Why General Adeniyi Was Removed As Commander

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Removed as commander
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday made a major shake up and released the postings and appointments of some senior officers which was approved by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt Gen TY Buratai.

Maj Gen OG Adeniyi, Was affected by the postings and appointments and was redeployed from Headquarters Theatre Command OPLD Maiduguri to NARC as Senior Research Fellow.

Gen. Adeniyi was replaced by Maj Gen F Yahaya from Headquarters 1 Division Kaduna as the new Commander of the Headquarters Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE (OPLD) Maiduguri.

Maj. Gen. Adeniyi’s redeployment may not be unconnected to viral video where he was pleading with the government and the Chief of Army Staff to provide weapons for the soldiers in war front to do their jobs.

Following this outburst was the removal of Gen. Adeniyi from the battle front on Tuesday although the army explained that the redeployment was as a routine/normal exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency.

General Adeniyi removal has also raised a lot concerns among Nigerians on social media .

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