In­sur­gency: Army ap­points new com­man­ders

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

The Nige­rian Army has said it ap­pointed new com­man­ders across the the­atre of Op­er­a­tion Lafiya Dole to in­ject new hands in the fight against ter­ror­ism.

Army spokesman Brig Gen Sani Us­man said in a state­ment that the army autho­rised the post­ing and ap­point­ments of some of its se­nior of­fi­cers on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 6.

He said those af­fected by the new post­ing and ap­point­ments in­clude some Staff Of­fi­cers and Com­man­ders at var­i­ous lev­els.

He said, “Specif­i­cally, the newly pro­moted Ma­jor Gen­eral OT Ak­in­jobi, Head of the Op­er­a­tions Mon­i­tor­ing Team at the Of­fice of the Chief of Army Staff, has been ap­pointed Com­man­der, Sec­tor 3 Op­er­a­tion LAFIYA DOLE, while Ma­jor Gen­eral MG Ali, Com­man­der 9 Brigade has been ap­pointed Com­man­der of the newly cre­ated Nige­rian Army Spe­cial Forces Com­mand Brig Gen BR Sin­jen, Com­man­der, In­te­grated Fire Sup­port and Brig Gen FO Omoigui, has been moved from 2 Divi­sion Nige­rian Army to Army Head­quar­ters Depart­ment of Train­ing and Op­er­a­tions and ap­pointed Di­rec­tor of Op­er­a­tions.”

He said, “Brig Gen TA Lag­baja is to take over as Com­man­der 9 Brigade, Nige­rian Army, Brig Gen OR Aiyenigba, Di­rec­tor Land War­fare at the Armed Forces Com­mand and Staff Col­lege is to move to the Of­fice of the Chief of Army Staff as Head of Op­er­a­tions Mon­i­tor­ing Team, while Brig Gen AU Kuliya is to take over as Di­rec­tor Land War­fare at the Armed Forces Com­mand and Staff Col­lege.”

“Sim­i­larly, new Brigade Com­man­ders have been ap­pointed for some of the Brigades at Op­er­a­tion LAFIYA DOLE. These in­clude Bri­gadier Gen­eral EF Oyin­lola, 22 Brigade, Brig Gen VU Okoro, 25 Task Force Brigade, Brig Gen AB Mo­hammed, 26 Task Force Brigade, Brig Gen AO Oye­lade, 27 Task Force Brigade, Brig Gen MT Us­man, 28 Task Force Brigade and Brig Gen MG Kangye, 37 Brigade, while Brig Gen AS Ishaq has been ap­pointed as Co­or­di­na­tor, Nige­ria Po­lice Force for Op­er­a­tion LAFIYA DOLE. “

He said, “New Com­man­ders have also been ap­pointed for the var­i­ous Army Head­quar­ters Lo­gis­tics Com­mands at the the­atre. These in­clude Brig Gen AG Ibrahim, Brig Gen PN Oke­son and Brig Gen OA Aminu for Lo­gis­tics Base I, II and III, re­spec­tively.”

He said, “Sim­i­larly, the post­ing has af­fected sev­eral Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cers of the var­i­ous units in Op­er­a­tion Lafiya Dole, amongst oth­ers.”

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