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Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by dre11(m): 11:11pm On Oct 19, 2017
By Ronald Mutum




The Nigerian Army Council has approves accelerated promotion and commissioning of Master Warrant Officer Garba Abdullahi to the rank of captain, Army spokesman Brigadier General Sani Usman said in a statement on Thursday.

The army spokesman said, “In recognition and reward for gallantry, unprecedented show of bravery, courage and selfless service, the Army Council on Monday 16th October 2017, approved the granting of Executive Commission to 79NA/21553 Master Warrant Officer Garba Abdullahi of 159 Battalion, Nigerian Army, to the rank of Captain for gallantry.”

He said that the accelerated promotion was due to observed outstanding qualities of military professionalism such as gallantry and dedication to service demonstrated by the Non–Commissioned Officer.

He added that Garba Abdullahi's leadership qualities endeared him to his Commanding Officer who deemed it fit to assign him a higher responsibility as platoon commander of one of the arrow head sub-units of the Battalion.

He said the role Abdullahi played excellently to the admiration of both his superiors and subordinates alike, under his able leadership, his platoon achieved great exploits of daring, bravery and courage for which the Battalion was reputed.

Usman explained that the 159 Battalion is of one the rugged and most experienced cohesive fighting unit that makes up Operation Lafiya Dole.

He said the battalion covers five Local Government Areas in Yobe State and serves as the Brigade’s first line of defence in the northern front adjoining Niger Republic and Borno State.

He said the Battalion primarily occupies a blocking position from where it conducts Counter Terrorist and Counter Insurgency operations to defeat Boko Haram terrorists.

Usman said since their deployment into the theatre about two years ago, the unit has contributed immensely to the decimation of Boko Haram terrorists and also involved in humanitarian activities to the host communities.

He added that the elevated Abdullahi played a significant role in all the successful operations achieved by the unit.

He said Garba Abdullahi has since been decorated with the badge of his new rank of Captain at the Battalion Headquarters located in Geidam, Yobe State by his Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Owoicho Augustine Obochi, to the admiration of both officers and soldiers of the unit.

He added that, “The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai has congratulated the newly commissioned officer.”


https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/gallantry-army-promotes-warrant-officer-to-captain.html

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by Paperwhite(m): 11:19pm On Oct 19, 2017
So is he the only one that made up the battalion or what is the justification for this accelerated promotion? No officers training @ the NDA? It can only be with an aboki you know.That is how they undeservely perpetuate themselves on the Nigerian nation.

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by SalamRushdie: 11:22pm On Oct 19, 2017
Any Warrant officer is more experienced than any captain or major anywhere

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by AceRoyal: 11:26pm On Oct 19, 2017
Paperwhite:
So is he the only one that made up the battalion or what is the justification for this accelerated promotion? No officers training @ the NDA? It can only be with an aboki you know.That is how they undeservely perpetuate themselves on the Nigerian nation.
What were u expecting before?
From quota system to accelerated promotion.
No southerner will ever be given such privilege!

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by nwabobo: 11:37pm On Oct 19, 2017

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by tsdarkside(m): 11:45pm On Oct 19, 2017
chaiii...ipob is finished...you wan mess with this guy??... grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by sapientia(m): 1:18am On Oct 20, 2017
SalamRushdie:
Any Warrant officer is more experienced that any captain or major anywhere

The best they can do is to convert him to an officer. Yes. a warrant Officer is supposed to have spent same years in the military with a Brig.Gen.. But is no grounds for such promotions.

Trainings for other ranks and officers are not same

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by DonBobes(m): 2:23am On Oct 20, 2017
For those of u confused and saying jabberwockies. This is why he was promoted
COAS visited the unit on 4 Aug 17. During the visit the COAS toured round the unit's deployments and was impressed with the WO's exceptional performance and composure in the operational description of his defended post/ employment of Sp Wpns. The COAS imm dir his approval for EC with waiver on age ceiling.

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by Penalty82(m): 4:41am On Oct 20, 2017
DonBobes:
For those of u confused and saying jabberwockies. This is why he was promoted
COAS visited the unit on 4 Aug 17. During the visit the COAS toured round the unit's deployments and was impressed with the WO's exceptional performance and composure in the operational description of his defended post/ employment of Sp Wpns. The COAS imm dir his approval for EC with waiver on age ceiling.


If he's a southerner, the COAS wouldn't have noticed all these, even if he does, he can't give him this kind of accelerated promotion.

The promotion was well planed and played.

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by yomalex(m): 6:13am On Oct 20, 2017
good
Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by vankaid: 6:35am On Oct 20, 2017
Aboki or no aboki that one na una concern.
I just happy for the guy. Its just like hearing the news of a primary school headmaster being promoted to a secondary school principal.
For once guys, lets forget the process and be happy for the guy.
Even with all the corruption in Naija this is a rare occurence.

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by Wiseandtrue(f): 6:52am On Oct 20, 2017
Make una dey promote una self undecided soon and very soon without restructuring, There will be revolution that will be too much for you to handle!

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by oglalasioux(m): 7:08am On Oct 20, 2017
Paperwhite:
So is he the only one that made up the battalion or what is the justification for this accelerated promotion? No officers training @ the NDA? It can only be with an aboki you know.That is how they undeservely perpetuate themselves on the Nigerian nation.

That man's rank as an NCO is equal to a Major General. Being a Warrant Officer is not easy. The promotion is just a mark of honour. I don't see any tribal preference in this.

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by Atiku2019: 7:08am On Oct 20, 2017
Warrant Officers are the real soldiers fighting BH in the Northeast.

Quote me anywhere

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by intruxive(m): 7:10am On Oct 20, 2017
Must igbos hate always? Can dey not just pretend to be reasonable a litle?
Gallantry is a valid reason for promoting an already experienced soldier, all other trainings will be given him gradually.
Thank God for people like him, BH would have captured nnewi by now and some ppl will be idps in cameroun tongue

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by Bari22(m): 7:16am On Oct 20, 2017
Useless ipobs got a reason to hate for the whole day

They hate everything including their existence.



Meanwhile i salute

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by GuyfawkesAB(m): 7:17am On Oct 20, 2017
Your posts always reflect your state of mind - sorrow and seething with hatred that might soon kill you.

Don't you wish anyone well?

Does everything always come to you in Northerner vs Southerner?
The man is deserving of the promotion. Congratulate him please.

The Army is not a place for tribal favouritism. Professionalism and reward for merit is still fully practised there



Penalty82:



If he's a southerner, the COAS wouldn't have noticed all these, even if he does, he can't give him this kind of accelerated promotion.

The promotion was well planed and played.

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by Silvermoney: 7:32am On Oct 20, 2017
The guy looks mentally unbalanced.

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by Zoharariel(m): 7:33am On Oct 20, 2017
GuyfawkesAB:


The Army is not a place for tribal favouritism. Professionalism and reward for merit is still fully practised there


More than half of all the Hausa/Fulanis in the Nigerian Army & other Civil Service were actually promoted & favoured above their counterparts based on the “quota-system”.

If you apply to the NDA and you do not have an Hausa/Fulani names, even if you excel in the exams, your chances of being enlisted is “zero”. I know this because I've lived in the north for more than 10 years.

This is Y Nigeria is fvcked.

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by edeXede: 7:56am On Oct 20, 2017
embarassed

I pity his family.. Now he will be number one target for bokoharam.. RIP in advance

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by Nobody: 7:56am On Oct 20, 2017
all these army promotions, names, reputation stll they can't ward off terrorists, boko harem totally away undecided

useless people
Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by Nobody: 8:00am On Oct 20, 2017
SalamRushdie:
Any Warrant officer is more experienced that any captain or major anywhere

You are very correct. Warrant Officers play a key position in handling the troops during times of war and crisis

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by Majesticniyi(m): 8:00am On Oct 20, 2017
I've always tried to avoid posts and comments that promote or degrade tribes/ethnics but reading the first few comments on this post this morning is disheartening. Must people be so filled with hate that they see evil everywhere? I hope those that dropped the first few comments (claiming favoritism because the man is a northerner) don't go about in real life with such hatred and bitterness in their hearts. You guys just drop irresponsible comments without thinking it over in your minds. Even at our places of work, people keep getting promotions and recommendations because they excel at what they do. OK fine, let's say the Army does actually promote people based on sentiments...how would you feel if you have actually dedicated your life to defend a nation and when you get recognized for it, you read such comments from citizens who you have sacrfifced so much for?



Congratulations O'jare, Mr. Soldier. Oye a mori o cool

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by otunbadan(m): 8:00am On Oct 20, 2017
Paperwhite:
So is he the only one that made up the battalion or what is the justification for this accelerated promotion? No officers training @ the NDA? It can only be with an aboki you know.That is how they undeservely perpetuate themselves on the Nigerian nation.

You are a stupi.d person you know, you see someone congratulated for risking his life and you mouth can only speak stupid bigotry !!!

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by lelvin(m): 8:01am On Oct 20, 2017
Hehe

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by buchilino(m): 8:01am On Oct 20, 2017
I ONLY WISH N PRAY DAT DIS PROMOTION WAS BASED ON MERIT. NOT RELIGION OR TRIBE.
Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by Pesuzok(m): 8:01am On Oct 20, 2017
Zoharariel:


More than half of all the Hausa/Fulanis in the Nigerian Army & other Civil Service were actually promoted & favoured above their counterparts based on the “quota-system”.

If you apply to the NDA and you do not have an Hausa/Fulani names, even if you excel in the exams, your chances of being enlisted is “zero”. I know this because I've lived in the north for more than 10 years.

This is Y Nigeria is fvcked.

So does it mean that nobody from the south is being enlisted in NDA. Last time I checked it was done state by state

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Re: Army Promotes Warrant Officer, Garba Abdullahi To Captain (Photo) by niceprof: 8:01am On Oct 20, 2017
Having being with the Army,i know that most NCOs are a thousand times better than the officers and those Battalion guys are damn good especially the infantry guys.Some WOs actaully run the show in some divisions.

What most officers are best at is to carry women,drink and embezzle .The Army is more corrupt than the police force.

Congrats Bro.

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