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Army promotes Diya, 122 senior officers

The Army Council has approved the promotion of 123 senior officers, including 66 Lieutenant Colonels and 57 Majors to the next rank.
Brigadier General Sani Usman, the army spokesman on Saturday, said the promotion followed the recommendation of the Army Promotion Board 3 and 4 “as reflected in the 2017 Nigerian Army Forecast of Events”.
Usman listed some of the beneficiaries in the category of those elevated to Colonel as the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Lieutenant Colonel K.M Samuel and Lieutenant Colonel O.O Diya of 707 Special Forces Brigade.
Others, he said are: Lt.- Col. l A.M Tukur, Commanding Officer of 119 Task Force Battalion Lt.-Col. M.B Shehu, Commanding Officer 158 Battalion and Lt.-Col. K.C Uwa, Commanding Officer 146 Battalion.
According to him, one other officer, late Lt.-Col. Aliyu Suleman was promoted, posthumously.
He said: “Promoted Lieutenant Colonel is the Acting Commanding Officer of 115 Task Force Battalion, Major MD Olaseni, and Acting Commanding Officer of 151 Task Force Battalion, Major OJ Okwoli, amongst others.”