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Also known as: T.Y. Buratai | TY Buratai | Tukur Buratai | Tukur Y. Buratai | Tukur Yusuf Buratai | Yusuf Buratai | Yusuf Tukur Buratai [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Last seen as

Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General, Commander of Nigerian Army Headquarters (Army/Military) on 27 January 2021 [+]

Postings


Unit Rank Role Official Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Nigerian Army Headquarters [+] Lieutenant General [+] Commander [+] Chief of Army Staff [+] 4 August 2015 [+] 27 January 2021 [+]
Nigerian Army [+] Lieutenant General [+] Commander [+] Chief of Army Staff [+] 4 August 2015 [+] 27 January 2021 [+]
Armed Forces Council [+] 4 August 2015 [+] 22 July 2016 [+]
2 Amphibious Brigade [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 19 December 2012 [+] 31 January 2013 [+]
Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield Sector 2 [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 7 May 2012 [+] 31 January 2013 [+]
2 Amphibious Brigade [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 2 July 2011 [+] 18 December 2012 [+]

Chain of command

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Superiors

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 [+] 28 January 2021 [+] 2026 days
Bata Debiro [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield [+] 11 January 2013 [+] 9 January 2014 [+] 363 days
Johnson Ochoga [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield [+] 26 August 2012 [+] 11 January 2013 [+] 138 days
Oluwaseun Olayinka Oshinowo [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 82 Division [+] 15 February 2012 [+] 2013 [+] ~321 days
Abimbola Ayuba [+] Commodore [+] Deputy Commander [+] Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield [+] 3 September 2012 [+] 26 September 2012 [+] 23 days

Subordinates

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
Nsikak Edet [+] Brigadier General [+] Chief of Staff [+] 81 Division [+] 8 November 2020 [+] 21 March 2021 [+] 133 days
Godwin Ahamefuna Umelo [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 81 Division [+] 21 July 2020 [+] 11 March 2021 [+] 233 days
Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin [+] General [+] Commander [+] Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria [+] 13 July 2015 [+] 28 January 2021 [+] 2026 days
Johnson Irefin [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 81 Division [+] 22 July 2019 [+] 20 July 2020 [+] 364 days
Musa Yusuf [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 6 Division [+] 24 January 2018 [+] 5 August 2018 [+] 193 days
Enobong Okon Udoh [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 81 Division [+] 21 April 2018 [+] 30 July 2018 [+] 100 days
Texas Chukwu [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] Directorate of Army Public Relations [+] 18 March 2018 [+] 20 July 2018 [+] 124 days
Abdulmalik Bulama Biu [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 7 Division [+] 8 June 2018 [+] 19 July 2018 [+] 41 days
Benjamin Ahanotu (3 Armoured Division) [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 3 Armoured Division [+] 27 August 2017 [+] 3 May 2018 [+] 249 days
Enobong Okon Udoh [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 6 Division [+] 3 February 2017 [+] 23 January 2018 [+] 354 days
Ibrahim Attahiru [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Operation Lafiya Dole [+] 30 May 2017 [+] 5 December 2017 [+] 189 days
Adamu Baba Abubakar [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 82 Division [+] 25 December 2016 [+] 15 October 2017 [+] 294 days
Adeniyi Oyabade [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 1 Mechanised Division [+] 29 July 2015 [+] 6 August 2017 [+] 739 days
Stephenson Olabanji [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 8 Task Force Division [+] 27 May 2017 [+] 12 June 2017 [+] 16 days
Lucky E. Erabor [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Operation Lafiya Dole [+] 17 March 2016 [+] 29 May 2017 [+] 438 days
Victor Okwudili Ezugwu [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 7 Division [+] 6 March 2016 [+] 6 May 2017 [+] 426 days
Victor Okwudili Ezugwu [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 7 Division [+] 6 March 2016 [+] 1 May 2017 [+] 421 days
Kasimu Abdulkarim [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 6 Division [+] 11 September 2016 [+] 2 February 2017 [+] 144 days
Ibrahim Attahiru [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 82 Division [+] 15 January 2016 [+] 18 November 2016 [+] 308 days
Lucky E. Erabor [+] Major General [+] Deputy Theatre Commander [+] Operation Lafiya Dole [+] 18 December 2015 [+] 16 March 2016 [+] 89 days
Hassan Umoru [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Operation Lafiya Dole [+] 18 December 2015 [+] 16 March 2016 [+] 89 days
Mohammed Sani Ali [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 3 Armoured Division [+] 29 December 2015 [+] 13 March 2016 [+] 75 days
Lamidi Adeosun [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 7 Division [+] 19 January 2015 [+] 28 December 2015 [+] 343 days
Hassan Umoru [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 3 Armoured Division [+] 29 July 2015 [+] 17 December 2015 [+] 141 days
Ibrahim Attahiru [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 82 Division [+] 29 July 2015 [+] 9 December 2015 [+] 133 days
Yusha'u Mahmood Abubakar [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Operation Lafiya Dole [+] 16 August 2015 [+] 9 November 2015 [+] 85 days
Tamunomieibi I. Dibi [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 81 Division [+] 13 February 2014 [+] 9 August 2015 [+] 542 days

Sources

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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
18 July 2011 Daily Trust Day Soldiers Dumped Guns for Brooms
05 December 2011 Daily Trust Soldiers Shut Fake 'NNPC' in Creeks
09 May 2012 Leadership 25 Ghanaians, Five Locals Arrested Over Bunkering
24 July 2012 This Day Abia, Nigerian Army Tackle Vandalism of Shell's Facilities
27 August 2012 Daily Trust JTF Rescues 27 Kidnapped Oil Workers in Bakassi
20 December 2012 Daily Trust Army Promotes 59 Generals
22 December 2012 Leadership GOC Urges Anambra Residents to Volunteer Information On Criminals
12 January 2013 This Day JTF - We've Cut Oil Theft By 84 Percent in Niger Delta
08 July 2013 Daily Trust Oil Theft - JTF Impounds 28 Vessels, Barges in Rivers
11 January 2014 Daily Trust New JTF Commander Takes Over in Bayelsa
23 July 2014 This Day War On Terror Is Not a Day's Fight, Says Army Chief
20 May 2015 Daily Trust Man Gets Title, Car, N
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
09 September 2015 Daily Trust Kano Govt to Facilitate N2 Billion Loan for SMEs - Gov Ganduje
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
28 December 2015 Daily Independent Boko Haram Kills 45 in Borno, Adamawa
05 May 2016 The Guardian Military to Review Counter-Insurgency War
09 June 2016 This Day Sambisa Forest Is Now Locked Down - Military
Nigerian Army NIGERIAN ARMY 3 DIVISION
Nigerian Army Nigerian Army | 7 Division
Nigerian Army Nigerian Army | 81 Division
Nigerian Army Nigerian Army | 82 Division
06 December 2017 Daily Post Boko Haram: Rogers Nicholas replaces Attahiru as theatre commander
18 December 2015 Defence Headquarters NEW THEATRE COMMANDERS FOR OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE APPOINTED
13 April 2016 The Guardian Troops Arrest Three Boko Haram Commanders, Kill 22 Others
26 January 2016 Independent Army Kill 14 Boko Haram Terrorists In Yobe – GOC 3 Division
06 July 1994 Armed Forces Ruling Council Armed Forces Act Part III S.7(1)
15 February 2015 Leadership GOC, Brigade Commander Move to Liberate Monguno
20 July 2015 Leadership Burutai Visits Troops in Konduga, Renames Counter Insurgency Outfit
11 August 2015 Leadership ‘We Arrested Many Boko Haram Suspects In Lagos’
18 March 2016 News Agency of Nigeria Army kill 35 bandits, arrest 39 in North West -- GOC
11 June 2015 News Agency of Nigeria Minimah visits Borno, Adamawa to boost morale of troops
31 August 2016 Reuters Operation Lafiya Dole
23 July 2019 Sahara Reporters Nigerian General Urges Soldiers Not To Dent Image Of Country's Army 21 October 2020
30 May 2017 The Sun New Theatre Commander Ops LAFIYA DOLE, Gen Attahiru resumes
26 July 2013 The Sun Niger Delta creeks: JTF arrests 25, destroys 75 illegal oil refineries
05 August 2017 The Nation Why insecurity is escalating – Buratai
01 March 2016 Nigerian Army SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS EXTOL ARMY FOR MAKING REGION INVESTORS’ SAFE HAVEN
16 October 2015 CAJ News Nigeria Next Few Days Crucial for Op Lafiya Dole
13 February 2017 Champion Newspapers GOC urges stakeholders to end perennial communal clashes in A’ibom, Cross River states
28 January 2016 Daily Trust 'Operation Lafiya Dole' Command Interfaces With Host Communities
17 March 2016 Daily Trust Terrible week of road accidents (Editorial)
29 December 2015 Daily Trust Army committed to wiping out B/Haram – GOC
06 March 2016 Daily Trust Troops clear Boko Haram in Doksa, Dure
15 December 2015 Daily Trust We Arrested Zakzaky, Wife - Army
19 February 2016 The Guardian U.S. military trains Nigerian soldiers on counter-terrorism.
08 June 2016 Premium Times Special Report - Inside the Massive Extrajudicial Killings in Nigeria's South-East
31 January 2013 Premium Times JTF laments shortage of accommodation for personnel in Rivers
17 March 2016 Premium Times Army Names New Commander for Anti-Boko Haram Operation
02 May 2016 Premium Times Army Begins Large-Scale Operation in Sambisa Forests - Commander
30 July 2015 Premium Times Major shake-up in Nigerian Army, 334 top officers redeployed
08 March 2016 Premium Times Army General Dies in Auto Crash
19 March 2016 Premium Times 35 bandits killed, 39 others arrested in North-East – Nigerian Army
09 December 2015 The Tide Tambuwal Flays Poor Ranking Of Nigerian Varsities
16 February 2012 This Day 72 Generals Redeployed in Army Shake-up
13 February 2014 This Day Army, Navy Redeploy Senior Officers
11 March 2015 This Day Military Recaptures Bama As More Insurgents Are Killed in Adamawa
15 June 2012 Vanguard Coas Promises to Transform Army
03 September 2012 Vanguard JTF Trains Personnel On Ethics
26 September 2012 Vanguard Oil Theft - Stakeholders Toe Divergent Paths Over JTF's Altered Mandate
20 March 2014 Vanguard Nigeria sends 700 soldiers to maintain peace in Liberia
04 April 2014 Vanguard Boko Haram Attacks Possible in Ogun - Army Chief
30 July 2015 Vanguard 95 generals moved in fresh Army shake-up
30 September 2015 Vanguard We will end Boko Haram by December – Army
28 February 2016 Vanguard Boko Haram: Nigerian Army inducts Combat Motorbike battalion into Battle
13 February 2016 Vanguard Military releases 275 suspected Boko Haram detainees
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
15 January 2016 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Anti-Graft War: EFCC Seeks Army Support
13 June 2017 The Guardian Army kill Boko Haram leader, rescue nine children
18 November 2015 The Guardian MASSOB counters Buhari, sure of UN referendum on Biafra
06 May 2017 The Guardian Returning refugees from Cameroun overstretching Borno IDPs camps, army warns
06 August 2020 GOV. SANWO-OLU RECEIVES NEW GOC 81 DIVISION OF THE NIGERIAN ARMY, MAJOR-GENERAL GODWIN UMELO AT LAGOS HOUSE, MARINA, ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020 16 November 2021
25 October 2020 National Wire #EndSARS# Commander, 9 Brigade Visits Lagos Area, Appeals To Youths, Communities 25 October 2020
12 March 2021 National Wire “My Doors Are Opened For New Ideas – Gen Fejokwu Assures PSOs, Commanders 16 November 2021
08 November 2020 #EndSARS: Gov. Sanwo-Olu Called Me To Say Col Bello Was Shooting At Lekki, Gen Tells Lagos Judicial Panel 23 November 2021
27 May 2017 Nigerian Army Gen Nani Hands Over to Olabanji, Urges Troops to Maintain Momentum 21 October 2020
24 January 2018 News Agency of Nigeria Army’s 6 Division gets new GOC 22 October 2020
01 October 2017 The Punch Boko Haram attacks Bama, service chiefs to visit Borno 06 August 2018
06 August 2018 The Punch Nigerian Army, 6 Division, gets new GOC 22 October 2020
22 April 2016 Amnesty International Nigeria: Unearthing The Truth: Unlawful Killings and Mass Cover-Up in Zaria.
02 June 2015 Amnesty International Stars on their shoulders. Blood on their hands. War crimes committed by the Nigerian military
30 July 2018 Daily Trust Army test officers’ proficiency in handling of weapons, military drills 18 September 2018
01 May 2017 Daily Trust 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army gets new commander
04 February 2017 Daily Trust 6 Div Commander resumes duty in Port Harcourt
23 August 2015 Daily Trust Army redeploys GOCs, 329 officers
19 November 2016 P.M. News Army Explains Role Of New Division In Niger Delta
23 November 2016 Premium Times EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army officially declares 46 soldiers missing
25 June 2017 Premium Times Taraba violence: Nigerian Army blames politicians as Governor Ishaku denies ordering killing of Fulanis
16 February 2021 Premium Times Ex-Nigerian defence chief, Olonisakin pulls out of army 16 November 2021
27 January 2021 Premium Times PROFILE: Meet the new Service Chiefs 16 November 2021
28 January 2021 Premium Times Attahiru assumes office as new army chief as Buratai bows out 16 November 2021
23 March 2021 Premium Times Nigerian army cautions personnel on ‘unauthorised’ social media posts 16 November 2021
26 December 2016 Premium Times Nigerian Army ends Operation Python Dance in South-East – Official
03 October 2020 Radio Nigeria Army Chief advocates compliance to military tradition 22 October 2020
15 March 2021 The Sun GOC tasks soldiers on loyalty 16 November 2021
29 January 2021 TheCable PHOTOS: Olonisakin, chief of air staff hand over to their successors 16 November 2021
18 November 2016 This Day Army Arrests 37 Boko Haram Suspects in Lagos, Ogun
27 August 2017 This Day Rid our Forests of Criminals, Abubakar Challenges Army
11 September 2017 This Day Army Reconciles Warring Communities in Cross River, Ebonyi States
16 October 2017 This Day Army Wraps up Military Exercise in South-east
06 October 2020 This Day Preparing Military Personnel for Post-service Life 22 October 2020
30 April 2015 Vanguard Chief of Army Staff vows military will end insurgency
01 May 2016 Vanguard Benue, Enugu Killings: Islamic group reacts, says blaming Fulani herdsmen “absurd”
28 October 2016 Vanguard GOC 82 Div
13 September 2017 Vanguard Ops Python Dance 2: GOC 82 Div tours IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s home town
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
29 March 2018 Vanguard Army to Boko Haram: Surrender arms, embrace FG amnesty offer 17 September 2018
05 March 2018 Vanguard Dickson receives Buratai, urges him to help make Bayelsa foremost tourist, economic hub 26 August 2018
19 March 2018 Vanguard Troops kill 4, arrest 9 militiamen in Bauchi State 03 August 2018
18 March 2018 Vanguard Troops kill 4, arrest 9 militiamen in Bauchi State 31 July 2018
29 March 2018 Vanguard Troops nab 3 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno 09 August 2018
21 April 2018 Vanguard 23 cultists, 15 vandals in trouble 26 August 2018
19 March 2018 Vanguard 3 soldiers, 2 civilian JTF members killed by Boko Haram in shootout in Borno 03 August 2018
24 April 2018 Vanguard Army troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna 09 August 2018
24 April 2018 Vanguard Troops destroys Boko Haram IED factory, rescues hostages in Borno 08 August 2018
03 May 2018 Vanguard Army competition: Woman emerges best shooter 31 July 2018
09 June 2018 Vanguard Troops kill many bandits, arrest Boko Haram logistics supplier in Kaduna 06 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
22 April 2020 Vanguard COVID 19: GOC commissions waterpoint at 9 Brigade barracks 21 October 2020
22 July 2020 Vanguard New GOC takes over 81 DIV, charges officers, soldiers to work harder 21 October 2020
30 January 2021 Vanguard What you didn’t know about new Service Chiefs 23 November 2021
14 March 2021 Vanguard 81 Div Nigerian Army gets new GOC 16 November 2021