*Urges officers to flush out remnants of BHTs/ISWAP
By; SADIQ ABUBAKAR, Maiduguri
The Theatre Commander (TC) Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) Major General Ibrahim Ali has extolled the operational posture, proficiency and proactiveness of 7 Division Nigerian Army in sustaining the operational tempo and momentum in the ongoing onslaught against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) and their Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) counterparts in the North East Theatre of operations.
The Theatre Commander gave the commendation during his familiarization visit to the division’s headquarters in Maimalari Cantonment on Saturday February 11, 2023.
On arrival, the TC was received by the General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 1 OPHK, Major General Waidi Shaibu who introduced him to the various Component Commanders and other principal staff officers of headquarters 7 Division, before ushering him into the operations room, where he received a detailed brief on the general security situation within the division’s area of responsibility. The TC was also briefed on deployment of formations and units under command, as well as the successes, challenges and future projections of the division, amongst others.
He thereafter, inspected series of ongoing projects within Maimalari Cantonment before proceeding to Forward Operating Base, Molai to assess the operational readiness of deployed troops.
In his remarks, the TC lauded the division for concerted efforts in fostering peace in the theatre.
He urged officers and men to remain diligent and focused in ensuring that the remnants of the BHTs/ISWAP terrorists are decisively dealt with.
He equally urged them to shun all forms of misconduct while working towards the actualisation of the theatre’s mandate in eradicating terrorism in the North East.
The TC thereafter, commended the GOC for his efforts at developing the infrastructure in the cantonment and implored him to maintain set standards in order to assuage the acute shortage of accommodation in the cantonment.
Climax of the visit was a
simulation of various combat drills by troops of 7 Division Garrison, which was held at FOB Molai, signing of the visitor’s register and group photograph.
Present during the visit, were formations and unit commanders, principal staff officers from Headquarters Theatre Command and 7 Division.