Maj.-Gen. Musa takes over as new Commander, Nigerian Army Infantry Corps


The Commander of Nigerian Army Infantry Corps, Jaji, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa

Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa assumed leadership of the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps on Friday in Kaduna State at the Headquarters, Infantry Corps Centre Jaji Military Cantonment.

Musa’s assumption as the Infantry Corps Commander followed the recent Nigerian Army redeployment of its officers and men to various units, commands and theatres across the country.

The Corps Commander was posted from Theatre Command North-East Joint Task Force Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), where he served as Theatre Commander, before taking over the Infantry Corps from Maj.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu.

Ezugwu, the erstwhile Commander of the Corps, was posted as the Deputy Commandant and Provost of the Nigerian Army Heritage and Future Centre, Abuja.

Ezugwu, in his address, thanked God and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, for giving him the opportunity to serve as the 15th Commander of the Corps.

Describing the new Commander as a well celebrated General in the Infantry Corps, he said that he had wealth of experience from Theatre Operation Hadin Kai to fall back to in his new assignment as the Infantry Corps Commander.

“I know Musa for a very long time now, he is someone I can vouch for his pedigree to even take the Infantry Corps to greater heights than I did,” he said.

Also, the new Commander, Musa, thanked the Chief of Army Staff for finding him worthy of the appointment.

He said that the dream of every officer, especially the Infantry, was to be the commander of his corps.

“My dream is fulfilled today,” Musa said.

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