Nigerian Army Promotes 34 Brigadier Generals, 48 Colonels (Full List)


A total of 82 senior officers have been promoted by the Nigerian Army Council to the ranks of Major General and Brigadier General respectively.

A statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa said 34 Brigadier Generals were promoted to the rank of a Major General, while 47 Colonels moved up to Brigadier Generals.

The announcement was highlighted with the posthumous promotion of Brigadier General OO Olatunde of the Headquarters 35 Brigade.

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See the full list below:

Major General

  1. Brigadier General S Idris – Defence Headquarters Abuja.
  2. Brigadier General DC Onyemulu – Nigerian Armed Forces Resettlement Centre Oshodi Lagos.
  3. Brigadier General BO Sawyer – Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans.
  4. Brigadier General GS Abdullahi – Defence Headquarters Abuja.
  5. Brigadier General IM Obot – Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Abuja.
  6. Brigadier General AL Lawal – Nigerian High Commission, Cairo Egypt.
  7. Brigadier General LA Adegboye – Headquarters 82 Division Enugu.
  8. Brigadier General AB Ibrahim – Army Headquarters Training and Operations.
  9. Brigadier General PB Fakroga – Headquarters Nigerian Army Women Corps.
  10. Brigadier General CK Nwosu – Nigerian Army Special Forces School, Buni Yadi.
  11. Brigadier General HI Bature – Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command, Minna.
  12. Brigadier General AL Dusu – Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
  13. MA Masanawa – Ammunition Central Depot Agunu, Kachia.
  14. JA Ataguba – Land Forces Simulation Centre, Abuja.
  15. AE Attu – National Defence College, Abuja.
  16. BA Isandu – Nigerian Army Intelligence School, Lagos.
  17. SS Araoye – Command Engineering Depot Kaduna.
  18. MS Ahmed – SI List Nigerian Embassy Riyad.
  19. GAT Ochigbano – Army Headquarters Department of Military Secretary.
  20. TA Lagbaja – Headquarters 2 Brigade Abak Uyo.
  21. LA Fejokwu – Army Headquarters Department of Administration ‘Army’.
  22. PE Eromosele – National Defence College, Abuja.
  23. AM Alabi – Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maiduguri.
  24. GO Adesina – Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans.
  25. MM Bunza – Nigerian Military School Zaria.
  26. AA Adesope – Directorate of Audit and Financial Management Office of the Chief of Army Staff.
  27. KI Muktar – Army Headquarters Department of Administration ‘Army’.
  28. OO Olatunde – Headquarters 35 Brigade, – (posthumously promoted).
  29. EA Ndagi – Office of the National Security Adviser.
  30. KO Aligbe – Defence Headquarters.
  31. UA Yusuf – African Standby Force ECOWAS Headquarters, Abuja.
  32. OC Ajunwa – Nigerian Embassy Brasilia.
  33. FO Omoigui – Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations.
  34. OA Akinyemi – Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Badagry, Lagos.

Brigadier General

  1. BYD Sakaba – Defence Headquarters Abuja.
  2. AY Bwala – 302 Artillery Regiment Onitsha.
  3. AA Adekoya – Defence Intelligence Agency.
  4. NJ Edet – Headquarters 81 Division, Lagos.
  5. EC Obi-Osang – Headquarters Nigerian Army Special Forces Command, Buni Yadi.
  6. AO Arogbofa – Headquarters 102 Division Equipment Support.
  7. S Nicodemus – Headquarters 6 Division Portharcourt.
  8. WB Idris – 17 Brigade, Katsina.
  9. IO Olatunji – Headquarters 8 Division, Sokoto.
  10. ST Audu – Headquarters 21 Brigade, Yola.
  11. UT Opuene – Headquarters Infantry Corps Centre, Jaji.
  12. MD Abumawashi – Headquarters Op LAFIA DOLE, Maiduguri.
  13. LG Lepdung – Headquarters Infantry Corps, Jaji, Kaduna.
  14. AOD Okoro – Department Administration ‘Army’.
  15. ASM Wase – Department of Training and Operations ‘Army’.
  16. AL Okpodu – Nigerian Army Aviation.
  17. S Nuhu – Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations.
  18. EO OJO – Special Task Force, Operation SAFE HAVEN.
  19. JR Lar – 31 Artillery Brigade Garrison, Minna.
  20. SJA Ilori – Department of Army Transformation and Innovation.
  21. NB Ebulue – Defence Intelligence Agency.
  22. KO Ukandu – Army Headquarters Department of Administration.
  23. AG Laka – Army War College, Abuja.
  24. EI Etuk – Multinational Joint Task Force N’Djamena.
  25. ME Onoja – 1 Military Intelligence Brigade, Kaduna.
  26. EI Okoro – Nigerian Army War College.
  27. MB Wabili – Nigerian Army Super Camp Benisheik.
  28. KE Chigbu – Army Headquarters Department of Training and Operations.
  29. SO Nwafor – 303 Artillery Regiment General Support.
  30. I Otu – Headquarters 7 Division Maiduguri.
  31. SO Adejimi –  Headquarters 6 Division Supply and Transport.
  32. SD Makolo – Headquarters Department of Transformation and Innovation.
  33. VD Beryo – Headquarters Ordnance Corps.
  34. MO Erebulu – 2 Provost Group, Ibadan.
  35. A Idris – Directorate of Army Reserve Recruitment and Resettlement Rear.
  36. CA Ataki – Department of Policy and Plans ‘Army’.
  37. FO Omata – Special Task Force Operation SAFE HAVEN.
  38. CC Ogbu – Institute of Army Education.
  39. AE Owiriwa – 82 Division Ordnance Services.
  40. ROO Cole – Nigerian Army Ordnance Tailoring Factory Yaba, Lagos.
  41. TI Gusau – Nigerian Army Resource Centre Abuja.
  42. GC Nkenke – 8 Division Supply and Transport.
  43. M Galadima – Headquarters Nigerian Army Finance Corps Apapa, Lagos.
  44. M Auta – Nigerian Army University Biu.
  45. O Nwachukwu – Defence Headquarters Defence Information.
  46. I Ahmed – Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna.
  47. S Nuhu – Army Headquarters Department of Administration.
  48. AAW Hassan – Armed Forces Command and Staff College.

Officers Should Remain Committed Despite Progress In Fighting Insurgents- GOC

Lafiya Dole, Sambisa Forest, Boko haramThe General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Peter Dauke, has tasked officers and men of the Armed Forces in Yobe state, northeast Nigeria, to remain committed despite successes being recorded in the war against insurgents.

The GOC said professionalism and dedication are strategic and both attributes must be observed at all times in the fight against terrorism and insurgency.

In a news conference in Maiduguri, Theatre Commander of the Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Lucky Irabor, revealed that troops had dominated most parts of the Sambisa Forest including notorious Boko haram enclaves, rescuing a total of 1,880 civilians between December 14 and 21, 2016.

Addressing officers and men at the decoration of four Lieutenant Colonels who were promoted to the rank of colonel in Yobe state, the GOC said even as the war is being won, security forces must remain committed to ensuring that the insurgents are defeated completely.

“Despite the successes being recorded at the theatre of war, I want to call on our officers and men to stay firm and ensure that the insurgents are totally defeated and peace restored.

“We expect you people to do that within the next few moments we have in this battle, in line with the commitment of the Chief of Army Staff towards ending the war” Major General Dauke said.

He then tasked the promoted officers to justify the confidence the Chief of Army staff and the military hierarchy has in them.

“Promotion comes with more challenges, but it is believed you are capable, that’s why you are being elevated to handle such challenges. You must be determined to succeed in handling such challenges if you must reciprocate the confidence reposed in you”.

Dauke assured the officers and men that the highest military hierarchy would do everything possible to ensure normalcy is restored not just in the northeast but across the country as a whole.

Speaking on behalf of the promoted officers, Colonel Aboi thanked the Chief of Army staff and the entire military hierarchy for the confidence they have in them and pledged their total commitment towards the restoration of peace across the country.

“I want to thank the Chief of Army Staff and the entire military hierarchy for the confidence reposed in us and on behalf of my promoted colleagues.

“I want to assure all Nigerians that we will continue to do our best in the quest of restoring peace and normalcy across the country” Aboi assured.

Alleged Fraud: EFCC Charges Former JTF Commander, 3 Others

jafaru isaThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has charged a former Commander of the Joint Task Force (Operation Pulo Shield), Major General, Emmanuel Atewe and former Director-General of Nigerian Maritime and Administration Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Patrick Akpolobokemi before the Federal High Court in Lagos over an alleged N19. 7 billion fraud.

Major General Atewe, Akpolobokemi and two others were accused by the EFCC of conspiracy, fraud, stealing and fraudulent conversion of the sum of N19. 744, 041, 556 billion, to their personal use.

Others whose names appeared on the 11-count charge are Kime Engozu and Josephine Otuaga.

However, their planned arraigned before Justice Saliu Saidu today was stalled owing to the objections raised by Akpolobokemi, who told the court that he was not served with a copy of the charge.

The former NIMASA boss, also told the court that he was not aware that he would be arraigned on a new charge, so he had not briefed a lawyer to represent him in the case.

Justice Saidu, in a short ruling, held that there is need for the prosecution to serve and give the defence enough time to prepare their defence.
He therefore adjourned the case till June 3, when all the accused persons would have been properly served with the charge sheet and proof of evidence.

Major Military Operations Begin In Benue, Nasarawa And Plateau

Troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army advancing for the operation
Troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army advancing for an operation

The Nigerian Army, on Sunday, commenced a major operation to put an end to the activities of all armed men and criminal gangs who have been engaging in wanton killing and destruction of lives and property in 3 states of North Central part of Nigeria.

According to a statement by the Director Defence Information, Major-General Chris Olukolade, troops have already been deployed for a major offensive which is covering Benue, Nassarawa and Plateau States.

The Internal Security Operations is meant to capture and neutralize all the enclaves of criminal gangs.

The Nigerian Air Force, Police and other security agencies are also participating in the operation designed to restore peace in the affected states.

Law abiding citizens are enjoined to cooperate by providing timely and useful information to facilitate the operation as it affects their localities.