Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Shake-Up in the Army

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Nigerian army headquarters

The army headquarters yesterday announced the redeployment of 317 senior officers in another major shake-up.

The statement signed by the Chief of Civil-Military Affairs, Major General Bola Koleoso, said the redeployment was "part of the ongoing transformation efforts following recent promotions and retirement in the army."

The Chief of Training and Operations, Major General Lawrence Ngubane, was moved to the defence headquarters as Chief of Training and Operations while the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division, Jos, Major General Jack Nwaogbo is now the Chief of Training and Operations.

Major General Poul Isang replaced Major General Shehu Abdulkadir as Chief of Army Standards and Evaluation. Abdulkadir was recently moved to Mali as Force Commander of the African-led International Support Mission for Mali (AFISMA). Major General Babagana Monguno is now the new Commander Training and Doctrine Command, Major General Daniel Kitchener, Chief of Logistics while Major General Emmanuel Bassey is now the Chief of Policy and Plans.

Major General Ebiobowei Awala is the new GOC 3 Division while Major General Ashimiyu Olaniyi is the new GOC, 82 Division. The new Chief of Research and Development Defence headquarters is Major General Obinali Ariahu while Major General John Zaruwa was moved to the Ministry of Defence as the Coordinator, Peacekeeping Operations.

Others include Major General Salihu Uba, Commandant, Nigerian Army Peacekeeping Centre Jaji; Major General Garba Audu, Chief of Logistics Defence headquarters; Major General Obidah Ethan, Commander Army Headquarters Garrison; Major General Ekwenugo Chioba, Director General Defence Industries Corporation; Major General Abubakar Gana, Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Logistics; Major General Adekunle Martins, Commander Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps; Major General Abayomi Olonisakin, Commander Nigerian Army Signals; Major General Emmanuel Nienge, Commander Nigerian Army Supply and Transport Corps; Major General John Nwaoga, Commander Nigerian Army Armored Corps and Major General Bitrus Kwaji, Group Managing Director, Nigerian Army Welfare Limited and Guarantee.

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