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Gen Adeosun did not replace Buratai Chief of Army Staff, says Army

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The Nigeria Army has said that Lt Gen Lamidi Adeosun remains the chief of Training and Operations at the Army Headquarters despite his accelerated promotion by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Its spokesman, Col Sagir Musa, said in a statement that insinuations or suggestions of his appointment as new chief of Army Staff is fake.

Col.Musa said: “Contrary to fake news going round insinuating or suggesting appointment of Lieutenant General LO Adeosun as Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Army, members of the public are hereby once again informed that Lieutenant General LO Adeosun has just been given special/accelerated promotion from Major General to Lieutenant General and formally communicated to him by the Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen TY Buratai.

“Lt Gen LO Adeosun is only granted special promotion by the President, Commander -in – Chief, of the Armed Forced of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for his extra ordinary feats, exemplary leadership, loyalty and uncommon commitment in the counter insurgency operation in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.

“He still retains his appointment/position as Chief of Training and Operations of the Nigerian Army.

“Any contrary information is baseless, fake news and should be disregarded.”

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