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Insurgency: Army appoints new commanders

The Nigerian Army has said it appointed new commanders across the theatre of Operation Lafiya Dole to inject new hands in the fight against terrorism.

Army spokesman Brig Gen Sani Usman said in a statement that the army authorised the posting and appointments of some of its senior officers on Thursday, December 6.

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He said those affected by the new posting and appointments include some Staff Officers and Commanders at various levels.

He said, “Specifically,  the newly promoted Major General OT 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, while Major General MG Ali,  Commander 9 Brigade has been appointed Commander of the newly created Nigerian Army Special Forces Command Brig  Gen BR Sinjen, Commander, Integrated Fire Support and Brig Gen FO Omoigui, has been moved from 2 Division Nigerian Army to Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations and appointed Director of Operations.”

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He said, “Brig Gen TA Lagbaja is to take over as Commander 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Brig Gen OR Aiyenigba, Director Land Warfare at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College is to move to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Head of Operations Monitoring Team, while Brig Gen AU Kuliya is to take over as Director Land Warfare at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College.”

“Similarly, new Brigade Commanders have been appointed for some of the Brigades at Operation LAFIYA DOLE. These include Brigadier General EF Oyinlola, 22 Brigade, Brig Gen VU Okoro, 25 Task Force Brigade, Brig Gen AB Mohammed, 26 Task Force Brigade, Brig Gen AO Oyelade, 27 Task Force Brigade, Brig Gen MT Usman, 28 Task Force Brigade and Brig Gen MG Kangye, 37 Brigade, while Brig Gen AS Ishaq has been appointed as Coordinator, Nigeria Police Force for Operation LAFIYA DOLE. “

He said, “New Commanders have also been appointed for the various Army Headquarters Logistics Commands at the theatre. These include Brig Gen AG Ibrahim, Brig Gen PN Okeson and Brig Gen OA Aminu for Logistics Base I, II and III, respectively.”

He said, “Similarly, the posting has affected several Commanding Officers of the various units in Operation Lafiya Dole, amongst others.”

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