The Nigerian Army last week posted 147 officers into Operation LAFIYA DOLE, and to some Divisions, formations and training schools, the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a statement on Wednesday.
The postings, released by the Office of the Military Secretary (Army), include:
Major General RO Yusuf becomes the Commander, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) in Minna; he was formerly Commander of the Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps;
Major General A. Oyebade, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division Nigerian Army, moves to Army Headquarters as Chief of Logistics (COLOG);
Major General AM Dikko moves from the Office of the National Security Adviser to the First Division as GOC; and
Major General I Attahiru becomes the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
Other highlights of the announcement include that of Major General LEO Irabor, who becomes the Field Commander of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF); Major General PJ Dauke, who moves from 3 Division to 81 Division as GOC; and Brigadier General BI Ahanotu, who becomes Acting GOC 3 Division.
Full text of the statement:
NIGERIAN ARMY APPOINTS NEW COMMANDERS, STAFF OFFICERS FOR SOME
FORMATIONS AND UNITS
In a bid to re-strategize, the Nigerian Army has posted in 147
officers into Operation LAFIYA DOLE, some Divisions, formations and
In a posting released by the Office of the Military Secretary (Army),
last week, Major General RO Yusuf, Commander, Nigerian Army Ordnance
Corps, is now the Commander Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC),
Minna, while Major General A Oyebade, General Officer Commanding
(GOC), 1 Division Nigerian Army, will move to Army Headquarters as
Chief of Logistics (COLOG), in the same vein, Major General AM
Dikko has been posted from the Office of the National Security
Adviser to 1 Division as GOC, while Major General I Attahiru is now
the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
Major General LEO Irabor will now move to Multinational Joint Task
Force (MNJTF), as the Field Commander. Major General PJ Dauke has been
posted from 3 Division to 81 Division as GOC and Brigadier General
BI Ahanotu will be Acting GOC 3 Division.
The erstwhile Registrar of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Brigadier
General IM Yusuf will be the Acting GOC 7 Division and Brigadier
General SO Olabanji, the Commandant of Amphibious Training School
Calabar, is now the Acting GOC 8 Task Force Division. The GOC 81
Division, Major General EB Oyefolu, is now the Commander, Nigerian
Army Training Centre (NATRAC), Kontagora, while Brigadier General MG
Ali, has been moved to Nigerian Army Special Forces School Buni Yadi,
as Commandant from NATRAC.
On the other hand, the GOC 8 Task Force Division, Major General AA
Nani has moved to TRADOC, as Director Research, Development, Training
and Evaluation, while Brigadier General VO Ezugwu is moving to Depot
Nigerian Army Zaria as Commandant. He is relieving Brigadier General
CG Musa who has been posted to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff
as Principal Staff Officer Combat Arms.
Similarly, Brigadier General IM Obot is Brigade Commander 26 Task
Force Brigade, while Brigadier General AO Quadri will move from the
Office of the Chief of Army Staff to 25 Task Force Brigade as
Also those affected in the new posting include some Commanders and
Staff Officers at the Defence, Army Headquarters and Brigades.
You are please requested to disseminate this information to the public
through your medium.
Thank you for your kind cooperation.
Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman
Director Army Public Relations