Army rede­ploys Op­er­a­tion Lafiya Dole com­man­der, 102 of­fi­cers

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THE Nige­rian Army on Satur­day said it re­de­ployed 103 se­nior of­fi­cers for more ef­fec­tive­ness, in­clud­ing the Com­man­der of Op­er­a­tion Lafiya Dole, the mil­i­tary’s anti-boko Haram op­er­a­tion in the North-east.

The army an­nounced that the The­atre Com­mand, Op­er­a­tion Lafiya Dole, would now be headed by Maj. Gen. Ben­son Ak­in­roluyo, who took over from Maj. Gen. Abba Dikko.

Dikko, un­der whose watch the Islamic State fac­tion of the Boko Haram ter­ror­ists at­tacked sev­eral army bases in the North-east, has now been re­de­ployed to the Depart­ment of Civil Mil­i­tary Af­fairs as the Chief of Civil Mil­i­tary Af­fairs.

The Di­rec­tor, Army Pub­lic Re­la­tions, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, in a re­lease on Satur­day, an­nounced the re­de­ploy­ments, not­ing that they were a rou­tine ex­er­cise of the mil­i­tary.

Chukwu said, “The Nige­rian Army has re­de­ployed some of its of­fi­cers from Op­er­a­tion Lafiya Dole, Op­er­a­tion Delta Safe as well as over­stayed of­fi­cers from the the­atre as part of rou­tine post­ing.

“The post­ing that af­fected 103 of­fi­cers in­clud­ing ma­jors and cap­tains is aimed at in­ject­ing new hands to fur­ther ac­tu­alise the vision of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Bu­ratai. Maj. Gen. Nuhu Ang­bazo now moves to Head­quar­ters 3 Divi­sion as the Gen­eral Of­fi­cer Com­mand­ing while Maj. Gen. Ben­son Ak­in­roluyo has been re­de­ployed from Head­quar­ters 3 Divi­sion to Head­quar­ters, The­atre Com­mand, Op­er­a­tion Lafiya Dole as com­man­der.”

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