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Army redeploys top generals in fresh shake-up

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By Kingsley Omonobi & Joseph Erunke

The Nigerian Army has redeployed some senior officers, according to the spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, in a statement, yesterday.

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burtai (L), inspecting Guard of Honour, during the inauguration of the Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company (NAVMC)

According to Col. Musa, Major-General H.O. Otiki has been redeployed to 8 Division in Sokoto as General Officer Commanding, GOC.

He said Major-General S.O. Olabanji, GOC 8 Division had been moved to Infantry Corps Centre as Commander under the new posting.

Brig.-Gen. H.I. Bature was moved from 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.

In a similar vein, Brig.-Gen. B.A. Mohammed was moved 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.

Brig.-Gen. M.T. Durowaiye was moved from Directorate of Army Transformation and Innovation  to 33 Brigade as Commander.

Others are Brig.-Gen. S.B. Kumapayi from Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs to Headquarters 14 Brigade as Commander and Brig.-Gen. N.M. Jega from Headquarters 2 Brigade to 9 Brigade as Commander.

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With the latest postings, Brigadier-General K.O. Aligbe, Commander, 16 Brigade, was moved to the Defence Headquarters as Acting Director Liaison National Assembly.

According to him, Brig.-Gen. A.K. Ibrahim was moved 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 was moved 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 was moved from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters 6 Division as Chief of Staff.

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

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