Army appoints new Commander Lafia Dole

ArmyTHE Nigerian Army has appointed Major General Abba Dikko as the new theatre commander of operation Lafia Dole fighting the insurgent Boko Haram in the North East of Nigeria since 2009.

Dikko who has been busy fighting at the front line of the Lake Chad region for some months now would now be charged with continuing the campaign against the insurgents

Nothing was said about the redeployment of Major General Rogers Nicholas in the release signed by army spokesman Texas Chukwu.

The announcement of the redeployment of senior officers in Command, Staff and other sensitive appointments was made available to newsmen on Friday.

The posting of affected Principal Staff Officers both at the Defence and Army Headquarters as well as General Officers Commanding GOC’s saw force commander Multi-National Joint Task Force in the lake Chad Major General Lucky Irabor emerging as the new chief of Defense training and operation in the defence headquarters.

“Others affected in the sudden redeployment include Brig Gen AO Abdullahi as Acting Commander Sector 2, Operation LAFIYA DOLE and Brig Gen UU Bassey as Acting Commander Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

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“Others are, Maj Gen CO Ude posted as Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force Ndjamena, Maj Gen J Sarham as General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Maj Gen EB Kabuk General Officer Commanding 82 Division, Maj Gen MS Yusuf General Officer Commanding 81 Division and Maj Gen BA Akinroluyo as General Officer Commanding 3 Division.

“Maj Gen Lamidi Adeosun takes over as Chief of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters while Maj Gen HO Otiki, as Commander Infantry Corps and Maj Gen CU Agulanna as Chief of Accounts and Budget Nigerian Army. Maj Gen JE Jakko is posted to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Finance and Budget, Maj Gen AB Abubakar, Maj Gen A Mohammed and Maj Gen LKJ Ogunewe, among others will be proceeding to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre on Course.”

All postings and appointments according to brigadier general Texas Chukwu take effect from 1 August 2018.

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