Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau
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Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau
05/21/2016 06:01:26 PM
Abdulrahman Bello Dambazau was born on March 14, 1954 to Alhaji Bala Dambazau and Hajiya Hajara Bala Danbazau. He is an indigene of Zaria in kaduna State. He is a retired Lieutenant General in the Nigerian Army. Dambazzau also served as Chief of
Army Staff between 2008/2010.
Dambazau's had his secondary education at Barewa College, Zaria where he finished from in1974. He then proceeded to the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna where he was member of the 17 Regular Combatant Course. In June 1977, He was thereafter commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Infantry Corps of the Nigerian Army. In 1979, Dambazau also attended the US Army Military Police School, Fort McClellan.
Dambazau later went to Kent University where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 1982 and a PhD in Criminology from the University of Keele in 1989
Dambazau however served as a military police officer, an Aide De Camp to the Chief of Army Staff in 1979. He also commanded military police units and then served as a Special Investigator from 1984 to 1985.
It is worthy to note that Dambazau was made a Registrar of the Nigerian Defence Academy from 1993 to 1999. He also worked as Chief Instructor, Support Weapon Wing of the Infantry Centre and School from 1999 to 2001 and later as Directing Staff at the National War College from 2004 to 2006. From 2007-2008 he subsequently he served as GOC-General Officer Commanding 2nd Division, Ibadan. He was appointed Chief of Army Staff in 2008 by President Umaru Yar’adua appointed him as his chief of Army Staff in 2008.
Danbazzau also has an impressive flair for writing, he addition to his doctorate thesis, books authored by him includes; Military Law Terminologies, 1990, Law and Criminality in Nigeria, 1994, Issues in Crime prevention and control in Nigeria, 1996, Criminology and Criminal Justice, 1999, Criminology and Criminal Justice, second Edition, 2007.
Also noteworthy is the fact that he has written over eleven published papers on the Media, United Nations, Human and Drug Trafficking. Also is his paper on Rule of Law and Democracy.
He is also the recipient of several military honors and awards, qualifications and commendations.
In October 2015, his name was forwarded as one of the Ministerial nominees to be screened by the National Assembly and after his screening, his name was approved.
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