The Nigerian Army on Monday redeployed 20 Major-Generals and more than 10 Brigadier-Generals in a major shakeup which it said would “reinvigorate the system for greater efficiency.”
The redeployment was approved by the Chief of the Army Staff, Lt Gen. Tukur Buratai, and took immediate effect, according to a release by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa.
The army’s spokesman said, “Due to the recent promotion of some senior officers, it became imperative to deploy them to appropriate appointments. Consequently, the army has released the postings and appointments of the affected officers.
“The posting which was approved by the Chief of Army Staff is carried out to reinvigorate the system for greater efficiency.
“The highlights of the postings include; the appointment of Maj Gen E.O Ogunkale to the Defence Headquarters as the Chief of Defence Standards and Evaluation, Maj Gen A.O Uthman to Defence Headquarters as Director, Defence Communications, Maj Gen O.O Soleye to Headquarters, Command Army Record, Lokoja, Kogi State, Maj Gen Y.I Shalangwa to Defence Headquarters as Director Legal Services, Maj Gen D.C Onyemulu to the Armed Forces Simulation Centre, while Maj Gen H.I Bature is redeployed to the Defence Headquarters and appointed Director Liaison.
“Similarly, Brig Gen J.C Ogbonna is redeployed to Headquarters, 82 Division, Enugu State, and appointed Division’s Training Officer, Brig Gen B.H Mohammed to the Nigerian Military School, Zaria, as Commandant, Brig Gen G.O Omorogbe to Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre, Jaji, as Chief of Staff, and Brig Gen A.J Fagge to the Ministry of Defence and appointed Principal General Staff Officer to the Minister of Defence.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force said its fighter aircraft had bombed scores of Boko Haram terrorists in Kollaram, northern Borno State, in continuation of its Operation Rattle Snake.
The air force on Monday noted that the insurgents were taken out on Sunday as they gathered for a meeting at their hideout in the area.
The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, in a release, said, “In continuation of Operation Rattle Snake, the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole has neutralised some terrorists as they assembled for a meeting at their hideout in Kollaram on the fringes of Lake Chad in the northern part of Borno State.
“The operation was executed following credible intelligence reports indicating that some of the leaders had assembled for a meeting in buildings at the centre of the settlement.
“The NAF jets dispatched by the ATF to attack the location scored accurate hits on the target building completely obliterating it and killing its terrorists’ occupants.”