Brigadier General Ali Nani has been appointed as the new General Officer Commanding GOC, 8 Task Force Division, Nigeria Army.
General Nani takes over from the outgoing Acting GOC, Brigadier General Chukwuemeka Okonkwo who has been posted out Thursday.
A statement signed by the Spokesman of 8 Division NA , Lieutenant Wenke Tonye in Maiduguri said in his remark, the Outgoing GOC , Brigadier General Okonkwo thanked the officers and soldiers of the division and expressed his appreciation and gratitude to the Chief of Army Staff COAS Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai for giving him the opportunity to serve in that capacity while thanking God for seeing him through despite the numerous challenges in the division.
In his response, the incoming GOC, Brigadier General Ali Nani commended the outgoing GOC for steering the affairs of the division in its fight to crush terrorists and insurgents out of borno state.
He also appealed to officers and solfiers of the division to work as a family and endeavour to render useful advise to him always in order to serve them and the Nigeria Army effectively by way of giving him maximum cooperation towards achieving the set goals and objectives of establishing the division.
General Ali added that achieving the desired results will only be possible with troops commitment, professionalism and hard work while executing their assigned tasks.
The new GOC promised to work with the GOC 7 Dividion , Nigeria Army , Brigadier General Victor Ezugwu, the Commander, 79 Composite Group, Nigerian Air Force NAF Maiduguri, Air Commodore Charles Ohwo to flush the reminants of boko haram insurgents in the state and north east at large.