Newly promoted military senior officers to strengthen the ongoing counter-terrorism operations

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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, yesterday hinted that some of the newly promoted senior officers will be moved to the North East to strengthen the ongoing counter-terrorism operations.

Buratai gave the hint on Thursday in Abuja, after he decorated the 29 newly promoted Major Generals and some of the Brigadier Generals with their new ranks.

Buratai, therefore, appealed to the wives of the officers due to deployed to the theatre of operation to keep the home front well while their husbands would be there.

He described the promotion as well deserved; adding that it was a journey they began several years and had culminated current enviable ranks of major generals and brigadier generals.

The Army Council on Monday approved the promotion of 231 senior officers to the next ranks.

The breakdown shows that 29 Brigadier-Generals were elevated to Major-Generals, 95 Colonels to Brigadier-Generals, 106 Lieutenant Colonels to Colonels and one Major to Lieutenant Colonel.

The army said the promotion was to re-energise the beneficiaries toward the discharge of their tasks and responsibilities.

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