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Buhari promotes Adeosun to Lieutenant General, same rank with Buratai


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PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the promotion of  Lamidi Adeosun, the Nigerian Army Chief of Training and Operations from major general to Lieutenant General which is the same rank with Tukur Buratai, the country’s Chief of the Army Staff.

This was made known in a statement released by the Nigerian Army on Tuesday.

Apart from Adeosun, Buhari also approved the promotion of Brigadier General Abdulmalik Biu who is the General Officer Commanding 7 Division in Maiduguri, to the rank of Major General.

According to the statement, the two senior army officers were promoted for their patriotic and committed role in ending Boko Haram insurgency in the country’s north-east region.

“The present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to demonstrate total and unflinching support to the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the bid to effectively contain the security situation in the country especially activities of terrorists in the North East,” the statement read in part.

“The two senior officers are Major General LO Adeosun, the Chief of Training and Operations at Army Headquarters who has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General and Brigadier General AB Biu, General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Maiduguri, promoted to the rank of Major General. Also, promoted to the rank of Captain is Lieutenant AJ Danjibrin of 211 Demonstration Battalion Bauchi.”

The Nigerian Army noted that the two officers displayed “extraordinary feats, courage, exemplary leadership, loyalty, uncommon commitment and valour in the counter-insurgency operation in the Northern region”.

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Buhari charged them to continue to be shining examples to their colleagues.

Meanwhile, Buratai, on behalf of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army, has extended his best wishes to Adeosun and others promoted, the statement indicated.

Lieutenant General position of the Nigeria Army is the second most powerful rank, besides the General rank which is the highest. Until Adeosun promotion, Buratai was the only Lieutenant General of the nation’s Army, thereby holding the position of the Chief of Army Staff.

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