- The Nigerian Army has got a new spokesperson, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima
- The brigadier-general replaces Sagir Musa who has been the spokesman in an acting capacity since 2019
- Until the appointment, Yerima was the deputy director, reserve at the defence headquarters
A report by The Cable indicates that Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima has been appointed as the Nigerian Army's new director of public relations.
Yerima who is expected to assume office on Wednesday, February 10, takes over from Colonel Sagir Musa, the acting spokesman who was redeployed
Legit.ng gathered that until his appointment as the new army spokesman, Yerima was the deputy director, reserve at the defence headquarters.
Nigeria's longest-serving Chief of Army Staff
Legit.ng reported that Major-General Tukur Buratai now holds the title of the country's longest-serving Chief of Army Staff following his resignation.
The Borno-born General spent a total of 66 months as the nation's top army chief.
He is followed closely by Late General Sani Abacha who went on to be Nigeria's military president, with 60 months.
60-year old Buratai was commissioned in 1983 and has had multiple command, administrative, and instructional appointments before his appointment as the COAS by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.
I want to end this war soon, Army boss declares
In a related development, the Nigerian Army said it will create a formidable partnership with neighbouring countries including Cameroon and Chad in order to see an end to the insurgency.
Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, chief of army staff, made this disclosure on Monday, February 8.
Attahiru, who addressed journalists at the Army Super Camp 1 Ngamdu in Yobe state, said he is anxious to end the war against Boko Haram terrorists and other criminal elements.
New service chiefs storm Borno, take war to terrorists
Meanwhile, in a coordinated effort towards ending the menace of Boko Haram insurgents and bandits, the new service chiefs travelled to Borno state.
The visit on Sunday, January 31, is the first movement of the new service chiefs to Borno which is the theatre of war against Boko Haram since their appointment.
They were led by the chief of defence staff, General Lucky Irabor in what is believed will redefine the fight against the insurgents.