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Also known as: 23 Battalion [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Army  Military [+]

Areas of operation



Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Ughelli South [+] 31 October 2016 [+]
Ngala [+] 25 April 2016 [+]
Kala-Balge [+] 22 April 2016 [+] 28 November 2017 [+]
Uvwie [+] 11 March 2016 [+]
Burutu [+] 5 September 2015 [+]
Warri South-West [+] 25 July 2013 [+] 16 September 2013 [+]

Sites



Site First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Agbadu [+] 31 October 2016 [+]
Effurun [+] 10 September 2015 [+] 30 August 2016 [+]
Effurun [+] 10 September 2015 [+] 30 August 2016 [+]
Warri [+] 27 October 2008 [+] 18 January 2016 [+]
Takum [+] 26 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 1 [+] Nigeria [+] Sector 1 [+]
Sector 1 Joint Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield [+]
Sector One [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
23 June 2013 [+] 18 December 2014 [+]
Joint Task Force Operation Restore Hope [+] Nigeria [+] 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 for the Niger Delta [+]
Joint Task Force on Niger Delta codenamed Operation Restore Hope [+]
Joint Task Force "Operation Restore Hope" [+]
JTF [+]
Operation Restore Hope [+]
Operation Restore Hope in the Niger Delta [+]
Task Force [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
27 October 2008 [+]
Operation Lafiya Dole [+] Nigeria [+] Operation Lafia Dole [+]
Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole [+]
OPLD [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
State Security Service (Internal Security) [+]
1 May 2016 [+] 28 November 2017 [+]

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Personnel

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Name Rank Role Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Abdullahi [+] Captain [+] Operations Officer [+] 22 February 2014 [+]
A.T. Lawal [+] Lieutenant Colonel [+] Commander [+] Commanding Officer [+] 8 November 2009 [+]
Nuhu [+] Captain [+] None 9 February 2012 [+]
Igwe Omoke [+] Lieutenant Colonel [+] Commander [+] 15 February 2016 [+] 21 February 2016 [+]
Nwankwo [+] Colonel [+] Commander [+] 9 February 2012 [+]

Sources

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Publication Date Publisher Title Access Date Archive Link
12 July 2013 The Sun Army parades police inspector armed robber, 16 others in Benin
29 April 2002 Vanguard Government Begins Decentralisation of Defence Units
20 April 2004 This Day Army Games Begin in Abeokuta
16 February 2005 Vanguard Task Force Men Kill Suspected Bank Robber in Shoot-Out
08 September 2008 Vanguard Army Commander Hails Governor Osunbor
08 November 2009 Daily Champion JTF Arrests 50 Bunkerers
23 January 2012 Daily Trust JTF Destroys 6,000 Illegal Refineries
05 June 2012 Daily Trust Army Destroys Over 2000 Illegal Refineries in Edo, Delta
28 January 2013 Daily Trust Army Redeploys Minimah, Others
14 July 2013 This Day Edo Robbery - Arrested Police Inspector Mentally Challenged, Says Bayelsa CP
09 January 2014 Vanguard Army Destroys 36 Petrol Tankers, Six Boats in Cross River
23 February 2014 This Day Urhobo Kingdom, Army Battalion Tussle Over Land
17 April 2014 Premium Times Army Denies Killing APC Member
02 January 2015 Daily Trust Army Dismisses 203 Soldiers After Secret Trial
02 May 2016 This Day Troops Discover Another Boko Haram Bomb Factory, Foil Attack On Military Installations
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18 April 2016 International Centre for Investigative Reporting Troops in Fierce Gun Battle with Boko Haram
11 March 2016 News Agency of Nigeria 35 suspects arrested in arms mop-up operation in Delta
10 September 2015 News Agency of Nigeria 3 die, others injured in clash between JTF, militants in Delta
26 April 2016 News Agency of Nigeria Army uncovers Boko Haram’s new mode of dressing, means of identification
28 May 2014 National Mirror Oshiomhole commissions water projects for Army
31 October 2016 The Punch Militants reject Buhari’s meeting, attack pipeline
14 March 2017 Daily Trust Boko Haram: troops liberate 455 hostages in Kala-Balge , Borno
13 June 2017 The Guardian Army kill Boko Haram leader, rescue nine children
14 May 2016 The Guardian Army repels Boko Haram early morning attack
19 December 2014 The Sun JTF arrests cult leader, nabs 4 oil thieves
17 April 2016 Channels Television Troops Clear Boko Haram Terrorists Out Of Biggoro And Warpaya
14 January 2015 Daily Trust Army Dismisses 227 Soldiers for 'Refusing to Fight Boko Haram'
19 April 2017 Daily Trust Army denies shootout with notorious kidnapper
OpenStreetMap Node: Jarawa (501416413)
OpenStreetMap Node: Effurun Otor (501498006)
23 April 2016 This Day Military Arrests Four Boko Haram Kingpins, Insists Curfew in Maiduguri Still in Force
31 May 2016 This Day Soldiers Take over Tompolo’s Residence, Father Escapes Arrest
08 September 2016 This Day Military Nabs Wanted Niger Delta Militants, Boko Haram Terrorist
27 October 2017 Vanguard Operation Crocodile Smile: Army arrests 30 suspects, destroys illegal refineries in Benin 17 September 2018
20 April 2018 Vanguard Army trains troops for combat proficiency competition 31 July 2018
27 August 2017 The Nation Army begin combat proficiency competition in Benin Monday
27 October 2017 The Nation Army killed three Boko Haram insurgents in Borno 17 September 2018
23 November 2014 The Nation Army to provide conducive environment for officers
19 February 2016 The Nation Colonel under fire for invading church in Warri
25 November 2013 The Nation JTF shuts down militants’ camp, 59 illegal refineries
22 February 2016 The Nation JTF: Nigeria needs entire army to man oil facilities
16 September 2013 The Nation JTF smashes foreign oil syndicate
27 January 2015 The Nation 4 Brigade assures of security
07 June 2014 The Nation Soldiers seize The Nation's parcels
29 November 2017 The Nation Troops capture Boko Haram commander, kill four 25 August 2018
19 January 2016 Channels Television Defence Minister Arrives Warri To Inspect Pipeline Explosion Site
31 March 2014 Daily Trust JTF Seeks Special Courts
30 October 2013 Daily Trust Army Parade Kidnappers in Edo
12 December 2013 Daily Trust Promotion - Army Gets 27 New Major Generals, 75 Brigadiers
28 October 2013 News Agency of Nigeria Army chief tasks soldiers on terrorism
31 December 2013 News Agency of Nigeria Army will continue to assist Jonathan to realise transformation agenda - Ihejirika
04 February 2016 The Guardian Security agencies deny Boko Haram role in Edo explosion
18 January 2016 The Punch Army arrests suspected fake officer in Delta
30 October 2013 The Punch Kidnap kingpin, Kelvin, trained over 300 abductors – Suspect
16 September 2014 The Punch Boko Haram ambushes soldiers in Kogi
27 January 2015 The Punch Nigerian Army remains apolitical -Army ex-spokesman
15 July 2012 The Punch Unending controversies over security
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
29 January 2010 Vanguard JTF Soldiers Back to Edo
10 December 2011 Vanguard Oshiomhole Commends Security Agencies in Edo
15 January 2012 Vanguard Army Disagrees With Hausa Community Over Missing Cows in Edo
09 February 2012 Vanguard Fuel Scarcity Looms As Delta Community Paralyses Depot Operations
05 June 2012 Vanguard Army Parades 58 Suspected Oil Thieves, Robbers in Edo
22 February 2013 Vanguard Two Killed As Rival Revenue Collectors Clash in Edo
03 May 2013 Vanguard No militant camp’ll be allowed in N/Delta – JTF
23 June 2013 Vanguard JTF Nabs Eight Suspects Over SDPC Pipeline Inferno
25 July 2013 Vanguard JTF destroys illegal refineries in Bayelsa
08 November 2013 Vanguard JTF Captures Three Sea Pirates, Recovers Arms, Ammunition
10 January 2014 Vanguard Cross River Is Free Off Militancy, Declares Commander
29 March 2014 Vanguard JTF arrests 2 Britons, 12 Nigerians for illegal bunkering
09 March 2015 Vanguard APC Reps' Candidate Alleges Brutalization in Edo