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Nigerian Army set up Fort Buhari in President’s hometown

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The Nigerian Army, Friday, announced it has set up a military base named after President Muhammadu Buhari at his hometown, Daura, in Katsina State.

The army said in a statement, that the new station known as, “Fort Muhammadu Buhari Forward Operation Base” was formed “to further enhance security in parts of 1 Division Nigerian Army’s area of responsibility”.

Army spokesman Brigadier General Sani Usman also said in the statement, “The establishment of the new unit was part of the implementation of the the Nigerian Army approved Order of Battle 2016 (ORBAT 2016) by the Army Council.”

In another development, senior army commanders on Thursday had met with Darius Ishaku, Taraba State governor in Jalingo, to determine the state’s security level.

The team was led by the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division Nigerian Army, Adamu Abubakar, a major general.

The delegation had the commander 13 Brigade, Bulama Biu, Brigadier General, the Commander 82 Division Provost Group, Ahmadu Abubakar, Colonel, the Commanding Officer 93 Battalion Ibrahim Gambari, a Lieutenant Colonel; and the Commanding Officer 20 Battalion, Awwal Abdullahi, Lieutenant Colonel.


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