In a move to rejuvenate the war against Boko Haram and bandits, the Nigerian Army has redeployed over 1000 of its officers to various new positions.
According to a list obtained by Premium Times, 210 general were among the 1,546 officers redeployed by the Army.
Others redeployed were 450 Colonels, 309 Majors, 251 Captains and 322 Lieutenants.
According to the communication signed by Major-General GAT Ochigbano all affected officers must take over from the effective dates.
The major shakeup by the Army is coming on the hills of calls by many Nigerians for the sack of service Chiefs, who have exceeded their stay in service.
Naija News reports that Brig. Gen. Sagir Musa, Director Army Public Relations, confirmed the redeployment in a statement on Saturday.
Musa said the postings approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, were routine exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater performance.
The statement noted that all the postings take effect from January 18, 2021.
While wishing all the officers well in their respective appointments, Buratai urged them to take their new responsibilities seriously and discharge all duties professionally.
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Source: Naija News