President Muhammadu Buhari has promoted Nigerian Army’s Chief of Training and Operations (CTOPs) Maj.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun to Lieutenant General.
With the elevation, Adeosun wears the same rank as the Chief of Army Staff (CAOS) Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai.
Also promoted was the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Brig.-Gen. Bulama Biu to Maj.Gen.
The promotions were contained in a statement on Tuesday evening by army spokesman Sagir Musa, a Colonel.
According to Musa, Buhari has continued to demonstrate total and unflinching support to the Armed Forces of Nigeria in a bid to effectively contain the security situation in the country especially activities of terrorists in the North East.
“In particular, the government has shown commitment to recognising excellence, dedication and commitment on the part of personnel of the Nigerian Army. It is in this wise that the President and Commander-in-Chief, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the accelerated promotion of two senior officers and a subaltern of the Nigerian Army.
“The officers are granted promotion for their extra-ordinary feats, courage, examplary leadership, loyalty, uncommon commitment and valour in the counter insurgency operation in the North Eastern part of the country.
“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 President, Commander-in- Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has conveyed his personal congratulations to the promoted officers and charged them to continue to be shining examples to their colleagues.
“Similarly, the Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai, on behalf of officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Army felicitate with the newly promoted officers and extends his best wishes to them in all their future endeavours.”