Nigerian Army redeploys senior officers

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

Some of the officers affected include Commanders of the Finance and Signal Corps; as well as Artillery.

The Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre, Zaria, Kaduna State also has a new commander.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen Sani Usman, in Abuja, on Sunday.

According to the statement, the Commander, Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery, Maj.-Gen. A.A.Tarfa, has been redeployed to Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership Peacekeeping Centre, as Commandant.

Maj.-Gen. M. Mohammed, GOC 1 Division has been moved to the Headquarters, Nigerian Army Signals Corps and appointed as Corps Commander.

Maj.-Gen. C.T. Olukoju, who until now the Signal Corps Commander, has been appointed Director-General of the newly created Nigerian Army Simulation Centre (NASIMC) with Headquarters in Abuja.

Usman said under the new posting, Maj.-Gen. U.S. Yakubu has been posted to Headquarters of Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery and appointed as Corps Commander.

Others who were affected in the shake up are: Maj.-Gen. C.U. Agulanna, Senior Research Fellow, Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), Maj.-Gen. F. Yahaya, Military Secretary (Army), as GOC 1 Division and Maj.-Gen. A.R. Bakare, Chief of Army Accounts and Budget.

Similarly, Brig.-Gen. D.O. Donibo has been posted to Nigerian Army School of Infantry and appointed Director Army Training Support Centre (ATSC).

Brig.-Gen. G.A.T. Ochigbano, Acting Military Secretary (Army), Brig.-Gen. O.C. Ajunwa, to Nigerian High Commission Brasil, as Defence Adviser, Brig.-Gen. S.T. Shafaru, Commander Engineers, Headquarters Nigerian Army Special Forces Command.

Equally redeployed are: Brig.-Gen. B.Y. Baffa, from National Defence College to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Chief of Staff, while Brig.-General U.B. Abubakar is now Deputy Military Secretary I.

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