List of Military Bases in Nigeria

List of Military Bases in Nigeria

A military usually referred to as the armed forces as a whole is a well-equipped, well-organized force that is primarily designed for combat. Its members can usually be recognised by their distinctive military uniforms, and it is often approved and maintained by a sovereign state. One or more military branches, such as the army, navy, air force, space force, marines, or coast guard, may make up this force. Defense of the state and its interests against external armed threats is typically defined as the military’s primary duty.

Military bases assist the Armed Forces in a variety of ways, including command centres, a place to house military personnel and equipment, a way to facilitate military training, and a place to conduct military operations. Army barracks, military air sites, and naval bases make up the military infrastructure in Nigeria.

This is a comprehensive list of military bases in Nigeria:

  • Lungi barracks (Gado Nasko Barracks), Abuja
  • Mogadishu barracks(Abacha barracks), Abuja
  • Nigerian Army 29 Battalion, Bori camp, Rumuola, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State
  • 3 Battalion of Nigerian Army, Ejoor barracks, Effurun, Warri, Delta State
  • Adaka Boro barracks,  Elele, Rivers State
  • 33 Artillery brigade, Bauchi, Bauchi State
  • Letmauk Barracks, Oyo State
  • Ashanti Barracks, Ajegunle, Apapa,Lagos State
  • Ikeja Barracks ( Ikeja cantonment), Lagos State
  • Nigerian Army Barracks, Lafenwa,  Abeokuta, Ogun State
  • AN Barracks, Yaba, Lagos State
  • Nigerian Army Barracks,Ojo Cantonment, Tedi Village, Ojo, Lagos State
  • ECR Army Barracks, Ede, Osun State
  • Dodan Barracks, Ikoyi, Lagos State
  • 35 Battalion Army Barracks Katsina, Katsina, Katsina State
  • 1 Base Ordinance NDA Barracks, Kotoko, Kaduna State
  • Chindit Barracks, Kaduna State
  • The Nigerian Army Barracks, Alamala, Abeokuta, Ogun State
  • Abalti Barracks, Lagos State
  • Nigerian Army Barracks,  302 Artillery Regiment, Onitsha, Anambra State
  • 82 Division Army Barracks, Abakpa, Enugu, Enugu State
  • 13 Brigade HQ, Nigerian Army Akim Barracks, Calabar, Cross River State
  • Artillery Regiment, Ekenwan Barracks, Ovia North, Benin City, Edo State
  • Obienu Barracks, Bauchi, Bauchi State
  • 1 Division Nigerian Army, Dalet Barracks, Kawo, Kaduna State
  • Bukavu Barracks – Kano State
  • HQ Nigerian Army Ordinance Corps, Albitic Barracks, Surulere, Lagos State
  • Arakan Barracks, Apapa, Lagos State
  • Tego Barracks,  Biada, Lagos State
  • Sani Abacha Barracks, Asokoro, Abuja
  • Presidential Guard Brigade, Camp Wu Bassey,  Abuja
  • 174 Battalion Nigerian Army Barracks, Odoguyan-Ikorodu, Lagos State
  • 31 Field Artillery Brigade Barracks, Minna, Niger State
  • Fort IBB Barracks,  Abuja
  • 117 Guard Battalion, Shittu Alao Barracks, Keffi, Nasarawa State
  • 22 Armoured Brigade, Sobi Barracks, Ilorin, Kwara State
  • 103 Battalion Nigerian Army, Awkunanaw Barracks – Enugu Enugu State
  • Army Barrack Odogbo- Ojoo, Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Marda barracks, Yaba, Lagos State
  • 81 Barracks, Ribadu Cantonment,  Ungwan Kanawa, Kaduna State
  • 312 Artillery Regiment Kalapanzin Barracks, Kaduna State
  • 81 Battalion, Mokola Military Barracks, Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Aguiyi- Ironsi Barracks, Asokoro, Abuja
  • 7 Division of Nigerian Army, Giwa and Maimalari Barracks, Borno State
  • Yakubu Gowon Barracks, Abuja
  • 14 Brigade Goodluck Jonathan Barracks, Ohafia, Abia State
  • 72 Special Force Battalion, Naites Nasme Barracks, Makurdi, Benue State
  • Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Rukuba Barracks, Jos, Plateau State
  • Colito Barracks, Kwara State
  • Fort Nagwamatse Barracks,  Kantagora, Abuja
  • Warri Military Barracks, Warri, Delta State
  • The Western Naval Command, Apapa, Lagos State
  • Western Fleet, Apapa, Lagos State
  • Naval Air Base, Ojo, Lagos State
  • Fleet Support Group (West), Apapa, Lagos State
  • NNS WEY, Navy Town, Ojo, Lagos State
  • Forward Operating Base (FOB), Igbokoda, Ondo State
  • Forward Operating Base (FOB), Badagry, Lagos State
  • NNS Victory, Calabar, Cross Rivers State
  • NNS Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • NNS Jubilee, Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State
  • Eastern Fleet, Calabar, Rivers State
  • Forward Operating Base (FOB), Ibaka, Akwa Ibom State
  • Forward Operating Base (FOB), Bonny, Rivers State
  • Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Abeokuta, Ogun State
  • Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ojo, Lagos State
  • Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Calabar, Cross Rivers State
  • Headquarter, Central Navy Command, Brass Island, Bayelsa State
  • NNS Delta, Warri, Warri, Delta State
  • NNS Soroh, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
  • Naval Air Station, Effurun-Warri, Delta State
  • Navy Hospital, Warri, Delta State
  • Forward Operating Base (FOB), Escravos, Delta State
  • Forward Operating Base (FOB), Formoso, Bayelsa State
  • NNS Lugard, River Niger, Lokoja, Kogi State
  • NNS Quorra, Apapa, Lagos State
  • Nigerian Navy Engineering College (NNEC), Sapele, Delta State
  • The Nigerian Navy Finance and Logistics School (NNFLS), Owerrinta, Abia State
  • Nigerian Naval College and Nigerian Navy Basic Training School, Onne, Rivers State
  • NAF Technical Air Command (TAC), Makurdi, Benue State
  • 65 Forward Operating Base (65 FOB), Badagry, Lagos State
  • 64 Air Defence Group (ADG) NAF, Makurdi
  • 75 Strike Group (75 STG), Yola, Adamawa State
  • 81 Air Maritime Group (81 AMG), Benin, Edo State
  • 97 Special Operations Group (97 SOG), Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • 99 Air Combat Training Group (99 AC TG), Kainji, Niger State
  • 45 NAF Hospital, Markudi, Benue State
  • 79 Composite Group (79 CG), Markurdi, Benue State
  • 33 Logistics Group (33 LOG GP), Markurdi, Benue State
  • 35 Base Service Group (33 BSG), Makurdi, Benue State
  • 47 NAF Hospital, Yola, Adamawa State
  • Headquarters, NAF Mobility Command, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
  • NAF Mobility Command, Lagos State
  • NAF Mobility Command, Illorin, Kwara State
  • NAF Mobility Command, Calabar, Cross Rivers State
  • NAF Mobility Command, Abuja
  • 61 NAF Detachment, Warri, Delta State
  • 235 Base Service Group (235 BSG), Yenagoa, Bayelsa State
  • 301 Heavy Airlift Group (301 HAG), Lagos State
  • 203 Medium Airlift Group (203 MAG), Ilorin, Kwara State
  • 205 RG, Lagos State
  • 207 Special Mobility Group (207 SMG), Calabar, Cross Rivers State
  • 209 Executive Airlift Group (209 EAG), Minna, Niger State
  • Ibadan Forward Operating Base (FOB)
  • Sokoto Forward Operating Base (FOB)
  • NAF Training Command, Kaduna State
  • 301 Flying School, Kaduna State
  • 303 Flying School, Kano State
  • 305 Helicopter Group, Enugu State
  • 330 NAF Station, Jos, Plateau State
  • 333 Logistics Group, Kaduna State
  • 335 Base Service Group (335 BSG), Kaduna State
  • 337 Base Service Group (337 BSG), Kano State
  • 347 NAF Hospital, Jos, Plateau State
  • 345 Aeromedical Hospital, Kaduna State
  • Aeromedical Centre Project, Kaduna
  • Headquarters, NAF Logistics Command, Ikeja, Lagos State
  • 401 Aircraft Maintenance Depot (401 ACMD), Ikeja (within Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja), Lagos State
  • 403 Electronics Maintenance Depot (403 EMD), Shasha, Lagos State
  • 405 Central Armament Depot (405 CAD), Makurdi, Benue State
  • 407 Equipment Supply Depot(407 ESD), NAF, Ikeja, Lagos State
  • 435 Base Service Group (435 BSG), Ikeja, Lagos State
  • 445 NAF Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos State
  • Headquarters, Special Operations Command, Bauchi State
  • 201 Composite Group, Bauchi State
  • 205 Combat Search and Rescue Group, Kerang, Plateau State
  • 207 Quick Response Group, Gusau, Zamfara State
  • 209 Quick Response Group, Ipetu-Ijesha, Osun State
  • 211 Quick Response Group, Owerri, Imo State
  • 21 Quick Response Wing, Agatu, Benue State
  • 22 Quick Response Wing, Doma, Nasarawa State
  • 23 Quick Response Wing, Gembu, Taraba State

The military of a country may operate as a distinct social subculture with its own infrastructure, including housing, utilities, schools, logistics, hospitals, legal services, food production, finance, and banking. The military may be used for other authorised and unapproved purposes within the state, such as threats to internal security, population control, the advancement of a political agenda, emergency services and reconstruction, safeguarding corporate economic interests, social ceremonies, and national honour guards, in addition to warfare.

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