Major General Christopher Musa has taken over as the new theatre Commander, Joint Tasks Force, Northeast, ‘Operation Hadin Kai’.
Speaking in an interview with newsmen, shortly after taking over the command on Friday, the theatre Commander, expressed confidence that very soon, the Boko Haram insurgency will come to an end.
He said ”what you would be expecting, is victory, you were all here yesterday (Thursday) when the President and Commander in Chief was addressing the troops about the deployment of equipment and resources. We have gotten all the necessary assistance, on our part, we want to assure you that we will bring this menace to a logical conclusion within the shortest possible time”.
“Asymmetric warfare kept on evolving, as the adversaries keep on evolving, we will do the same, until we terminate everyone that are opposing our victory.”
The new theatre commander, Major General Musa also solicited the support of the media in the war against Boko Haram/ISWAP.
”I want to solicit for your support, we are all human beings and Nigerians. During war, nobody is a winner, we are all victims. The media has a great role to play. Security is not the business of the military alone, it is the collective efforts of all. So we count on your support to win this war,” he said.
Also speaking in an interview, the former Acting theatre commander, Major General Felix Omogui said ”it is a customary and routine thing in the military that when you spent some time, you will be posted out to another area. We have done our best and we are still doing our best. We have disciplined, and hardworking troops, with what my successor has, I believe this war will come to an end very soon.”