- Some generals and senior officers in the Nigerian Army have been redeployed across Nigeria with new roles
- The spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, made the announcement on Tuesday, January 11
- Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, the Chief of Army staff, charged the redeployed officers to justify the confidence reposed in them
This was disclosed in a statement released by the director of Army public relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Tuesday, January 11.
The Army spokesman noted that the affected officer include some General Officers Commanding.
The statement read in part:
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“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has approved the posting and appointment of senior officers of the Nigerian Army. Those affected in the reshuffle, released on Monday 10, January 2022, including General Officers Commanding and other senior officers."
General Yahaya charged them to justify the confidence reposed in them and redouble their commitment to duty.
Nigerian military promotes 235 senior officers, elevates GEJ's ex-ADC to Brig General
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Nigerian Armed Forces on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, announced the promotion of Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko to the rank of Major-General.
Not fewer than 234 other personnel in the military were also promoted. The promotion came barely one week after rife insinuations that the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, asked not less than 50 Generals in the military to proceed on forceful retirement.
Legit.ng gathered that the Nigerian Army promoted 36 officers to the ranks of Major-Generals from Brigadier-Generals, while 76 Colonels were promoted to Brigadier Generals. One of those who were promoted to this rank is a former Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to Goodluck Jonathan, Ojogbane Adegbe. 21 promoted officers.
Defence chief claims security threats going down
Meanwhile, the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, has said the nation's security situation is getting better.
He said though insecurity is still a challenge, the present level can not be compared to the previous one.
Irabor stated this during a church service to mark this years’ Armed Forces Remembrance Day, adding that the security threats facing the country would soon become history.