Nigerian Army names Brigadier general Onyema Nwachukwu as new spokesperson

Brigadier general Onyema Nwachukwu

Brigadier general Onyema Nwachukwu has been named as the new spokesperson of the Nigerian army.

Nwachukwu will be taking over from Mohammed Yerima, also a brigadier general who was appointed in February by the late Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru.

Before his recent appointment, Mr Nwachukwu was the acting director of defence information at the defence headquarters. He had also served as the media coordinator of the Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield and was the deputy director of the Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre command in Maiduguri.

He was also Assistant Director Defence Information (NA), DHQ, Chief of Staff Headquarters Directorate of Army Public Relations and Public Relations Officer, NDA.

He attended the University of Ibadan and holds a Masters’ Degree in International Affairs and Strategic Studies from the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA, Post Graduate School, Kaduna.

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