Boko Haram: Army Establishes 8th Division In Northern Borno

CHIEF-OF-ARMY-STAFF-DECORATES-GALLANT-SOLDIERS-IN-MUBI-The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has announced the establishment of the Nigerian Army 8th Division to be located in the northern part of Borno State.

Buratai made this known Wednesday in a lecture at the National Defence College, Abuja, titled “Nigerian Army: Challenges and Future Perspectives”.

The army chief explained that the new division is to bolster military operations against insurgents particularly ‎in lake Chad Basin Basin area.

The establishment of a new army division in Borno State is coming nearly three years after the Nigerian Army established the 7th Division in Maiduguri to improve counter insurgency operations in the northeast.

 

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