Major General Ibrahim Ali, the newly appointed Theatre Commander, Joint Task Force, North East Operation Hadin Kai, has assumed duty in Maiduguri.
He expressed gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, for appointing him Theater Commander.
Ali said shortly after he took over on Saturday: “I have just taken over and studying the situation on ground for now.
“From what the outgoing Theatre Commander told me, I have enough to start off on ground.
“He has done well.
“We will consolidate and add on what he has done.”
In his farewell address to troops, the outgone Theatre Commander, Major General Christopher Musa, lauded the COAS for giving him the opportunity to serve.
Musa thanked officers and soldiers of the theatre for their support and urged them to extend same to his successor.
He said: “I want to thank all officers and soldiers, members of the media, the community, government and people of Borno for all the support, prayers and cooperation received throughout my stay.
“The successes achieved is not my success alone, but for all as we all contributed.”
Musa said that since the fight against Boko Haram terrorists was not over, there was the need for more commitment for ensure total peace in the North East and Nigeria at large.