Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Generals redeployed as Nigerian Army effects major shake-up [Full list]

The Nigerian Army has released the postings and appointments of some senior officers.

The posting was approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai.

A statement on Tuesday by Colonel Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, made the announcement.

The statement explained that the redeployment was a routine exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency.

Maj Gen UM Mohammed from Nigerian Army Property Limited (NAPL) was moved to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Special Adviser Nigerian Army University Biu/Deputy Chairman Board of Trustees NAPL; Maj Gen ACC Agundu from Special Task Force (STF) Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos was moved to Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Abuja as Senior Research Fellow; Major General HI Bature from Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Defence Liaison Office National Assembly, Abuja was moved to Army Headquarters Department of Civil Military Affairs as Chief of Civil-Military Affairs.
  


Also, Maj. Gen OG Adeniyi is redeployed from Headquarters Theatre Command OPLD, Maiduguri to NARC as Senior Research Fellow; Maj Gen S Idris from Sector 2 OPLD Damaturu- Yobe State redeployed to DHQ Abuja as Director Liaison; erstwhile Special Adviser Nigerian Army University, Biu Maj Gen CC Okonkwo has been redeployed to STF Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos and appointed Commander; Maj Gen F Yahaya from Headquarters 1 Division Kaduna to Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE (OPLD) Maiduguri as the Commander.

Maj Gen MG Ali from Headquarters Theatre Command, OPLD, Maiduguri was moved to Headquarters 4 Special Forces Command Doma in Nasarawa State as Commander; the erstwhile Chief of Civil-Military Affairs AHQ Abuja Maj Gen US Mohammed has been redeployed to 1 Division Kaduna as the General Officer Commanding; Maj General AA Adesope from Office of the Chief of Army Staff Directorate of Audit and Financial Management was moved to NAPL as the Group Managing Director.

Brig Gen BE Onyeuko is to remain in DHQ Abuja as Acting Director Defence Media Operation; Brig Gen NM Jega from Training and Doctrine Command Minna to Infantry Corps Centre Jaji as the Chief of Staff; Brig Gen HI Daniel from the Defunct Army Special Forces Command Maiduguri to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command Minna as the Director Army Training Support.

Brig Gen JAL Jimoh from Sector 3 Artillery Brigade OPLD Monguno was moved to Headquarters 31 Brigade Minna as the Commander and Brig Gen GTO Ajetunmobi was redeployed from 31 Brigade Minna to Nigeria Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty, Abuja as Executive Director Operation; Brig Gen LA Araba from Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty Abuja now redeployed was moved to Sector 2 OPLD Damaturu, Yobe State as Ag Commander; Brig Gen VO Ita was moved from DHQ, Abuja to Headquarters 402 Special Forces Brigade Azare as the Commander.

Brig Gen MO Ihanuwaze to remain in Office of the Chief of Army Staff Directorate of Audit and Financial Management as Acting Director; Brig Gen EC Obi – Osang from the defunct Headquarters 707 Special Forces Brigade Makurdi was moved to Headquarters 401 Special Forces Brigade Makurdi as Commander; Brig Gen LG Lepdung from Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre Jaji to DHQ Abuja and appointed Deputy Director Procurement (Logistics).

Brig Gen GM Mutkut has been redeployed from the Defunct Nigerian Army Amphibious Command OPLD Baga to Headquarters 403 Amphibious Brigade Baga as the Commander and Brig Gen JR Lar from Nigerian Army School of Artillery Kachia to Sector 3 Artillery Brigade OPLD Monguno as Commander.

Colonel EC Emere was moved from Nigerian Army Archives to Nigerian Military School Zaria as Deputy Commandant and Col MO Agi is to remain in the Headquarters Nigerian Army Armour Corps Bauchi as Acting Chief of Staff; Colonel DJ Abdullahi has been moved from the defunct Headquarters Nigerian Army Special Forces Command Maiduguri to Headquarters 4 Special Forces Command Doma Nasarawa State as Acting Chief of Staff.

The statement added that the postings and appointments take effect from the 1st of April 2020.

It is unclear if the rejig was a response to recent attacks on troops battling the Boko Haram and ISWAP sect.

However, the Nigerian military has recorded some successes in recent weeks.

Many terrorist leaders have been killed in air strikes.

Similarly, ground battles have led to the elimination of insurgents especially in Borno.

Boko Haram and ISWAP have continued their onslaught on soldiers and soft targets around the Lake Chad area..

In March, terrorists killed nearly 200 Nigerian and Chadian soldiers in one of the deadliest attacks recorded.

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