The Nigerian Army yesterday announced the appointment of senior officers and redeployment of General Officers Commanding (GOCs).
A statement signed by Army Spokesman, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, said the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, approved the appointments.
It said the shake-up was a normal routine aimed at reinvigorating the system and designed to reposition the Nigerian Army for optimal performance.

The major highlights of the postings and appointments include Major General AS Maikobi from Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command and appointed Commander, Major General DC Onyemulu from Armed Forces Simulation Centre to Special Task Force (Operation Safe Haven) and appointed Commander, Major General SA Yaro from Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guarantee to Nigerian Defence Academy as Commandant, Major General LA Adegboye from Headquarters 82 Division to Defence Headquarters and appointed Chief of Defence Training and Operations, Major General OI Uzamere from Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics to Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre and appointed Commander, Major General OF Azinta from Defence Headquarters to Army Headquarters Department of Army Training and appointed Chief of Training.

The statement said Major General JB Olawumi is to remian in Defence Headquarters and appointed Chief of Defence Logistics, Major General CO Ude from Defence Headquarters to Nigerian Army Training Centre and appointed Commander, Major General G Oyefesobi from Defence Intelligence Agency to Headquarters Command Army Records and appointed Commander, Major General BM Shafa from Defence Research Development Bureau to Army Headquarters Department of Army Transformation and Innovation and appointed Chief of Transformation and Innovation.

Others are Major General KAY Isiyaku who is moved from Defence Headquarters Garrison to Headquarters Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery and appointed Corps Commander Artillery.
Others include Major General MO Uzoh from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria and appointed Director General, Major General AM Aliyu from Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command to Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) and appointed Chief of Administration, Major General CC Okonkwo from Special Tasks Force (Operations Safe Haven) to Nigerian Army Welfare Limited by Guarantee and appointed Group Managing Director, Major General JJ Ogunlade from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters Multinational Joint Task Force and appointed Force Commander, Major General AM Dauda from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps and appointed Corps Commander Ordinance.

According to the statement, Major General AA Jidda moves from Ministry of Defence to Army Headquarters Department of Army Logistics and appointed Chief of Logistics (Army), Major General IM Yusuf from Multinational Joint Tasks Force to Army Headquarters Department of Army Operations and appointed Chief of Operations, Major General SA Adebayo from Headquarters Nigerian Army Intelligence Corps to Defence Intelligence Agency and appointed Chief of Defence Intelligence, Major General FB Fakrogha from Defence Space Administration to Defence Headquarters Garrison and appointed Commander, Major General AB Omozoje from Headquarters 2 Division to Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs and appointed Chief of Civil-Military Affairs, Major General EN Njoku from Army Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation to Defence Headquarters and appointed Chief of Defence Communications , Major General BA Isandu from Nigerian Army Intelligence and Cyber Warfare School to Defence Intelligence Agency and appointed Director of Operations, Major General AM Alabi from Army Headquarters Department of Projects and Programmes to Nigerian Army Ordnance School and appointed Commandant.
Others include Major General AA Adesope from Defence Headquarters to Headquarters Nigerian Army Finance Corps and appointed Chief of Account and Budget (Army).

Similarly, Major General KI Mukhtar from Depot Nigerian Army moves to Nigerian Army School of Infantry and appointed Commandant, Major General DH Ali-Keffi from Defence Intelligence Agency to Headquarters 1 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding, Major General TA Lagbaja from Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations to Headquarters 82 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding, Major General S Dahiru from Army Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation to Army Headquarters Garrison and appointed Commander, Major General UA Yusuf moves from ECOWAS to Headquarters 8 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding, Major General LA Fejokwu from Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) to Headquarters 81 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding, Major General AB Ibrahim from Defence Space Administration to Depot Nigerian Army and appointed Commandant, Major General JO Ochai from Defence Headquarters to Army Headquarters Department of Army Operations and appointed Director Operations, Major General GU Chibuisi from Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs to Headquarters 2 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding, Major General SG Mohammed from Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations to Headquarters 6 Division and appointed General Officer Commanding.