The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt Gen TY Buratai, has relocated fully to the North East where he is overseeing and directing the overall operations in the theatre and other Nigerian Army operations across the country.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa.
According to the statement, Buratai, while addressing troops of the Special Super Camp Ngamdu in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State on the 9th April, assured them that he will be with them in the nooks and crannies of the theatre.
Prior to his relocation, the COAS had been on operational tour to troops’ locations in the North East Theatre of Operation since Saturday the 4th of April.
During the tour, he was at the Army Super Camp 1 at Mulai and the Special Forces Super Camp 12 at Chabbol near Maiduguri on Wednesday, April 8, where he interacted with the officers and addressed the troops respectively.
The COAS was also at the Forward Operations Base at Alau Dam, and also personally led the troops on patrol round Mairimari and Maigilari Forests.
Meanwhile, the Army has assured Nigerians that it is highly committed to protecting all law-abiding citizens and defending the territorial integrity of the nation.
The Nigerian Army has described as fake, news making the rounds that newly promoted Lieutenant General Lamidi Adeosun has been appointed as the Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army.
According to a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations Colonel Sagir Musa, Lt Gen LO Adeosun was just given an accelerated promotion from Major General to Lieutenant General, and still retains his appointment as Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army.
SPECIALLY/NEWLY PROMOTED LIEUTENANT GENERAL LO ADEOSUN IS STILL THE CHIEF OF TRAINING & OPERATIONS NIGERIAN ARMY
Contrary to fake news going round insinuating or suggesting appointment of Lieutenant General LO Adeosun as Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army, members of the public are hereby once again informed that Lieutenant General LO Adeosun has just been given special/accelerated promotion from Major General to Lieutenant General and formally communicated to him by the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai.
Lt Gen LO Adeosun is only granted special promotion by the President, Commander -in – Chief, of the Armed Forced of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for his extra ordinary feats, exemplary leadership, loyalty and uncommon commitment in the counter insurgency operation in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. He still retains his appointment/position as Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army.
Any contrary information is baseless, fake news and should be disregarded.