Nigerian Army Announces Major Shake Up, Senior Officers Get New Postings

 

The Oasis Reporters

July 28, 2018

Lt. Gen. Buratai, Chief of Army Staff.

The Nigerian Army Friday announced major redeployment of some senior officers in Command, Staff and other appointments.

The postings which are to take effect from August 1, affected the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole and the Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force.

In a statement signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, he explained that the posting would re-organize Operation Lafiya Dole and inject new hands to further actualize the vision of the Chief of Army Staff COAS, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai.

The army has of recent experienced casualties ‎suffered by the military at the hands of terrorist insurgents and others criminals across the country though it is not certain if the casualties are related to the recently announced changes.

The postings, the statement adds affects Principal Staff Officers both at the Defence and Army Headquarters as well as General Officers Commanding (GOCs).

Those affected in the redeployment include Major General AM Dikko who will take over as the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General AO Abdullahi would take over as Acting Commander Sector 2 of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and Brigadier General UU Bassey as Acting Commander Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole.

Others are, Major General CO Ude posted as Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force, Ndjamena, capital city of Chad, Major General J Sarham as General Officer Commanding 6 Division and Major General EB Kabuk as the General Officer Commanding 82 Division.

Major General MS Yusuf is now the General Officer Commanding 81 Division and Major General BA Akinroluyo as General Officer Commanding 3 Division.

The statement also added that among the Principal Staff Officers affected include Major General Leo Irabor who is posted as Chief of Defence Training and Operations in the Defence Headquarters while Major General LO Adeosun takes over as Chief of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters.

Others are Major General HO Otiki, as Commander Infantry Corps and Major General CU Agulanna as Chief of Accounts and Budget, Nigerian Army.

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

Greg Abolo

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