IFollowing the recent Army Headquarters postings and redeployments of senior officers across the country, Major General Mohammed Takuti Usman has taken over command of 2 Division Nigerian Army as the 43rd General Officer Commanding.
Deputy Director Army Public Relations, A statement by Lt Col CC Ekeocha, Spokesman of the division described General Usman as a seasoned and thorough bred Infantry Officer who has attended all military courses commensurate to his rank.
He said he took over command from Major General Aminu Chinade who has been redeployed to 82 Division as the General Officer Commanding.
The 43rd Chief Tiger was commissioned into the Nigerian Army on 16 August 1995 as a member of 42 Regular course of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy.
The senior military officer has held several command and staff appointments in the course of his career among which are; Commanding Officer 177 Guards Battalion, Chief of Staff Headquarters Guards Brigade, Commander Army Headquarters Task Force Brigade Munguno and Baga during Operation Zaman Lafiya and Commander 28 Task Force Brigade in Borno and Adamawa during Operation Lafiya Dole
Until his appointment as the General Officer Commanding 2 Division Nigerian Army, Maj Gen Usman was the immediate past Commander Guards Brigade an elite Brigade saddled with the responsibility of protecting the C-in-C and the seat of power Abuja and other adjoining cities .