- Operation Lafiya Dole has been renamed to Operation Hadin Kai
- The rename was approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru
- Recall that men of the operation have been at the forefront of the war against insurgency in the northeast
In what will surprise many Nigerians Operation Lafiya Dole has been renamed to Operation Hadin Kai.
The Army said the approval for the renaming was given by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru.
Lafiya Dole is the ongoing counterinsurgency operation in the North-East of the country.
This was contained in statement on Friday signed by Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima.
The statement was titled, ‘Nigerian Army Renames Operation In The North East, Seeks Inclusiveness’.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Defence Minister, Magashi Bashir troops fighting terrorist in Borno state that bullets will not kill them.
Specifically, the minister charged troops of Operation Lafiya Dole not to fear any bullet from the terrorists. He said this when he visited the Theatre Command in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, on Sunday, April 18.
“Don’t fear any bullet, the bullet will come and it will go, If you are not meant to die by a bullet you will never die but if you are meant to die by a bullet, even in your bedroom bullet will come and reach you, which is what I experienced during service.”
Legit.ng had also reported that following the activities of Boko Haram in Damasak, a town in Borno, the Nigerian defence minister, Bashir Magashi, alongside some service chiefs, stormed Maiduguri, the state capital on Sunday, April 18.
Magashi left Abuja on Sunday with the chief of defence staff, General Lucky Irabor and other security chiefs.
The minister and the military heads were received upon their arrival in Maiduguri by Major-General Faruk Yahaya, the theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole.
The soldiers raided the bandits’ hideouts within the borders of Benue and Nasarawa states on Saturday, April 17.