Insurgency: New Theatre Commander assumes duty in Maiduguri



The new Theatre Commander for the Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, on Friday assumed in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Musa’s appointment followed the elevation of the former Theatre Commander, Maj.-Gen. Farouq Yahaya, as the Chief of Army Staff (COAS).

Musa was handed mantle of leadership at a ceremony the Acting Theatre Commander, Maj.-Gen. Felix Omoigui.

Speaking newsmen, Musa called for support and understanding of all in the fight against insurgency, which he said required regular strategic reviews.

“Asymmetric warfare like Boko Haram, is a continuous war. It is evolving and we have also evolve in our approach,” Musa said.

The commander also solicited the support of the  media in the counter-insurgency operation.

He pledged maintain openess in his leadership of the newly reconstituted military Joint Task Force. (NAN)