Left: New General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army Major General Waidu Shaibu and the outgone GOC Major General Abdulwahab Eyitato during handing and taking over ceremony at the headquarters 7 Div Maimalari cantonment.

By Dauda Iliya

The new General Officer Commanding GOC 7 Division Nigerian Army Waidi Shaibu has promised to sustain the tempo in the fight against insurgency.

Major General Shaibu made the promise while.taking over the leadership of the Division at Maimalari Cantonment Maiduguri. 

The GOC commend his predecessor Major General Abdulwahab Eyitayo for his leadership style in ensuring that peace is restored Borno state.

He charged officers and troops to remain resilient, dogged and more committed to bring to an end the menace of insurgency and terrorism in the region. 

Earlier, the outgone GOC Major General Eyitayo expressed immense gratitude to God Almighty for the successes achieved during his stay in the theatre of Operation Hadin Kai. 

He also appreciated the immense support, sacrifices and commitment of Formations and unit Commamders, officers and troops of the Division adding that their absolute cooperation and loyalty earns him the accolades and successes he recorded during his tenure.

General Shaibu a member of Course 41 Regular Combatant Course and from the Nigerian Army Armour Corps whom until his appointment as the GOC was the Director of Training at Army Headquarters Department of Training Abuja. 

Highlights of the occasion were the signing of handing and taking over notes, address to officers and troops, lowering of old and hoisting of new flags at the quarter guard.

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