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Army redeploys officers, announces new appointments

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has approved the redeployment and appointment of five major generals and four brigadier generals across its formations.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the postings were a routine exercise to reinvigorate the system for greater professional efficiency.

Giving a breakdown of the exercise, the spokesman said Maj.-Gen F.O Agugo, the former Chief of Army Transformation and Innovation had been appointed the General Officer Commanding 6 Division Port Harcourt, Rivers, adding that the ex-GOC, Maj.-Gen. Jamil Sarham, is now the new Commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna.

The statement said: “Maj.-Gen. C.O Ude was redeployed from Headquarters Multinational Joint Task Force Ndjamena, Chad to Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja as Director Nigerian Army Consult.

“Others include Maj.-Gen I.M Yusuf from Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja to Headquarters Multinational Joint Task Force Ndjamena, Chad as Commander.

“Maj.-Gen. E.N Njoku has been redeployed from Defence Headquarters to Army Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation as the Chief of Transformation and Innovation (Army).”

Musa also said Brig.-Gen. E.J Amadasun from Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery Kontagora has been redeployed to 35 Brigade Abeokuta as Commander while Brig.-Gen. A.M Adetayo had been moved from Department of Army Transformation and appointed as the Chief of Staff Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery.

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