The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has approved the redeployment of senior officers in an effort to ensure administrative and operational efficiency in the Nigerian Army.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier Geeral Onyema Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement on Saturday.
He said the new postings and appointments were aimed at sustaining the recent operational successes recorded in combating emerging security challenges in the country.
Nwachukwu said that the officers affected are Major Generals and Brigadier Generals amongst several other senior officers across army formations and units.
He added that those affected in the redeployment include some Principal Staff Officers of the Army Headquarters, Corps Commanders, Commandants of Army Training Institutions, Brigade Commanders, Commanding officers and several others.
In the new appointment, Nwachukwu said the General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Major General Ibrahim Ali, moves to the North East as Theatre Commander Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai.
He said the Chief of Training (Army), Major General Abdulsalam Ibrahim, had been appointed the GOC 3 Division as well as Commander Operation Safe Haven, while Major General AS Chinade moves from Headquarters 2 Division to Headquarters 82 Division as GOC.
He said that Major General GM Mutkut had been appointed the GOC 8 Division and Commander Operation Hadarin Daji from Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans.
Nwachukwu added: “Those newly appointed Corps Commanders are the erstwhile theatre Commander, OPHK, Major General Christopher Musa, as the new Corps Commander, Infantry Corps, while Major Gen.eral MS Ahmed moves to Headquarters Nigerian Army Armoured Corps as Corps Commander.
“Major General BR Sinjen moves from Nigerian Army School of Artillery to Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery as the new Corps Commander, and Major Gen.eral PE Eromosele moves from National Defence College to Headquarters Nigerian Army Engineers as commander.
“Also, Major General AA Ayannuga moves to Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command as commander, while Major General GS Abdullahi moves from Defence Space Administration to Headquarters Nigerian Army Signals.
“Among the new Defence and Army Headquarters Principal Staff Officers are Major General Solomon Udounwa who is redeployed from Army Headquarters Department of Special Services and Programmes to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Training and Operations.
“Major General SG Mohammed has been appointed the Chief of Training, Major General UT Musa from Headquarters 82 Division to the Department of Army Administration as Director Personnel Management, while Major General Y Yahaya from Headquarters 31 Artillery Brigade moves to Department of Army Administration as the Director Manpower (Army) among several others.”
Nwachukwu said Brigadier General TI Gusau has been appointed as Director of Defence Information, while Brigadier General AM Umar was appointed the new Commander of Guards Brigade.
According to him, other Brigade Commanders redeployed include Brigadier General S Aliyu from Headquarters 6 Division to Headquarters 63 Brigade, while Brigadier General HD Bobbo moves from National Defence College to Headquarters 31 Brigade.
He said Brigadier General MT Aminu moves from Army War College Nigeria to Headquarters 35 Brigade.
Nwachukwu added: “It is imperative to note that redeployment in the Nigerian Army is routine, particularly with the recent promotion of senior officers as approved by the Army Council for the year 2022.
“The redeployment of all appointees takes effect from January 11.”