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Army releases new posting, as counter-terrorism operation gets new commander

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By Sumaila Ogbaje

The Nigerian military has announced the appointment of the major general. Chris Musa, as the new theater commander of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), the counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operation in the northeast.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima said this in a statement on the new postings and appointments of senior officers Thursday in Abuja.

Yerima said that Major-General. Musa was redeployed from the Nigerian Army Resource Center while Major General. TF Omoigui has been appointed Director General of the Land Forces Simulation Center.

He also revealed that Major-General. OR Aiyenigba was redeployed from Defense Headquarters to the Nigerian Army Corps of Military Police as Provost Marshal (Army), while Major General. IM Jallo was appointed Deputy Theater Commander 1 OPHK.

“Others affected by the assignment include the Brigadier-General. NU Muktar from the Nigerian High Commission in Islamabad to the Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army and appointed Director of Procurement.

“Brigadier-General. Onyema Nwachukwu, director of defense information is transferred to the headquarters of the public relations directorate of the army and appointed director and brigadier-general. AE Abubakar was appointed commander of the 22nd Brigade.

“Brigadier-General. KO Ukandu moves to the National Defense College as a managerial staff, Brigadier General IB Abubakar leaves the Nigerian Army Armored School and is appointed Deputy Director of Operations.

“Brigadier-General. AM Umar from Army War College Nigeria is transferred to the office of the Army Chief of Staff and appointed Chief of Staff of the Army Chief of Staff.

“Brigadier-General. AJS Gulani from the Nigerian Army Armored School is transferred to Task Force 24th Brigade Headquarters as Commander, ”he said.

Yerima further disclosed that Colonel KE Inyang had been appointed Military Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army, while Colonel OO Braimah was transferred to the Nigerian High Commission in Islamabad as the Attaché of defense.

According to him, this Colonel IP Omoke is moving to the Defense Intelligence Agency as Deputy Director of Foreign Liaison / Liaison Officer (Army).

Yerima said the assignment was in line with the Army Chief of Staff’s vision to have a professional Nigerian army ready to perform assigned missions in a joint environment for the defense of Nigeria.

“The Army Chief of Staff, Major-General. Faruk Yahaya urged all relevant senior officers to justify the trust placed in them.

“All assignments and appointments are effective immediately,” he said. (NAA)

(NAN)

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