Boko Haram war: Umoru, Irabor take over command

Boko Haram war: Umoru, Irabor take over command

Saturday, December 19, 2015 12:36 am

Ayorinde Oluokun/Abuja
Major General hassan Umoru: new commander for Operation Lafiya Dole

Major General Hassan Umoru: new commander for Operation Lafiya Dole

Nigeria  Defence Headquarters said on Friday that it has restructured  Operation Lafiya Dole, the code name for the ongoing military operation against Boko Haram insurgents in the North East to reposition it for more efficiency, effectiveness and combat readiness in the discharge of its assigned tasks of crushing the remnant of terrorists.
Brigadier General Rabe Abubakar, Acting Director of Defence Information said in a statement that consequently, a new Theatre Commander,  Major General Hassan Umoru has been appointed for the operation.
According to Colonel Rabe, until his appointment, General Umoru was the General Officer Commanding, 3 Division Nigerian Army.  
He also announced the appointment of new   Deputy Theatre Commander who is Major General Lucky Irabor.
“The changes are part of the reorganisation by the Defence Headquarters in line with the force restructuring of its operations to attain the overall objectives of the Chief of Defence Staff.The aim of “this new development is to restrategise and inject new tactics to the existing operational procedures with the aim of finally knocking out the terrorists who now devised means of hitting soft targets through suicide bombings and isolated attacks on remote villages,” said Brigadier General  
Abubakar who added that Operation Lafiya Dole will continue to be responsive until all elements of terrorists are finally crushed.

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