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Operation Lafia Dole gets new Commander

A head has been appointed for the anti-terrorism campaign – Operation Lafiya Dole. He is Maj.-Gen. Hassan Umoru, who on Monday assumed office in Maiduguri.

He took over from Maj.-Gen. Yushau Abubakar at a colourful ceremony.

Speaking at the event, 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,” Umoru said.

He commended Abubakar for his numerous achievements in office.

“I want to thank my predecessor for laying a solid foundation. In fact he has done very well. I am 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,” Umoru said.

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