Lagos - The out-going General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division, Nigerian Army, Maj-Gen. Obi Umahi, said 54 Boko Haram suspects were arrested during his tenure lasting one year 10 months.
Umahi said this at the hand-over ceremony in Lagos on Tuesday following his redeployment from the division.
He said during his tenure, the challenge of Boko Haram within his area of responsibility had been put in check.
Umahi, who has been reassigned to Army Headquarters, Abuja as Director of Administration, handed over to Maj-Gen. Tamunomiebi Dibi.
The new GOC was, until his redeployment, the Officer in-charge of Army Headquarter’ Garrison.
According to Umahi, the challenge of his tenure “was when we discovered we were already living with Boko Haram and that increased our alert level which led to the arrest of the suspects.
"We have impacted positively on the security challenge in our area of jurisdiction with the arrest of Boko Haram suspects, those not guilty have been set free while others are still standing trial."
He advised the in-coming GOC to improve on the alert level of the troops and the on-going structural development in the division.
Responding, the incoming GOC expressed his satisfaction with the quality of officers and the on-going projects he inspected on arrival.
"I do not believe that the change in command would disrupt continuity, I am well-impressed by the projects and officers on ground," he said.
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