The Nigerian Army commissioned new projects at Tukur Buratai Institute for War and Peace (TBIWP) on 27 August 2020. The unveiling of the projects was done by the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai and the Executive Governor of Borno State, His Excellency Professor Babagana Umara Zulum.
The governor applauded the COAS for establishing the institute and assured him of his government’s full support. Prof. Umara Zulum in his remarks said he understands that the institute promotes research in contemporary issues such as terrorism, insurgency and all forms conflicts with the view to proffering solution and restoring peace which is a very welcoming development. His Excellency made the assurance on the absolute support of the government and people of Borno State for such a noble venture.
The office complex and staff quarters are built on 7,500 square meters land. The office complex comprises of 3 floors with numerous facilities to ensure a well productive atmosphere for learning and security.
Major General S.A Yaro who stood in for the coordinator in charge of the projects, gave a brief description of the projects, the office complex comprises of 60 offices of different sizes for different ranks, a mini clinic, canteen and a fully digital library with 500 seating capacity. The lecture halls are fully equipped with modern facilities to ensure effective and maximum security and qualitative learning.
The COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai in his remarks showed his profound gratitude to the Commander-in-Chief of Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari for his support towards the achievement of the projects.
The Institute consists of Centre for research and documentation, Centre for counter terrorism, Centre for counter insurgency, cyber security, strategic communication, training and Centre for Museum.
The Vice Chancellor of Nigerian Army University Biu, Prof Kyari Mohammed said, the Tukur Buratai Institute for War and Peace is devoted for research on solution to ending the current insurgencies and ensuring peace.