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Joint Task Force Kano State [+] Print this page

Also known as: JTF| Joint Security Task Force| Joint Task Force| Kano JTF [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Army  Joint Task Force  Military  Police  Police Mobile Force (Riot Police) [+]

Areas of operation

Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Kano [+] 5 February 2012 [+] 6 January 2014 [+]


Site First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Kano [+] 5 April 2012 [+] 12 August 2012 [+]

Member units

All units that comprise this unit.
Name Country Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Naibawa Police Division [+] Nigeria [+] Nabawa Police Division [+]
Naibawa Division [+]
Naibawa Police Station [+]
Police [+] 11 April 2013 [+]
Police Mobile Force Squadron 4 [+] Nigeria [+] 4PMF [+]
MOPOL 4 [+]
Police [+]
Police Mobile Force (Riot Police) [+]
1 April 2013 [+] 11 April 2013 [+]
Rano Police Area Command [+] Nigeria [+] Police [+] 11 April 2013 [+]

Parent units

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Table showing personnel linked to this unit in command, administrative and other roles
Name Rank Role Official Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Iliyasu Isah Abbah [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 21 March 2012 [+] 10 October 2013 [+]


According to Amnesty International: "On 9 March 2012, Ali Muhammad Sadiq (31), Ahmed Yunusa (24), Auwalu Mohammed (30) and two other people were shot to death when the JTF opened fire at an NNPC filling station at Rijiyar Zaki, Kano. A nearby police station had been attacked by suspected Boko … [+]


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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
21 April 2003 Vanguard Cries of Rigging is Hypocrisy - Shagari
17 January 2007 Daily Trust Kanem Trust - Soldiers Thrill Nguru Residents With Thanksgiving
08 March 2007 Daily Champion Acting Governor Commends Military
25 November 2007 Daily Trust Kano LG Polls - the Inside Story
16 May 2008 Leadership Kawu Pledges Kano Govt's Assistance
02 August 2008 Daily Trust Army Presence Will Beef Up Security in Jigawa - Lamido
12 October 2008 Daily Trust NDA Boss Calls for Combat Alertness
02 January 2009 This Day Katisna Assures Army of Continued Support
13 October 2010 Daily Champion Army Chief Tasks Soldiers on More Skills
26 December 2010 Daily Independent Jos Crisis - Death Toll Rises as Reprisals Continue
03 February 2011 Daily Trust Jos Operation Crucial to Nation's Survival - Army Chief
10 November 2011 Daily Trust Army Gets 25 Major Generals
06 February 2012 Leadership Kano JTF and Boko Haram in Gun Battle
08 February 2012 Leadership Suicide Bomber Hits Army Barracks in Kaduna
16 February 2012 Daily Trust GOCs Redeployed in Army Shake-Up
08 March 2012 This Day Call Your Men to Order,' Emir of Kano Tells Army Commander
16 March 2012 Daily Trust Failing State, Fading Peacekeepers
21 March 2012 The Moment JTF Kills Nine Boko Haram Members
22 March 2012 Daily Trust JTF Guns Down Nine in Kano
25 March 2012 Leadership JTF Pounds Suspected Boko Haram Hideout in Kano
05 April 2012 Leadership Taraba Attack - Six Villages Burnt, Two Soldiers Killed
07 May 2012 Daily Trust Bomb Found at Kano Football Viewing Centre
15 September 2012 Daily Trust Boko Haram - Don't Be Deterred, Injured Soldiers Told
16 September 2012 This Day Boko Haram - Nigeria Army Compensates Families of Slain Soldiers
19 April 2013 This Day Be Courageous in Fighting Terrorists, Kano Residents Urged
18 May 2013 Daily Trust Four Gunmen, Three Soldiers, Two Cops Killed in Daura
01 June 2013 Daily Trust Inside 'Hezbollah's Kano Armoury' - Lebanese Condemn Act
01 June 2013 This Day FG - We're Studying Possible Boko Haram-Hezbollah Link
31 May 2013 Daily Trust 'Hezbollah Behind Kano Weapons Cache'
10 October 2013 Daily Trust JTF Destroys Kano Bomb Factory
10 October 2013 This Day JTF Uncovers Bomb Factory, Suicide Back Pack in Kano
28 December 2013 This Day In Major Shake-Up, Army Redeploys Senior Officers
06 January 2014 Daily Trust JTF Nabs Bomb Manufacturer
26 January 2014 This Day Don't Allow Yourselves to Be Used By Politicians in 2015, General Abbah Tells Soldiers
30 March 2016 The Guardian (Nigeria) Kano Market Fire a Monumental Disaster - Masari
10 September 2015 Leadership Conduct Yourselves In A Professional Manner, GOC Urges Soldiers
16 July 2013 Sahara Reporters Kano JTF Kills Boko Haram Operatives in Jigawa State
20 July 2017 The Sun (Nigeria) Army clears air on roles in internal security
24 January 2012 The Sun (Nigeria) Three Days After Multiple Blasts Bombs Litter Kano
21 January 2013 The Nation (Nigeria) Attack on Emir: JTF Debunks Suspects' Arrest
18 March 2015 The Nation (Nigeria) Polls: Eschew politics of bitterness, Maitama Sule urges politicians
02 December 2013 Daily Trust ASUU strike: Mark cautions against use of 'sledgehammer'
12 December 2013 Daily Trust Promotion - Army Gets 27 New Major Generals, 75 Brigadiers
03 May 2016 Daily Trust Suspected Killers of Gen Shuwa Arrested
30 January 2010 Daily Trust Missing girl: Parties doubt police investigation
26 May 2013 Daily Trust Soldiers Beat, Injure 13 Customs Officers in Katsina
18 January 2015 Daily Trust Mass Sack - Panic Grips Army Barracks
11 April 2013 Information Nigeria Boko Haram: Policemen On Special Duty In Kano Lament Over Poor Welfare
14 December 2015 The Guardian (Nigeria) Our role in Bayelsa polls, by military
Armed Forces Command and Staff College Brig Gen G Oyefesobi
05 May 2013 Premium Times Nigerian soldiers in multinational force protest extended Baga operation
26 March 2014 United States Department of State Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest, 2013-2014 [Volume II, Section IV Country Training Activities]
16 September 2012 This Day Boko Haram - Nigeria Army Compensates Families of Slain Soldiers
01 August 2009 Vanguard 38 Boko Haram Members Arrested in Abuja
16 February 2012 Vanguard Boko Haram - Massive Shake-Up in the Army
09 March 2012 Vanguard Bayero Urges Army to Check Excesses of Task Force
25 March 2012 Vanguard Boko Haram: JTF Rescues Housewives, 13 Children
12 August 2012 Vanguard Eid Fitr - JTF Launched Preemptive Strikes on Militant Hideout in Kano
25 December 2012 Vanguard JTF discovers, detonates bombs in Kano
17 July 2013 Vanguard JTF Kills Three Suspected Boko Haram Members in Jigawa
30 July 2015 Vanguard 95 generals moved in fresh Army shake-up
16 October 2015 Vanguard JTF Nabs 10 Suspected Suppliers of Fuel to Boko Haram in Jigawa
June 1991 Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Nigeria: A Country Study
13 June 2017 The Guardian (Nigeria) Army kill Boko Haram leader, rescue nine children
26 August 2015 The Guardian (Nigeria) Army seeks NDDC support to sustain peace in N’Delta
27 May 2017 Nigerian Army Gen Nani Hands Over to Olabanji, Urges Troops to Maintain Momentum 21 October 2020
01 November 2012 Amnesty International Trapped in the Cycle of Violence. AFR 44/043/2012. 27 September 2018