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Army’s 8 Division Formally Takes Off In Sokoto | The Precision

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L-R: GOC of Nigerian Army’s 8 Div, Sokoto, Brig-Gen SO Olabanji
presenting a plaque to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal to commemorate the
take off of the new division during a visit to Sokoto Government
House…Wednesday 18/10/17
The
newly-established 8 Division of Nigerian Army, with headquarters in
Sokoto, has formally taken off with the posting of Brigadier-General S. O.
Olabanji as the pioneer General Officer Commanding (GOC).

Revealing
this when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal at
the Government House, the new GOC said all necessary arrangements have
been put in place to ensure to ensure a smooth take off.
He
said the bulk of the men and officers of the division were hitherto
involved in internal safety operations in the North, but have now been
mobilised to ensure the proper take off of the new division.
“As
you may recall, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Yusuf Burutai
announced the establishment of this division when he visited Sokoto
earlier this year. I am to inform you that we have taken off and to
solicit the support and cooperation of the people and governments under
our jurisdiction,” the new GOC stated.
In his remarks, Governor Tambuwal assured the army authorities of total support to enable them achieve their objectives.
“We
welcome you with open hearts. To us, the military are our friends. We
will give you all the necessary support to achieve success. We owe you
that much having given everything you have to protect us at all times.
“We
will do everything we can to make your stay comfortable. As for the new
GOC, we assure you that Sokoto is your home. Feel free to go to any
part of the state anytime the need arises. We cherish our position of
being the most peaceful state in the federation, and your arrival will
make us strengthen that position,” he added. 

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