Army Boss Lays Foundation for Southern Kaduna Military Formations


The Chief of Army staff,
Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has laid the foundation stone
for the building of a military barracks in Kafanchan in Jema’a Local
Government Area of Kaduna State at the weekend.
event was in fulfilment of the federal government’s promise to
establish two military formations in Southern Kaduna to ensure security
in the area.
Buratai said the setting up of military formation  in the area would
consolidate the peace process that had already started in the area.
 General Officer Commanding, 1 Mechanised Division, Major General
Adeniyi Oyebade, in his remarks said since the presidential approval for
the setting up of military formations, the Army has been looking for a
suitable land to establish a battalion in Kafanchan.
speaking at the occasion, Kaduna State Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai
said the state government would process and provide the land title for
Army land title, saying he was determined to give the army a structure
to start their operations before the completion of the barracks.


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