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Major Shake-Up In Nigerian Military Announced

Army colourThe Nigerian Army has rejuvenated the military through major reshuffling exercise. The new posting is however part of its fourth quarter routine posting and appointment of senior officers.

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The new arrangement was made public Saturday in Abuja by Director of Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.

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Affected officers included in the new posting are Major General John Kwabe, now Chief of Logistics, Defence Headquarters and Major General Ugo Buzugbe, Commander, Nigerian Army Armoured Corps,
It also named Major General Ebiobowei Awala, Military Secretary (Army), Major General Olufemi Adeosun, Director of Policy, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Nwaoga, General Officer Commanding 3 Division.

Others are Major General Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence of Information, Major General. Sunday Adebayo, Commander, Nigerian Army Education Corps and Major General. Mohammed Idris, Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy.

It said Major General Mobolaji Koleoso is Director, Armed Forces Simulation Centre, Major General Letam Wiwa, Director, Military Intelligence, and Major General Patrick Akem, is the Director, Legal Service (Army).

The statement also said that Major General Charley Okoro is the Director, Peace Keeping Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General Obidah Ethan, is now the Chief of Civil/Military Affairs, and Major General Junaid Bindawa, General Officer Commanding 7 Division,
Major General Modibbo Alkali is Commandant Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Major General. Shehu Yusuf, is now the Commandant, Depot, Nigerian Army, and Major General Ahmed Mohammed, Commander, Nigerian Army Training Centre.

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Major General Iliyasu Abbah is Commander, Joint Task Force (Operation Pulo Shield), while Brigadier General Arinze Ebenebe, is the Commandant, Warrant Officers Academy and Brig.-Gen Ebenezer Ogundana is Director of Army Reserve Recruitment and Resettlement.

Brigadier General. Kasimu Abdulkarim is Director of Physical Training, Brigadier General Enitan Ransome-Kuti is now the Commander, Multi-National Joint Task Force and Brig.- Gen. Ibe Nicholas is the Commander, 23 Brigade.

Brigadier General. Ohifeme Ejemai is Commander, 9 Brigade, Brigadier General. Bright Fibionumama, Commander 3 Brigade, Brigadier General. Ibrahim Attahiru, Commander 13 Brigade, Brigadier General. Mustapha Onoyiveta, Head Nigerian Army Operations Monitoring Team, and Brig.- Gen. Lanre Bello, Commander, 34 Brigade
Brigadier General Olajide Laleye is Director, Army Public Relations, among others.

Davies Egume, Abuja

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