The Nigerian Army, being the largest component of the Nigerian Armed Forces is charged with responsibility to defend the country and its borders in ground combats.
It was founded in 1960 and has the reputation of being one of the best on the African Continent. The army has over 200,000 personnel and these personnel are scattered all over the country in army barracks which serve as housing and offices.
We will look at the barracks that exist in Nigeria in this article so that you will know the barracks and their locations in the country.
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List of Army Barracks in Nigeria
The following is the list of army barracks in the country with their location:
1. Katsina Barracks (Katsina State)
The 35 Battalion Katsina Barracks was founded on 14th April, 2016. It is located along Jibia Road in the city of Katsina which is the capital of Katsina State.
2. Keffi Barracks
The 177 Guard Battallion is located along Jos-Abuja Road in Keffi. It is currently called Shittu Alao Barracks, Keffi in Nasarawa State.
3. Okitipupa Barracks
This is a 19 Battallion Barracks located in Okitipupa, Ondo State. Its current name is Naquora Army Barracks, 19 Battallion Okitipupa Ondo.
4. Calabar Barracks
This is a 13 Brigade Barracks located in Calabar, Cross River State. It is currently known as Akim Army Barracks, Calabar.
5. Onitsha Barracks
This is military Cantonement Onitsha in Anambra State.
6. Lafenwa Barracks
This is also refered to as Nyangoa Barracks, Lafenwa, Abeokuta in Ogun State.
7. Ekenwan Barracks
This located in Ovia North, Benin City, the capital of Edo State. It is the 4 Brigade Army Headquarters in the State.
8. Makurdi Barracks
This barracks houses the 72 Special Force Battalion in Makurdi. It is also refered to as the Naites Nasme Barracks, Makurdi in Benue State.
9. Abakpa Barracks
This barracks is home to the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, making it a major barracks in the country. It is located in Enugu, the capital of Enugu State.
10. Awkunanu Barracks
This located in Akwunanu town, Enugu State.
11. Ikeja Barracks
This is also referred to as Ikeja Cantonement. It is located in Ikeja, Lagos, Lagos State.
12. Ojo Barracks
This is located in Tedi Village, Ojo in Lagos. It is referred to as Ojo Cantonment in Lagos.
13. Rukuba Barracks
This is referred to as the 3rd Armoured Division, Rukuba Cantonment, Rukuba, in Plateau Sate. It was renamed in 2003 as Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Rukuba.
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14. Odogbo Barracks
This is referred to as odoko-Idogbo Army Barracks, Ibadan. It houses the headquarters of the 82nd Division of the Nigerian Army in Ibadan.
15. Bori Camp
The Nigerian Army Bori Camp is located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
16. Abalti Barracks
Abalti Barracks is located in Surulere, Lagos. It is the Headquarters of the Nigerian Army Ordnance Corp.
17. Dodan Barracks
Dodan Barracks is located in Lagos Off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi. It was the supreme headquarters of the military in 1966 and served as home to many top army officers in the past.
18. Arakan Barracks
Arakan Barracks is the seat of the Nigerian Army Finance Corp. it also houses the Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration. It is located in Apapa, Lagos, Lagos State.
19. Tego Barracks
Tego Barracks is located on Bonny Street, Badia in Lagos. It is the home of Nigerian Army School of Intelligence.
20. Beho Beho Barracks
Beho Beho Barracks is also located in Lagos, Lagos State.
21. Marda Barracks
Marda Barracks is located in Yaba, Lagos opposite Healthy Pulse Pharmacy and Supermarket, 346 Herbert Macaulay Street, yaba, Lagos.
22. Ashanti Barracks
Ashanti barracks is located in Lagos along Mobil Road, Ajegunle.
23. Letmauk Barracks
Letmauk Barracks is home to the 4th Battalion in Mokola, Ibadan, Oyo State.
24. Bukavu Barracks
Bakavu Barracks houses the 3 Brigade, Nigerian Army. It is located in the city of Kano, Kano State.
25. Kotoko Barracks
Kotoko Barracks is located in Kaduna, Kaduna State.
26. Dalet Barracks
Dalet Barracks is the headquarters of 1 Division, in Kaduna. It is located at Kawo in Kaduna, Kaduna State.
27. Mogadishu Barracks
Mogadishu Barracks is located in Abuja. It is also called Abacha Barracks.
28. Colito Barracks
29. Kalapanzin Barracks
Kalapanzin Barracks is located in Kaduna, Kaduna State. It is referred to as 312 Artilery Regiment, Kaduna.
30. Chindit Barracks (Zaria)
Chindit Barracks is located in the ancient city of Zaria in Kaduna State.
31. Ribadu Cantonment (Kaduna State)
Ribadu Cantonement is the old Nigerian Defence Academy. It is located in the City of Kaduna, Kaduna State.
32. Adaka Boro Barracks
Adaka Boro Barracks is located in Elele, Rivers State.
33. Giwa and Maimalari Barracks
Is the headquarters of 7 Division of Nigerian Army. It is located in the city of Maiduguri in Borno State.
34. Fort Nagwamatse
Fort Nagwamatse Barracks is located in Kontagora, Niger State.
35. Obienu Barracks
Obienu Barracks is located in Bauchi, Bauchi State.
36. Ejoor Barracks (Effurun/Warri, Delta State)
Ejoor Barracks is home of the 3 Battalion of Nigerian Army. It is located in Effurun, Warri, Delta State.
37. W.U Bassey Barracks
W.U Bassey Barracks is located in the FCT in Abuja on Murtala Mohamed Way next to Sheraton Hotel.
38. Fort IBB
Is also located in the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja.
39 Yakubu Gowon Barracks
Yakubu Gowon Barracks is located in Abuja. It is home to the Guards Brigade Medical Centre. In the FCT.
40. Aguiyi-Ironsi Barracks
Aguiyi Irosi Barracks also known as Aguiyi Ironsi Cantonment is located in Asokoro, Abuja.
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41. Gado Nasko Barracks
Gado Nasko Barracks is located I Abuja. It is now known as Lungi Barracks.
42. Artillery Brigade Barracks
The Artilery Brigade Barracks is also known as 31 Artilery Brigade Minna Cantonment
43. 33 Artillery Brigade Barracks
This is the headquarters of the 33 Artillery Brigade located in Bauchi, Bauchi State.
44. AN Barrack
AN Barracks is located in Yaba, Lagos in Lagos State.
45. Alamala Barracks
Alamala Barracks is located in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
This is the information on army barracks in the country. Although the information is a bit scanty, it is enough for anyone to locate most of them. Thanks for reading.Click here to see the latest Jobs opportunities in Nigeria.
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