Northern Nigeria gets first female general.

Jamila Malafa has become the first female military officer of the northern extraction to be decorated with the rank of commodore.

The rank of commodore is equivalent to that of a brigadier-general in the Nigeria Army.

Chief of Policy and Plans, COPP, at the naval headquarters, Abuja, Henry Babalola said the attainment was a thing of joy.

According to him, “there were a few women who had achieved such height in the nation’s armed forces.”

He said Malafa’s success was as a result of training exposures afforded her by the Nigerian Navy.

Malafa also spoke to reporters at the event, saying, “I am the first female of northern extraction to be promoted to the rank of a General in the Nigerian Navy.

Malafa also spoke to reporters at the event, saying, “I am the first female of northern extraction to be promoted to the rank of a General in the Nigerian Navy.

“The promotion will inspire me to be more loyal and dedicated in my duties to the Navy and Nigeria.”

She is a native of Gombi local government in Adamawa State.

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Women make up around %11 of Nigeria’s security services (army, navy , paramilitary) and a quarter of the Nigerian army medical Corp. 

Major-General (Dr.) Abimbola Olatilewa Amusu is the second female general (two-star general) in the Nigerian Army. She is the Commandant, 44 Nigerian Army .

General Cecilia Akagu being decorated with Brigadier General rank Sahara Reporters Media .

Nigerian army female combatant on rearguard duty in Nigeria’s northeast.
Female cadets of the Nigerian Defence Academy.
Female soldiers about to board a Hercules C-130 transport plane for deploymemt

A female Nigerian Soldier Shows Off Her Naval Officer Husband.

Nigerian Navy personnel on a route March exercise.

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