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Country: Nigeria [+]

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Major General, Commander of 8 Task Force Division (Army/Military) on 26 May 2017 [+]


Unit Rank Role Official Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
8 Task Force Division [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 26 May 2017 [+]

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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 [+] Unknown 27 January 2021 [+] Unknown
Azubuike Onyeabo Ihejirika [+] Lieutenant General [+] Commander [+] Nigerian Army [+] Unknown January 2014 [+] Unknown
Luka Yusuf [+] Lieutenant General [+] Commander [+] Nigerian Army [+] Unknown August 2008 [+] 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
Abubakar Nabasa [+] Colonel [+] Commander [+] 242 Reconnaissance Battalion [+] Unknown 26 May 2011 [+] Unknown


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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
09 October 2007 This Day 680 Soldiers Head for Darfur
23 May 2008 This Day How 46 Soldiers Were Burnt to Death
27 September 2010 Daily Trust Sacked GOCs Get New Posts
07 February 2011 This Day Army Will Tackle Security Lapses
26 May 2011 Daily Independent Badagry Mayhem - Injured Police Officer, Taofeek, Dies
27 May 2011 Vanguard Soldiers' Attack On Policemen - Survivor Dies, Four Cops Still Missing
22 June 2011 This Day Internal Security - Army Modifies Training to Tackle Terrorism
21 November 2012 Daily Trust Crime - Army to Deploy Soldiers to Ogun
19 October 2013 This Day Nigeria, UK, U
30 November 2013 This Day 2015 - Army Prepares Agaist Violence
06 September 2014 Leadership Insurgents Seize the Gulak Village
14 July 2015 Leadership Buhari Replaces NSA, Service Chiefs
14 August 2015 Daily Independent Crush Boko Haram in Three Months, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs
05 May 2016 The Guardian (Nigeria) Military to Review Counter-Insurgency War
Nigerian Army About
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)
19 September 2013 Leadership FG Deploys Soldiers in Nasarawa
20 July 2015 Leadership Burutai Visits Troops in Konduga, Renames Counter Insurgency Outfit
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
14 September 2013 This Day GOC: New Security Role Won’t Overwhelm Army 06 August 2018
31 May 2011 Vanguard Bombings: Part of failed plots to derail Jonathan’s inauguration – Security Agencies
14 September 2011 Vanguard Army, Airforce Move Into Jos
02 July 2012 Vanguard 3 killed, one arrested as JTF, terrorists clash in Damaturu
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
27 May 2017 Nigerian Army Gen Nani Hands Over to Olabanji, Urges Troops to Maintain Momentum 21 October 2020
01 October 2017 The Punch Boko Haram attacks Bama, service chiefs to visit Borno 06 August 2018
02 June 2015 Amnesty International Stars on their shoulders. Blood on their hands. War crimes committed by the Nigerian military
08 March 2011 P.M. News Defence HQ Launch Skills Acquisition In Barracks
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