President Muhammadu Buhari, through the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has appointed new Commanders for Operation Lafiya Dole, the Military Task Force, in the North-East.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, confirmed this in a statement, on Thursday night, in Abuja.
According to Usman, the newly promoted Major-General, O.T. Akinjobi, Head of the Operations Monitoring Team, at the Office of the Chief of Army Staff, has been appointed Commander, Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
He said that Major-General M.G. Ali, Commander, 9 Brigade, had been appointed Commander of the newly created Nigerian Army Special Forces Command.
He added that Brigadier-General B.R. Sinjen, would command Integrated Fire Support, while Brigadier-General F.O. Omoigui, had been moved from 2 Division, Nigerian Army, to Army Headquarters, Department of Training and Operations, as Director of Operations.
Mr. Usman stated that the deployment moved Brigadier-General T.A. Lagbaja, to 9 Brigade, Nigerian Army, as Commander.
Also affected, he said, was Brigadier-General O.R. Aiyenigba, Director, Land Warfare, Armed Forces Command and Staff College, who had been assigned to Office of the Chief of Army Staff as Head of Operations Monitoring Team.
According to Usman, Brigadier-General A.U. Kuliya, is to take over as Director, Land Warfare, at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College.
“Similarly, new Brigade Commanders have been appointed for some of the Brigades at Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
“These include Brig.-Gen. E.F. Oyinlola, 22 Brigade; Brig.-Gen. V.U. Okoro, 25 Task Force Brigade; Brig.-Gen. A.B. Mohammed, 26 Task Force Brigade and Brig.-Gen. A.O. Oyelade, 27 Task Force Brigade.
“Brig.-Gen. M.T. Usman, 28 Task Force Brigade and Brig.-Gen. M.G. Kangye, 37 Brigade.’’
The Army Spokesman, added that Brigadier-General A.S. Ishaq had been appointed as Coordinator, Nigeria Police Force, for Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
He also announced that new Commanders had been appointed for the various Army Headquarters Logistics Commands at the theatre.
“These include Brig.-Gen. A.G. Ibrahim, Brig.-Gen. P.N. Okeson and Brig.-Gen. O.A. Aminu, for Logistics Base I, II and III, respectively.”
Usman said that the posting affected several Commanding Officers of the various Units in Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
He stated that Buratai had directed that all those affected by the posting, must remain committed and fully in charge, until they were properly relieved in line with standard operating procedures and Military professional ethics.