Major General Ibrahim Ali has taken over the mantle of leadership as the 12th Theatre Commander of OPHK from Major General Christopher Musa who was redeployed to Headquarters Infantry Corp Centre as the Commander Infantry Corp.
This is following the recent redeployment of senior officers and officers across various Theatre of Operations, Formations and Units across the country.
Speaking during the Handing and Taking ceremony at the Headquarters OPHK, in Maimalari Cantonment, the out-gone TC, Major General CG Musa expressed his appreciation to the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General F Yahaya for the opportunity given to him to serve as the Theatre Commander of OPHK as well as for his redeployment to head the Infantry Corps.
In the same vein, General Musa expressed gratitude to all commanders, officers and troops of OPHK for their unalloyed loyalty and commitment in performing their primary responsibilities as well as sustaining the onslaught against terrorists which brought about the unprecedented and unparralel successes recorded in the recent past stressing that the victory is for all and not him alone.
While calling on all officers and troops not to relent in their efforts in actualizing the mandates of the Operations, he stated that “the country is counting on us to end the war against insurgency.
Furthermore, he charged them to keep the faith and fight vehemently to ensure all the remnant marauding elements of the terrorists are completely destroyed so that total peace and tranquility will be restored”.
He urged the troops to accord his successor Major General Ali same cooperation, support and determination shown to him while in the Theatre.
In his remarks, the Theatre Commander OPHK, Major General Ibrahim Ali appreciated the out-gone Theatre Commander for the legacies he is leaving behind and promised to build upon these legacies towards ending the fight against the insurgents.
He added that all hands must be on deck to see to the end of terrorism in the North East.
Other highlight’s of the occasion include the presentation of Commendation letter to LCpl Timothy Yakubu for exhibiting act of gallantry in the recent onslaught against the terrorists which led to the recovery of MRAP, weapons and saving the lives of other colleagues.
Others are signing of the Handing and Taking over notes, decoration of the incoming Theatre Commander with the OPHK insignia, presentation of Command Flag, inspection of quarter guards and the farewell address to troops.
Present during the ceremony were the Deputy TC, Major General KA Isoni, GOC 7 Division and Commander Sector 1 OPHK, Major General W Shaibu, Sectors and Component Commanders, Principal Staff Officers of HQ TC and 7 Division Nigerian Army.