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Army reassigns 107 senior officers

12 February 2014, 21:01

Abuja - The Nigerian Army on Wednesday in Abuja announced the redeployment of 107 senior officers, including 36 Major-Generals and 61 others.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Olajide Laleye, who announced the postings while addressing newsmen on developments in the army, stated that some of the officers affected in the exercise included six new General Officers Commanding (GOC).

Maj.-Gen. K.C. Osuji is now the GOC, 1 Division, Kaduna; Maj-.Gen. E.F. Abejerin is now the GOC, 2 Division, Ibadan, while Maj.-Gen. John Zaruwa, is the new commander, 3 Division, Jos.

Maj.-Gen. T.I. Debi, now commands 81 Division, Lagos; while Maj.­-Gen S. Yusuf, takes over at the 82 Division, Enugu.

Laleye said that Maj.-Gen. Unsaid Bindawa is to remain at 7 Division, Maiduguri, while Maj.-Gen. P.A.T. Akem was appointed as the Army Provost Marshal.

He said that Maj.-Gen. A.B. Awala, former Army Secretary is now the Chief of Training and Operations, Defence Headquarters, adding that Maj.-Gen J.A.H. Ewansiha, former Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation, is now the Chief of Training and Operations, Army.

Maj.-Gen I.I. Abbah was appointed as Military Secretary, Army.

Other postings included Maj.-Gen. G.A. Wahab who was appointed as the Chief of Administration, Army (COA), while Maj.-Gen A.T. Jubrin is now the Chief of Army Standard and Evaluation.

Maj-Gen. Emmanuel Atewe who was Commander, Guards Brigade, is now Commander Joint Task Force, (Operation PULO SHIELD), while Brig.-Gen. A.B. Omozeje is now the Commander, Guards Brigade.


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