16 Brigade received new commander


Nigeria army 16 brigade has received a new commander.

The commander which was said to take over yesterday 29 of march 2019, was reported in a press statement by Nigeria Headquarters. Facebook page.

According to the press statement, release and signed JONAH DANJUMA Major Assistant Director Army Public Relations 16 Brigade Nigerian Army said, "Following a routine redeployment of officers of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Obinna Onubogu assumed command of 16 Brigade Nigerian Army on 27 March 2019. Headquarters 16 Brigade is located in Bayelsa Sta te Duringa grand colourful military ceremony, the new commander praised the efforts of the immediate pastcommander Brig Gen Kevin Aligbe in es tablish ing and kickstarting the operations and in frastructural development of the Brigade. The handover ceremony was followed by the hoisting of a new flag signifying the commencement of the new command. Brigadier General Obinna Onubogu is a member of 41 Regular Course of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy. The senior officer has held various command, staff and instructional appointments. Prior to his appointment he was the Deputy Director Plans at the Army Headquarters Department of Policy and Plans. He has also served as Chief of Staff, 27 Task Force Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE. Brigadier General Obinna Onubogu was the pioneer Commander of the Nigerian Contingent to the ECOWAS Mission in Guinea Bissau as well as Deputy Force Commander for the Mission. He holds a Master of Science degree in Security and Strategic Studies and a Post Graduate Degree in Peace and Reconcilia tion Studies, among other qualifications. He is a member of various professional bodies amongst which include the Nigerian Institute of Management 3".

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