By Wisdom Peter,
Report reaching Brainnewsradio has it that, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai has deployed new commanders in North east to fight Boko Haram terrorists.
This was made known according to the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), on Thursday in Abuja by Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen Sani Usman.
According to the report, Usman disclosed the newly deployed commanders and their post of duty.
He said, as coded in NTA, that the posting affected several Commanding Officers of the various units in
Operation LAFIYA DOLE, and that Buratai had directed that all those affected by the posting must remain committed and fully in charge until they were properly relieved in line with standard operating procedures and military professional ethics.
The newly promoted Maj.-Gen. O.T. Akinjobi, Head of the Operations Monitoring Team at the Office of the Chief of Army Staff, has been appointed Commander, Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
Maj.-Gen. M.G. Ali, Commander, 9 Brigade, appointed Commander of the newly created Nigerian Army Special Forces Command; Brig.-Gen. B.R. Sinjen to command Integrated Fire Support while Brig.-Gen. F.O.
Omoigui, had been moved from 2 Division, Nigerian Army to Army Headquarters’ Department of Training and Operations as Director of Operations.
Brig.-Gen. O.R. Aiyenigba, Director, Land Warfare, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, assigned to Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Head of Operations Monitoring Team; Brig.-Gen. A.U. Kuliya is to take over as Director, Land Warfare at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College.
Brig.- Gen. T.A. Lagbaja to 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army also got deployed as commander, according to Usman.
Usman stated also that new Brigade Commanders have been appointed for some of the Brigades at Operation
LAFIYA DOLE, which include: Brig.-Gen. E.F. Oyinlola, 22 Brigade; Brig.-Gen. V.U. Okoro, 25 Task Force
Brigade; Brig.-Gen. A.B. Mohammed, 26 Task Force
Brigade and Brig.-Gen. A.O. Oyelade, 27 Task
Force Brigade, Brig.-Gen. M.T. Usman, 28 Task Force Brigade
and Brig.-Gen. M.G. Kangye, 37 Brigade.
The report holds that, according to Usman, Brig.-Gen. A.S.
Ishaq had been appointed as Coordinator, Nigeria Police Force for Operation LAFIYA DOLE, announcing also that new commanders had been appointed for the various Army Headquarters Logistics Commands at the theatre, which include:
Brig.-Gen. A.G. Ibrahim, Brig.-Gen. P.N. Okeson and Brig.-Gen. O.A. Aminu, for Logistics Base I, II and III, respectively.