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Nigerian Army Reshuffles Senior Officers Postings

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Azubike

By Femi Kehinde, Lagos

The Nigerian Army Headquarters has released the appointment of senior officers in its fourth quarter routine posting.

Nigeria's Chief of Army Staff Gen. Azubike

Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff Gen. Azubike

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Ibrahim Attahiru in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday said some of the affected officers included: Maj.-Gen John Kwabe, now Chief of Logistics, Defence Headquarters; and Maj.-Gen Ugo Buzugbe, the Commander, Nigerian Army Armoured Corps.

It also named Maj.- Gen. Ebiobowei Awala, Military Secretary (Army); Maj.- Gen. Olufemi Adeosun, Director of Policy, Defence Headquarters; Maj.-Gen. John Nwaoga, the General Officer Commanding 3 Division; Brig.-Gen Olajide Laleye is the Director, Army Public Relations.

Others are Maj.-Gen Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence of Information; Maj.-Gen. Sunday Adebayo, Commander, Nigerian Army Education Corps; and Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Idris, Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy.

Maj.-Gen Mobolaji Koleoso is now the Director, Armed Forces Simulation Centre; Maj.-Gen Letam Wiwa is the Director, Military Intelligence; and Maj.-Gen Patrick Akem takes over as the Director, Legal Service (Army).

The statement also said that Maj.-Gen Charley Okoro is the Director, Peace Keeping Operations, Defence Headquarters; Maj.-Gen Obidah Ethan, is now the Chief of Civil/Military Affairs; and Maj-Gen Junaid Bindawa, General Officer Commanding 7th  Division.

Maj.-Gen Modibbo Alkali is Commandant Nigerian Army School of Artillery; Maj.-Gen. Shehu Yusuf is now the Commandant, Depot, Nigerian Army; and Maj.-Gen Ahmed Mohammed, Commander, Nigerian Army Training Centre.

Maj.-Gen Iliyasu Abbah is Commander, Joint Task Force (Operation Pulo Shield); while Brig.-Gen Arinze Ebenebe, is the Commandant, Warrant Officers Academy; and Brig.-Gen Ebenezer Ogundana is Director of Army Reserve Recruitment and Resettlement.

Brig.-Gen. Kasimu Abdulkarim is Director of Physical Training; Brig.-Gen Enitan Ransome-Kuti is now the Commander, Multi-National Joint Task Force; and Brig.-Gen. Ibe Nicholas is the Commander, 23 Brigade.

Brig.-Gen. Ohifeme Ejemai is Commander, 9 Brigade; Brig.-Gen. Bright Fibionumama, Commander 3 Brigade; Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, Commander 13 Brigade; Brig.-Gen. Mustapha Onoyiveta, Head, Nigerian Army Operations Monitoring Team; and Brig.- Gen. Lanre Bello, Commander, 34th  Brigade.

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