The newly appointed Commander 1 Brigade Nigerian Army Gusau, Zamfara state, Brigadier General Caius Baushe has assumed command of the Brigade which covers Kebbi and Zamfara State on 21 January 2022.

In a statement made available ti ‘Smarts News’ by the 1 Brigade Army Public Relations Officer, Captain Yahaya Ibrahim, said, the New Commander took over from Brigadier General Isiaka Olatunji who has been redeployed to 1 Division Nigerian Army, Kaduna state.

In his maiden remark the new Commander 1 Brigade, Brig Gen Baushe commended his predecessor Brig Gen Olatunji for his remarkable achievements and purposeful leadership in restoring peace and stability in his Operational Area of Responsibility. He promised to sustain and build upon General Olatunji’s legacies. While charging commanders and troops of His Area of responsibility to brace-up for the enormous task ahead.

Brig. Gen. Baushe further tasked the commanders not to relent on their oars but to be battle ready to eliminate the security threats bedeviling the states until peace is finally restored in Zamfara and Kebbi States.

Earlier, the immediate past Commander of the 1 Brigade Brig Gen Olatunji, in his farewell speech applauded Officers and soldiers for their contribution to the success of his tenure as the Commander of the Brigade, he implored them to accord more support and dedication to his successor as he hands over the leadership baton to an experienced season infantry senior officer who will take the affairs of the Brigade to enviable position.

He further tanked the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya for the confidence reposed on him and his leadership qualities.

Highpoints of the event which took place at the Headquarters, 1 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Gusau includes, signing of the handing and taking over notes, presentation of 1 Brigade flag, presentation of souvenirs, address to soldiers amongst other activities to mark the events.