New Commanders Deployed For Operation Lafiya Dole
The army said this development is meant to inject new hands in the fight against insurgency.
— Nigerian Army (@HQNigerianArmy) December 6, 2018
Army spokesman, Sani Usman, said the senior officers affected by the new postings include staff officers and commanders at various levels.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, also hinted that some of the newly promoted senior officers will be moved to the North East to strengthen the ongoing counter-terrorism operations.
“Some of you that have been promoted and decorated today; we are only waiting for today and by tomorrow, I expect you to pick your bags and start heading towards the North East.
“Some of you have no option than to move in straight there – North East.
“The posting is already out,’’ he said; and directed the Military Secretary to read it to the affected officers.
Buratai, therefore, appealed to the wives of the officers due to be deployed to the theatre of operation to keep the home front well while their husbands would be there.
He described the promotion as well deserved; adding that that it was a journey they begun several years and had culminated in current enviable ranks of major generals and brigadier generals.
“The promotion is strictly on merit, there was no any influence from outside.
“We must ensure that we get the right people at the right time.
“You must be committed; your loyalty should remain unshakable,’’ he added and charged the officers to be responsive and professional in the discharge of their duties.
The COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai decorating the newly promoted senior officers from the rank of Colonels to Brig Gen's at the Headquarters Command Officers' Mess in Abuja. pic.twitter.com/kwh5FLDWBz
— Kennedy Anyanwuchukwu (@KennedyAnyanwu1) December 6, 2018