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Army re-deploys theatre command, MNJTF commanders, others


Nigeria Army.<br />Photo: TWITTER/ HQNigerianArmy

The Nigerian Army has yesterday announced major re-deployments of senior officers, staff and other top military appointments in the country.

The re-deployments and postings were disclosed in a statement released yesterday by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu.

He said the posting affected principal staff officers both at the Defense and Army Headquarters as well as General Officers Commanding (GOCs). According to him, theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, Force Commander MNJTF, Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor; are also affected by the redeployment and postings.

Affected commanders and officers include Maj-Gen. Ahmadu Dikko who will take over as Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Brig Gen AO Abdullahi as Acting Commander Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole and Brig Gen UU Bassey as Acting Commander Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole.

“Others are, Maj Gen CO Ude posted as Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force Ndjamena, Maj Gen J Sarham as General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Maj Gen EB Kabuk General Office Commanding 82 Division, Maj-Gen. MS Yusuf General

Officer Commanding 81 Division and Maj Gen BA Akinroluyo as General Officer Commanding 3 Division.

Among the Principal Staff Officers affected are Maj Gen Leo Irabor posted as Chief of Defence Training and Operations in the Defence
Headquarters while Maj-Gen. LO Adeosun takes over as Chief of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters.”

“Others are Maj-Gen, HO Otiki, as Commander Infantry Corps and Maj Gen CU Agulanna as Chief of Accounts and Budget Nigerian Army.

Maj-Gen. JE
Jakko is posted to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Finance and Budget, Maj-Gen. AB Abubakar, Maj-Gen.

A Mohammed and Maj-Gen, LKJ Ogunewe, among others will be proceeding to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre on Course.” All postings take effect from August 1, 2018.

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