Army Redeploys Senior Officers Ahead Governorship Elections (See List)

The Nigerian Army on Thursday announced the redeployment of some of its senior officers.

Those affected by the latest posting are; Maj.-Gen. E.C.N. OBI, who moves to the Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Standard and Evaluation.

Maj.-Gen. L.F. Abdullahi, from Headquarters Nigerian Army Education Corps, moves to Defence Headquarters as Director Veteran Affairs Division and Maj.-Gen. O.G. Adeniyi from Defence Headquarters, will take over the Theatre Command (Operation Lafiya Dole) as Deputy Theatre Commander.

The Nigerian Army made this known in a statement obtained and issued by the Col. Sagir Musa, the army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. G.K. Nwosu, the Chief of Staff, Headquarters 82 Division, had been posted to Nigerian Army Special Forces School as Acting Commandant.

Brig.-Gen. C.A. Apere, moves from Nigeria Army Special Forces School to 82 Division, as Chief of Staff.

Similarly, Brig.-Gen. K.I. Yusuf, has been posted to Nigerian Army School of Finance and Accounts and as Commandant’

Musa said Brig.-Gen. M.N.B. Mamman, from Headquarters, Nigerian Army Engineers (Sappers Engineering Nigeria Limited) had been moved to Headquarters Nigerian Army Engineers as Director Army Works.

Brig.-Gen. A.D. Gbadebo from Headquarters, Nigerian Army Engineers moves to Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering as Deputy Commandant, while Brig.-Gen. S.S. Araoye from Nigerian Army College of Logistics is to head the Nigerian Army Central Workshop as Commandant.

Still in the posting, Brig.-Gen. C.A. Thomas was deployed from Military Hospital, Lagos, to Defence Headquarters (Office of the Chief of Defence Staff) and appointed Gender Adviser.

Others are; Col. D.C. Bako to remain in Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, as Acting Chief of Staff, and Col. S.O. Omotosho moves to Technical Group Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and appointed Acting Commander.

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Col. L.G. Lepdung, however, remains in Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre, as Acting Director Research and Development.

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