The Nigerian army has established a new division in the northern part of Borno as Part of a strategic plan to boost military operations against terrorists, particularly in areas around the Lake Chad Basin,
This was disclosed by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, today, January 13, while delivering a lecture titled: `Nigerian Army: Challenges and Future Perspectives’, at the National Defence College, Abuja, Today.ng reports.
The army also said plans were underway to establish another division to be known as the Nigerian Army 6 Division with Headquarters in the South-South region of the country.
He said the establishment of the new divisions was part of a strategic plan to improve on the operational capabilities of the Nigerian Army, following the rise in threats to national security.
“We have established the 8 division located in the northern part of Borno specifically to clear the area of the remaining terrorists elements while another division, 6 Division, will be established in the South-South,’’ he said.
According to him, the establishment of the additional formations would bring the number of divisions in the Nigerian Army to eight.
Though he did not give details of the new establishment, he said the division would soon become fully operational with logistics and manpower deployments.