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Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Army  Military [+]

Areas of operation



Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Southern Ijaw [+] 25 July 2013 [+] 13 December 2015 [+]
Ekeremor [+] 25 July 2013 [+]
Mobbar [+] 16 October 2016 [+]

Sites



Site First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Kano [+] 20 November 2016 [+]
Elele [+] October 2008 [+] 18 August 2014 [+]
Gashigar [+] 16 October 2016 [+]
Janguza [+] October 2008 [+]

Memberships

Multi-unit organizations that this unit is part of
Name Country Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield Sector 2 [+] Nigeria [+] JTF Sector 2 [+]
Sector Two [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
20 May 2012 [+] 14 August 2014 [+]
Joint Task Force Operation Restore Hope [+] Nigeria [+] JTF [+]
Joint Military Task Force [+]
Joint Military Task Force (JTF) [+]
Joint Military Task Force on the Niger Delta [+]
Joint Military Task known as Operation Restore Hope [+]
Joint Security Task Force [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Joint Task Force "Operation Restore Hope" [+]
Joint Task Force for the Niger Delta [+]
Joint Task Force on Niger Delta codenamed Operation Restore Hope [+]
Operation Restore Hope [+]
Operation Restore Hope in the Niger Delta [+]
Task Force [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
27 October 2008 [+] 9 June 2011 [+]
Operation Gama Aiki [+] Nigeria [+] Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
16 October 2016 [+]

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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
22 January 2013 Vanguard Taking Concrete Action Against Pipeline Vandalism
01 February 2002 News Army Grant Pass to Soldiers
04 June 2002 This Day Ogomudia Commissions Retired Soldiers' Houses
08 July 2003 This Day Governor Odili Satisfied With Military's Role in Democracy
22 August 2003 This Day Soldier Dismissed for Dubious Enlistment
24 August 2003 This Day Zamani Lekwot Cantonment Renamed
23 October 2003 Vanguard Soldiers On Rampage in Ogoja, Vandalise Vehicles, Raze Building
01 March 2004 Daily Champion Gen. Effiong Was a Great Patriot - - Obasanjo
27 April 2004 Daily Trust Military Re-Affirms Support for Democracy
29 October 2004 Vanguard Dokubo Surrenders 188 Assault Rifles
15 November 2004 This Day Rivers Disarmament C'ttee Destroys 854 Weapons
21 March 2006 Vanguard Rivers Donates N12m to Families of Slain Soldiers
14 May 2006 Vanguard Army Fires Back at Evictees: 2 Brigade is Not a Thief
27 August 2007 This Day Port Harcourt - Army Replaces Joint Task Force Commander
05 September 2007 Daily Champion Stop Molesting Civilians - GOC Orders Soldiers
10 September 2007 Vanguard JTF Uncovers Militants Hide-Out in Rivers
17 September 2007 Vanguard JTF Overpowers Cultists, Gunmen in Ozuoba
17 October 2007 Leadership Army Chief Commends Akwa Ibom Government On Niger Delta Crisis
02 October 2009 Vanguard We'll Checkmate Militants' Activities, Says Army Boss
23 June 2010 Daily Champion Army Commends Corper for Erecting Mascot
22 August 2010 Leadership Rivers Donates Patrol Vans to Army, Airforce
25 September 2010 Daily Champion Jonathan Sacks GOCs, Redeploys Others
12 July 2011 Daily Trust Bomb Blast - Army Urged to Be On Alert
18 July 2011 Daily Trust Day Soldiers Dumped Guns for Brooms
05 December 2011 Daily Trust Soldiers Shut Fake 'NNPC' in Creeks
16 January 2012 Leadership Two Brigade Takes Over Sector two of JTF--Commander
23 January 2012 Daily Trust JTF Destroys 6,000 Illegal Refineries
25 January 2012 Vanguard 10 Die in Ebonyi Gun Duel
16 March 2012 Daily Trust Failing State, Fading Peacekeepers
09 May 2012 Leadership 25 Ghanaians, Five Locals Arrested Over Bunkering
24 May 2012 This Day JTF Arrests Ship With 6 Million Litres Stolen Ago in Bayelsa
24 July 2012 This Day Abia, Nigerian Army Tackle Vandalism of Shell's Facilities
16 August 2012 Daily Trust Army Chief - We Must Stamp Out Terrorism
16 August 2012 Daily Trust Our Anti-Terror Efforts Are Paying Off - Ihejirika
18 August 2012 Leadership Ihejirika Heads for Defence, as Jonathan Shops for New Coas
26 August 2012 Daily Trust COAS Commissions Project At Enugu 103 Battalion
15 September 2012 This Day Pipeline Vandals Are Enemies of Nigerian State
20 December 2012 Daily Trust Army Promotes 59 Generals
24 August 2013 This Day JTF Dismantles 48 Illegal Refineries, Stops New Ones in Rivers Community
20 September 2013 Daily Trust Army Committed to Fight Against Oil Theft - JTF Commander
14 March 2014 Leadership Army Urges Rivers Residents Not to Panic Over Sound of Gun Shots
15 April 2014 Leadership Police, SSS, Military Begin Joint Patrol Operations to End Kidnapping in Rivers
18 August 2014 This Day Four Dredging Workers Kidnapped in Bayelsa
23 February 2015 Daily Trust Army Commander Laments Rising Crime Rate in Rivers
08 April 2015 Daily Independent Controversy That Trailed Reps' Election in Enugu
14 July 2015 Leadership Buhari Replaces NSA, Service Chiefs
09 August 2015 Daily Trust Buratai Charges Soldiers On Insurgents, Oil Thieves
14 August 2015 Daily Independent Crush Boko Haram in Three Months, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs
29 November 2015 This Day Burutai - Watch Out for Boko Haram Infiltrators Outside North-East
05 May 2016 The Guardian Military to Review Counter-Insurgency War
Defence Health Maintenance LTD Military Healthcare Facilities under DHML. 20 April 2016
13 April 2016 The Guardian Troops Arrest Three Boko Haram Commanders, Kill 22 Others
12 January 2014 Leadership JTF Adopts New Strategy In Destroying Illegal Oil Refineries In Niger Delta
20 July 2015 Leadership Burutai Visits Troops in Konduga, Renames Counter Insurgency Outfit
10 September 2015 Leadership Conduct Yourselves In A Professional Manner, GOC Urges Soldiers
07 February 2016 Leadership Attack On Oil Facilities: Army To Engage Niger Delta Communities In Dialogue
22 February 2016 National Emergency Management Agency South East Zonal Coordinator Pays Courtesy Visit to 103 Battalion Nigerian Army
20 May 2015 Sahara Reporters Nigerian Army: No Longer Business As Usual With Buhari In Charge By Abiodun Ladepo
26 July 2013 The Sun Niger Delta creeks: JTF arrests 25, destroys 75 illegal oil refineries
05 August 2017 The Nation Why insecurity is escalating – Buratai
08 April 2016 Voice of Nigeria Nigerian Army ends inter-brigade competition
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
25 August 2014 Daily Trust Army Soon to Launch Offensive in North-East'
13 June 2014 Daily Trust Army Trains 22 Soldiers to Counter Oil Theft
18 November 2012 Daily Trust Combating the Rot in Army Barracks - the 82 Division Angle
17 July 2011 Daily Trust Two Brigade Wins WO-SNCO Army Competition
14 December 2015 The Guardian Our role in Bayelsa polls, by military
31 January 2013 Premium Times JTF laments shortage of accommodation for personnel in Rivers
28 February 2017 Premium Times Buratai says Niger Delta now witnessing less oil theft
21 March 2013 The Punch Army chief sues for peace in Onitsha
27 October 2008 The Nation Shake-up in Niger Delta security outfits
05 February 2014 This Day JTF Rescues Indians, Arrests 17 Oil Theft Suspects in Niger Delta
26 January 2012 This Day Soldier, 7 Robbery Suspects Killed in Ebonyi
31 January 2011 Vanguard Army Puts Men On Alert Over Rise in Kidnapping, Terrorism, Armed Robbery
08 June 2011 Vanguard Illegal Refineries Resurface At Mbiama
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
20 May 2012 Vanguard Oil Thieves Held in Military Dawn Raid
26 September 2012 Vanguard Oil Theft - Stakeholders Toe Divergent Paths Over JTF's Altered Mandate
23 June 2013 Vanguard JTF Nabs Eight Suspects Over SDPC Pipeline Inferno
25 July 2013 Vanguard JTF destroys illegal refineries in Bayelsa
03 September 2013 Vanguard Crude Theft - JTF Impounds Two Oil Laden Barges, Nabs 11 Suspects
08 November 2013 Vanguard JTF Captures Three Sea Pirates, Recovers Arms, Ammunition
28 March 2015 Vanguard JTF Repels Pirates Attack, Recovers Arms & Ammunition
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’
22 July 2016 Vanguard Troops welfare: Army to review fees in command schools
13 June 2017 The Guardian Army kill Boko Haram leader, rescue nine children
26 August 2015 The Guardian 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 October 2017 The Punch Boko Haram attacks Bama, service chiefs to visit Borno 06 August 2018
08 March 2011 P.M. News Defence HQ Launch Skills Acquisition In Barracks
19 November 2016 P.M. News Army Explains Role Of New Division In Niger Delta
23 November 2016 Premium Times EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army officially declares 46 soldiers missing
28 January 2021 Premium Times Attahiru assumes office as new army chief as Buratai bows out 16 November 2021
06 January 2014 Premium Times Oil theft in Cross River, Akwa Ibom has reduced – Army commande
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
11 September 2017 This Day Army Reconciles Warring Communities in Cross River, Ebonyi States
16 February 2013 Vanguard Allegations of Ethnic Considerations in Retirements, Postings, Re-Deployment, Recruitment in the Army
13 December 2015 Vanguard The battle for the soul of Bayelsa shifts to Abuja 19 September 2018
29 May 2016 Vanguard Troops avert attacks on oil pipelines in Bayelsa – Army
07 December 2016 Vanguard IPOB dares Army, launches Operation David Dance
24 January 2017 Vanguard Don’t allow breakdown of law and order — GOC
14 March 2017 Vanguard 2 Brigade Uyo assures on improved security
19 July 2017 Vanguard Two Brigade Nigerian Army hosts competition
01 August 2017 Vanguard Army begins fitness competition in C-River 31 July 2018
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
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