Nigerian Army Appoints New Theater Commander Operation Lafia Dole

From Bodunrin Kayode in Maiduguri

Major General Faruk Mohammed presently commander 1division of the Nigerian Army in Kaduna has been appointed the new theatre commander operation Lafia Dole in Maiduguri.

He relieves Major General Olusegun Adeniyi who is now deployed to the Nigerian Army Resource centre NARC as senior fellow.

The change was announced by the army spokesman Col Sagir Musa in a release made available to newsmen Tuesday afternoon.

Sagir said the postings which were approved by the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Tukur Buratai is a routine/normal exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency.

Highlight of the posting includes Maj Gen Augustine Agundu who moves from Special Task Force Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos to Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Abuja as Senior Research Fellow, Major General Bature moves from Defence Headquarters Defence Liaison Office National Assembly Abuja to Army Headquarters  Department of Civil Military Affairs and appointed Chief of Civil-Military Affairs, Maj Gen Mohammed from Nigerian Army Property Limited (NAPL) to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff and appointed Special Adviser Nigerian Army University Biu/Deputy Chairman Board of Trustees NAPL, while the erstwhile Special Adviser Nigerian Army University Biu Maj Gen Okonkwo is now redeployed to STF Operation SAFE HAVEN Jos and appointed Commander.

Others include Maj Gen Idris from Sector 2 OPLD Damaturu- Yobe State redeployed to DHQ Abuja and appointed Director Liaison. Maj General Adesope from Office of the Chief of Army Staff Directorate of Audit and Financial Management to NAPL and appointed Group Managing Director, Maj Gen Ali from Headquarters Theatre Command OPLD Maiduguri to Headquarters 4 Special Forces Command Doma, Nasarawa State as Commander while the erstwhile Chief of Civil-Military Affairs AHQ Abuja Maj Gen Mohammed has been redeployed to 1 Division Kaduna and appointed General Officer Commanding.

Similarly, Brig Gen Daniel will move from the Defunct  Army Special Forces Command Maiduguri to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command Minna and appointed Director Army Training Support, Brig Gen Onyeka is to remain in DHQ Abuja as Acting Director Defence Media Operation, Brig Gen Jega moves from Training and Doctrine Command Minna to Infantry Corps Centre Jaji and appointed Chief of Staff, Brig Gen Araba from Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty Abuja now redeployed to Sector 2 OPLD Damaturu, Yobe State as Ag Commander, Brig Gen Ita from DHQ, Abuja to Headquarters 402 Special Forces Brigade Azare and appointed Commander while Brig Gen Jimoh moves from Sector 3 Artillery Brigade OPLD Monguno to Headquarters 31 Brigade Minna as Commander and Brig Gen Ajetunmobi has been redeployed from 31 Brigade Minna to Nigeria Army Welfare Limited by Guaranty, Abuja as Executive Director Operation.

Brig Gen Lepdung will move from Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre Jaji to DHQ Abuja and appointed Deputy Director Procurement (Logistics), Brig Gen Ihanuwaze is however to remain in Office of the Chief of Army Staff Directorate of Audit and Financial Management as Acting Director.  Brig Gen Obi – Osang will move from the defunct Headquarters 707 Special Forces’ Brigade Makurdi to Headquarters 401 Special Forces’ Brigade Makurdi as Commander while Brig Gen Mutkut is redeployed from the Defunct Nigerian Army Amphibious Command OPLD Baga to Headquarters 403 Amphibious Brigade Baga as Commander and Brig Gen Lar from Nigerian Army School of Artillery Kachia moves to Sector 3 Artillery Brigade OPLD Monguno as Commander.

Also in the postings, Colonel Abdullahi moves from the defunct Headquarters Nigerian Army Special Forces’ Command Maiduguri to Headquarters 4 Special Forces’ Command Doma Nasarawa State and appointed Acting Chief of Staff while Colonel Emere from Nigerian Army Archives moves to Nigerian Military School Zaria as Deputy Commandant.

Meanwhile, Col Agi is to remain in Headquarters Nigerian Army Armour Corps Bauchi as Acting Chief of Staff while all the postings and appointments of headquarters takes effect from the 1st of April 2020.

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