- Oyo state received the new service chiefs on Thursday, March 11
- The new military heads paid a crucial visit to the state capital, Ibadan over the change in the leadership of the 2 Division
- General Leo Irhabor is also scheduled to meet with Governor Seyi Makinde
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Following the recent overhauling and massive shake-up in the military, the newly appointed service chiefs on Thursday, March 11, stormed Ibadan, the Oyo state capital.
The military heads were led to the 2 Division of the Nigerian Army by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Leo Irhabor, where he addressed officers.
A report from The Nation said the military chiefs are expected to meet with Governor Seyi Makinde and proceed to change the leadership of the division.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army had redeployed 204 officers, among who were 120 generals, to new formations across the country. The redeployments were effected on March 5.
The publication stated that out of the 120 generals, 68 are major generals while the other 52 are brigadier generals.
Others reportedly affected were 31 colonels, nine lieutenant colonels, 25 majors, 13 captains, and five lieutenants.
The new redeployments were confirmed by the spokesperson of the army, Brig Gen Mohammed Yerima.
Yerima stated that the appointments were in respect of new General Officers Commanding ( GOC) principal staff officers, commandants of tri-service institutions, and army training centres.
He said the new appointments and redeployment were aimed at repositioning the service for optimal performance. The postings were expected to take effect from March 10.
Before this development, it was reported that the Oyo state chapters of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) on Sunday, February 27, arrested four suspected kidnappers in Ibarapa area.
The group under the supervision of the Oyo state coordinator, Comrade Rotimi Olumo, also made huge progress with the arrest of the second in command to the dreaded kidnapper, Wakilu, Isiaka Muhammadu.
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