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3 DIVISION

3 divHeadquarters 3 Division Nigerian Army is located in Jos, Plateau State.  It was established during the civil war. It is charged with the responsibility of securing its Area of Responsibility (AOR) covering the Northern Eastern flank of Nigeria and also ensuring that the borders located in its AOR are secured.  The division is an armoured division with affiliated combat support and combat service support units.  
S/N Name Period of Command
1. Lt Col BAM Adekunle FSS psc Jul 67-Aug 67
2. Col BAM Adekunle FSS psc Aug 67- May 69
3. Col O Obasanjo FSS psc May 69- Jan 72
4. Col TY Danjuma FSS psc Jan 71-Dec 73
5. Brig Gen EO Abisoye FSS psc Jul 75-Jan 76
6. Maj Gen EO Abisoye FSS psc Jan 76-Aug 78
7. Brig Gen MM Remawa FSS psc Aug 78-Jan 79
8. Maj Gen GS Jalo JSSC NDC Jan 79-Oct 79
9. Maj Gen GO Ejiga FSS psc Oct 79-Nov 81
10. Brig Gen M Buhari FSS psc Jan 84-Aug 85
11. Brig Gen S Ibrahim FSS psc fwc Jan 84-Aug 85
12. Maj Gen JN Dogonyaro FSS psc Mss Sep 85-Dec 87
13. Maj Gen G Duba FSS psc Mss Jan 88-Jan 90
14. Maj Gen DO Diya FSS psc mni Feb 90-Sep 90
15. Col AI Olurin FSS psc mni Oct 90-Jan 93
16. Brig Gen AI Olurin FSS psc mni Oct 90-Jan 93
17. Brig Gen AM Daku MSS psc (+) Jan 93-Sep 93
18. Brig Gen TA Olarewaju MSS psc (+) NDC Sep 93-Mar 95
19. Maj Gen LA Onoja MSS psc (+) mni Mar 95-Apr 96
20. Brig Gen A Dada MSS psc (+) mni Apr 96-Oct 96
21. Brig Gen PG Sha DSS psc mni Nov 96-Sep 97
22. Brig Gen PG Sha DSS psc mni Oct 79-Mar 99
23. Maj Gen E Archibong DSS psc (+) mni Mar 99-Jul 99
24. Maj Gen TS Akande CON DSS FSS psc (+) Msc Jul 99 - Feb 02
25. Maj Gen Owonibi DSS psc GSM fwc Msc Feb 02-Feb 03
26. Maj Gen D Dyaji Feb 03-17 Jan 05
27. Maj Gen I A Dikko 17 Jan 05- 09 Jul 06
28. Maj Gen JOS Oshanupin 10 Jul 06-2007
29. Maj Gen Akinyemi 2008
30. Maj Gen Saleh Maina 2009
31. Maj Gen Idoko 2011-2012
32. Maj Gen Nwoga 2012-2013
33. Maj Gen EB Awala 2013 - 2014
34. Maj Gen JS Zaruwa 2014
35. Maj Gen Fatai Alli 2014-2015
36. Maj Gen H Umaru 2015 -2016
37. Brig Gen MSA Aliyu 2016 till date
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