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The Nigerian army's primary role is defense of the nation's land borders and territorial integrity, including the suppression of internal insurrection in accordance with directives from the president and National Assembly.

The army is divided into:

  1 composite division (81st), with
    1 mechanized brigade
    1 engineering brigade
    1 artillery brigade
    1 engineer regiment
    1 reconnaissance battalion
  1 armored division (3rd), with
    1 artillery brigade

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