of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya to the troops for their commitment in the fight against terrorism and insurgency. He assured them of COAS’ determination to provide adequate support and logistics to execute the war.
He also charged the troops to remain focused and dedicated in the fight, assuring them of COAS’ pledge to reward acts of gallantry. He urged them to remain disciplined and maintain the tempo of the operations.
The Theatre Commander was accompanied on the visit by Commander 7 Division Garrison, Brigadier General Abubakar Haruna, Theatre Civil/Military Coordinator, Navy Captain Sunday Ayuba and other Principal Staff Officers in the Theatre.