The Nigerian Army has announced the redeployment and appointment of some senior officers Daily Trust reports that this was contained in a statement from the army spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa on Sunday, March 18.
He said Major General HO Otiki has been posted to 8 Division as General Officer Commanding while Major General SO Olabanji the erstwhile General Officer Commanding 8 Division has been posted to Infantry Corps Centre and appointed as commander Infantry Corps.
“Brigadier General HI Bature from 34 Brigade to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command as Director Examinations, while Brigadier General TO Olowomeye from Headquarters 33 Brigade to Army Headquarters Department of
Civil-Military Affairs as Director Civil Military Affairs.”
“Brigadier General BA Mohammed from 23 Brigade to Martin Luther Agwai International Peace Keeping Centre and appointed Deputy Commandant, Brigadier General UM Bello from Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command to 63 Brigade and appointed Commander.
“Brigadier General MT Durowaiye was deployed from Directorate of Army Transformation and Innovation to 33 Brigade and appointed Commander.
“Brigadier General SB Kumapayi deployed from Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs to Headquarters 14 Brigade as Commander and Brigadier General NM Jega from Headquarters 2 Brigade to 9 Brigade and appointed Commander.
“Brigadier General KO Aligbe redeployed from 16 Brigade to Defence Headquarters as Director Liaison and Brigadier General AK Ibrahim from 14 Brigade to Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) and appointed Deputy Director Veteran Affairs Department Retired Officers’ Cell and Brigadier General GTO Ajetunmobi from Headquarters Command Army Records to 31 Brigade as Commander.
“Brigadier General OG Onubogu redeployed from Army Headquarters Department of Army Policy and Plans to Headquarters 16 Brigade and appointed Commander.
“Brigadier General OM Bello from Nigerian Army Resource Center to Headquarters 6 Brigade and appointed Chief of Staff, while Brigadier General ZL Abubakar from National Defence College to 32 Brigade and appointed Commander.”
Meanwhile, the Bayelsa state deputy governor has urged Nigerians not to blame the army for its involvement in the 2019 general elections.
Jonah said this on Saturday, March 16 at Elebele in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa state capital, during the inauguration of some projects in the 16 Brigade Barracks otherwise known as “Tukur Buratai Camp” located in the community.