Security Shake-Up: Military Redeploys Brigade Commander after Officer’s Clash With Police
- A clash between the military and police in Adamawa prompts the redeployment of Brigade Commander Brigadier M. J. Gambo, replaced by Brig. Gen. Paul Kefas Zawaya.
- Governor Fintiri urges the new Brigade Commander to intensify crime reduction efforts and collaborate closely with other security agencies.
- The outgoing commander was praised for enhancing state security, with an emphasis on continued support for his successor to maintain peace in Adamawa.
The aftermath of a clash between military and police personnel in Adamawa State on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, has led to the redeployment of Brigadier M. J. Gambo, the Brigade Commander of the 23 Armoured Brigade.
This clash, which involved the Adamawa State Police Command, prompted immediate action, resulting in the appointment of Brigadier General Paul Kefas Zawaya as the new Brigade Commander.
Zawaya, hailing from the Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, assumed the role, while the specifics of Brigadier General Gambo’s new deployment to the Army Headquarters remained unclear, pending further details.
As Brigadier General Kefas Zawaya was welcomed to the Government House, Yola, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri urged him to focus on reducing the crime rate in the state.
Emphasising the necessity for collaboration among security agencies, Governor Fintiri stressed the importance of enhanced intelligence gathering and cooperative tactical operations to effectively address insecurity.
Governor Fintiri lauded Brigadier General M. J. Gambo for his efforts in revamping the security landscape, commending his proactive stance against criminal activities that contributed to making Adamawa State one of the most peaceful states in the country.
The outgoing Brigade Commander expressed gratitude to Governor Fintiri for the support extended during his tenure, urging the continuation of the same assistance for his successor.
Brigadier General Zawaya assured Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of his commitment to strengthening relationships and cooperating with other security counterparts to maintain the current peaceful environment fostered by the governor’s leadership.
In bidding farewell, Brigadier General MJ Gambo displayed confidence in the abilities and professionalism of Brigadier General Kefas Zawaya, acknowledging his successor’s hard work and courage demonstrated across various formations.
The clash that precipitated these changes underscores the importance of cohesive and cooperative efforts within the security apparatus.
The redeployment and appointment aim to bolster security strategies and foster a renewed focus on reducing criminal activities within Adamawa State.
Governor Fintiri’s emphasis on collaboration and enhanced intelligence gathering signifies a proactive approach to addressing security challenges in the region.
As the new Brigade Commander takes office, the state anticipates him continuing his predecessor’s commitment to maintaining peace and security.
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