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Nigerian Army removes Texas Chukwu as spokesman, reinstates Sani Usman


The Nigerian Army has replaced Brigadier General Texas Chukwu as its spokesman.

Brigadier General Sani Usman has, however, been reinstated as Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR).

Chukwu took over the position in February when Usman enrolled for a senior executive course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) in Kuru, Jos.

Chukwu confirmed that he had been replaced.

“There must be progress. I’m going to NIPSS for study. You know there are some courses you would take before getting promoted to major-general.

“It’s true. I’m no more the army spokesman. SK Usman would take over. He just returned from course, too,” he told TheCable.

Usman also confirmed that he had returned to his former position since Monday.

“I wish to on behalf of my family thank all those that called or sent congratulatory messages as I graduated from NIPSS, Kuru, bagged the highly respected Membership of the National Institute (mni) and inducted into the Alumni Association of the National Institute (AANI) since Saturday 24th November 2018,” he said in a message sent to TheCable.

“I also like to inform you that I have also been reappointed as Director Army Public Relations with effect from Monday 26th November 2018. I look forward to your continued support and cooperation. May God continue to bless and protect you and your family.”

On Wednesday, Usman issued his first statement since returning to the post.

He spoke on the Metele attack on soldiers by the Boko Haram sect.


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