- Newly promoted Lt.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, Maj.-Gen. Bulama Biu and Capt. Abubakar Danjibrin have been decorated by the Nigerian Army
- Adeosun was a major general, Biu was a brigadier general while Danjibrin was a lieutenant before their special promotions
- Their recommendation and promotion was in recognition of their achievements in the fight against insurgency
The Nigerian Army on Friday, July 12, decorated the newly promoted Lt.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, Maj.-Gen. Bulama Biu and Capt. Abubakar Danjibrin at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji in Kaduna state.
The officers were decorated by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai and the permanent secretary, ministry of defence, Nuratu Batagarawa, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the accelerated promotion of the officers on Tuesday on the recommendation of Buratai.
The recommendation and the promotion was in recognition of their achievements in the fight against insurgency in the northeast.
The permanent secretary, Batagarawa, said the promotion of the new officers was another remarkable milestone in their carrier as well as reward for their loyalty, commitment and dedication to service.
She commended Adeosun for the achievements in the fight against insurgency in the north east, adding that Adeosun laid the foundation for recent feat the army had achieved.
She also commended Buhari for approving the promotion of the officers.
Batagarawa, however, urged the military to do all it can to defeat all forms of insurgency in the country and congratulated the newly promoted officers.
Adeosun, while appreciating the chief of army staff for recommending him for the promotion, said he was privileged to be mentored by good hands.
He also appreciated Buhari for considering him fit and approving the recommendation that led to his promotion to the new rank.
The Lieutenant-General pledge his commitment to ensuring that the country is safe from all forms of terrorism and insurgency.
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