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John Zaruwa [+] Print this page

Also known as: J.S. Zaruwa | JS Zaruw | JS Zaruwa | Mohammed Zaruwa | Zaruwa [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Last seen as

Major General of Defence Headquarters (Military) [+]


Unit Rank Role Official Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Defence Headquarters [+] Major General [+] 25 October 2014 [+]
3 Armoured Division [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 13 February 2014 [+] 24 October 2014 [+]

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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
Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin [+] General [+] Commander [+] Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria [+] 13 July 2015 [+] Unknown Unknown
Alex Sabunduh Badeh [+] Air Chief Marshal [+] Commander [+] Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria [+] 16 January 2014 [+] Unknown Unknown


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
Rogers Ibe Nicholas [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 23 Armoured Brigade [+] 27 December 2013 [+] 11 June 2014 [+] 166 days


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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
08 September 2014 The Sun (Nigeria) Former President Obasanjo’s Son Shot In Mubi By Boko Haram
28 December 2013 This Day In Major Shake-Up, Army Redeploys Senior Officers
08 January 2014 This Day 23 Brigade Commandant Promise to End Insurgency
08 March 2014 Leadership The Impact Of Border Closure Between Nigeria And Cameroon
12 June 2014 This Day Television Viewing Centres in Adamawa, Yobe Shut Down
23 June 2014 This Day From Freedom to Fear
26 August 2014 The Guardian (Nigeria) Troops Return From Cameroun, to Begin Counter-Terrorism Campaign
08 September 2014 The Guardian (Nigeria) Boko Haram Kills 24 Soldiers, Injures Obasanjo's Son
14 August 2015 Daily Independent Crush Boko Haram in Three Months, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs
06 July 1994 Armed Forces Ruling Council Armed Forces Act Part III S.8(1)(a)
06 November 2014 Leadership Cement Firm Attack - Anxiety As Boko Haram Carts Away Dynamite
28 January 2014 The Nation (Nigeria) Boko Haram kills 74 in Borno, Adamawa attacks
19 February 2016 The Guardian (Nigeria) U.S. military trains Nigerian soldiers on counter-terrorism.
30 July 2015 Premium Times How fifth columnists in Nigerian military leaked operational plans to Boko Haram – ex-Defence Chief
13 February 2014 This Day Army, Navy Redeploy Senior Officers
06 February 2014 This Day Jonathan Charges Service Chiefs to Crush Boko Haram Insurgents
14 February 2014 This Day Students Flee Campus for Fear of Boko Haram Attack
29 January 2014 Vanguard Adamawa Church Attack - Death Toll Rises to 138
25 October 2014 Vanguard Terrorism - Army Sends GOC to Office
02 June 2015 Amnesty International Stars on their shoulders. Blood on their hands. War crimes committed by the Nigerian military
16 February 2021 Premium Times Ex-Nigerian defence chief, Olonisakin pulls out of army 16 November 2021
29 January 2021 TheCable PHOTOS: Olonisakin, chief of air staff hand over to their successors 16 November 2021
06 October 2020 This Day Preparing Military Personnel for Post-service Life 22 October 2020