DHQ Breaks Silence on Real Reasons Behind Gen. Adeniyi Redeployment

The Nigerian Military has made clarification on the redeployment of the former General Officer Commanding of Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Adeniyi whose posting has raised mixed feelings in the media recently.
His posting, according to the Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Major General John Enenche is based on administrative procedure and not a conspiracy theory as being insinuated.


General Enenche made this known on Friday while briefing journalists on the military operations in the last couple of days.

Enenche said the routine procedure of the services - the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Air Force and Nigerian Navy on any given appointment is to be swiftly redeployed after three months.

The Army General added that General Adeniyi was the Theatre Commander for a year or thereabouts whose strength of mind and spirit are well commended.

He said the Nigerian Military considers his intelligence, doggedness, and resourcefulness hence his redeployment to the Nigerian Army Resource Centre.  

While recalling his own experiences, Enenche said he was the Director, Liason Officer to National Assembly in January 2017 and was redeployed as Director Defence Information by March of the same year.

He added that he was removed as DDI and was posted to Army War College as Commandant by December, 2017.

In his words, "Posting is a regular process in the services once you've attained the rank of General."

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, in a recent shakeup in the Nigerian Army redeployed the war against terror commander following a video leak that exposed the difficulties the ground troops are facing in the counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists.

This changes was immediately after the said video where Adeniyi was seen reporting to his superiors that despite the fact that the soldiers lacked enough arms and ammunition to fight the Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), they wont give up.

It was alleged that the leaking of the video which went viral sealed his fate as the military authorities were purportedly not impressed with the revelations.


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