Brig. Gen. Eyitayo takes over as GOC 7 Division



Brig. Gen. Adelokun Eyitayo has formally assumed as Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Nigerian Army,Maiduguri, and Commander Sector 1 of Operation Lafiya Dole.

Addressing troops shortly after taking over on Monday in Maiduguri, Eyitayo said as someone familiar with the terrain, he remained committed to do on the successes recorded by predecessor.

Eyitayo tasked the troops on zeal and commitment needed to crushed the terrorists.

“What I need from you is ruggedness and boldness,” Eyitayo said.

Also speaking, the out-going GOC, Maj. Gen. Abdul Khalifa, thanked the troops the support given , adding that things had improved the better.

“I therefore urge you to continue to be discipline, hardworking and courageous.

the to the enemy (boko haram), contest the night with the enemy.

“The boko haram terrorists like to work night, you must therefore carryout offensive operations night..

“The new GOC is not new to the theatre. This is third of coming here.

“He has been a staff officer here and has led combat operations in this theatre and had done very well.

selection is very good and will add value to this operation,” Khalifa said. (NAN)