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Kwara-born retired Army General appointed as Security Adviser in Borno

Retired Brigadier General Abdullahi Sabi Ishaq has been appointed by the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum as Special Adviser on Security Affairs.

The announcement was made in a statement, on Thursday night, by the apokesman to the Borno State Governor, Isa Gusau.

Ishaq retired from the Nigerian Army on January 10, 2021, after 35 years of service. His last posting was Coordinator of the Nigeria Police component of Operation Lafiya Dole from December 2018 to January 2021.

He was Commander of 8 Provost Group of the Army in Monguno from February 2016 to February 2018.

Before his transfer to Borno in 2016, Ishaq was Director of Standard and Evaluation at the Army headquarters in Abuja; Chief Instructor of Army School of Military Police in Zaria, and later Special Investigation Bureau in Apapa, Lagos.

He served at the Army Corps of Military Police, Abuja; UN Mission to Sierra Leone; UN mission to Liberia; 1 Provost Group of Army in Kaduna; Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna, as Company Commander; 2 Provost Company, Ibadan, as Platoon Commander.

According to Gusau, Ishaq was a recipient of military medals including a force service star, meritorious service star, and distinguished service star. He received medals from Operation Lafiya Dole and the United Nations.

The retired General holds a Master’s Degree in law and enforcement of criminal justice from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from University of Jos.

He attended Kwara State College of Technology, Baptist Grammar School in Okuta, Kwara, and Zonal Education School Board in Ilesha, also in Kwara.

“General Ishaq will be coming with huge operational experience, relationship with serving military heads, other security agencies involved in the fight against Boko Haram, and a good understanding of Borno communities, people and culture,” Gusau added.

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