Below is the statement from the Directorate of Army Public Relations signed by the Acting Director, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Tukur Yusufu Buratai today approved the postings and appointments of 334 officers of the Nigerian Army officers with various effective dates. These include some Principal Staff Officers at Defence and Army Headquarters, Corps Commanders and General Officers Commanding as well as other commanders.
They include 37 Major Generals, 57 Brigadier Generals, 128 Colonels, several Lieutenants Colonels and others. Some of those affected were the General Officers Commanding 1, 2, 3, 81 and 82 Divisions, Operations Pulo Shield and Safe Haven of Niger Delta and Plateau States.
Some of those affected includes Major General S Yusuf, General Officer Commanding 82 Division who is now Chief of Training and Operations at Defence Headquarters, Major General MA Koleoso who is now Commander TRADOC, Major General SN Muazu who moved from 2 Division to the Headquarters Infantry Corps and appointed Commander, Major General MT Ibrahim, from Department of Army Standard and Evaluation to Nigerian Defence Academy and appointed Commandant. Major General LKJ Ogunewe is now the Chief of Policy and Plans, Major General FO Alli, is now Chief of Training and Operations and Major General AA Salihu, Chief of Logistics. Others includes Major General AG Okunola, who now Commander of Operation PULO SHIELD (JTF) and Major General TC Ude, Commander,OPERATIONS SAFE HAVEN (STF Jos).
Others are Major General LW Wiwa now Deputy Commandant of Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre. Major General A Oyebade is now the General Officer Commanding 1 Division, Major General LC Ilo, General Officer Commanding 2 Division, Major General H Umaru, General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Major General IH Edet, General Officer Commanding 81 Division and Brigadier General I Attahiru is now the Acting General Officer Commanding 82 Division.
While Brigadier General AH Saad is the Acting Director of Military Intelligence, Brigadier General AT Hamman is now the Acting Provost Marshal, Brigadier General MO Uzoh, Acting Commqnder, Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Brigadier General AA Jidda, Acting Commander Corps of Supply and Transport, Brigadier General LF Abdullahi, Acting Commander, Nigerian Army Education Corps, Brigadier General SO Olabanji, Commander 2 Brigade, Brigadier General F Yahaya, Commander, 4 Brigade, Brigadier General MSA Aliyu, Commander 21 Brigade and Colonel R Abubakar, Acting Director Defence Information, as well as Colonel SB Kumapayi, as Commander 7 Division Garrison, amongst others.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman: Acting Director Army Public Relations