The Nigerian Army has redeployed the Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole combating the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast, alongside 102 other ranking officers in other operations.
With the redeployment, Major General Benson Akinroluyo, is now the Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole. He was until this appointment, the GOC 3 Division, Jos
The shakeup which also affected Operation DELTA SAFE, as well as over stayed officers from the THEATRE as part of routine posting was carried out to actualise the vision of the Chief of Army Staff to have a professionally responsive Nigerian Army in the discharge of its constitutional roles.
A statement signed by Army spokesman, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, weekend, disclosed that a Deputy Vice Chancellor has been appointed for the newly established Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB).
Officers affected in the redeployment include: The Commander Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Abba Dikko who moves to the Department of Civil Military Affairs as the Chief of Civil Military Affairs.
Major General Jamil Sarham remains in the Headquarters 6 Division as the General Officer Commanding/Land Component Commander; Major General Nuhu Angbazo moves to Headquarters 3 Division as the General Officer Commanding while Major General Benson Akinroluyo redeployed from Headquarters 3 Division to Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE as Commander.
Others are Major General Victor Ezugwu from Depot Nigerian Army to Nigerian Army Vehicle Manufacturing Company as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (MD/CEO).
Major General Adeyemi Adetayo moves from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) to Department of Army Standard and Evaluation as Director Procurement and Projects and Brigadier General Ifiok Obot redeployed from Headquarters Operation DELTA SAFE to Nigerian Army University Biu as Deputy Vice Chancellor (Military).
Parts of the statement read; “Also affected in the redeployment are Brigadier General Olufemi Dada from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) as Director Combat Development; Brigadier General Solomon Udounwa redeployed to Defence Headquarters as Deputy Director Campaign planning; Brigadier General Adekunle Adesope from Department of Army Standard and Evaluation to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Acting Director in the Directorate of Audit and Financial Management.
“Brigadier General Caleb Dalhatu moves from Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre to Headquarters 81 Division Garrison as Commander; Brigadier General Abdu Hassan redeployed from Headquarters 2 Brigade to Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre as Chief of Staff (COS); Brigadier General Kabir Mukhtar from Headquarters 81 Division Garrison to Headquarters Department of Army Administration as Acting Director Manpower; Brigadier General Nasiru Jega redeployed to Headquarters 2 Brigade as Commander; Brigadier General Sani Mohammed moves from Department of Administration to Depot Nigerian Army as Acting Commandant.
“Brigadier General Kevin Aligbe is to remain in Headquarters 16 Brigade as Commander; Colonel Adamu Nura from Headquarters 21 Special Armour Brigade to Nigerian Army Armour School as Chief Instructor; Colonel Louis Lepdung redeployed from Headquarters 25 Task Force Brigade to Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre as Deputy Director Research and Development.
“Colonel Kingsley Umoh from Administration Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) to Defence Headquarters as Assistant Director Defence Information and Colonel Kayode Ogunsanya moves from Headquarters 3 Division Army Public Relations to Defence Headquarters Garrison Army Public Relations as Deputy Director Army Public Relations,”.