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Also known as: 82nd Division (Airborne and Amphibious)| Composite Division| Eighty second (Airborne) Division [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Army  Military [+]

Areas of operation



Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Bayelsa [+] 31 January 2011 [+] 29 May 2016 [+]
Taraba [+] 31 January 2011 [+] 25 May 2017 [+]
Abia [+] 13 June 2009 [+] 13 September 2017 [+]
Akwa Ibom [+] 17 October 2007 [+] 13 February 2017 [+]
Imo [+] 13 October 2004 [+] 11 September 2017 [+]
Benue [+] 14 May 2004 [+] March 2016 [+]
Rivers [+] 27 April 2004 [+] 4 September 2016 [+]
Anambra [+] 20 March 2004 [+] 11 September 2017 [+]
Enugu [+] 7 December 2002 [+] 11 September 2017 [+]
Cross River [+] 4 June 2002 [+] 11 September 2017 [+]
Ebonyi [+] 9 December 2000 [+] 11 September 2017 [+]

Sites



Site First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Enugu [+] June 1991 [+] 31 July 2017 [+]

Parent units

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Subsidiaries


Name Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Unknown Brigade of 82 Division [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
Placeholder [+]
1 February 2002 [+] 24 January 2017 [+]
82 Division Garrison [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
2 October 2009 [+] 16 October 2017 [+]
72 Special Forces Battalion [+] 72 Army Battalion [+]
72 Battalion [+]
72 BN [+]
72 Para Battalion [+]
72 Para-Battalion [+]
72 Para Bn [+]
72 Special Battalion [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
2 October 2009 [+] 30 January 2017 [+]
54 Division Signals [+] 54 Div. Signals [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
12 July 2011 [+] 17 July 2011 [+]
44 Division Engineers [+] 44 Div. engineers [+]
44 Division Engineer [+]
44 Engineer Brigade [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
12 July 2011 [+] 16 October 2017 [+]
34 Field Artillery Brigade [+] 34 AB [+]
34 Artillery Brigade [+]
34 Artillery Owerri [+]
34 Brigade [+]
34 FAB [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
13 October 2004 [+] 16 October 2017 [+]
245 Reconnaissance Battalion [+] 245 Battalion [+]
245 Recce Bn [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
19 May 2011 [+]
2 Amphibious Brigade [+] 2 Brigade [+]
Second Brigade [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
17 October 2007 [+] 4 September 2016 [+]
14 Brigade [+] 14th Brigade [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
12 July 2011 [+] 16 October 2017 [+]
13 Amphibious Brigade [+] 13 Brigade [+]
13 Infantry Brigade [+]
13 Motorised Brigade [+]
3 Amphibious Brigade [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
16 October 2007 [+] 31 July 2017 [+]

Personnel

Table showing personnel linked to this unit in command, administrative and other roles
Name Rank Role Official Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
SU Atawodi [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 10 July 2006 [+]
Bashiru Jinadu [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 2003 [+] 2004 [+]
Mohammad Danhanne Issa [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 9 January 2009 [+] 23 September 2010 [+]
R Adeshina [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 2004 [+] 3 September 2004 [+]
Shehu Yusuf [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 13 February 2014 [+] 28 July 2015 [+]
Sakin-Yaki Bello [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 24 September 2010 [+] 3 September 2011 [+]
Sagir Musa [+] Colonel [+] Spokesman [+] 15 October 2017 [+]
Adebayor Olanniyi [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 11 March 2013 [+] 4 January 2014 [+]
Sunday Idoko [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 4 September 2011 [+] 14 February 2012 [+]
Ibrahim Attahiru [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] Acting General Officer Commanding [+] 29 July 2015 [+] 9 December 2015 [+]
Ibrahim Attahiru [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 15 January 2016 [+] 18 November 2016 [+]
Adeniyi Sangotade [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 4 June 2002 [+]
Rafiu Adeshina [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 27 April 2004 [+]
Abdul Hafeez Adewuyi [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 3 September 2004 [+] 9 July 2006 [+]
M. M. Yerima [+] Major [+] Army Public Relations Officer [+] Assistant Director Army Public Relations [+] 22 August 2003 [+]
Adamu T. Ibrahim [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 31 July 2007 [+] 17 October 2007 [+]
Adamu Abubakar [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 31 July 2017 [+]
H.M. Hussani [+] Colonel [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 4 June 2007 [+]
Austin Ogbe [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander, 82 Division, Nigerian Army Medical Services [+] 9 December 2015 [+]
Oluwaseun Olayinka Oshinowo [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 15 February 2012 [+] 2013 [+]
A. Adefarati [+] Brigadier General [+] Chief of Staff [+] 24 March 2015 [+]
Adamu Baba Abubakar [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 25 December 2016 [+] 15 October 2017 [+]

Sources

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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
Security Force Monitor This unit is a placeholder to represent the hierarchical structure of this branch of the security service, based on the Security Force Monitor's research, as the Monitor does not currently have a source for a parent relationship to a specific, named unit
02 October 2000 Vanguard Obasanjo Okays New Army Division For Benin
09 December 2000 This Day Obasanjo Chides National Assembly On 2001 Budget
01 February 2002 News Army Grant Pass to Soldiers
04 June 2002 This Day Ogomudia Commissions Retired Soldiers' Houses
08 December 2002 This Day Obasanjo Launches Campaign, Predicts Victory
22 August 2003 This Day Soldier Dismissed for Dubious Enlistment
04 September 2003 Vanguard Army Chief Assures On Logistics
05 September 2003 This Day Warri: No Military Solution, Says Army Chief
01 March 2004 Daily Champion Gen. Effiong Was a Great Patriot - - Obasanjo
20 March 2004 This Day Federalism: Ngige Tackles FG
27 April 2004 Daily Trust Military Re-Affirms Support for Democracy
19 May 2004 This Day Outrage, Cautious Optimism Trail Obasanjo's Action
13 October 2004 Vanguard COAS Annual Conference Begins October in Owerri
01 July 2005 This Day Nigerian Soldiers Depart for Sudan
28 March 2006 Daily Trust Sudan: Darfur Crisis: First Batch of Troops Airlifted to Sudan
07 May 2006 Vanguard We Cannot Now Be Hastily Separated'
19 November 2006 Vanguard Militants to Army Chief - Your Men Worsened Hostilities in N-Delta
21 March 2007 Daily Champion OBJ Presents 64 New Colours to Army
04 June 2007 Vanguard Security Operatives Rescue Kidnapped Chinese
01 August 2007 Daily Trust Why We Retired Army Generals - Yar'Adua
27 August 2007 This Day Port Harcourt - Army Replaces Joint Task Force Commander
27 August 2007 Vanguard Country's Foreign Policy Under Yar'Adua
05 September 2007 Daily Champion Stop Molesting Civilians - GOC Orders Soldiers
09 October 2007 This Day 680 Soldiers Head for Darfur
16 October 2007 Leadership Ejection - Cross River Government Drags FG to Court
17 October 2007 Leadership Army Chief Commends Akwa Ibom Government On Niger Delta Crisis
09 January 2008 Vanguard Defence Chief Declares 'Red Alert' in N-Delta
23 May 2008 This Day How 46 Soldiers Were Burnt to Death
08 July 2008 This Day Soldiers' Protest - House Summons Defence Minister, Azazi
09 August 2008 This Day Security Beefed Up in Azazi's Country Home
16 October 2008 Vanguard Mutiny - Soldiers Petition Senate
10 January 2009 Vanguard Shake-Up in Army
17 March 2009 Daily Trust Benue Builds on Relationship With Army
19 April 2009 This Day I Transformed 34 Artillery Brigade'
13 June 2009 Vanguard Kidnapping Gives Me Headache - Governor Orji
02 October 2009 Vanguard We'll Checkmate Militants' Activities, Says Army Boss
17 March 2010 Daily Trust Much Ado About Dambazau
19 May 2010 This Day 2011 - Army Will Review Operations, Says Dambazau.
25 September 2010 Daily Champion Jonathan Sacks GOCs, Redeploys Others
27 September 2010 Daily Trust Sacked GOCs Get New Posts
25 September 2010 Leadership Jonathan Sacks GOCs
07 February 2011 This Day Army Will Tackle Security Lapses
25 May 2011 Daily Champion Lagos - DPO, DCO Killed in Army, Police Clash
22 June 2011 This Day Internal Security - Army Modifies Training to Tackle Terrorism
12 July 2011 Daily Trust Bomb Blast - Army Urged to Be On Alert
13 July 2011 Daily Champion Army Warns Troops on Security Consciousness
18 July 2011 Daily Trust Day Soldiers Dumped Guns for Brooms
05 September 2011 Daily Trust Idoko Assumes Duty As GOC, 82 Division
05 December 2011 Daily Trust Soldiers Shut Fake 'NNPC' in Creeks
25 January 2012 Vanguard 10 Die in Ebonyi Gun Duel
16 February 2012 Daily Trust GOCs Redeployed in Army Shake-Up
16 March 2012 Daily Trust Failing State, Fading Peacekeepers
09 May 2012 Leadership 25 Ghanaians, Five Locals Arrested Over Bunkering
24 July 2012 This Day Abia, Nigerian Army Tackle Vandalism of Shell's Facilities
18 August 2012 Leadership Ihejirika Heads for Defence, as Jonathan Shops for New Coas
15 September 2012 This Day Pipeline Vandals Are Enemies of Nigerian State
21 November 2012 Daily Trust Crime - Army to Deploy Soldiers to Ogun
20 December 2012 Daily Trust Army Promotes 59 Generals
22 December 2012 Leadership GOC Urges Anambra Residents to Volunteer Information On Criminals
11 March 2013 Daily Trust 700 Soldiers Leave for Liberia
12 August 2013 This Day GOC Decries Shortage of Operational Materials to Tackle Oil Theft
23 August 2013 Vanguard Army Gets Gun-Boats to Figth Oil Theft in Niger
19 October 2013 This Day Nigeria, UK, U
30 November 2013 This Day 2015 - Army Prepares Agaist Violence
01 January 2014 Daily Trust Army Investigates Alleged Killing of Bus Driver By Soldier
28 March 2014 This Day Benue Calls for More Proactive Action to Tackle Fulani Insurgency
26 July 2014 This Day Army Pays Operational Allowances Upfront, Treats Six War Casualties Abroad'
23 August 2014 This Day Boko Haram - Minimah Hints of Major Army Shake Up
28 August 2014 This Day Protest of Soldiers' Wives
06 September 2014 Leadership Insurgents Seize the Gulak Village
14 September 2014 Leadership Army's Weapon More Sophisticated Than Boko Haram's - COAS
15 September 2014 Daily Trust Insurgency - Army Rewards Injured Officers
14 July 2015 Leadership Buhari Replaces NSA, Service Chiefs
14 August 2015 Daily Independent Crush Boko Haram in Three Months, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs
05 May 2016 The Guardian Military to Review Counter-Insurgency War
Nigerian Army About
Nigerian Army NIGERIAN ARMY CHRONICLE OF COMMAND
24 March 2014 Nigerian Army DIRECTORATE OF ARMY POLICY AND PLANS.
Nigerian Army DIRECTORATE OF ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS
24 March 2014 Nigerian Army DIRECTORATE OF ARMY STANDARDS AND EVALUATION
24 March 2014 Nigerian Army DIRECTORATE OF ARMY TRAINING AND OPERATIONS
12 March 2014 Nigerian Army DIRECTORATE OF ARMY LOGISTICS
Nigerian Army LT GEN OA IHEJIRIKA
24 March 2014 Nigerian Army NIGERIAN ARMY MILITARY SECRETARY
Nigerian Army Nigerian Army - History
Nigerian Army Nigerian Army 1 Division.
Nigerian Army Nigerian Army | 82 Division
06 December 2017 Daily Post Boko Haram: Rogers Nicholas replaces Attahiru as theatre commander
19 August 2013 Daily Trust Insurgency - Army Creates New Division in North East
13 April 2016 The Guardian Troops Arrest Three Boko Haram Commanders, Kill 22 Others
06 July 1994 Armed Forces Ruling Council Armed Forces Act Part III S.8(b)
19 September 2013 Leadership FG Deploys Soldiers in Nasarawa
24 March 2015 Leadership Army Organises Joint Poll Exercise For Security Agencies
20 July 2015 Leadership Burutai Visits Troops in Konduga, Renames Counter Insurgency Outfit
10 February 2016 Leadership Army Defeats Boko Haram in Mainok Ambush Attack
20 May 2015 Sahara Reporters Nigerian Army: No Longer Business As Usual With Buhari In Charge By Abiodun Ladepo
June 1991 Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Nigeria: A Country Study
15 January 2016 Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Anti-Graft War: EFCC Seeks Army Support
18 November 2015 The Guardian MASSOB counters Buhari, sure of UN referendum on Biafra
25 October 2020 National Wire #EndSARS# Commander, 9 Brigade Visits Lagos Area, Appeals To Youths, Communities 25 October 2020
01 October 2017 The Punch Boko Haram attacks Bama, service chiefs to visit Borno 06 August 2018
18 September 2014 Amnesty International ‘Welcome to hell fire’: Torture and other ill-treatment in Nigeria
02 June 2015 Amnesty International Stars on their shoulders. Blood on their hands. War crimes committed by the Nigerian military
08 November 2013 Daily Trust Army raids Boko Haram hideouts, recovers arms in Borno 06 August 2018
11 September 2017 Daily Trust Army deny attack on IPOB leader Kanu’s home
23 August 2015 Daily Trust Army redeploys GOCs, 329 officers
08 March 2011 P.M. News Defence HQ Launch Skills Acquisition In Barracks
18 March 2016 Premium Times SPECIAL REPORT: Inside Agatu killing field: blood on the streets, charred bodies everywhere
06 January 2014 Premium Times Oil theft in Cross River, Akwa Ibom has reduced – Army commande
26 December 2016 Premium Times Nigerian Army ends Operation Python Dance in South-East – Official
03 October 2020 Radio Nigeria Army Chief advocates compliance to military tradition 22 October 2020
04 September 2016 This Day Military in Show of Force, Deploys More Air Force Personnel in N/Delta
18 November 2016 This Day Army Arrests 37 Boko Haram Suspects in Lagos, Ogun
11 September 2017 This Day Army Reconciles Warring Communities in Cross River, Ebonyi States
16 October 2017 This Day Army Wraps up Military Exercise in South-east
19 May 2011 Vanguard Soldiers seek more funding for peace missions
12 May 2013 Vanguard Bama: NEMA distributes relief materials 06 August 2018
14 September 2013 Vanguard Hunger forces Boko Haram to kill three, demand N1m from traders 06 August 2018
01 May 2016 Vanguard Benue, Enugu Killings: Islamic group reacts, says blaming Fulani herdsmen “absurd”
29 May 2016 Vanguard Troops avert attacks on oil pipelines in Bayelsa – Army
28 October 2016 Vanguard GOC 82 Div
30 January 2017 Vanguard Be neutral in crisis areas, GOC warns soldiers
24 January 2017 Vanguard Don’t allow breakdown of law and order — GOC
25 May 2017 Vanguard Stop rampaging herdsmen now, Senate tasks IG
01 August 2017 Vanguard Army begins fitness competition in C-River 31 July 2018
13 September 2017 Vanguard Ops Python Dance 2: GOC 82 Div tours IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s home town
26 December 2017 Vanguard Soldiers celebrate Christmas in Gwoza, Buni Yadi 26 August 2018
06 January 2018 Vanguard COAS commends Gov. Gaidam for presentation of vehicles to army 08 August 2018
05 March 2018 Vanguard Dickson receives Buratai, urges him to help make Bayelsa foremost tourist, economic hub 26 August 2018
21 April 2018 Vanguard 23 cultists, 15 vandals in trouble 26 August 2018
24 April 2018 Vanguard Army troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna 09 August 2018
22 May 2018 Vanguard Army kills 68 bandits, recover 17 motorcycles in Zamfara 25 August 2018
09 June 2018 Vanguard Troops kill many bandits, arrest Boko Haram logistics supplier in Kaduna 06 August 2018
22 June 2018 Vanguard Soldier fighting Boko Haram commits suicide 09 August 2018
20 July 2018 Vanguard Buratai renames 21 Brigade as Special Forces Brigade 25 August 2018
19 July 2018 Vanguard No going back, fight to finish, Buratai charges troops 09 August 2018
30 October 2017 The Nation Army arrest fleeing Boko Haram members in Taraba 25 August 2018
27 October 2017 The Nation Army killed three Boko Haram insurgents in Borno 17 September 2018
24 August 2014 The Nation Boko Haram: Verbal attacks on soldiers unpatriotic- Orji
05 August 2017 The Nation Why insecurity is escalating – Buratai
11 October 2017 The Nation Soldiers recover arms in Imo
29 November 2017 The Nation Troops capture Boko Haram commander, kill four 25 August 2018
05 October 2017 The Nation Troops Kill 4 Boko Haram members in Borno 25 August 2018
08 April 2016 Voice of Nigeria Nigerian Army ends inter-brigade competition
Nigerian Army 82 Division
01 March 2016 Nigerian Army SOUTH EAST GOVERNORS EXTOL ARMY FOR MAKING REGION INVESTORS’ SAFE HAVEN
16 October 2015 CAJ News Nigeria Next Few Days Crucial for Op Lafiya Dole
26 October 2006 Council on Foreign Relations Modern Military Force Structures
19 July 2016 Daily Champion Brigade commander denies capture of Bakassi, Akpabuyo LGAs
13 February 2017 Champion Newspapers GOC urges stakeholders to end perennial communal clashes in A’ibom, Cross River states
18 November 2012 Daily Trust Combating the Rot in Army Barracks - the 82 Division Angle
20 July 2014 Daily Trust Enugu Community, Army, Police On Warpath Over Death of Youth
17 July 2011 Daily Trust Two Brigade Wins WO-SNCO Army Competition
Nigerian Ministry of Defence About MOD.
11 February 2013 Leadership How Gunmen Killed 3 Korean Doctors In Yobe – Witnesses
31 January 2013 Premium Times JTF laments shortage of accommodation for personnel in Rivers
08 June 2015 Premium Times Boko Haram - Nigerian Military Moves Command Centre to Maiduguri
30 July 2015 Premium Times Major shake-up in Nigerian Army, 334 top officers redeployed
18 November 2015 Premium Times Nigerian troops destroy rockets manufactured by Boko Haram
2011 United States Department of State et al Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest, 2010-2011 (Section IV: Country Training Activities - Africa, Volume I)
09 December 2015 The Tide Tambuwal Flays Poor Ranking Of Nigerian Varsities
14 September 2013 This Day GOC: New Security Role Won’t Overwhelm Army 06 August 2018
16 July 2011 This Day 20 Suspected Cultists Arrested for Forcing Girls Into Lesbianism
16 February 2012 This Day 72 Generals Redeployed in Army Shake-up
13 February 2014 This Day Army, Navy Redeploy Senior Officers
12 June 2015 This Day Boko Haram: Buhari Calls for Limiting Sect’s Access to Funds, Weapons, Others
14 September 2013 This Day GOC - New Security Role Won't Overwhelm Army
06 February 2014 This Day Jonathan Charges Service Chiefs to Crush Boko Haram Insurgents
26 January 2012 This Day Soldier, 7 Robbery Suspects Killed in Ebonyi
16 November 2007 This Day Bakassi Killings: Nigerian Soldiers Not Involved, Azazi Insists
21 May 2010 Vanguard GOC 82 Div Tasks Soldiers On Firing Skills
31 January 2011 Vanguard Army Puts Men On Alert Over Rise in Kidnapping, Terrorism, Armed Robbery
21 February 2011 Vanguard Army Discovers High Profile Arms in Borno
31 May 2011 Vanguard Bombings: Part of failed plots to derail Jonathan’s inauguration – Security Agencies
22 June 2011 Vanguard Bomb blast: NSA summons IGP…as police postpone meeting
04 June 2011 Vanguard How JTF Exhumed the Body of John Togo
14 September 2011 Vanguard Army, Airforce Move Into Jos
07 January 2012 Vanguard Army assures S-East, S- South citizens of safety
16 February 2012 Vanguard Boko Haram - Massive Shake-Up in the Army
15 June 2012 Vanguard Coas Promises to Transform Army
02 July 2012 Vanguard 3 killed, one arrested as JTF, terrorists clash in Damaturu
26 September 2012 Vanguard Oil Theft - Stakeholders Toe Divergent Paths Over JTF's Altered Mandate
01 October 2014 Vanguard Boko Haram - New Dawn in Winning the War On Terror
30 July 2015 Vanguard 95 generals moved in fresh Army shake-up
28 February 2016 Vanguard Boko Haram: Nigerian Army inducts Combat Motorbike battalion into Battle
30 March 2016 Vanguard Army captures Alagarno, Boko Haram `spiritual power base’
03 June 2016 Vanguard Troops kill 11 Boko Haram terrorists, lose soldiers
22 July 2016 Vanguard Troops welfare: Army to review fees in command schools
01 August 2017 Vanguard Army begins fitness competition in C-River
2018 Routledge Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017 16 February 2018