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Army redeploys senior officers

Chief of Army Staff Maj-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru has approved the redeployment of some top officers in the Nigerian Army.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier Mohammed Yerima in a statement Saturday said all the postings and appointments will take effect from March 10.

He said the move was a normal routine aimed at re-invigorating the system and repositioning the Nigerian Army for optimal performance.

“While wishing the newly posted senior officers well in their respective formations/units the Chief of Army Staff urges them to carry out their responsibilities in the most professional manner and absolute loyalty to the Commander- in -Chief and in defence of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.

The statement said Maj. Gen. SA Yaro of the Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guarantee was posted as Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy; Maj. Gen. LA Adegboye of the Headquarters 82 Division was appointed Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Defence Headquarters; Maj. Gen. OI Uzamere from the Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics was moved to Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre as commander.

Maj. Gen. AS Maikobi was posted from the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria to the Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command while Maj. Gen. DC Onyemulu from the Armed Forces Simulation Centre was appointed Commander, Special Task Force (Operation Safe Haven).

The statement read, “Maj. Gen. OF Azinta from Defence Headquarters was appointed Chief of Training, Army Headquarters Department of Army Training while Maj. Gen. JB Olawumi is to remain in Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Logistics.

“Maj. Gen. CO Ude was redeployed from the Defence Headquarters and appointed Commander, Nigerian Army Training Centre; Maj. Gen. G. Oyefesobi was posted from Defence Intelligence Agency to Headquarters Command Army Records while Maj. Gen. BM Shafa of the Defence Research Development Bureau was appointed Chief of Transformation and Innovation, Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation and Innovation.”