Augustine Aniebo

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Augustine Aniebo
Military Administrator of Borno State
In office
1997 August 1998
Preceded by Victor Ozodinobi
Succeeded by Lawal Haruna
Military Administrator of Kogi State
In office
August 1998 May 1999
Preceded by Bzigu Afakirya
Succeeded by Abubakar Audu
Personal details
Born (1950-03-23) 23 March 1950 (age 68) [1]
Umunze, Orumba South LGA, Anambra State, Nigeria

General (retired) Augustine Aniebo (born March 23, 1950), was the Military Administrator of Borno State, Nigeria during the military regime of General Sani Abacha.He then became Administrator of Kogi State, Nigeria from August 1998 to 29 May 1999 during the transitional regime of General Abdulsalami Abubakar, handing over to the elected civilian governor Abubakar Audu on May 29, 1999 at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic. [2]

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Borno State Administrator

In May 1997 Nigerian security agents, working with Islamic leaders, stormed a Christian church in Maiduguri, Borno State and ejected the pastor and church members. The church leaders appealed to Aniebo to act quickly to avoid a religious crisis. [3] In 1998 he said that the Borno State task force against smuggling had been strengthened to reduce cross-border smuggling of petroleum products to neighboring countries. [4]

Maiduguri Place in Borno, Nigeria

Maiduguri, also called Yerwa by locals, is the capital and the largest city of Borno State in north-eastern Nigeria. The city sits along the seasonal Ngadda River which disappears into the Firki swamps in the areas around Lake Chad. Maiduguri was founded in 1907 as a military outpost by the British and has since grown rapidly with a population exceeding a million by 2007.

Kogi State Administrator

Appointed administrator of Kogi State in August 1998, Aniebo left office on 29 May 1999 without swearing in his successor, handing over by proxy. [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

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