Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

New war commander vows to crush Boko Haram

By News Express on 05/01/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 2,199

The new Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj.-Gen. Hassan Umoru, has vowed to speed up the defeat of Boko Haram terrorists.

Speaking Monday in Maiduguri while taking over from Maj.-Gen. Yushau Abubakar at a colourful ceremony, Umoru said that the army would raise the tempo of the current anti-Boko Haram war to ensure that the insurgency was ended in a short while.

“I assure you that we will do our very best to make sure that the war against insurgency is ended. Since most of us are not new to this operation, there is no time to waste, rather we will start hitting the ground running and carry on with our activities,” he said.

Umoru commended Abubakar for his numerous achievements in office. His words:

“I want to thank my predecessor for laying a solid foundation; in fact he had done very well. I am so happy that I have a team that is not new at all in this operation, I have a very knowledgeable set of senior officers to work with.”

He said he had been working with some of the officers in the theatre for a while.

“In fact, the two GOCs have been communicating with me throughout in the operation at some level, and they have assisted me greatly before.

“This is another opportunity for them to sit down and assist me the more.”

He solicited media support to ensure the success of the command.

“I believe with what is on ground, we are going to work as a team to coordinate our activities with all the stakeholders.

“This include the media because this war is not for the military alone, it is for generality of Nigerians and with your cooperation and assistance, by the grace of God we shall succeed.”

Abubakar expressed gratitude to the officers of the command for the cooperation given to him and urged them to extend same to his successor.

•Adapted from a NAN report. Photo shows Nigerian troops on duty against Boko Haram being addressed by Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, during a recent visit to the war front.

Source News Express

Posted 05/01/2016 06:07:59 AM





You may also like...
N30,000 Minimum Wage: FG set to inaugurate implementation...

Kano Govt. discredits video on Ganduje, threatens court...

Illicit financial flows in SA now ‘more and...

Married man dies during sex on business trip...

Thunderstorms, clouds to prevail today: NiMet

Yahaya Bello flags off recruitment of 4,521 youths...

EU, British High Commission, give verdict on Ekiti...

Tata Motors Managing Director dies after falling from...

Christian group dismisses controversial pastor who accused CAN...

Boko Haram displaces 65,000 in Borno and Yobe...

NIMET predicts dust haze and partly cloudy weather...

Akwa Ibom Assembly Crisis: Women, youths protest alleged...


Latest News Fire guts Unity Bank Head Office I am Nigeria’s next President — Pastor Bakare Troops storm bandits, kidnappers’ initiation ceremony, nab 18 suspects Miyetti Allah rejects amnesty for killer herders, bandits 372 kidnap victims rescued in Zamfara PDP, ADC lose over 1,000 members to APC IPOB rules out dialogue with South East govs FG overwhelmed by insecurity: Catholic Bishops How poverty worsened despite Nigeria’s N28.58 trillion revenue Delta Govt. stops provisional approvals for establishment of private schools 22,000 jobs at risk worldwide as Thomas Cook collapses Dust over planned N5.5bn SUVs for Senators


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (542,945 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (444,036 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (390,546 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (327,351 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (295,536 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (254,121 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (250,466 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (239,700 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (232,138 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (218,151 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (196,391 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,946 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,457) Business Verdict (81) Columnists (1,113) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (216) Entertainment (667) Features (815) Global Business Monitor (446) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,974) Interview (204) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (171) Maggie's Blog (418) News (51,666) Opinion (1,367) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,475) Religion (1,104) Sports (2,174) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera