Major_General Leo Irabor, Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole

Major General Leo Irabor has been removed as the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, the army group leading the onslaught against Boko Haram in the North East of Nigeria.

He has been replaced by Major General I Attahiru.

The Nigerian Army in a statement released on Wednesday by its spokesman, Brigadier-General Sani Usman, said new commanders and staff officers have been appointed for some formations and units across the country.

Usman said in a bid to re-strategize, the Nigerian Army has posted 147 officers into Operation Lafiya Dole, some divisions, formations and training schools.

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He said in a posting released by the Office of the Military Secretary (Army), last week, Major General RO Yusuf, Commander, Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps, is now the Commander Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Minna.

Major General A Oyebade, General Officer Commanding (GOC), 1 Division Nigerian Army, will move to Army Headquarters as Chief of Logistics (COLOG), in the same vein, Major General AM Dikko has been posted from the Office of the National Security Adviser to 1 Division as GOC, while Major General I Attahiru is now the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole.

Usman further said, “Major General Leo Irabor will now move to Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), as the Field Commander. Major General PJ Dauke has been posted from 3 Division to 81 Division as GOC and Brigadier General BI Ahanotu will be Acting GOC 3 Division.”

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He said the erstwhile Registrar of the Nigerian Defence Academy, Brigadier General IM Yusuf will be the Acting GOC 7 Division and Brigadier General SO Olabanji, the Commandant of Amphibious Training School Calabar, is now the Acting GOC 8 Task Force Division.

He added that the GOC 81 Division, Major General EB Oyefolu, is now the Commander, Nigerian Army Training Centre (NATRAC), Kontagora, while Brigadier General MG Ali, has been moved to Nigerian Army Special Forces School Buni Yadi, as Commandant from NATRAC.