Nigerian Army reshuffles top brass

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Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Buratai
The Nigerian Army Friday effected changes in its hierarchy with the deployment of senior officers.
The posting also affected the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole and the Force Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force.
All postings and appointments take effect from August 1, 2018.
In a statement to Apex News, the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, said the posting would re-organized Operation Lafiya Dole and inject new hands to further actualize the vision of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai.
The posting 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, Chad, Major-General J Sarham as General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division and Major-General EB Kabuk as  General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division.
Also, Major-General MS Yusuf is now the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 81 Division and Major-General BA Akinroluyo, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division.
In the statement, Principal Staff Officers affected include  Major-General Leo Irabor posted as Chief of Defence Training and Operations, 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, Commander, Infantry Corps and Major-General CU Agulanna, 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.

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