Army appoints commander for Operation Lafiya Dole

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TRACKING >The Army has announced the appointment of a new acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) the 7 Division in Maiduguri in an effort to add impetus to the ongoing military campaigns in the Northeast.

He is Brig-Gen A.K. Ibrahim and by the appointment, he becomes the new theatre commander for Sector 1 Operation Lafia Dole.

According to a letter from the Office of the Army Secretary, Brig.-Gen. Ibrahim will take over from Maj.-Gen. Bulama Biu, who has been appointed acting commander, Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole and Sector 3 Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF).

The redeployment takes effect from August 14.

The letter also announced that Major-Generals CG Musa and BA Akinroluyo has been redeployed to the Training And Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna. Maj.-Gen. O. Adeniyi is to remain as theatre commander.

Others include Colonels I.A. Ajose, who has also been redeployed from 5 Brigade to TRADOC. O.A. Awolo is now Commander, 707 Special Forces Brigade.