The Nigerian Army Council has approved the establishment of its 8th Division in Sokoto.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Yusuf Buratai, disclosed this in Sokoto on Sunday.
Buratai spoke during a condolence visit to Gov. Aminu Tambuwal over the recent demise of the 18th Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki.
The COAS said that officers and men of the new Division were, however, currently operating in the North East.
”As soon the security situation in that region is fully stabilized, the Division would move to Sokoto.
”The move is part of efforts to provide sustainable peace and unity in Nigeria and the Nigerian Army is fully committed to ensuring this,” he added.
Buratai commended Tambuwal for his routine support to the 1 Brigade of the Nigerian Army and other security agencies in…
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