Nigerian Army experience major change as Abba Dikko takes over from Nicholas

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The Nigerian Army Operation Lafiya Dole recently, experienced a change in leadership and major transfer of officers.

The Troop operation’s Theatre commander, Maj Gen Rogers Nicholas took over from Maj-Gen Attahiru Ibrahim (May 2017 – December 2017) who took over from Maj- Gen Lucky Irabor (March 2016 – May 2017) and has now handed the mantle of command to Maj gen Abba Dikko.

With the development, Maj Gen Dikko, whose leadership prowess speaks volume, will now wear double headdress as the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole as well as Commander Operation Last Hold.

In Friday’s announcement, there was a major redeployment of senior officers in Command, Staff and other appointments.

The posting affected Principal Staff Officers both at the Defence and Army Headquarters as well as General Officers Commanding (GOCs).

The posting, which also re-organised Operation LAFIYA DOLE, was aimed at injecting new hands to further actualise the vision of the Chief of Army Staff COAS), Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, according to the press statement.

Others affected in the redeployment include Brig-Gen AO Abdullahi as Acting Commander Sector 2, Operation LAFIYA DOLE and Brig Gen UU Bassey as Acting Commander Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

Others are, Maj Gen CO Ude posted as Force Commander Multinational Joint Task Force Ndjamena, Maj Gen J Sarham as General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Maj Gen EB KabukGeneral Officer Commanding 82 Division, Maj Gen MS Yusuf General Officer Commanding 81 Division and Maj Gen BA Akinroluyo as General Officer Commanding 3 Division.

Among the Principal Staff Officers affected are Maj Gen LEO Irabor posted as Chief of Defence Training and Operations in the Defence Headquarters while Maj Gen LO Adeosun takes over as Chief of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters.

Others are Maj Gen HO Otiki, as Commander Infantry Corps and Maj Gen CU Agulanna as Chief of Accounts and Budget Nigerian Army. Maj Gen JE Jakko is posted to Defence Headquarters as Chief of Defence Finance and Budget, Maj Gen AB Abubakar, Maj Gen A Mohammed and Maj Gen LKJ Ogunewe, among others will be proceeding to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre on Course.

All postings and appointments take effect from 1 August 2018.

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