WHY WE ESTABLISHED MILITARY BASE IN DAURA, BUHARI’S HOMETOWN…NIGERIAN ARMY

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The Nigerian Army saturday said its decision to establish a unit in Daura, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari, was in fulfillment of implementation of the approved Order of Battle 2016 (ORBAT 2016) by the Army Council.
The Army stated that the establishment of the military base was to further enhance security in parts of its area of responsibility in 1 Division.
Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-General Sani Usman said in a statement that the unit was named Fort Muhammadu Buhari Forward Operation Base, after President Muhammadu Buhari. Usman stressed that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Buratai, unveiled the unit on Friday.
The Director added that “the establishment of the new unit was part of the implementation of the Nigerian Army approved Order of Battle 2016 (ORBAT 2016) by the Army Council.”
He said: “To further enhance security in parts of 1 Division Nigerian Army’s area of responsibility, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, has commissioned Fort Muhammadu Buhari Forward Operation Base, Daura, Katsina State which was named after President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The establishment of the new unit was part of the implementation of the Nigerian Army approved Order of Battle 2016 (ORBAT 2016) by the Army Council. Prior to that, he was at the palace of HRH, Alhaji (Dr) Umar Faruk Umar, the Emir of Daura for a courtesy call”, the statement noted.
-Thisday
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