Earthquake in the army; 30 Generals affected

Posted by News Express | 28 December 2013 | 6,962 times

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An earthquake of a sort has swept through the Nigerian Army, dramatically altering the fate of at least 30 Generals. Expectedly, at the top of the list is the pioneer General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Maiduguri, Maj.-Gen. Obidah Ethan, who virtually lost the war against Boko Haram.

Maj.-Gen. Ethan’s redeployment, announced yesterday in a statement signed by the outgoing Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, came exactly a week after Boko Haram warriors successfully invaded the Army Barracks in Bama – the second of such atrocity within weeks.

Maj.-Gen. Ethan is now the Chief of Civil Military Affairs, with Maj.-Gen Junaid Bindawa taking over his position as GOC of the 7 Division.

Other new postings approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika, include the following:

•Maj.-Gen. John Kwabe as Chief of Logistics Defence Headquarters

•Maj.-Gen. Ugo Buzugbe, Commander Nigerian Army Armoured Corps

•Maj.-Gen. Ebiobowei Awala, Military Secretary (Army)

•Maj.-Gen. Olufemi Adeosun, Director Policy, Defence Headquarters

•Maj.-Gen. John Nwaoga, General Officer Commanding, 3 Division

•Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director, Defence Information.

•Maj.-Gen. Sunday Adebayo, Commander Nigerian Army Education Corps

•Maj.-Gen. Mohammed Idris, Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy

•Maj.-Gen. Mobolaji Koleoso, Director, Armed Forces Simulation Centre

•Maj.-Gen. Letam Wiwa, Director Military Intelligence

•Maj.-Gen. Patrick Akem, Director Legal Service (Army)

•Maj.-Gen. Charley Okoro, Director, Peace Keeping Operations Defence Headquarters

•Maj.-Gen. Modibbo Alkali, Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Artillery.

•Maj.-Gen. Shehu Yusuf, Commandant Depot, Nigerian Army

•Maj.-Gen. Ahmed Mohammed, Commander Nigerian Army Training Centre

•Maj.-Gen. Iliyasu Abbah, Commander, Joint Task Force (Operation Pulo Shield)

•Brig.-Gen. Arinze Ebenebe, Commandant Warrant Officers Academy

•Brig.-Gen. Ebenezer Ogundana, Director of Army Reserve Recruitment and Resettlement

•Brig.-Gen. Kasimu Abdulkarim, Director of Physical Training

•Brig.-Gen. Enitan Ransome-Kuti, Commander Multi-National Joint Task Force

•Brig.-Gen. Ibe Nicholas, Commander 23 Brigade

•Brig.-Gen. Ohifeme Ejemai, Commander 9 Brigade

•Brig.-Gen. Bright Fibionumama, Commander 3 Brigade

•Brig-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru (outgoing Director Army Public Relations), Commander,13 Brigade

•Brig.-Gen. Mustapha Onoyiveta, Head Nigerian Army Operations Monitoring Team

•Brig.-Gen. Lanre Bello, Commander 34 Brigade

•Brig.-Gen. Olajide Laleye, Director Army Public Relations among others.

•Photo shows Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika.

Source: News Express

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