Friday, January 15, 2021

Army redeploys 210 Generals

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The Nigerian Army has redeployed 210 generals and over a thousand of its officers to various new positions in a major shakeup.

1,546 officers were redeployed.

Besides the generals that were redeployed, 450 Colonels, 309 Majors, 251 Captains and 322 Lieutenants were also affected.

Also affected in the redeployment is Major-General PI Eze, who was appointed Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre Land Component Commander in the North East region.

The major shakeup by the Army comes amid calls by many Nigerians,
including the National Assembly for President Muhammadu Buhari to sack the service Chiefs, who have exceeded their stay in office.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai; the National Security Adviser; Major General Babagana Monguno (rtd.); the Chief of Defence Staff, General Gabriel Olonisakin; the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar; the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas; and the Chief of Defence Intelligence, Air Vice Marshal Morgan Riku, were appointed on July 13, 2015.