The Nigerian Army has announced the redeployments of top military officers including the Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, the military’s regional command fighting the Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon.
According to a release by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, the appointments which took “immediate effect” was approved by the Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, to “reinvigorate the system for greater professional efficiency.”
The release said, “The highlight includes the appointment of Major General FO Agugo, the erstwhile Chief of Army Transformation and Innovation as the General Officer Commanding 6 Division Port Harcourt, while Maj Gen J Sarham, the former General Officer Commanding 6 Division is now the Commandant Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna.
“Maj Gen C.O Ude has been redeployed from Headquarters, Multinational Joint Task Force Ndjamena, Chad to Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja and appointed Director Nigerian Army Consult.
“Others include; Maj Gen IM Yusuf from Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja to Headquarters Multinational Joint Task Force Ndajamena, Chad as Commander, while Maj Gen EN Njoku has been redeployed from Defence Headquarters to Army Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation as the Chief of Transformation and Innovation (Army).
“Similarly, Brig Gen. EJ Amadasun from Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery Kontagora, to 35 Brigade Abeokuta and appointed Commander, Brig Gen AM Adetayo of Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation is now the Chief of Staff Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery, while Brig Gen. LM Zakari from Defence Headquarters Abuja to Nigerian Army Institute of Science, Education and Technology, Ilorin, as Acting Commandant, Brig Gen. EE Ekpenyong is posted from Nigerian Army Ordnance School, Ojo, Lagos to Headquarters Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps Yaba, Lagos as Director of Land Service Ammunition.”