The Nigerian Army has effected a major shake up in the Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole in what sources said was a move to reinvigorate the strategy towards ending the Boko Haram insurgency.
The new deployments were approved by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai.
Nigerian Army redeploys some of top senior officers from Op Lafiya Dole:
Consequently, Maj Gen O. Adeniyi has been appointed as the new Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole.
He takes over from Major General Benson Akinroluyo who is posted from to Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna.
Also, Brigadier General AK Ibrahim has been appointed the new Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), of 7 division, Nigerian Army, Maiduguri.
He was deployed from Army headquarters, Department of Administration at Army headquarters.
Major General Bulama Biu, the former GOC 7 division has been redeployed to Headquarters, Sector 3 as Commander. He is also to oversee activities of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in the sector as Commander.
Major General CG Musa, formerly Commander Sector 3 headquarters is redeployed to Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna.
Also redeployed is Col OA Awolo from Headquarters 707 Special Forces Brigade, to 5 Brigade headquarters as Acting Commander.
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