MAIDUGURI—Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has charged the new commander, 27 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Damaturu, Brigadier General C. A. Apere to build on the committed fight against Boko by his predecessor, Col, Bako.
The governor, who spoke yesterday when the new Army Commander visited him at the Government House, Damaturu, attributed the successes recorded so far in the fight against Boko Haram to the hard work of officers and men of the Nigerian army deployed to the State.
The governor described the outgoing commander of the 27 Task Force Brigade, Col. Bako, as a professional and committed officer who epitomizes the fight against insurgency in the state.
“Across Yobe State, people are very excited with the work that Col Boko has done. Many people here associate the successes recorded against Boko Haram to the hard work of Col Bako and other army commanders.
“I am confident you will build and expand on this excellent record that Col Bako has achieved so that together we will bring the Boko Haram insurgency to an end,” Governor Gaidam said.
The governor assured the new army commander of his determination to continue to support the military and other security agencies to ensure the full restoration of peace and security in the state.
The new army commander, Brigadier General Apere, assured the governor that under his command, the 27 Task Force Brigade will do even more to ensure the safety and security of the people of Yobe State.