Army Rein­vig­o­rates Fight against Ter­ror, Ap­points New Com­man­ders

THISDAY - - FRONT PAGE - Kings­ley Nwezeh in Abuja

In a re­newed bid to re­gain lost grounds, the Nige­rian Army yes­ter­day ef­fected a mas­sive re­or­gan­i­sa­tion of its op­er­a­tional com­mands just as troops of 117 Bat­tal­ion, 28 Task Force Brigade, Op­er­a­tion Lafiya Dole en­gaged and pushed back sus­pected Boko Haram ter­ror­ists in a hide­out, along Yachida, Koron­ge­len, Bom­bula and For­for axis of Dam­boa Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area of Borno State.

Those af­fected by the new post­ing and ap­point­ments, ac­cord­ing to the Di­rec­tor of Army Pub­lic Re­la­tions, Brig. Gen. Sani Us­man, in­clude some staff of­fi­cers and com­man­ders at var­i­ous lev­els.

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; Bri­gadier Gen­eral BR Sin­jen, Com­man­der, In­te­grated Fire Sup­port and Bri­gadier Gen­eral FO Omoigui, have been moved from 2 Divi­sion Nige­rian Army to Army Head­quar­ters Depart­ment of Train­ing and Op­er­a­tions and ap­pointed Di­rec­tor of Op­er­a­tions.

Bri­gadier Gen­eral TA Lag­baja is to take over as Com­man­der 9 Brigade, Nige­rian Army; Bri­gadier Gen­eral OR Aiyenigba, Di­rec­tor Land War­fare at the Armed Forces Com­mand

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