Following the matching order from the President Muhammadu Buhari over the continued rise of insecurity in the country, the Nigerian Army on the 5th of March 2021 redeployed 204 officers to new formations across the country, this is according to PREMIUM TIMES.
According to a close source, the redeployment, was carried out on March 5, same day the Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru, was confirmed and elevated to the rank of lieutenant general.
The redeployment came a day after the Nigerian Air Force announced a similar exercise.
Out of the 204 officers redeployed, 120 are generals.
Out of the 120 generals, 68 are major generals while the other 52 are brigadier generals.
Others affected were 31 colonels, nine lieutenant colonels, 25 majors, 13 captains and five lieutenants.
Notable amongst the generals redeployed are C. C. Okonkwo, a major general, who was in charge of Operation Safe Haven in Jos, Plateau State and now transferred to the Army Welfare Limited/Guarantee as a Group Managing Director.
Another major general, D.C. Onyemulu, replaces Mr Okonkwo as the commander, Operation Safe Haven.
Most of the affected officers are expected to resume at theire duty posts March 10.
The redeployment of the officers is coming amidst rising cases of Boko Haram attacks on army formations in the North-east region, banditry in the North-west and crimes and killings across the country.
It would be had recalled that only some days ago, it was reported that at least seven soldiers of the Nigerian Army were confirmed dead after an ambush by the terrorists.
Also the President, Muhammadu Buhari recently gave the service chiefs an ultimatum to ‘secure’ the nation before the rainy season starts.
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