Army Promotes Officer Posthumously, 122 Others to Next Rank

The Army Council has approved the promotion of late Lt.-Col. Aliyu Suleman posthumously.
He is among 123 senior officers, including 66 Lieutenant Colonels and 57 Majors promoted to the next rank. No reason was given for the promotion of the late Lt.- Col.
The Army Spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, on Saturday said the promotion followed the recommendation of the Army Promotion Board 3 and 4 “as reflected in the 2017 Nigerian Army Forecast of Events.”
Usman listed some of the beneficiaries in the category of those elevated to Colonel as the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Lt.- Col. K.M Samuel and Lt.-Col. O.O Diya of 707 Special Forces Brigade.
Others, he said are Lt.- Col.l A.M Tukur, Commanding Officer of 119 Task Force Battalion, Lt.-Co.l M.B Shehu, Commanding Officer 158 Battalion and Lt.-Col. K.C Uwa, Commanding Officer 146 Battalion.
“Promoted Lieutenant Colonel is the Acting Commanding Officer of 115 Task Force Battalion, Major MD Olaseni, and Acting Commanding Officer of 151 Task Force Battalion, Major OJ Okwoli, amongst others,” he said.

Author: News Editor

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