Nigerian Army opens ‘Fort Buhari’ in president’s hometown

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai
Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai

The Nigerian Army has opened a new base named after President Muhammadu Buhari at his hometown, Daura, in Katsina State.

The new unit is named “Fort Muhammadu Buhari Forward Operation Base”, the army said in a statement Friday.

It said the unit was set up “to further enhance security in parts of 1 Division Nigerian Army’s area of responsibility”.

“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,” the statement by Sani Usman, army Brigadier General and spokesman, said.

Separately, senior army commanders on Thursday met in Jalingo, Tabara State, with the state governor, Darius Ishaku, to review the security situation of the state.

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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  • Jimi

    Naming things after a serving President. Na wao!

    • Guest

      The Army council got this wrong on levels, the forward operating base should have been named after a fallen non commission infantry soldier, that actually fell in a fire fight with boko haram.

  • George

    Could this type of thing be done on GOODLUCK NAME or even OBJ, no, never, why is it possible and allowed under the Northerner army, because they have the betrayal on their own side which is Yoruba.

    • Julius

      How many monikers you dey use self ..too funny. For your so called ‘intellectual info, Obj rejected the offer when the army proposed to him. Oh, I forgot, facts means nothing to a wet-back buafraud wanna be.

  • MilitaryPolice01

    A further validation of the corruption that is also known as nepotism

  • Kingsley Obinna Agbo

    With all the guards, when death will quietly slip in to take the heavily guarded supreme being, neither will the guards be aware nor will any single gate, barricade, key or lock be tampered with. It played out under Yar.adua but later amounted to nothing. This kangaroo mumbojumbo arrangements will still amount to nothing.

  • Alhaja tunsj soyemi(iya basira

    Silence..it’s all quiet now..you can hear a pin drop.
    E-zombies on the RUN.
    The likes of Kay soyemi only crawl out of their holes to attack women like Aisha Yesufu.
    Tundemess, Maria. Amazing 2012, Rommel etc..playing ‘coma’.
    Slaves!

  • Jimi

    Ass licking by another name!

  • Lanre

    I thought Taraba would be in the AO of 3rd Division or that of the 7th Division and not 82nd Division Must have my information wrong.

  • Otile

    The question is why is Osinbajo allowing this infamy to go on under his watch? He will soon ruin his good works in an attempt to impress the Fulanis.

  • growthengine

    this guy is funny.

  • ed

    Reading the names of the rulers of the Nigerian armed forces leadership only confirmed the well established fact that Nigerian Military is an Islamic Caliphate Northern entity.
    Osinbajo is only the Fulani’s wannabe son.
    May God save us from the entrenched evil Islamic empire that control our military and lawlessness enforcement agencies.

  • Iskacountryman

    he can now rule from daura after the coup…