Nigeria military re-shuffles, deploys officers

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    Nigeria Army Chief of Staff Buratai reshuffles generals

    By Johnson Eyiangho

    The Nigerian Army has carried re-deployment and posting of 399 principal officers, commanders and General Officers Commanding.

    Most of the affected officers are from the Defence and Army Headquarters, Corps Commander and General Officers Commanding (GOCs).

    Army spokesman Brig.-Gen Sani Usman stated on Friday in Abuja that the redeployed officers included Maj.-Gen.l R.O Yusuf, Commander Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) who’s now the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army).

    Maj.-Gen. A.A Salihu, Chief of Defence Communications will now take over as Commander, TRADOC; Maj.-Gen. L.O Adeosun, from Defence Headquarters, has been appointed Commander, Infantry Corps.

    With the posting , Maj.-Gen. C.M Abraham moved from 2 Division to Defence Intelligence Agency as Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence, whereas Maj.-Gen. O.F Azinta changed him as GOC 2 Division.

    Maj.-Gen. U.S Yakubu takes over as Commandant of Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre, whereas Maj.-Gen. F.O Agugo is now Commander, Command Army Records.

    Maj.-Gen. J.S Malu, Commander, Abuja Garrison is now the Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Engineers and Maj.-Gen. J.G.Okay. Myam, the Director of Operations is now the Commander, Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja.

    Others are Commander, Guards Brigade, Maj.-Gen. M.S. Yusuf is now GOC 6 Division, changing Maj.-Gen. E.O. Udoh, who’s reassigned to 81 Division as GOC.

    Brig.-Gen. U.T. Musa is now the Commander, Guards Brigade.

    Maj.-Gen. I.B.J. Okeke is now Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Medical Corps, whereas Maj.-Gen. Okay.O. Kadiri is now Group Managing Director, Nigerian Army Welfare Holding Limited/Guarantee.

    Maj.-Gen. E.J. Enenche, Director Defence Information, is now Commandant, Army War College Nigeria, whereas Brig.-Gen. J.A. Agim takes over as Acting Director, Defence Information.

    According to the posting, Brig.-Gen. J.T.E. Chukwu is now the Commandant of Nigerian Army School of Public Relations and Information.

    Brig.-Gen. L.T. Omoniyi, Commander of the newly established 17 Brigade with Headquarters in Katsina and Brig.-Gen. E.T. Essien, Commander 29 Task Force Brigade.

    Brig.-Gen. T.A. Lagbaja moved from the Headquarters, eight Division to Army Headquarters as Acting Director Operations and Brig.-Gen. G.N. Mutkut takes over as Commander 7 Multinational Joint Task Force Brigade.

    The military spokesman stated all of the postings and appointments would take impact from Jan. 2, 2018.

    He defined that it was aimed toward injecting new arms to additional actualise the imaginative and prescient of the Chief of Army Staff which is “to have a professionally responsive Nigerian Army in the discharge of its Constitutional roles”.

    Some senior officers have been just lately promoted to the ranks of Brigadier Generals and Major Generals.

    Some have additionally left service on completion of necessary years of service within the Army. (NAN)

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