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100 Nigerian army generals redeployed

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By Cyril Mbah, Abuja

The Nigerian Army has redeployed 204 officers to new formations across the country in a massive shake-up aimed at putting more vigour in the operations of the military.

The redeployment, which took effected from March 5, came soon after the chief of army staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, was confirmed and elevated to the rank of lieutenant general.

Out of the 204 officers redeployed, 120 are generals. Sixty-eight are major generals while the other 52 are brigadier generals. Others affected are 31 colonels, nine lieutenant colonels, 25 majors, 13 captains and five lieutenants.

Among the generals redeployed are C. C. Okonkwo, a major general, who was in charge of Operation Safe Haven in Jos, Plateau state and now transferred to the Army Welfare Limited/Guarantee as a group managing director. Another major general, D.C. Onyemulu, replaces Mr Okonkwo as the commander, Operation Safe Haven.

Affected officers are expected to be at their duty posts March 10.

The redeployment of the officers is coming amidst rising cases of Boko Haram attacks on army formations in the North-east and other forms of banditry.

Some of the new appointments include: Major General AS Maikobi from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON)  to  Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command and appointed Commander; Major-General DC Onyemulu from Armed Forces Simulation Centre to Special Task Force (Operation SAFE HAVEN) and appointed Commander; Major-General SA Yaro from Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guarantee to Nigerian Defence Academy as Commandant; Major-General LA Adegboye from Headquarters 82 Division to Defence Headquarter and appointed Chief of Defence Training and Operations.

“Major General OI Uzamere from Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics to Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre and appointed Commander; Major-General OF Azinta from Defence Headquarters to Army Headquarters Department of Army Training and appointed Chief of Training; Major-General JB Olawumi to remain in Defence Headquarters and appointed Chief of Defence Logistics.”

“Similarly, Major General KI Mukhtar from Depot Nigerian Army to Nigerian Army School of Infantry and appointed Commandant; Major General DH Ali-Keffi from Defence Intelligence Agency to Headquarters 1 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding; Major General TA Lagbaja from Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations to Headquarters 82 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding; Major General S Dahiru from Army Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation to Army Headquarters Garrison and appointed Commander; Major General UA Yusuf from ECOWAS to Headquarters 8 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding.

Others include “Major General LA Fejokwu from Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) to Headquarters 81 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding; Major General AB Ibrahim from Defence Space Administration to Depot Nigerian Army and appointed Commandant; Major General JO Ochai from Defence Headquarters to Army Headquarters Department of Army Operations and appointed Director Operations; Major General GU Chibuisi from Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs to Headquarters 2 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding; Major General SG Mohammed from Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations to Headquarters 6 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding.

It added: “Major General CO Ude from Defence Headquarters  to Nigerian Army Training Centre and appointed Commander; Major General G Oyefesobi from Defence Intelligence Agency to Headquarters Command Army Records and appointed Commander; Major-General BM Shafa from Defence Research Development Bureau to Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation and Innovation and appointed Chief of Transformation and Innovation; Major-General KAY Isiyaku from Defence Headquarters Garrison to Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery and appointed Corps Commander Artillery”.

“Others include: Major General MO Uzoh from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria and appointed Director-General; Major General AM Aliyu from Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command to Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) and appointed Chief of Administration; Major General CC Okonkwo from Special Tasks Force (Operations SAFE  HAVEN) to Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guarantee and appointed Group Managing Director; Major General JJ Ogunlade from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters Multinational Joint Tasks Force and appointed Force Commander.

“Major-General AM Dauda from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters Nigerian Army  Ordnance Corps and appointed Corps Commander Ordnance; Major General AA Jidda from Ministry of Defence to Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics and appointed Chief of Logistics (Army); Major General IM Yusuf from Multinational Joint Tasks Force to Army Headquarters Department of Army  Operations and appointed Chief of Operations; Major General SA Adebayo from Headquarters Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps to Defence Intelligence Agency and appointed Chief of Defence Intelligence.

“Major General FB Fakrogha from Defence Space Administration to Defence Headquarters Garrison and appointed Commander; Major General AB Omozoje from Headquarters 2 Division to Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs and appointed Chief of Civil-Military Affairs; Major General EN Njoku from Army Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation to Defence Headquarters and appointed Chief of Defence Communications.

“Major General BA Isandu from Nigerian Army Intelligence and Cyber Warfare School to Defence Intelligence Agency and appointed Director of Operations; Major General AM Alabi from Army Headquarters Department of Projects and Programmes to Nigerian Army Ordnance School and appointed Commandant; Major General AA Adesope from Defence Headquarters to Headquarters Nigerian Army Finance Corps and appointed Chief of Account and Budget (Army).

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