Army Appoints New GOCs, Brigade Commanders

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By Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja

The Nigerian Army has  approved the appointment and postings  of some of its senior officers, including General Officers Commanding (GOCs) and brigade commanders.

A statement signed by Army spokesman, Col. Sagir Musa, listed those affected to include Major General HO Otiki who has been posted to 8 Division as General Officer Commanding; Major General SO Olabanji the erstwhile General Officer Commanding 8 Division has been posted to Infantry Corps Centre and appointed as Commander Infantry Corps.

Brigadier General HI Bature from 34 Brigade moved to Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command as Director Examinations,  while Brigadier General TO Olowomeye from Headquarters 33 Brigade was posted to Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs as Director Civil Military Affairs .

Similarly, Brigadier General BA Mohammed from 23 Brigade moved to Martin Luther Agwai International Peace Keeping Centre as Deputy Commandant; Brigadier General UM Bello moved from Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command to 63 Brigade as Commander. Also, Brigadier General MT Durowaiye was posted from Directorate of Army Transformation and Innovation to 33 Brigade as Commander.

Others affected in the new posting are – Brigadier General SB Kumapayi from Army Headquarters Department of Civil-Military Affairs to Headquarters 14 Brigade as Commander; Brigadier General NM Jega from Headquarters 2 Brigade to 9 Brigade as Commander;

Brigadier General KO Aligbe from 16 Brigade to  Defence Headquarters as Director Liaison; and Brigadier General AK Ibrahim from 14 Brigade to Army Headquarters Department of Administration (Army) as Deputy Director, Veteran Affairs Department, Retired Officers’ Cell.

Brigadier General GTO Ajetunmobi moved from Headquarters, Command Army Records to 31 Brigade as Commander.

Accordingly, Brigadier General OG Onubogu was transferred from Army Headquarters Department of Army Policy and  Plans to Headquarters 16 Brigade as Commander; Brigadier General OM Bello moved from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters 6 Brigade as Chief of Staff, while Brigadier General ZL Abubakar was transfered from National Defence College to 32 Brigade as Commander.

Also, Brigadier General AA Orukotan was moved from Nigerian Army Resource Centre to Headquarters, Command Army Records as Chief of Staff.