BURATAI, Lt-Gen Tukur Yusuf

Born November 24, 1960

Buratai Town, Bui Local Government Area, Borno State.

Lt-Gen Buratai is the 20th Chief of Army Staff of the Nigerian Armed Forces. He is an accomplished infantry senior officer who was commissioned in 1983 and has had multiple command, administrative and instructional appointments over his 34 years illustrious career. He resigned from office on January 26, 2021.
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse
State of Origin: Borno State
Father's Name Yusuf Buratai
Mother's Name
Working Experience

Chief of Army Staff of Nigeria since 2015.

Previous Appointments:

– Lieutenant, January 1985;

– Captain, January 1989;

– Major, January 1994;

– Lieutenant Colonel, January 1998;

– Colonel, January 2004;

– Brigadier General, January 2009;

– Major General, January 2012;

– Lieutenant General since August 2015.

Nigerian Defence of Award; University of Maiduguri, Borno State; National Defence College, Mirpur, Bangladesh; Bangladesh University of Professionals, Dhaka.

– Recipient, Forces Service Star (FSS);
– Recipient, Meritorious Service Star (MSS);
– Recipient, Distinguished Service Star (DSS);
– Recipient, Grand Service Star (GSS);
– Recipient, Pass Staff Course Dagger (psc(+));
– Recipient, Field Command Medal;
– Recipient, Training Support Medal;
– Recipient, United Nations Medal for Angolan Verification Medal II.

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