Shake up as Army redeploys senior Officers ahead general polls

Nigeria Army

The Nigerian Army has released the postings and appointments of some of its senior officers.

Army spokesperson Brig. Gen. Sani Kukasheka Usman disclosed this in a statement made available to Blueprint on Sunday.

According to the statement: “Officers affected by the new posting are: Maj. Gen. AA Tarfa, who has been posted from Headquarters of Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery, to Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership Peacekeeping Centre, as Commandant; Maj. Gen. M Mohammed, from 1 Division Nigerian Army, to Headquarters, Nigerian Army Signals Corps and appointed Corps Commander, while Maj. Gen.  CT Olukoju, the erstwhile Signal Corps Commander, has been appointed Director General of the newly created Nigerian Army Simulation Centre (NASIMC) with Headquarters in Abuja.

“Maj. Gen. US Yakubu has been posted to Headquarters of Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery and appointed Corps Commander, Maj. Gen.  CU Agulanna, has been posted to Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), as Senior Research Fellow, while Maj. Gen. F Yahaya, the Military Secretary (Army), has been posted to 1 Division Nigerian Army and appointed General Officer Commanding, Maj. Gen. AR Bakare has been posted to Headquarters, Nigerian Army Finance Corps (NAFC) and appointed Chief of Army Accounts and Budget. 

“Brig. Gen. DO Donibo has been posted to Nigerian Army School of  Infantry and appointed Director Army Training Support Centre (ATSC), Brig. Gen. GAT Ochigbano has been appointed Acting Military Secretary (Army), Brig. Gen. OC Ajunwa has been posted to Nigerian High Commission Brasilia and appointed Defence Adviser, Brig. Gen. ST Shafaru is the new Commander Engineers, at the Headquarters Nigerian Army Special Forces Command. 

“Brig. Gen. BY Baffa has been posted from National Defence College to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff and appointed Chief of Staff, while Brig. Gen. UB Abubakar has been appointed as Deputy Military Secretary I, Brig. Gen. EE Emekah has been posted from Army War College Nigeria, to 707 Special Forces Brigade and appointed as Commander.”

Others affected by the new include: Colonel EC Obi-Osang who was posted from Defence Headquarters to Nigerian Army Special Forces Command and appointed Chief of Staff. 

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