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Borno: Zulum Appoints Kwara Army General As Security Adviser


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Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has approved the appointment of Brigadier General Abdullahi Sabi Ishaq (rtd) as his special adviser on security affairs.

Naija News reports that Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, announced the appointment of Ishaq in a statement released to newsmen on Thursday.

The new security adviser is an indigene of Kwara State, born in Ilesha on January 13, 1965.

According to the statement, General Ishaq, retired from the Nigerian Army on January 10, 2021, after 35 years of service, with his last position being the coordinator of the Nigeria Police component of Operation Lafiya Dole from December 2018 to January, 2021, which leads the ongoing fight against Boko Haram, and before then, he was commander of 8 provost group of the army in Monguno from February 2016 to February, 2018.

Gusau recalled that: “Before arriving Borno in 2016, Retired Brigadier General Ishaq had at different times, served as Director of Standard and Evaluation at the Army headquarters in Abuja, Chief instructor of Nigeria Army’s School of Military police in Zaria; and in the special investigation Bureau in Apapa, Lagos; Army Corps of military police, Abuja; UN mission to Sierra Leone, UN mission to Liberia, company commander, Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna; 1 provost group of army in Kaduna, Army corps of military police in Apapa, Lagos; 2 provost company in Ibadan as platoon commander, command day secondary school Bauchi as instructor, and 23 armoured brigade transport company also in Bauchi.”

He added that General Ishaq was a recipient of military medals including a force service star, meritorious service star, and distinguished service star in recognition of his 30 years of unblemished service in the Nigerian Army as well as medals from operation lafiya dole and the United Nations.

He had attended a wide range of security courses and holds a masters degree in law and enforcement of criminal justice from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Jos.

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