Nigerian Army redeploys Boko Haram commanders, other officers
London, July 27, 2018 (AltAfrica-The Nigerian Army has announced a major redeployment of senior officers in the Command, Staff and other appointments.
The posting affected Principal Staff Officers both at the Defence and Army Headquarters as well as General Officers Commanding (GOCs). The Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force are also affected by the posting.
The posting which also re-organized Operation LAFIYA DOLE was aimed at injecting new hands to further actualize the vision of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai.
Those affected in the redeployment include Maj Gen AM Dikko who will take over from Major Gen. Rogers Nicholas as the Theatre Commander of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, the code name for the special operation against Boko Haram insurgents by the Nigerian Army.
Other Boko Haram new commanders in the against Boko Haram announced in a statement by Bigadier General Texas Chukwu, the Director Army Public Relations are Brig Gen AO Abdullahi as Acting Commander Sector 2, Operation LAFIYA DOLE and Brig Gen UU Bassey as Acting Commander Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE..
Among the Principal Staff Officers affected are Maj Gen LEO Irabor posted as Chief of Defence Training and Operations in the Defence Headquarters while Maj Gen LO Adeosun takes over as Chief of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters.
Others are Maj Gen HO Otiki, as Commander Infantry Corps and Maj Gen CU Agulanna as Chief of Accounts and Budget, Nigerian Army. Maj Gen JE Jakko is posted to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Finance and Budget, Maj Gen AB Abubakar, Maj Gen A Mohammed and Maj Gen LKJ Ogunewe, among others will be proceeding to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre on Course.
All postings and appointments take effect from 1 August 2018.