Army posts, promotes senior officers

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The Nigerian Army has carried out the posting and appointment of some of its senior officers with Major General A. A. Tarfa, moved from Headquarters of Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery, to Martin Luther Agwai International Leadership Peacekeeping Centre as Commandant.

The postings and promotions were made known on Sunday by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman.

Also affected are Major General M. Mohammed, from 1 Division Nigerian Army, to Headquarters, Nigerian Army Signals Corps and appointed Corps Commander, while Major General C.T. Olukoju, the erstwhile Signal Corps Commander, has been appointed Director General of the newly created Nigerian Army Simulation Centre (NASIMC) with Headquarters in Abuja.

Major General U.S. Yakubu has been posted to Headquarters of Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery and appointed Corps Commander; Major General C.U. Agulanna, has been posted to Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC), as Senior Research Fellow, while Major General F. Yahaya, the Military Secretary (Army), has been posted to 1 Division Nigerian Army and appointed General Officer Commanding.

Major General A.R. Bakare has been posted to Headquarters, Nigerian Army Finance Corps (NAFC) and appointed Chief of Army Accounts and Budget.

Similarly, Brigadier General D.O. Donibo has been posted to Nigerian Army School of Infantry and appointed Director Army Training Support Centre (ATSC); Brigadier General G.A.T. Ochigbano has been appointed Acting Military Secretary (Army); Brigadier General O.C. Ajunwa has been posted to Nigerian High Commission Brasilia and appointed Defence Adviser and Brigadier General S.T. Shafaru is the new Commander Engineers, at the Headquarters, Nigerian Army Special Forces Command.

Brigadier General B.Y. Baffa has been posted from National Defence College to the Office of the Chief of Army Staff and appointed Chief of Staff, while Brigadier General U.B. Abubakar has been appointed as Deputy Military Secretary I.

Brigadier General E.E. Emekah has been posted from Army War College Nigeria, to 707 Special Forces Brigade and appointed as Commander.

Other senior officers affected by the new development include, Colonel E.C. Obi-Osang who was posted from Defence Headquarters to Nigerian Army Special Forces Command and appointed Chief of Staff, amongst others.