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Also known as: 20 Battalion [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Army  Military [+]

Areas of operation

Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Lau [+] 13 January 2018 [+]
Gashaka [+] 3 June 2016 [+]
Mobbar [+] 16 October 2016 [+]


Site First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Serti [+] 2001 [+] 13 January 2018 [+]
Gashigar [+] 16 October 2016 [+]


Multi-unit organizations that this unit is part of
Name Country Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Operation Gama Aiki [+] Nigeria [+] Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
16 October 2016 [+]
African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur [+] Sudan [+] African Union/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur [+]
L’UNAMID/Darfour [+]
Peacekeeping [+] February 2013 [+]

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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
A. Abdullahi [+] Lieutenant Colonel [+] Commander [+] 9 January 2018 [+]


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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
11 April 2017 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
27 June 2001 The Guardian (Nigeria) U.S. to Train Three New Battalions
17 September 2001 This Day Aftermath of Jos Riot, 5 Killed in Onitsha
06 May 2002 This Day Brigade Commander Reiterates Commitment to Security
17 March 2005 This Day Haruna Lauds Nigerian Army
17 March 2006 Vanguard Dismissed Soldiers Appear in Court
28 March 2006 Daily Trust Sudan: Darfur Crisis: First Batch of Troops Airlifted to Sudan
06 April 2007 Vanguard Polls - Army, Police, Others Display Combat Readiness
15 October 2007 Daily Trust Army Sends More Troops to Darfur
21 August 2010 Leadership Suspected Robbers, Fake Soldier Nabbed in Delta
25 September 2010 Daily Champion Jonathan Sacks GOCs, Redeploys Others
08 November 2010 Daily Trust GOC Urges Army to Be Neutral During Elections
03 December 2010 This Day Army Pardons Akure 27 -Falana Lauds Decision
16 January 2011 This Day Zaki Biam - Obasanjo Indicts Akume
11 August 2011 Daily Trust Borno - Nursing Mother Killed, Two Injured As Soldiers, Youths Clash
17 August 2011 This Day Army Chief Faces Court Martial Over Bauchi, Borno Crises
16 March 2012 Daily Trust Failing State, Fading Peacekeepers
19 April 2012 Daily Trust Four Soldiers Sanctioned in Adamawa for Torture
28 May 2012 Leadership Army Court Martial's 14 STF Soldiers for 'Gross Misconduct'
15 June 2012 Daily Trust Court Orders Army to Produce Suspected Gun Runner
31 August 2012 Daily Trust Be Battle Ready At All Times, Ihejirika Tells Soldiers
20 December 2012 Daily Trust Army Promotes 59 Generals
04 February 2013 Daily Trust Four Gunmen, Not Soccer Fans, Killed in Mubi - Army
25 March 2013 Leadership Dankwambo Urges Army to Respect Rights, Privilege of Citizens
22 May 2013 Daily Trust Suspected Insurgents Arrested in Adamawa
21 May 2013 Daily Trust Two Hundred Troops Arrive Adamawa
16 June 2013 Daily Trust Army Relaxes Curfew in Adamawa
28 December 2013 This Day In Major Shake-Up, Army Redeploys Senior Officers
08 January 2014 This Day 23 Brigade Commandant Promise to End Insurgency
08 March 2014 Leadership The Impact Of Border Closure Between Nigeria And Cameroon
22 May 2014 Daily Independent Taraba Govt Donates 96 Patrol Vehicles to Security Agencies
12 June 2014 This Day Television Viewing Centres in Adamawa, Yobe Shut Down
23 June 2014 This Day From Freedom to Fear
21 July 2014 Daily Trust Army Begins Shooting Exercise Today in Jos
11 August 2014 This Day Boko Haram - Nigerian Troops Launch Counter-Offensive to Retake Gwoza
08 September 2014 The Guardian (Nigeria) Boko Haram Kills 24 Soldiers, Injures Obasanjo's Son
02 February 2015 Daily Trust STF Holds Weapons Handling Competition Ahead of Elections
21 May 2015 Leadership Boko Haram - 600 Soldiers Face Court Martial in Lagos, Abuja
18 September 2015 Daily Trust Commander Seeks Collaboration With Traditional Rulers On Insurgency
10 August 2014 Daily Independent Military Option May Not Free Chibok Girls - Babajamu 01 August 2018
Defence Health Maintenance LTD Military Healthcare Facilities under DHML. 20 April 2016
29 January 2016 The Guardian (Nigeria) Suicide bomber blows self up in Adamawa, 20 others
06 November 2014 Leadership Cement Firm Attack - Anxiety As Boko Haram Carts Away Dynamite
13 March 2015 Leadership FG Donates Food Items To Soldiers Fighting Insurgency
13 March 2017 The Punch Troops arrest ex-police inspector for possessing arms
08 September 2014 Sahara Reporters Former President Obasanjo's Son Shot In Mubi By Boko Haram
20 May 2015 Sahara Reporters Nigerian Army: No Longer Business As Usual With Buhari In Charge By Abiodun Ladepo
02 March 2014 The Nation (Nigeria) 35 dead as twin bomb blasts rock Maiduguri
13 January 2018 The Nation (Nigeria) Fear of killer herdsmen rules Taraba communities after murder of 55 residents 17 September 2018
03 June 2016 The Nation (Nigeria) Insecurity: COAS announces upgrade of 20 battalion in Taraba
26 October 2006 Council on Foreign Relations Modern Military Force Structures
28 April 2013 Channels Television Nigerian Army Updates Officers On Operations Planning
16 April 2014 Daily Trust Poaching - Gashaka Gumti Park Rangers Get Arms
12 December 2013 Daily Trust Promotion - Army Gets 27 New Major Generals, 75 Brigadiers
30 September 2014 Daily Trust Ebola - Rangers Tasked on Personal Hygiene
03 February 2013 Daily Trust Deployment of Nigerian Troops Is to Block Insurgents'
30 January 2016 The Guardian (Nigeria) Herdsmen Menace: 3
21 May 2015 Premium Times Nigerian Military Court acquits Commander accused of failing to stop Boko Haram
05 November 2014 Premium Times Boko Haram's Capture of Mubi: Six Top Military Officers May Face Trial
20 December 2012 This Day Army Promotes 150 Senior Officers
21 May 2013 This Day Curfew Relaxed in Borno, Yobe as 200 Troops Storm Adamawa
30 December 2011 This Day Govt Intensifies Security Measures
14 February 2014 This Day Students Flee Campus for Fear of Boko Haram Attack
04 December 2010 Vanguard Army Promotions: Minimah, Kwaji, Muraina, Marwa now Major-Generals
14 November 2011 Vanguard Military Can Tackle Internal Security Challenges, Says GOC
16 February 2012 Vanguard Boko Haram - Massive Shake-Up in the Army
29 January 2014 Vanguard Adamawa Church Attack - Death Toll Rises to 138
25 October 2014 Vanguard Terrorism - Army Sends GOC to Office
2018 Routledge Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017 16 February 2018
12 January 2013 Leadership Army Deploys More Soldiers to Darfur 01 August 2018
02 June 2015 Amnesty International Stars on their shoulders. Blood on their hands. War crimes committed by the Nigerian military
07 September 2017 Daily Trust Police arrest soldier, 27 others over kidnapping, robbery
23 November 2016 Premium Times EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army officially declares 46 soldiers missing
25 June 2017 Premium Times Taraba violence: Nigerian Army blames politicians as Governor Ishaku denies ordering killing of Fulanis
21 February 2017 This Day Security Challenges: GOC Organises Training for Army Formations
25 January 2018 Vanguard Missing soldier: Army arrests 11 suspects in Adamawa 25 August 2018
29 March 2018 Vanguard Army to Boko Haram: Surrender arms, embrace FG amnesty offer 17 September 2018
29 March 2018 Vanguard Troops nab 3 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno 09 August 2018