The Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, accepted the renaming of the operation in a launch bought through SaharaReporters, announcing this would deliver higher efficiency.
According to SaharaReporters, the Nigerian Army introduced on Friday that the anti-Boko Haram insurgency struggle in the North-East would no longer be Operation Lafiya Dole however Operation Kadin Kai.
The Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, authorized the renaming of the operation in a launch got through SaharaReporters, pronouncing this would carry higher efficiency.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Muhammed Yerima, stated that the military used to be resolute in its push to crush the Boko Haram in the North-East region.
Yerima said, “The Chief of Army Staff has authorised the renaming of the ongoing Counterinsurgency Operation in the North East from Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) to Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK).
“Also affected through the re-designation are the Army Super Camps which now replicate the nomenclature of the formations and gadgets observed by means of the identify of the places they occupy whilst sub-units are redesigned as Forward Operating Bases (FOBs) accompanied by means of the title of their locations. All these modifications are with immediately effect.
“The renaming is in line with the COAS Vision of having ‘a Nigerian Army that is Repositioned to Professionally Defeat all Adversaries in a Joint Environment’. It is the trust of the COAS that the entire defeat of insurgency is a technique that requires the participation of the whole state the use of all factors of country wide power.
“He similarly guaranteed that the NA underneath his management will proceed to pursue the course of jointness in prosecuting the counterinsurgency war.”
Despite the assurances of the military, the Boko Haram in current weeks have persevered to sack a number communities and military operational bases in Borno and Yobe states, main to big loss of lives and ammunition in the theatre of operation.
There have been heavy assaults in Damasak, Dikwa, Mainok in Borno as nicely as in Geidam and Buni Gari cities in Yobe State, with the army seeming helpless in the face of the developing effrontery by means of the Boko Haram opponents who are additionally being aided by means of the deadlier faction of the Islamic State West African Province.
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