The Nigerian Army Council has in the meantime approved the establishment of the 8th Division of the Army to be located in Sokoto.
This piece of news was disclosed by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TUKUR BURATAI while visiting the Sokoto state governor AMINU TAMBUWAL in Sokoto on Sunday.
According to the Army Chief, the Officers and men to make up the new Division were currently operating in the North East.
BURATAI said that as soon as the security situation is the region is fully stabilized, the Division would move to Sokoto.
The Chief of Army Staff explained that the decision to create and locate a new Division is part of efforts to provide sustainable peace and unity in Nigeria adding that the Nigerian Army is fully committed to ensuring this.