Army Removes Spokesperson, Refuses To Give Reason

It’s routine – former Army P.R.O, Olaleye

Former Nigerian Army spokesperson,  Olajide Laleye, a brigadier general, was one of those affected by a redeployment exercise publicised on Wednesday. Olaleye, who was at the centre of the Army’s perceived double-speak on the controversy Muhammadu Buhari’s certificate generated, will, now, take charge as  Commander, 4th Brigade of the Nigerian Army.
Other affected officers are Mohammed Ibrahim, major general, formerly General Officer Commanding, GOC, the 7th Division, now posted to the Army headquarters; Major General E. Adeosun of the 14 Brigade, Ohafia, Abia State, now to take Ibrahim’s former post. Another major general, named Abejirin was said to be retired on his last duty posting as GoC 2nd Division, Ibadan.
Laleye was said to have described the posting as routine.
In another development, the Forum of Security and Response Agencies, composed of all security apparatuses in the country, warned politicians against inflammatory statements and actions. It also urged religions and community opinion moulders to sensitise their people. The group’s warning was contained in a communique issued at its monthly meeting, held at Rock View Hotel, Abuja. The communiqué was jointly signed by the Director, Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade (Chairman), and the spokesman of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Mr. Emmanuel Okeh, who doubles as the group’s secretary.

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