Nigerian Army Has Redeployed 399 Generals

Some Principal Officers from the Defence and Army Headquarters, Corps Commander and General Officers Commanding (GOCs) have been moved in a posting and redeployment announced by the Nigerian Army on Friday.

According to a statement by Brig.-Gen Sani Usman, the posting and appointments affected 399 officers.

Below is the breakdown of the redeployed officers, Maj.-Gen.l R.O Yusuf, Commander Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) is now the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army).

Maj.-Gen. A.A Salihu, Chief of Defence Communications will now take over as Commander, TRADOC; Maj.-Gen. L.O Adeosun, from Defence Headquarters, has been appointed Commander, Infantry Corps. With the posting, Maj.-Gen. C.M Abraham moved from 2 Division to Defence Intelligence Agency as Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence, while Maj.-Gen. O.F Azinta replaced him as GOC 2 Division.

Maj.-Gen. U.S Yakubu takes over as Commandant of Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership and Peacekeeping Centre, while Maj.-Gen. F.O Agugo is now Commander, Command Army Records.

Maj.-Gen. J.S Malu, Commander, Abuja Garrison is now the Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Engineers and Maj.-Gen. J.G.K. Myam, the Director of Operations is now the Commander, Army Headquarters Garrison, Abuja.

Others are Commander, Guards Brigade, Maj.-Gen. M.S. Yusuf is now GOC 6 Division, replacing Maj.-Gen. E.O. Udoh, who is reassigned to 81 Division as GOC.

In the same vein, Brig.-Gen. U.T. Musa is now the Commander, Guards Brigade.

Maj.Gen. I.B.J. Okeke is now Corps Commander, Nigerian Army Medical Corps, while Maj.-Gen. K.O. Kadiri is now Group Managing Director, Nigerian Army Welfare Holding Limited/Guarantee.

Maj.-Gen. E.J. Enenche, Director Defence Information, is now Commandant, Army War College Nigeria, while Brig.-Gen. J.A. Agim takes over as Acting Director, Defence Information.

According to the posting, Brig.-Gen. J.T.E. Chukwu is now the Commandant of Nigerian Army School of Public Relationhs and Information.

Brig.-Gen. L.T. Omoniyi, Commander of the newly established 17 Brigade with Headquarters in Katsina and Brig.-Gen. E.T. Essien, Commander 29 Task Force Brigade.

Brig.-Gen. T.A. Lagbaja moved from the Headquarters, 8 Division to Army Headquarters as Acting Director Operations and Brig.-Gen. G.N. Mutkut takes over as Commander 7 Multinational Joint Task Force Brigade.

The army spokesman said all the postings and appointments would take effect from Jan. 2, 2018.

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