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Also known as: 81 BN [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Army  Military [+]

Areas of operation

Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Nganzai [+] 12 September 2013 [+]
Borno [+] 23 July 2013 [+] 3 March 2016 [+]


Site First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Bulabulin [+] 2015 [+]
Maiduguri [+] 12 September 2013 [+] 6 May 2015 [+]
Ibadan [+] 2012 [+] 6 May 2015 [+]


Multi-unit organizations that this unit is part of
Name Country Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
African-led International Support Mission in Mali [+] Mali [+] AFISMA [+]
African-Led Support Mission in Mali [+]
Peacekeeping [+] 2013 [+]
Operation Lafiya Dole [+] Nigeria [+] Operation Lafia Dole [+]
Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole [+]
OPLD [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
State Security Service (Internal Security) [+]
17 February 2016 [+] 18 March 2016 [+]
United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone [+] Sierra Leone [+] UNAMSIL [+] Peacekeeping [+] February 2004 [+] 16 December 2004 [+]

Parent units

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Table showing personnel linked to this unit in command, administrative and other roles
Name Rank Role Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Ike Nwachukwu [+] None Commander [+]
Samaila Inusa [+] Lieutenant Colonel [+] Commander [+] December 2015 [+]


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Publication Date Publisher 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
05 August 2002 The News After the Lagos Bomb Explosion
08 April 2004 Vanguard Tinubu/Fayose Face-Off: George Misled Obasanjo, Says Lagos Govt
16 December 2004 This Day Sierra-Leone: 'Troops 'Ll Not Be Replaced'
30 January 2007 Daily Champion Ihejirika Lauds Joint Police/Military Operations in Lagos
11 September 2008 Vanguard Oyinlola, Agagu, Oni Solicit for Peace, Security in S-West
06 July 2009 Daily Independent Ike Nwachukwu's Home Truth
16 March 2012 Daily Trust Failing State, Fading Peacekeepers
20 April 2013 Daily Trust Defence HQ Assesses Troops Ahead Mali Deployment
19 August 2013 Leadership National Army Creates New Division
07 September 2013 Daily Trust 50 Insurgents, 24 Civilians Killed in Borno
09 September 2013 This Day 18 Killed in Fresh Boko Haram Attack On Borno Village
27 October 2013 Leadership Confessions of a Captured Boko Haram Member
06 November 2013 This Day Military Kills Boko Haram Members in Raids
28 December 2013 This Day In Major Shake-Up, Army Redeploys Senior Officers
15 March 2014 Daily Trust Boko Haram Attacks Barracks in Borno, Suffers Casualty
21 March 2014 Daily Trust Nigerian Troops Leave for Peace Keeping in Liberia
05 August 2014 Daily Trust Amnesty - Nigerian Military Committing War Crimes
13 August 2014 Daily Independent DHQ Warns Soldiers' Wives Over Troops' Deployment Protest
16 August 2014 Daily Trust They Gave Us Another Corpse for Our Son'
11 September 2014 The Guardian Soldier's Alleged Rape of Poly Student - Lawyer Refutes Oyo State Probe Claims
16 October 2014 Leadership Mutiny - Trial of 60 Accused Soldiers Begin in Abuja
23 December 2014 Daily Trust Army Begins Court Martial of 15 Senior Officers
01 January 2015 Daily Trust Yobe, Borno Restrict Movement
26 January 2015 This Day Military Routs Insurgents in the Battle to Capture Maiduguri
20 May 2015 Daily Trust Man Gets Title, Car, N
21 May 2015 Leadership Boko Haram - 600 Soldiers Face Court Martial in Lagos, Abuja
28 December 2015 Daily Independent Boko Haram Kills 45 in Borno, Adamawa
06 May 2016 This Day Army Discover, Destroy Boko Haram Administrative Base
14 May 2016 Daily Trust Boko Haram Attack Troops Camp
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19 August 2013 Daily Trust Insurgency - Army Creates New Division in North East
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07 September 2013 Leadership Troops Kill 50 Insurgents, As Army Chief Visits Borno
19 September 2013 Leadership FG Deploys Soldiers in Nasarawa
03 February 2015 Leadership Finally, Nigerian Troops Bombard Sambisa Forest
15 February 2015 Leadership GOC, Brigade Commander Move to Liberate Monguno
30 March 2016 Leadership Abducted Army Colonel Murdered In Kaduna
28 February 2013 News Agency of Nigeria Army denies killing Nasarawa students
11 June 2015 News Agency of Nigeria Minimah visits Borno, Adamawa to boost morale of troops
31 October 2016 The Punch Militants reject Buhari’s meeting, attack pipeline
20 May 2015 Sahara Reporters Nigerian Army: No Longer Business As Usual With Buhari In Charge By Abiodun Ladepo
03 March 2016 Sahara Reporters Boko Haram Power Base In Alagarno Forest Destroyed By Military
06 May 2017 The Guardian Returning refugees from Cameroun overstretching Borno IDPs camps, army warns
04 September 2013 The Sun New GOC, others appointed as Army retires 7 generals
02 June 2015 Amnesty International Stars on their shoulders. Blood on their hands. War crimes committed by the Nigerian military
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'
08 November 2013 Daily Trust Army raids Boko Haram hideouts, recovers arms in Borno 06 August 2018
01 May 2017 Daily Trust 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army gets new commander
22 January 2016 International Centre for Investigative Reporting Boko Haram: Army To Begin Rotation Of Troops In North East
26 July 2017 P.M. News Akeredolu Laments Rise In Kidnap Cases
23 November 2016 Premium Times EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army officially declares 46 soldiers missing
23 April 2016 This Day Military Arrests Four Boko Haram Kingpins, Insists Curfew in Maiduguri Still in Force
14 September 2013 Vanguard Hunger forces Boko Haram to kill three, demand N1m from traders 06 August 2018
16 March 2016 Vanguard Buhari’s will, Troops’ resilience behind successes against insurgency- Buratai
19 March 2018 Vanguard 3 soldiers, 2 civilian JTF members killed by Boko Haram in shootout in Borno 03 August 2018
20 April 2018 Vanguard Army trains troops for combat proficiency competition 31 July 2018
09 June 2018 Vanguard Troops kill many bandits, arrest Boko Haram logistics supplier in Kaduna 06 August 2018
20 July 2018 Vanguard Buratai renames 21 Brigade as Special Forces Brigade 25 August 2018
27 August 2017 The Nation Army begin combat proficiency competition in Benin Monday
17 May 2015 The Nation Boko Haram: Buhari to decide fate of 72 death row soldiers
10 August 2017 The Nation Buratai decorates 65 gallant troops with medals
26 October 2006 Council on Foreign Relations Modern Military Force Structures
12 March 2016 Channels Television Clearance Operations Against Boko Haram Terrorists Heat Up
03 August 2015 Daily Trust Troops Rescue 178 in Borno
05 September 2014 Daily Trust Soldiers Evacuating Families From Maiduguri Barracks
06 March 2016 Daily Trust Troops clear Boko Haram in Doksa, Dure
18 February 2016 The Guardian Troops kill more Boko Haram terrorists in ambush operation near sambisa
26 August 2016 Federal Republic of Nigeria South-West
06 July 2015 Armed Forces Command and Staff College Director of Administration
18 February 2016 Premium Times Nigerian troops discover ‘Boko Haram market’, rescue 195 captives
02 May 2016 Premium Times Army Begins Large-Scale Operation in Sambisa Forests - Commander
18 November 2015 Premium Times Nigerian troops destroy rockets manufactured by Boko Haram
17 January 2017 Premium Times Nigerian Army places N500,000 reward for information on suicide bombers
18 September 2013 The Punch 40 soldiers feared dead in B’Haram ambush
22 October 2014 The Punch Military arraigns five more soldiers for mutiny
28 August 2014 The Punch Mutiny: Four Military Officers Quizzed
06 May 2015 The Punch Soldiers foil B’Haram ambush in Borno
15 July 2012 The Punch Unending controversies over security
2014 United States Department of State Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest, 2013-2014
14 September 2013 This Day GOC: New Security Role Won’t Overwhelm Army 06 August 2018
24 November 2013 This Day Army Demands Discipline From Civilian JTF
13 February 2014 This Day Army, Navy Redeploy Senior Officers
18 September 2013 This Day Army - Over 150 Boko Haram Insurgents, 15 Soldiers Killed in Borno
14 September 2013 This Day GOC - New Security Role Won't Overwhelm Army
11 March 2015 This Day Military Recaptures Bama As More Insurgents Are Killed in Adamawa
31 March 2011 Vanguard Polls: Soldiers Will Carry Arms, Says COAS
22 February 2013 Vanguard Two Killed As Rival Revenue Collectors Clash in Edo
18 August 2013 Vanguard Jonathan creates new army division, sends 8,000 troops after Boko Haram
17 September 2013 Vanguard Army Reunites Abducted Boy With Family
28 February 2014 Vanguard After Borno, Yobe Massacre - B-Haram Strikes in Adamawa, Kills 14
22 May 2014 Vanguard 48 Killed in Fresh Borno Attacks, Chibok Schoolgirls Sighted in Chad
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’
24 March 2016 Vanguard Soldiers rescue 180 hostages, kill 5 terrorists
09 June 2016 Vanguard Counter-Insurgency Operation - Troops Making Progress As More Hostages Regain Freedom
2018 Routledge Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017 16 February 2018