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Joint Task Force Operation Restore Hope Sector 3 [+] Print this page

Also known as: Sector 3| Sector 3 of JTF| Sector Three [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Army  Joint Task Force  Military  Police [+]

Areas of operation

Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Rivers [+] 30 March 2009 [+] 8 January 2012 [+]


Site First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Rivers [+] 30 March 2009 [+] 25 December 2010 [+]

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Name Rank Role Official Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Sakin-Yaki Bello [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 24 September 2009 [+]
Muftahu Yekini [+] Colonel [+] Commander [+] 30 March 2009 [+]


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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
11 April 2017 Security Force Monitor Name standardized in accordance with Security Force Monitor research
22 August 2003 Vanguard Warri: FG Launches Operation Restore Hope in N-Delta
20 September 2003 Vanguard Oil Bunkering: Their Dare-Devil Plots, Government's Counter Moves
15 December 2003 Vanguard Head of Ijaw Kidnappers Nabbed
28 January 2004 Vanguard 10 Soldiers Disarmed By Ijaw Youths Dismissed
18 June 2004 Vanguard Soldiers Shoot At Walter Feghabo, Three Bayelsa Commissioners
03 September 2004 Vanguard Dispute Over Ownership of Five Communities Threatens Peace in Warri
29 December 2004 This Day 2 Arrested Over Pipeline Vandalisation
07 March 2006 This Day FG Redeploys Zamani, Task Force Commander
03 April 2006 Vanguard Don't Shoot At Militants, New JTF Boss Orders
01 May 2006 This Day Police: Bomb Timed to Create Several Explosions
28 May 2006 This Day Joint Task Force Invades Okrika
30 May 2006 This Day Okrika: Police Confirm 5 Dead, Recover 4 Cars, Army Uniforms
05 June 2006 Vanguard Eight Oil Hostages Released As Militants Threaten Shell Afresh
08 January 2007 Daily Champion N/Delta Militants Kidnap Naval Officers
02 March 2007 Vanguard Two NGOs Laud JTF On Security
13 December 2007 Vanguard Bayelsa Govt Gives Militia Groups Speed Boats
31 December 2007 Leadership 'How 91-Year-Old Pa Zidafamor Was Saved'
31 December 2007 Leadership How Bayelsa AG's Father Was Saved -- JTF
10 January 2008 This Day Militants - Military Begins Full-Scale Onslaught
09 January 2008 Vanguard Defence Chief Declares 'Red Alert' in N-Delta
17 March 2008 Vanguard JTF Trails Arms Depot in Warri, Effurun
08 April 2008 Vanguard As JTF Arrests Uvwie Chief
20 June 2008 Vanguard MEND Attacks Shell's Bonga Offshore Platform
24 June 2008 This Day Bayelsa Militants Engage in Supremacy Battle
18 July 2008 This Day FG Changes Gear on Niger Delta Summit
20 July 2008 This Day Militants Kill Three Soldiers, Four Civilians
20 July 2008 Leadership Ex-Gov Insists On Summit
05 August 2008 This Day Soldiers Raze Agge, Bayelsa Town
24 September 2008 This Day We've Located All Miltant Campts in Rivers - JTF
15 October 2008 Daily Independent Dealing With Massob Threat in Igbo Agenda
16 November 2008 This Day Again, JTF Nabs 22 Filipinos for Oil Bunkering
14 December 2008 Vanguard Criminals've Hijacked Mend
12 March 2009 Vanguard FG Merges Military Forces in N-Delta
30 March 2009 Vanguard JTF to Track Down Retired Generals Involved in Oil Bunkering - Major-General Bello
31 March 2009 Daily Champion Drop Your Guns Now, JTF Tells Militants
05 April 2009 This Day NDDC Board's Tenure Expires Next Sunday
06 June 2009 Vanguard Where is the Kings of Gbaramatu Kingdom?
02 July 2009 This Day JFT Invasion - House Advises FG to Pay N1 Billion Compensation
06 August 2009 This Day Amnesty Takes Off
09 September 2009 Vanguard JTF Raids Illegal Oil Bunkers' Hideouts in Delta
08 November 2009 Daily Champion JTF Arrests 50 Bunkerers
15 December 2009 Vanguard Suspected Crude Oil Thieves Threaten Reprisal on JTF
17 June 2010 Leadership Renewed War Against Oil Thieves in Delta
16 July 2010 Vanguard JTF Arrests Eight Suspected Illegal Bunkerers, Nine Barges
25 September 2010 Daily Champion Jonathan Sacks GOCs, Redeploys Others
28 September 2010 Daily Champion Joint Task Force Invasion - Minister's Family Flee Home
07 October 2010 This Day JTF Targets Pirates Along Waterways
16 November 2010 Leadership Exxonmobil Shuts Production of 45,000 Barrels Per Day
19 November 2010 Daily Champion Soldiers Capture Militants' Camp, Free 19 Hostages
19 November 2010 Leadership JTF Captures 14 Militant Camps in Niger Delta
18 May 2011 This Day Niger Delta - Armed Struggle, Last Resort, Says Dokubo-Asari
19 October 2011 Leadership Bunkering - JTF Arrests 50 in Delta, RIvers, Bayelsa
23 January 2012 Daily Trust JTF Destroys 6,000 Illegal Refineries
18 August 2012 Leadership Ihejirika Heads for Defence, as Jonathan Shops for New Coas
27 October 2008 The Nation (Nigeria) Shake-up in Niger Delta security outfits
17 July 2010 Vanguard Furore over vessel impounded by JTF
30 November 2010 Vanguard 2011 - Armed Forces Will Provide Security - Defence Minister
22 December 2010 Vanguard JTF Destroy Nine Militant Camps in Bayelsa
25 December 2010 Vanguard We Can Exhume the Corpses and Count If
04 June 2011 Vanguard How JTF Exhumed the Body of John Togo
08 June 2011 Vanguard Illegal Refineries Resurface At Mbiama
11 January 2012 Vanguard FG approves new operational status for JTF
13 January 2010 Daily Champion Security Agencies Begin Investigation Into Oil Sabotage