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Army moves GOC, top commanders in major shake up

With just less than 12 days to the presidential elections in Nigeria, the Nigerian Army has realigned the military to ensure effective command and control.

In the current shake-up, the General Officer Commanding 1 Division Kaduna, Major General M. Mohammed has been moved to the Nigerian Army Signal Corps as Corps Commander, while the current Signal Commander Major General C.T Olukoju has been moved to the Nigerian Army Simulation Centre as Director.

Also affected in the redeployment announced by the Army Headquarter and made public by Army Spokesman Brigadier General Sani Usman is Maj.-Gen. A.A.Tarfa, the Commander, Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery,  who is redeployed to Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership Peacekeeping Centre, as Commandant.

The statement  by Gen  Usman,  said under the new posting, Maj.-Gen. U.S. Yakubu has been posted to Headquarters of Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery and appointed as Corps Commander.

Others are Maj.-Gen. C.U. Agulanna, Senior Research Fellow, Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), Maj.-Gen. F. Yahaya, Military Secretary (Army), as GOC 1 Division and Maj.-Gen. A.R. Bakare, Chief of Army Accounts and Budget.

Similarly, Usman said Brig.-Gen. D.O. Donibo has been posted to Nigerian Army School of Infantry and appointed Director Army Training Support Centre (ATSC).

Brig.-Gen. G.A.T. Ochigbano, Acting Military Secretary (Army), Brig.-Gen. O.C. Ajunwa, to Nigerian High Commission Brasil, as Defence Adviser, Brig.-Gen. S.T. Shafaru, Commander Engineers, Headquarters Nigerian Army Special Forces Command.

Also affected in the posting are Brig.-Gen. B.Y. Baffa, from National Defence College to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Chief of Staff, while Brig.-General U.B. Abubakar is now Deputy Military Secretary I.

Brig.-Gen. E.E. Emekah, from Army War College Nigeria, to 707 Special Forces Brigade as Commander and Col. E.C. Obi-Osang, from Defence Headquarters to Nigerian Army Special Forces Command as Chief of Staff.

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