By Ige Olugbenga
The Nigerian Army has appointed Brig.-Gen. Garba Audu as the Commander of the 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army in Bama, Borno.
The deputy director (Army Public Relations Department), Lt.-Col. Samuel Kingsley, said this in a statement in Maiduguri.
According to Kingsley, Audu is a member of the 37th Regular Course of the prestigious Nigerian Defence Academy and commissioned into the Nigerian Army Armour Corps.
Audu takes over from Col. Adamu Laka, who is proceeding on strategic course at the National Defence University, Pakistan.
Until his appointment, Audu was the deputy director (Safety) at the Department of Standard and Evaluation, Defence Headquarters Abuja.
Meanwhile, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brig.- Gen. Victor Ezugwu has organised a farewell luncheon in honour of the former commander according to the statement.
Ezugwu, while bidding Laka farewell, commended him for his bravery, dedication, commitment to work and professionalism.
He expressed optimism that the new brigade commander would excel in the discharge of his duties given his antecedence as a veteran of ECOMOG missions in Liberia.
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