Following the recent redeployment of senior officers and officers across various Theatre of Operations, Formations and Units across the country, the Theatre of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) has witnessed yet another Change of Command between Major General Christopher Musa and Major General Ibrahim Ali in a grand style at the Headquarters of the Joint Task Force North East OPHK.
On Saturday 28 January, 2023, Major General Ibrahim Ali has taken over the mantle of leadership as the 12th Theatre Commander of OPHK from Major General Christopher Musa who is proceeding to Headquarters Infantry Corp Centre as the Commander Infantry Corp.
Speaking during the Handing and Taking ceremony at the Headquarters OPHK, in Maimalari Cantonment, the out-gone TC, Major General CG Musa expresses 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 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 the terrorist 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, stating that the country is counting on us to end the war against insurgency, he charge 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. To end his remarks, he used the medium to urge the troops to accord his successor Major General IS Ali same cooperation, support and determination shown to him while in the Theatre.
During his remarks, the Theatre Commander OPHK, Major General IS Ali appreciates the out-gone TC 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 NE.
The climax of the occasion includes 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 were signing of the Handing and Taking over notes, decoration of the incoming TC with the OPHK insignia, presentation of Command Flag, inspection of quarter guards and the farewell address to troops as well as brief interview with members of the press.
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.