Breaking: Massive shakeup as Nigerian Army redeploys officers

Breaking: Massive shakeup as Nigerian Army redeploys officers

The Nigerian Army, on Friday, July 27, announced the redeployment of some of its personnel in an action that affected some of its principal staff officers and ‘general officers commanding’ various divisions across the country.

A statement by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, the security institution said the theatre commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole and the force commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force are also affected by the posting.

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“The posting which also re-organized Operation Lafiya Dole was aimed at injecting new hands to further actualize the vision of the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai,” the statement said.

It listed those affected in the redeployment as Maj Gen AM Dikko who will take over as Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Brig Gen AO Abdullahi as Acting Commander Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole and Brig Gen UU Bassey as Acting Commander Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole.

Others are, Maj Gen CO Ude who is posted as Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force Ndjamena, Maj Gen J Sarham as General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Maj Gen EB Kabuk as General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Maj Gen MS Yusuf as General Officer Commanding 81 Division and Maj Gen BA Akinroluyo as General Officer Commanding 3 Division.

The affected principal staff officers are Maj Gen LEO Irabor posted as Chief of Defence Training and Operations in the Defence headquarters while Maj Gen LO Adeosun takes over as Chief of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters.

Maj Gen HO Otiki is redeployed as Commander of the Infantry Corps and Maj Gen CU Agulanna as Chief of Accounts and Budget Nigerian Army.

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Also, Maj Gen JE Jakko is posted to Defence headquarters as Chief of Defence Finance and Budget, Maj Gen AB Abubakar, Maj Gen A Mohammed and Maj Gen LKJ Ogunewe, among others will be proceeding to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre on Course.

The statement said all the postings and appointments take effect from August 1, 2018. earlier reported that the Nigerian Army on Friday, July 20, launched a joint security operation to clear bandits terrorising Gandi and Tabanni villages in Rabbah local government area of Sokoto state.

A statement issued in Sokoto signed by the spokesman of 1 Division, Nigeria Army in the state, Clement Abiade, a major, said the operation followed the July 9, attack by bandits in which scores of villagers were killed.

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Source: Legit

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