The President Muhammadu Buhari led administration 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.
As an expression of the will of Government to recognizing excellence, dedication and commitment on the part of personnel of the Nigerian Army, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the accelerated promotion of two senior officers and a subaltern of the Nigerian Army.
The officers were granted promotion for their extra-ordinary feats, courage, exemplary leadership, loyalty, uncommon commitment and valour in the counter insurgency operation in the North Eastern part of the country.
According to a statement by Acting Director, Army Public Relations; Colonel Sagir Musa, the two Senior Officers are Major General LO Adeosun; the Chief of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters who is 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, of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari who in his personal congratulatory message to the promoted officers charged them to continue to be shining examples to their colleagues.
On his own, the Chief of Army Staff; Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, while conveying his felicitations on behalf of Officers and Soldiers of the Nigerian Army extended his best wishes to them in all their future endeavours.