By Daniels Nwokike
In a move aimed at re-strategizing,the Nigerian Army has posted in 147 officers into Operation Lafiya Dole, some Divisions, Formations and Training schools,
The Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman who made the announcement, noted that in a posting released last week by the Office of the Military Secretary (Army), Major General R.O Yusuf, who before his new posting was the Commander, Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps, is now the Commander, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna; While Major General A Oyebade, who was the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division Nigerian Army, will move to Army Headquarters as Chief of Logistics (COLOG).
In the same vein, Major General A.M Dikko has been posted from the Office of the National Security Adviser to become the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division Nigerian Army, while Major General I Attahiru is now the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole.
Also, the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) gets a new Field Commander in Major General LEO Irabor while Major General P.J. Dauke was posted to 81 Division as GOC from 3 Division; Brigadier General B.I. Ahanotu will be Acting GOC 3 Division.
The former Registrar of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Brigadier General I.M. Yusuf will be the Acting GOC 7 Division while Brigadier General S.O. Olabanji, the Commandant of Amphibious Training School Calabar, is now the Acting GOC 8 Task Force Division.
The GOC 81 Division, Major General E.B. Oyefolu, was posted to Kontagora as the Commander, Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC); while Brigadier General M.G. Ali was moved to Nigerian Army Special Forces School Buni Yadi, as Commandant from NATRAC.
Furthermore, Brigadier General I.M. Obot becomes the Brigade Commander 26 Task Force Brigade, while Brigadier General A.O. Quadri will move from the Office of the Chief of Army Staff to 25 Task Force Brigade as Commander.
Some Commanders and Staff Officers at the Defence, Army Headquarters and Brigades were also affected in the new posting.