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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Shake-up in Army, new GOCs, others appointed

Shake-up in Army, new GOCs, others appointed
A major shake-up has taken place in the Nigerian Army with the appointment of two new General Officers Commanding, new commandant for the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), a new Military Secretary (Army), and a new Director, Army Public Relations among others.
This followed the retirement of some senior officers from the service and the promotion of others, who were recently decorated with their new ranks.
Saturday Sun gathered that under the new arrangement announced late Thursday night, Major-General J. N. Nwaoga, is now the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division, Jos, while Major-General J.S. Bindawa, is the new GOC 7 Division, Maiduguri.
Major-General E.B. Awala, the former GOC, 3 Division, has been appointed Military Secretary, (Army), while Major-General U. Buzugbe, the former Military Secretary, is now the commander, Nigerian Army Artillery Corps.
Major-General M.I. Idris, former Deputy Commandant, National Defence College, is now the Commandant, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), while Major-General Chris Olukolade is to remain as Director, Defence Information.
Brigadier-General O. Laleye is the new Director, Army Public Relations while the former director, Ibrahim Attahiru, is to move to 13, Brigade, Calabar, as commander.
Major-General P.A.T. Atkem is now director, Army Legal Services, while S. Yusuf, has been appointed Commandant, Depot, Nigerian Army.
Also appointed, are Major General I.I. Abbah, Commander, Joint Task Force (JTF), Operation Pulo Shield, Bayelsa; Brigadier-General H.T.Z Vintenaba, Commandant, Nigerian Army School of Military Police (NASMP); A. Oyebade, Deputy Commandant, National Defence College (NDC); C.C. Oknonkwo, MD/CEO, Post Service Development, Army; Brigadier-General Ransome Kuti, Commander, Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF); Maj-Gen. J.S. Kwabe, Chief of Logistics, Defence Head Quarters; Brig-Gen. Ebenebe, Commandant, Warrant Officers Academy (WOA) among others.

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