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The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai, has been asked to relocate the Giwa Barracks in Galtimari, Jere Local Government Area of Borno State away from the University of Maiduguri.

The House of Representatives made the request during its plenary on Tuesday.

A motion moved by a member of the House, Satomi Ahmed and tilted: “Need to relocate Giwa Barracks to the outskirts of Galtimari in Borno State,” had asked for the lawmakers support on the demand.

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The motion was unanimously adopted and the lawmakers “urged the Chief of Army Staff to, as a matter of urgency, commence the process of relocating Giwa Barracks to the outskirts of Galtimari in the area lying between Bale Kura and Yawuri village or 10km away from the University of Maiduguri.”

They also asked the COAS to, after the relocation, donate the facilities in the barracks to the Borno State Government for use as training centre for the unemployed youths and victims of Boko Haram insurgency.”

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