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By: Ade Adeleke
The Nigerian Army has deployed a new Brigade commander to Thirty-two Artillery Brigade, Owena Barracks Akure.
He is Brigadier General Zakari Abubakar who took over from Brigadier General James Ataguba who had been recently redeployed to Land Forces Simulation Centre as the Director, Training and Operations.
This is contained in a Press statement issued by the Command’s spokesman, Captain Victor Olukoya
The outgoing commander, Brigadier General James Ataguba in his valedictory speech at the send forth organised in his honour, thanked the media organisations, government functionaries and heads of sister security agencies in Ondo and Ekiti states for their professional support throughout his tenure.
He enjoined them to give the same support to the new commander, Brigadier General Zakari Abubakar.
Until his appointment, Brigadier General Abubakar is a member of the Directing Staff at the National Defence College, Abuja.
The statement reads, “Brigadier General Zakari Abubakar takes over command of 32 Artillery Brigade Akure from Brigadier General James Ataguba who has recently been posted to Land Forces Simulation Centre as the Director, Training and Operations and Deputy Director General”.
“Brigadier General Zakari Abubakar is a member of 40 Regular Combatant Course and a seasoned Air Defence Artillery officer. He was a member of the Directing Staff(DS) at the National Defence College (NDC) Abuja, until his appointment as the brigade commander”.