Army redeploys 103 senior officers
Operation Lafiya Dole gets new commander
The Nigerian Army has announced the redeployment of 103 senior officers, as part of measures to reinvigorate its operations in the North East, and other parts of the country. The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Texas Chukwu, who conveyed the posting in a statement yesterday, said the exercise affected the commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, as well as Operation Delta Safe officers.
“The Nigerian Army has redeployed some of its officers from Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Operation DELTA SAFE, as well as over stayed officers from the THEATRE, as part of routine posting.
“Also, a Deputy Vice Chancellor is appointed for the newly established Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB). The posting that affected 103 officers including Majors and Captains is aimed at injecting new hands to further actualize the vision of the Chief of Army Staff, COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai which is, “To have a professionally responsive Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional roles”, Chukwu said.
He recalled that “before this redeployment, the Chief of Army Staff had this week sent goodwill message to the troops congratulating them for their bravery, alertness and doggedness in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs)”.
According to the DAPR: “Those affected in the redeployment include; The Commander Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Abba Dikko, who moves to the Department of Civil Military Affairs as the Chief of Civil Military Affairs, Major General Jamil Sarham to remain in Headquarters 6 Division as the General Officer Commanding/ Land Component Commander, Major General Nuhu Angbazo now moves to Headquarters 3 Division as the General Officer Commanding while Major General Benson Akinroluyo redeployed from Headquarters 3 Division to Headquarters Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole as Commander.
“Others are Major General Victor Ezugwu from Depot Nigerian Army to Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO), Major General Adeyemi Adetayo from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) to Department of Army Standard and Evaluation as Director Procurement and Projects and Brigadier General Ifiok Obot redeployed from Headquarters Operation DELTA SAFE to Nigerian Army University, Biu, as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Military).