The Army Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, approved the redeployment of Major Generals and Brigadier Generals among other senior officers in Nigerian Army formations and units in the country.
Those affected by redeployment include some Army Headquarters Chief Staff Officers, Corps Commanders, NA Training Institution Commanders, Brigade Commanders, Majors, and various others.
A statement by the Army’s Director of Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, on Saturday said the redeployment was to ensure administrative and operational efficiency in the Nigerian Army amid recent operational successes recorded in combating challenges. emerging security.
He added that the redistricting of all appointees is effective as of January 11, 2022.
Among the new General Officers appointed as Commanders are Major General IS Ali of Headquarters Division 3 to Theater Command as the new Theater Commander of Joint Task Force Northeast Operation Hadin Kai; Major General AB Ibrahim of the Army Headquarters Training Department to the 3rd Headquarters Division as the new COG, as well as the Commander of Operation Safe Haven, Major General AS Chinade of the 2nd Headquarters Division to the 82 Division Headquarters as COG, while Major General GM Mutkut will assume command. as GOC 8 Division and Commander of Operation Hadarin Daji of the Department of Policies and Plans of the Army Headquarters.
The newly appointed Corps Commanders are Maj-Gen CG Musa from Theater Command to Headquarters Infantry Corps Center as the new Corps Commander, Maj-Gen MS Ahmed from Headquarters (NE) Theater Command to Corps Nigerian Army Armored Corps as Commander, Maj-Gen BR Sinjen of Nigerian Army Artillery College to Headquarters Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps as new Corps Commander, Maj-Gen PE Eromosele of National Defense College to HQ Nigerian Army Engineers, Maj-Gen AA Ayannuga From Army HQ Army Transformation Department to Nigerian Army Cyber Warfare Command, Maj-Gen GS Abdullahi from Defense Space Administration to Nigeria Army Signal HQ Nigeria.
Among the new Chief Staff Officers of Army and Defense Headquarters is Major General SE Udounwa, who is redeployed from the Department of Services and Special Programs of Army Headquarters to Defense Headquarters as Chief of Training and Defense Operations, Maj-Gen SG Mohammed redeployed from Department of Army HQ Policy and Plans to Department of Army Training as Chief of Training, Maj-Gen UT Musa from HQ 82 Division to Department of Army Administration as Director of Personnel Management, Major General Y Yahaya of the Headquarters 31 Artillery Brigade to the Army Administration Department as Manpower Director (Army) among several others. Brigadier General TI Gusau is also redeployed from the Army Headquarters Special Services Department to the Defense Information Directorate as the new Director.
Recently redeployed brigade commanders include Brigadier General AM Umar from the Office of the Army Chief of Staff to the Headquarters Guards Brigade, Brigadier General S Aliyu from the 6th Headquarters Division to the Army Headquarters 63 Brigade, Brigadier General HD Bobbo from National Defense College to 31st Brigade HQ, Brigadier MT Aminu from Army War College Nigeria to 35th Brigade HQ, among several others.
Onyema, however, explained that redeployment in the Nigerian Army was routine, particularly with the recent Army Council-approved senior officer promotion for the year 2022.