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Yusha'u Mahmood Abubakar [+] Print this page

Also known as: Yusha'u Abubakar | Yushau Abubakar [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Last seen as

Theatre Commander, Major General, Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole (Army/Joint Task Force/Military/Police/State Security Service (Internal Security)) on 9 November 2015 [+]


Unit Rank Role Official Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Operation Lafiya Dole [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Theatre Commander [+] 16 August 2015 [+] 9 November 2015 [+]

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Commanders of units that were superior to any units commanded by this person
Name Rank Role Unit Start of overlap End of overlap Duration of overlap
Tukur Yusufu Buratai [+] Lieutenant General [+] Commander [+] Nigerian Army [+] 4 August 2015 [+] 27 January 2021 [+] 2003 days


Commanders of units that were subordinate to any units commanded by this person
Name Rank Role Unit Start of overlap End of overlap Duration of overlap
Mohammed Sani Ali [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 21 Armoured Brigade [+] 29 July 2015 [+] 28 December 2015 [+] 152 days


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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
14 July 2015 Leadership Buhari Replaces NSA, Service Chiefs
14 August 2015 Daily Independent Crush Boko Haram in Three Months, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs
17 August 2015 This Day NAF Sustains Aerial Bombardment of Terrorists' Bunkers
18 September 2015 Daily Trust Commander Seeks Collaboration With Traditional Rulers On Insurgency
10 November 2015 This Day Military Nabs Another Wanted Boko Haram Terrorist
09 November 2015 Daily Trust Buratai Visits Troops, More Boko Haram Camps Are Destroyed
05 May 2016 The Guardian (Nigeria) Military to Review Counter-Insurgency War
13 April 2016 The Guardian (Nigeria) Troops Arrest Three Boko Haram Commanders, Kill 22 Others
06 July 1994 Armed Forces Ruling Council Armed Forces Act Part III S.8(b)
20 July 2015 Leadership Burutai Visits Troops in Konduga, Renames Counter Insurgency Outfit
29 July 2015 Sahara Reporters Nigerian Army Has Redeployed Some Of Its Officers
05 August 2017 The Nation (Nigeria) Why insecurity is escalating – Buratai
16 October 2015 CAJ News Nigeria Next Few Days Crucial for Op Lafiya Dole
17 March 2016 Daily Trust Terrible week of road accidents (Editorial)
29 December 2015 Daily Trust Army committed to wiping out B/Haram – GOC
08 March 2016 Premium Times Army General Dies in Auto Crash
30 July 2015 Vanguard 95 generals moved in fresh Army shake-up
28 February 2016 Vanguard Boko Haram: Nigerian Army inducts Combat Motorbike battalion into Battle
30 March 2016 Vanguard Army captures Alagarno, Boko Haram `spiritual power base’
22 July 2016 Vanguard Troops welfare: Army to review fees in command schools
01 October 2017 The Punch Boko Haram attacks Bama, service chiefs to visit Borno 06 August 2018
28 January 2021 Premium Times Attahiru assumes office as new army chief as Buratai bows out 16 November 2021
03 October 2020 Radio Nigeria Army Chief advocates compliance to military tradition 22 October 2020
26 December 2017 Vanguard Soldiers celebrate Christmas in Gwoza, Buni Yadi 26 August 2018
06 January 2018 Vanguard COAS commends Gov. Gaidam for presentation of vehicles to army 08 August 2018
05 March 2018 Vanguard Dickson receives Buratai, urges him to help make Bayelsa foremost tourist, economic hub 26 August 2018
20 July 2018 Vanguard Buratai renames 21 Brigade as Special Forces Brigade 25 August 2018
19 July 2018 Vanguard No going back, fight to finish, Buratai charges troops 09 August 2018