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Shake-up in army, generals redeployed



Some senior officers have been redeployed in the latest shake-up in the Nigerian army.

Sagi Musa, army spokesman, confirmed the development in a statement issued on Sunday.

“Maj.-Gen. S.O. Olabanji, GOC 8 Division had been moved to Infantry Corps Centre as Commander under the new posting. Brig.-Gen. H.I. Baturefrom 34 Brigade to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command as Director Examinations and Brig.-Gen. T.O. Olowomeye from Headquarters 33 Brigade to Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs as Director Civil Military Affairs,” the statement read.

“Similarly, Brig.-Gen. B.A. Mohammed, from 23 Brigade to Martin Luther Agwai International Peace Keeping Centre, as Deputy Commandant and Brig.-Gen. U.M. Bello from Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command to 63 Brigade as Commander.”

M.T. Durowaiye, a brigadier general was moved from directorate of army transformation and innovation to 33 brigade as commander.

Others moved are S.B. Kumapayi, a brigadier-general, from army headquarters department of civil-military affairs to headquarters 14 brigade as commander and N.M. Jega, also a brigadier-general from headquarters 2 brigade to 9 commander.

“With the latest posting, Brig.-Gen. K.O. Aligbe of Commander, 16 Brigade was moved to the Defence Headquarters as Acting Director Liaison National Assembly,” the statement read.

“Brig.-Gen. A.K. Ibrahim from 14 Brigade to Army Headquarters Department of Administration as Deputy Director, Veteran Affairs Department Retired Officers’ Cell and Brig.-Gen. G.T.O. Ajetunmobi from Headquarters Command, Army Records to 31 Brigade as Commander.

“Brig.-Gen. O.G. Onubogu was also moved from Army Headquarters Department of Army Policy and Plans to Headquarters 16 Brigade as Commander while Brig.-Gen. O.M. Bello from Nigerian Army Resource Center moved to Headquarters 6 Division as Chief of Staff.

“Brig.-Gen. Z.L. Abubakar from National Defence College moved to 32 Brigade as Commander and Brig.-Gen. A.A. Orukotan from Nigerian Army Resource Center moved to Headquarters Command Army Records as Chief of Staff.”

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