A major shake-up has taken place in the Nigerian Army with the appointment of a new Director, Military Intelligence and an Acting Provost Marshall.
Following the new appointments, Major-General S.A Adebayo, is now the new Director, Military Intelligence (DMI), while Brigadier-General H. Ahmed, is Acting Provost Marshal (Army).
The redeployment was contained in a document of posting and appointment/amendment of Nigerian Army officers released on Saturday and signed by Major-General F. Yamaha, Military Secretary (Army).
Others affected in the movement include Majors-General H. Garba, who is now Chief of Defence Logistics; K. I. Abdulkareem, Nigerian Army Resource Centre; A. A. Tarfa, former DMI, to Nigerian Army Corp of Artillery as Corps Commander and A. M. Dikko to Defence Headquarters.
Others are I. O Rabiu, J. B. Olawunmi, Corp Commander Nigerian Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineering; G. Oyefosobi, Commander, NATRAC; Kay Isiyaku, A. T. Haman, former Provost Marshall is to move to the DHQ, as Director Peace Keeping Operations; M. O. Uzoh, DHQ, A.M Aliyu, to Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), and HTZ Vintinaba, to DHQ.
Also affected were Brigadiers-General FOE Pearce, NAWC; S. Mohammed, Acting Director DMPIA, and A. A Aribiyi.
The latest redeployment is taking place days after human rights group, Amnesty International (AI), accused the military of failing to act to prevent the abduction of the Dapchi schoolgirls after they failed to respond to telephone warnings that the Boko Haram militants were on their way to the school to kidnap the girls.
However, the military has strenuously denied the claim and challenged AI to provide the record of the phone calls to back up its claim.