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Army promotes 22 officers serving in Maiduguri

Theatre Commander Operation Hadin Kai, Major General Christopher Musa and Force Commander Multinational Joint Taskforce, Major General Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim decorate the spokesperson of Operation Hadin Kai, Brigadier General Ado Isa (middle) with his new rank at Maimalari cantonment Maiduguri. Photo: Dauda Iliya

The twenty-two newly promoted senior officers serving under the Joint Taskforce Operation Hadin Kai have been decorated with their new ranks.

Those promoted include one Navy Captain to Commodore, twenty Colonels to Brigadier Generals including the spokesperson of Operation, Brigadier General Ado Isa and one Major to Lieutenant Colonel. 

At an investiture ceremony at Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri, Theatre Commander Operation Hadin Kai Major General Christopher Musa described the high number of generals promoted in the Theatre as unprecedented. 

Major General Musa said the promotion also signifies that the President and the Service Chiefs appreciate the doggedness and commitment of officers in the Theatre of war. 

“It is a chance for us to show that we need to do more, because to ever whom much is given much is expected,” the Theatre Commander noted.

Borno state Governor, Babagana Zulum represented by the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kaka Shehu Lawan expressed the state government’s delight in their promotion. 

He explained that their elevation to the next rank is a product of hard work exhibited in counter-insurgency operations. 

“We have a very robust relationship with the military, the promoted officers have also done extremely well in their various field of endeavour, that we can even attest to it as a government,” Zulum acknowledged.

Speaking on behalf of the promoted officers, Navy Commodore Paul Nimyel assured to put in their best in securing the nation.

Reporting by Dauda Iliya; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino