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Also known as: 26 BN| 26-battalion| 261 Battalion [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Army  Military [+]

Areas of operation

Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Bama [+] 9 June 2016 [+]
Isa [+] July 2015 [+] September 2015 [+]


Site First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Sokoto [+] 17 February 2002 [+] 9 June 2016 [+]
Mubi [+] September 2014 [+]


Multi-unit organizations that this unit is part of
Name Country Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Military Observer Group [+] Nigeria [+] ECOMOG [+] Peacekeeping [+] 14 August 2003 [+]
Operation Restore Peace [+] Nigeria [+] Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
July 2015 [+] September 2015 [+]
United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone [+] Sierra Leone [+] UNAMSIL [+] Peacekeeping [+] February 2002 [+]
African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur [+] Sudan [+] African Union/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur [+]
L’UNAMID/Darfour [+]
Peacekeeping [+] 28 May 2012 [+]

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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
Ibrahim [+] Lieutenant Colonel [+] Commander [+] 9 April 2007 [+]


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Publication Date Publisher Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
17 February 2002 This Day Sokoto Goc to Soldiers: Marry Foreign Wives And Be Sacked
02 September 2002 Daily Trust Trailer Knocks Solider to Death in Sokoto
12 September 2002 This Day Tragedy As Two Die of Electrocution in Sokoto
13 August 2003 Vanguard More Nigerian Soldiers Leave for Liberia
15 August 2003 This Day Why We Are in Liberia - Agwai
10 January 2007 Vanguard Airforce Crash - Braimah Gets Posthumous Promotion
09 April 2007 Daily Champion Sokoto Caliphate Chieftain Commends Globacom
01 September 2007 This Day Soldiers Reprimanded for Role in Liberia
17 November 2007 Daily Trust Army Officer Faces Charges of Brutality Over Girlfriend
08 September 2008 Vanguard Army Commander Hails Governor Osunbor
18 September 2008 This Day Military Committed to Democracy, Says Army Chief
10 January 2009 Vanguard Shake-Up in Army
17 March 2010 Daily Trust Much Ado About Dambazau
21 September 2010 Daily Trust Army Engineers Yet to Work On Collapsed Sokoto Bridge
17 October 2011 Daily Trust Barracks Renovation Elicits Soldiers' Anger in Sokoto
13 January 2012 Daily Trust Guber Polls - Politicians Have Bought All Machetes in Sokoto - Police
16 March 2012 Daily Trust Failing State, Fading Peacekeepers
04 May 2012 Daily Trust NEMA, Defense Headquarters Collaborate On Disaster Response
20 December 2012 Daily Trust Army Promotes 59 Generals
03 January 2013 Daily Trust Gen. Minimah May Become Army Chief - More Retirements Coming
14 March 2013 Daily Trust Four Killed in Sokoto Military Raid
08 April 2013 Leadership Insecurity - Wamakko Assures Sokoto Residents of Sustainable Security
12 July 2013 Leadership Boko Haram Commander Killed in Gun Duel
12 July 2013 Daily Trust 12 Bombs Recovered, One Killed in Sokoto Military Raid
03 August 2015 This Day Sultan - Sokoto Role Model in Civil, Military Relations
04 August 2015 Daily Trust Sokoto, Model for Peaceful Co-Existence - Sultan
29 August 2015 Daily Trust North-West States Move to Tackle Cattle-Rustling
20 October 2015 Daily Trust Task Force Arrests Kidnap Kingpin, Recovers Livestock
21 July 2013 Leadership How Security Personnel Foiled Supply of Weapons to Insurgents in Kebbi
14 July 2013 Leadership Army, SSS Intercept Tanker With Arms, Ammunition
11 July 2013 Leadership Suspected Terrorist Killed in Joint Army, SSS Operation in Sokoto
07 November 2014 Leadership Fire Guts Sokoto Military Barracks
02 August 2015 Leadership Tambuwal Pledges To Assist Nigeria Army
12 September 2015 Leadership Cattle Rustling: Army Recovers 22,378 Livestock In 3 Months
06 June 2016 Sahara Reporters Troops Carry Out Clearance Operations In Bama LGA Of Borno State
25 February 2015 Scan News Army Commander Visits Police Boss in Sokoto
20 July 2017 The Sun (Nigeria) Army clears air on roles in internal security
13 August 2013 Daily Trust Boko Haram Suspect Arrested in Sokoto, Arms Recovered
18 January 2015 Daily Trust Mass Sack - Panic Grips Army Barracks
28 February 2014 Premium Times Army General says Nigerians should be allowed to carry arms to defeat Boko Haram
2012 United States Department of State et al Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest, 2011-2012 (Section IV: Country Training Activities - Africa, Volume II)
2014 United States Department of State Foreign Military Training and DoD Engagement Activities of Interest, 2013-2014
20 December 2012 This Day Army Promotes 150 Senior Officers
12 July 2013 This Day Security Operatives Raid Terrorists' Hideout, Kill One, Capture 12 in Sokoto
14 March 2013 This Day We Are Not Ghosts, Boko Haram Tells Jonathan
05 May 2016 This Day Troops Kill 18 Cattle Rustlers, Recover Weapons in Zamfara State
06 February 2011 Vanguard Bauchi, Borno, Plateau: Mounting security challenge in the ‘axis of death’
23 May 2011 Vanguard ICAN has a lot to do in the North – Army Commander
27 May 2012 Vanguard Army is combat-ready for terrorists – COAS
09 June 2016 Vanguard Counter-Insurgency Operation - Troops Making Progress As More Hostages Regain Freedom
25 September 2006 This Day A Waste of Our Nation's Best 02 December 2020
June 1991 Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Nigeria: A Country Study
Nigerian Army Properties Limited Major General Mohammed Tasiu Ibrahim
16 February 2013 Vanguard Allegations of Ethnic Considerations in Retirements, Postings, Re-Deployment, Recruitment in the Army
22 May 2018 Vanguard Army kills 68 bandits, recover 17 motorcycles in Zamfara 25 August 2018