List Of All Army Barracks In Nigeria & Their Locations (2024)

Army Barracks are places where the nation’s armed forces reside, and they are owned and run by the government. Members of the Armed Forces of Nigeria are housed in a variety of military barracks nowadays, but we will focus only on those that are home to Nigerian Army officers. The complete list of all Army Barracks in Nigeria as of this year 2024 is treated in this article.

List Of All Army Barracks In Nigeria & Their Locations

The Nigerian Army houses its officers and their families for the entirety of their years in active service in 52 officially recognised Barracks which should not be confused with Army Divisions, spread throughout the 36 States of the nation as well as the six geopolitical zones. We will list them all in a moment, but first we would like to talk about the infrastructure that makes up an average Army Barracks in Nigeria today.


An entire town exists within a standard barrack of the Nigerian Army. The purpose of the barracks is to house Nigerian Army personnel and keep them apart from civilians. However, a quick look inside any army barrack in the nation will reveal that the primary purpose of the barracks is to provide soldiers with a comfortable living environment, free from the need to interact with the outside world unless absolutely necessary.

Given that military life is regimented, the Nigerian Army barracks are designed to house everything that can generally make life as comfortable as possible for the officers while they are under strict discipline to ensure that the entire place is well maintained and in order. However, many Army barracks in the nation today are in poor condition and in need of infrastructure upgrades. What therefore constitutes a normal barracks for the Nigerian Army? Now let’s take a look.


The living quarters in a normal Nigerian Army barrack are where soldiers, particularly senior commanders, are entitled to sleep. In the Officers Quarters, a junior officer or orderly is assigned to a room with every senior Nigerian Army officer. Senior officials receive residences that are larger and more roomy than those of their subordinates. Ranks also have a significant impact on the accommodations that an army officer is granted. Non-commissioned officers are resided in sergeant quarters, while privates and corporals are accommodated in their Ranks Quarters.


Nigerian Army officers living in the barracks have access to meals and recreational amenities through the Officers Mess. They occasionally gather here for food and interactions. An officers’ mess is a common feature of Nigerian Army barracks, which allows the officers to unwind and have fun.


Since Nigerian Army Barracks are distinct communities, it should come as no surprise to see a shopping complex there anytime you there. These retail establishments, usually referred to as commissary facilities, function similarly to typical grocery and cold beverage stores in civilian life. Many of these establishments are owned and managed by the spouses of army officers.


The Nigerian Army operates its own hospitals in its barracks to make sure that its military personnel and their families are well taken care of in terms of their health because it understands very well that the officers’ health is of utmost importance to the Force. Civilians can also access military hospitals.


Additionally, military prisons that act as disciplinary facilities for army personnel who default can be found within barracks maintained by the Nigerian Army. These jails were built for penal purposes as well as to create discipline in the army barrack environment. To sum up, military prisons are utilized for a variety of purposes, including housing unlawful combatants, prisoners of war, those whose release the military or national authorities determine poses a risk to national security, and military personnel convicted of severe crimes.


Below is the full list of all army barracks in Nigeria this 2024 and their locations:

  • Dalet barracks (Nigerian Army 1 Division Headquarters) – Kawo, Kaduna State
  • Bukavu barracks – Kano State
  • Kalapanzin barracks ( 312 Artillery Regiment, Kaduna) – Kaduna State
  • Ribadu Cantonment (Old Nigerian Defense Academy) – Kaduna State
  • Katsina barracks – Jibia road, Katsina State
  • Kotoko barracks – Kaduna State
  • Chindit barracks – Zaria, Kaduna State
  • Dodan barracks (Nigeria’s largest Army Barracks) – Ikoyi, Lagos State
  • Bonny Cantonment (Bonny Camp) – Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Mokola Military barracks – Oyo State
  • Osun Army Barracks – Osun State
  • Abalti barracks (Headquarters of the Nigerian Army Ordnance Corps) – Surulere, Lagos
  • Arakan barracks (Home to the Nigerian Army Finance Corp, housing the Nigerian Army School of Finance and Administration) – Apapa Lagos, Lagos State
  • Tego barracks (Intelligence arm of the Nigerian Army School) – Badia, Lagos State
  • Beho Beho barracks – Lagos State
  • Marda barracks – 346, Herbert Macaulay Street, Yaba, Lagos
  • Ashanti barracks – Mobil road, Ajegunle, Lagos State
  • Letmauk – Home to the 4th Battalion in Mokola – Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Odogbo barracks (Odoko-Idogbo, Army Barracks) – Ibadan, Oyo State
  • Ikeja Cantonment – Ikeja, Lagos State
  • Lafenwa barracks (Nyangoa barracks) – Abeokuta, Ogun State
  • AN barracks – Yaba, Lagos State
  • Alamala barracks – Ogun State
  • Ojo Cantonment – Tedi Village, Ojo, Lagos
  • Goodluck Jonathan barracks – Ohafia, Abia State
  • Onitsha barracks – Anambra State
  • Abakpa barracks – Enugu State
  • Awkunanu barracks – Enugu State
  • Ejoor barracks – Effurun, Warri in Delta State
  • Calabar barracks (Akim Army Barracks) – Calabar, Cross River State
  • Ekenwan barracks – Ovia North, Benin City, Edo State
  • Adaka Boro barracks – Elele, Rivers State
  • Bori camp – Port Harcourt, Rivers State
  • Warri Military Barracks – Warri, Delta State
  • Giwa and Maimalari barracks – Maiduguri, Borno State
  • Obienu barracks – Bauchi, Bauchi State
  • 33 Artillery Brigade barracks – Bauchi, Bauchi State
  • 22 Armoured Brigade (Sobi barracks) – Ilorin, Kwara State
  • Rukuba barracks – Jos, Plateau State
  • Keffi barracks (Shittu Alao barracks) – Jos-Abuja road, Keffi, Nassarawa State
  • Gado Nasko barracks (Lungi barracks) – Abuja
  • Yakubu Gowon barracks – Abuja
  • Sani Abacha barracks – Abuja
  • Camp Wu Bassey – Muritala way, next to Sheraton hotel, Abuja
  • Aguiyi-Ironsi Cantonment – Asokoro, Abuja 46
  • Fort IBB barracks (former Fort Obasanjo) – Abuja
  • Mogadishu or Abacha barracks – Abuja
  • Fort Nagwamatse barracks – Kantagora, Niger State
  • Makurdi barracks (Naites Nasme barracks) – Makurdi, Benue State
  • 174 Battalion Nigerian Army Barracks – Odoguyan Ikorodu, Lagos State
  • Artillery Brigade barracks (31 Artillery Brigade Minna Cantonment) – Minna, Niger State
  • Colito barracks – Kwara State.

Ezeh Emmanuella

Ezeh Emmanuella is an information enthusiast and the Editor of Nigerian Search Guide. She loves to answer search queries on everything Nigeria. She is also the brain behind Ellacious Designs, an emerging fashion brand in Nigeria today.

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