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Nigerian Army appoints new commanders, staff officers for formations, units

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The Nigerian Army has appointed new commanders and staff officers for some formations and units across the country.

A statement by Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman on Wednesday said in a bid to re-strategize, Nigerian Army has posted in 147 officers into Operation Lafiya Dole, some Divisions, formations and training schools.

He said in a posting released by the Office of the Military Secretary (Army), last week, Major General RO Yusuf, Commander, Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps, is now the Commander Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna.

Major General A Oyebade, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division Nigerian Army, will move to Army Headquarters as Chief of Logistics (COLOG). 

In the same vein, Major General AM Dikko has been posted  from the Office of the National Security Adviser to 1 Division as GOC, while Major General I Attahiru is now Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole.

Usman further said, “Major General Leo Irabor will now move to Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), as Field Commander. Major General PJ Dauke has been posted from 3 Division to 81 Division as GOC and Brigadier General BI Ahanotu will be Acting GOC 3 Division.”

He said erstwhile Registrar of Nigerian Defence Academy, Brigadier General IM Yusuf will be Acting GOC 7 Division and Brigadier General SO Olabanji, Commandant of Amphibious Training School Calabar, is now the Acting GOC 8 Task Force Division.

He added that GOC 81 Division, Major General EB Oyefolu, is now Commander, Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC), Kontagora, while Brigadier General MG Ali, has been moved to Nigerian Army Special Forces School Buni Yadi, as Commandant from NATRAC.

Usman also said, Brigadier General IM Obot is Brigade Commander 26 Task Force Brigade, while Brigadier General AO Quadri will move from the Office of the Chief of Army Staff to 25 Task Force Brigade as Commander.

He said others affected in the new posting include some  Commanders and Staff Officers at the Defence, Army Headquarters and Brigades.

 

Daily Trust 

 

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