NIGERIAN ARMY EXPANSION DRIVE GATHERS MOMENTUM; SET TO ESTABLISH ANOTHER NEW BATTALION AT DOMA, NASARAWA STATE.

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Onyeabo Ihejirika addresses Mali-bound Nigerian soldiers

Chief of Army Staff, Lt.Gen Onyeabo Ihejirika addresses Nigerian soldiers

BEEGEAGLE’S BLOG
8 May, 2013

The Nigerian Army are indeed in the throes of a major expansion. NTA NEWS reported that the Commander of the Army Corps of Engineers, Major General Funso Samson Owonibi and the Commander of the Guards Brigade, Brig. Gen Emmanuel Atewe were in Nasarawa State to inspect the selected site for the establishment of a new army battalion in the central Nigerian state. They were received by Governor Tanko al-Makura of Nasarawa.

After inspecting a total of six sites, the brasshats settled for the town of Doma as the host community for the new battalion.

It would be recalled that during the course of these past 3 weeks, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Ihejirika indicated that the ideal size of the Army in view of ongoing commitments, should be 150,000 troops. It has also emerged that the Army are gearing up to establish new battalions at Serti, Mubi, Azare, Kafanchan, Ibodi-Ilesha and at a yet-to-be-determined town in Ekiti State.

BACKGROUNDERS

https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/chief-of-army-staff-calls-for-manpower-strength-to-be-increased-from-100000-to-150-000-soldiers-more-battalions-to-be-established-in-yobe-state-kafanchan-and-in-n-e-towns-of-azare-mubi-mountain/

https://beegeagle.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/nigerian-army-establish-new-infantry-battalion-at-ibodi-ilesha-sw-nigeria-army-engineers-commence-topographical-survey-of250-hectare-site-for-barracks-construction/

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4 Responses to NIGERIAN ARMY EXPANSION DRIVE GATHERS MOMENTUM; SET TO ESTABLISH ANOTHER NEW BATTALION AT DOMA, NASARAWA STATE.

  1. jimmy says:

    We are seeing the formation of the sixth division materialize before our very eyes, this is good news, I have shouted myself hoarse, this is the good news. The thing that needs to be taken into consideration is the quality of these battalions must not be compromised. The training must be at least more than the regular period ( i do not know how long it is hopefully it should be a year) and there has to be a heavy EMPHASIS on training for the border areas between Nigeria/ Niger/ Cameroon/ Chad axis.

  2. Spirit says:

    Good news,
    “Quantity, in itself is quality”

  3. (@lordfej) says:

    i generally wish we would have 7 divisions and a division of marines to be posted in Lagos

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