A Bofors FH77B 155mm field howitzer
of the Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery
Thu, 16 Jan 2014
The new Commander of 302 Artillery Regiment, Onitsha, Col. Jibrin Fagge, has solicited the cooperation of members of the public and media in fighting crime and vices in Anambra.
Fagge spoke in Onitsha when he took
over the command from Brig.-Gen.
Taritimiye Gagariga, who has been
redeployed to the National War College, Abuja. He said the doors of regiment would be open to public complaint and enquiries.
“I remain grateful to the media and the general public for their support and cooperation to the success of this
regiment, especially to the outgoing
commander. “I would, however, plead that you extend the same gesture to me as I am prepared to put more sacrifice for the nation as well as the good people of Anambra.
“We cannot do it alone, we shall count much on your support and cooperation to enable us uplift the status of the Army and image of the regiment,’’ he said. He enjoined officers and soldiers to be more dedicated to their duties, adding
that “whatever you are doing, do it well’’.
The outgoing Commander had thanked the public, especially members of the media for their support during his tenure in office.“You people have been wonderful,
starting from the public, the journalists and even the state government.
“I know how I met this place when I
assumed duty and the great changes here today. Even as I am about leaving, am grateful to the state government,’’ Gagariga said. He appealed to officers and soldiers to
extend the same hands of friendship to the new commander.
“You must not forget to obey civil
authorities and ensure you carry out your internal security operations duty
professionally,’’ he advised.
In a related development, both the
outgoing and incoming commanders,
decorated 33 newly promoted soldiers from various ranks.
Reports indicate that Jibrin was formerly the Deputy Chief of Staff Operation in 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Maiduguri.