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The Nigerian Army has deployed Faruk Yahaya as the new theatre commander Operation Lafiya Dole, the army’s operation fighting Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east.

Yahaya, a major-general, who was until the deployment, general officer commanding (GOC) of the army’s 1 division in Kaduna, is replacing Olusegun Adeniyi who had been in charge of the operation since August.  

In the major redeployment of generals and other senior officers, Adeniyi will now resume at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre (NARC) Abuja as a senior research fellow. 

In a statement on Tuesday, Sagir Musa, army spokesman, said the postings which was approved by Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, is a routine exercise intended to reinvigorate the system for greater professional effectiveness and efficiency

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