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Also known as: 23 Battalion| 231 Battalion| 231 Tank Battalion| 231 tk Bn [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Army  Military [+]

Areas of operation

Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Biu [+] 2 September 2011 [+] 6 March 2016 [+]
Maiduguri [+] 13 October 2010 [+]


Multi-unit organizations that this unit is part of
Name Country Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order I [+] Nigeria [+] JTF [+]
JTF Operation Restore Order [+]
JTF in Borno State [+]
JTF in Maiduguri, Borno State [+]
Joint Special Task Force in Maiduguri [+]
Joint TASK Force MAIDUGURI [+]
Joint Task Force (JTF) tagged "Operation Restore Peace" [+]
Joint Task Force in Borno [+]
Joint Task Force in Borno State [+]
Joint Task Force in Maiduguri, Borno State [+]
Joint Task Force, Operation Restore Order [+]
ORO I [+]
operation restore peace [+]
Air Force [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Navy [+]
Police [+]
State Security Service (Internal Security) [+]
2 September 2011 [+]
United Nations Mission in Liberia [+] Philippines [+] UNMIL [+] Peacekeeping [+] 2009 [+] 2011 [+]

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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
06 May 2002 This Day Brigade Commander Reiterates Commitment to Security
12 September 2003 Daily Champion Serving Colonel Emerges New Etsu Nupe
17 March 2005 This Day Haruna Lauds Nigerian Army
06 April 2007 Vanguard Polls - Army, Police, Others Display Combat Readiness
15 October 2007 Daily Trust Army Sends More Troops to Darfur
25 September 2010 Daily Champion Jonathan Sacks GOCs, Redeploys Others
15 November 2010 Daily Trust Unknown Gunmen Kill Soldier in Borno
14 November 2010 This Day Boko Haram Kills Solider in Maiduguri
19 November 2010 Daily Trust Soldiers Hunt for Colleague's Killers
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
04 September 2011 Daily Trust Bloodbath in Biu - Soldiers, Youths Clash in Borno
11 September 2011 Daily Trust Day of Rage in Biu Town
19 April 2012 Daily Trust Four Soldiers Sanctioned in Adamawa for Torture
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
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
12 September 2013 Leadership Army Kills 10 Boko Haram Members, Destroys Two Camps
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
12 June 2014 This Day Television Viewing Centres in Adamawa, Yobe Shut Down
23 June 2014 This Day From Freedom to Fear
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
21 May 2015 Leadership Boko Haram - 600 Soldiers Face Court Martial in Lagos, Abuja
14 August 2015 Daily Independent Crush Boko Haram in Three Months, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs
18 September 2015 Daily Trust Commander Seeks Collaboration With Traditional Rulers On Insurgency
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
21 April 2016 International Centre for Investigative Reporting Kareto Attack: Several Soldiers Killed, Others Missing
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 July 2015 Sahara Reporters We Will Make Boko Haram Beg For Peace – Nigeria’s Army Chief
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
28 April 2013 Channels Television Nigerian Army Updates Officers On Operations Planning
12 December 2013 Daily Trust Promotion - Army Gets 27 New Major Generals, 75 Brigadiers
06 March 2016 Daily Trust Troops clear Boko Haram in Doksa, Dure
30 January 2016 The Guardian (Nigeria) Herdsmen Menace: 3
06 July 2015 Armed Forces Command and Staff College Director of Administration
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
17 August 2009 This Day FG Replaces Troops in Liberia 23 October 2018
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
29 January 2014 Vanguard Adamawa Church Attack - Death Toll Rises to 138
25 October 2014 Vanguard Terrorism - Army Sends GOC to Office
25 December 2014 Vanguard Military exonerates Col Wende over purported petition written to Jonathan
30 September 2015 Vanguard We will end Boko Haram by December – Army
2018 Routledge Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017 16 February 2018
14 October 2010 Daily Trust Army Deploys Troops, Tanks to Maiduguri -Boko Haram Planted Bombs--Police
06 May 2017 The Guardian (Nigeria) Returning refugees from Cameroun overstretching Borno IDPs camps, army warns
31 March 2014 Amnesty International NIGERIA: MORE THAN 1,500 KILLED IN ARMED CONFLICT IN NORTH-EASTERN NIGERIA IN EARLY 2014. Index: AFR 44/004/2014. 19 September 2018
02 June 2015 Amnesty International Stars on their shoulders. Blood on their hands. War crimes committed by the Nigerian military
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
09 June 2018 Vanguard Troops kill many bandits, arrest Boko Haram logistics supplier in Kaduna 06 August 2018