General Attahiru’s Possible Successors Emerge

The seek for a successor to the late Chief of Military Workers (COAS) Lt. Common Ibrahim Attahiru, has commenced.

Attahiru and different army officers died in a aircraft crash Friday night, close to the Kaduna airport, whereas on official journey. They had been buried on Saturday.

Among the many deceased had been the Chief of Navy Intelligence, Brig-Gen. Kuliya, and Provost Marshall, Brig-Gen. Olayinka.

There are speculations that Main Common Danjuma Ali-Keffi, Common Officer Commanding (GOC) 1 Division of Nigerian Military, Kaduna, could develop into the COAS.

However Ali-Keffi, a Nasarawa indigene, just isn’t among the many most senior Military officers. There are greater than 30 Main Generals above him.

At a time Nigeria is at struggle with terrorists and bandits, President Muhammadu Buhari just isn’t anticipated to permit dozens of Generals to retire in a single fell swoop.

A high army officer advised PRNigeria that a number of elements are thought-about for the appointment of service chiefs past seniority.

“The President has the discretion to nominate anybody he needs, or in all probability a nomination from the Minister of Defence. Aside from seniority, officers thought-about should be grounded in army operations and intelligence”, he mentioned.

Different officers being appraised

The Chief of Coverage and Plan, Main Common Ben Ahanotu of Common Course 35 from Anambra State. He was the commander of the operation that captured Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf and his followers at their hideout in Maiduguri in 2009 earlier than handing them over to the Police.

Main Common AM Aliyu of Common Course 36 from Gombe State is one other operation officer. He’s the Chief of Administration and former Director Overseas Liaison on the Defence Intelligence Company. He was answerable for processing intelligence for army operations.

Main Common Ibrahim Manu Yusuf of Common Course 37 from Yobe State. He’s Chief of Operation and former Drive Commander Multinational Joint Activity Drive (MNJTF). Yusuf, previously of the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, lectured on the Nigerian Defence Faculty (NDC), Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), and Nigerian Military Peacekeeping Centre (NAPKC), Jaji.

Main Common Faruk Yahaya of Common Course 37 from Zamfara State. He’s the present Theatre Commander Operation within the North-East and former Common Officer Commanding Officer, 1 Division.