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Also known as: Operation Lafia Dole| Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole| OPLD [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Army  Joint Task Force  Military  Police  State Security Service (Internal Security) [+]

Areas of operation



Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Yola North [+] 28 March 2018 [+]
Ningi [+] 17 March 2018 [+]
Kala-Balge [+] 28 November 2017 [+]
Mafa [+] 26 October 2017 [+]
Bama [+] 29 September 2017 [+] 3 June 2018 [+]
Yobe [+] 19 July 2015 [+] 19 November 2015 [+]
Borno [+] 19 July 2015 [+] 22 April 2018 [+]
Adamawa [+] 19 July 2015 [+]

Sites



Site First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Maiduguri [+] 19 July 2015 [+] 1 October 2017 [+]

Member units

All units that comprise this unit.
Name Country Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
103 Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 103 BN [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
7 November 2015 [+] January 2016 [+]
103 Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 103 BN [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
February 2016 [+] 22 July 2017 [+]
112 Task Force Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 112 Battalion [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
13 November 2015 [+] 26 October 2017 [+]
113 Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
June 2016 [+]
119 Task Force Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 119 Battalion [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
16 January 2017 [+]
144 Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] Asa Military Base of 14 Brigade [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
25 February 2020 [+]
151 Task Force Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 151 Battalion [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
February 2016 [+] 10 September 2017 [+]
155 Task Force Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
12 April 2016 [+]
157 Task Force Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 157 Battalion [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
18 November 2015 [+]
192 Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 192 Motorised Battalion [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
January 2016 [+]
192 Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 192 Motorised Battalion [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
1 March 2020 [+]
202 Tank Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 202 Battalion [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
4 October 2017 [+]
21 Armoured Brigade [+] Nigeria [+] 21 Armored Brigade [+]
21-Armoured Brigade [+]
21 Bde [+]
21 Brigade [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
7 November 2015 [+] 3 June 2018 [+]
212 Tank Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 212 Battalion [+]
212 BN [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
9 March 2017 [+]
22 Armoured Brigade [+] Nigeria [+] 22 Armour Brigade [+]
22 Brigade [+]
22 Brigade (Rear) [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
4 October 2017 [+]
22 Armoured Brigade Garrison [+] Nigeria [+] 22 Brigade Garrison [+]
Garrison [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
1 May 2016 [+] 5 August 2017 [+]
22 Task Force Brigade [+] Nigeria [+] 22 Brigade [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
14 March 2017 [+] 28 November 2017 [+]
23 Armoured Brigade [+] Nigeria [+] 23 Amoured Brigade [+]
23 Armored Bigade [+]
23 Bde [+]
23 Brigade [+]
23rd Amour Brigade [+]
23rd Armored Brigade [+]
23rd Armoured Brigade [+]
23rd Army Brigade [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
17 September 2015 [+] 28 March 2018 [+]
233 Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 233 Nigeria Army Battalion [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
9 March 2017 [+]
242 Reconnaissance Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 242 Battalion [+]
242 Recce Battalion [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
2016 [+]
243 Reconnaissance Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 243 Battalion [+]
243 Bn [+]
243 Recce Battalion [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
19 July 2015 [+] 2016 [+]
25 Task Force Brigade [+] Nigeria [+] 25 TF [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
22 April 2018 [+]
26 Task Force Brigade [+] Nigeria [+] 26 Brigade [+]
26 TF [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
26 June 2016 [+] 25 December 2017 [+]
271 Tank Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
27 February 2020 [+]
28 Task Force Brigade [+] Nigeria [+] 28 TF [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
18 September 2015 [+] 7 November 2015 [+]
29 Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 29 BN [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
10 August 2017 [+]
29 Task Force Brigade [+] Nigeria [+] 29 TF [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
9 March 2017 [+]
3 Armoured Division [+] Nigeria [+] 3 Div. [+]
3 Division [+]
3rd Armored Division [+]
3rd Armoured Division [+]
3rd Armoury Division [+]
3rd Army Division [+]
3rd Division [+]
Third Armoured Division [+]
Three Armoured Division [+]
Three Division [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
18 March 2016 [+]
3 Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 23 Battalion [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
1 May 2016 [+] 28 November 2017 [+]
33 Artillery Brigade [+] Nigeria [+] 33 Artillery Battalion [+]
33 Brigade [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
17 March 2018 [+]
7 Division [+] Nigeria [+] 7 Div [+]
7th Infantry Division [+]
Division 7 [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
18 March 2016 [+]
7 Division Garrison [+] Nigeria [+] 7 Garrison [+]
Garrison Command [+]
Seven Division Garrison [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
23 March 2016 [+]
7 Division Garrison Rapid Deployment Force II [+] Nigeria [+] RDF [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
26 June 2016 [+]
72 Special Forces Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 72 Army Battalion [+]
72 Battalion [+]
72 BN [+]
72 Para Battalion [+]
72 Para-Battalion [+]
72 Para Bn [+]
72 Special Battalion [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
January 2016 [+]
75 Strike Group [+] Nigeria [+] 75 STG [+]
75 Strategic Tactical Group [+]
75 Strike Force [+]
Nigerian Airforce Strike Group [+]
Air Force [+]
Military [+]
17 September 2015 [+]
81 Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] 81 BN [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
17 February 2016 [+] 18 March 2016 [+]
81 Task Force Battalion [+] Nigeria [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
5 August 2017 [+]
9 Brigade [+] Nigeria [+] 9 Bde [+]
9 Division [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
3 March 2020 [+]

Parent units

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Subsidiaries


Name Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Operation Gama Aiki [+] Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
June 2016 [+]
Civilian Joint Task Force [+] Civilian JTF [+]
Civilian-JTF [+]
CJTF [+]
Civilian Joint Task Force (Irregulars) [+] 19 July 2015 [+] 3 June 2018 [+]
21 Armoured Brigade [+] 21 Armored Brigade [+]
21-Armoured Brigade [+]
21 Bde [+]
21 Brigade [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
9 August 2017 [+]

Personnel

Table showing personnel linked to this unit in command, administrative and other roles
Name Rank Role Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Hassan Umoru [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Theatre Commander [+] 18 December 2015 [+] 16 March 2016 [+]
Lucky E. Erabor [+] Major General [+] Deputy Theatre Commander [+] 18 December 2015 [+] 16 March 2016 [+]
Lucky E. Erabor [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Theatre Commander [+] 17 March 2016 [+] 26 October 2016 [+]
Enobong Okon Udoh [+] None Commander [+]
Lucky Irabor [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Theatre Commander [+] 29 May 2017 [+]
Ibrahim Attahiru [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Theatre Commander [+] 30 May 2017 [+] 5 December 2017 [+]
Yusha'u Mahmood Abubakar [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Theatre Commander [+] 16 August 2015 [+] 9 November 2015 [+]

Sources

List of all sources used to evidence the data in this record Click the "+" symbol next to every data point in the record to see the sources used for that data point.

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
04 June 2002 This Day Ogomudia Commissions Retired Soldiers' Houses
04 September 2003 Vanguard Army Chief Assures On Logistics
05 September 2003 This Day Warri: No Military Solution, Says Army Chief
01 March 2004 Daily Champion Gen. Effiong Was a Great Patriot - - Obasanjo
01 July 2005 This Day Nigerian Soldiers Depart for Sudan
28 March 2006 Daily Trust Sudan: Darfur Crisis: First Batch of Troops Airlifted to Sudan
07 May 2006 Vanguard We Cannot Now Be Hastily Separated'
19 November 2006 Vanguard Militants to Army Chief - Your Men Worsened Hostilities in N-Delta
27 August 2007 This Day Port Harcourt - Army Replaces Joint Task Force Commander
27 August 2007 Vanguard Country's Foreign Policy Under Yar'Adua
09 October 2007 This Day 680 Soldiers Head for Darfur
09 January 2008 Vanguard Defence Chief Declares 'Red Alert' in N-Delta
23 May 2008 This Day How 46 Soldiers Were Burnt to Death
08 July 2008 This Day Soldiers' Protest - House Summons Defence Minister, Azazi
09 August 2008 This Day Security Beefed Up in Azazi's Country Home
16 October 2008 Vanguard Mutiny - Soldiers Petition Senate
10 January 2009 Vanguard Shake-Up in Army
19 May 2010 This Day 2011 - Army Will Review Operations, Says Dambazau.
27 September 2010 Daily Trust Sacked GOCs Get New Posts
07 February 2011 This Day Army Will Tackle Security Lapses
25 May 2011 Daily Champion Lagos - DPO, DCO Killed in Army, Police Clash
22 June 2011 This Day Internal Security - Army Modifies Training to Tackle Terrorism
18 July 2011 Daily Trust Day Soldiers Dumped Guns for Brooms
05 December 2011 Daily Trust Soldiers Shut Fake 'NNPC' in Creeks
09 May 2012 Leadership 25 Ghanaians, Five Locals Arrested Over Bunkering
24 July 2012 This Day Abia, Nigerian Army Tackle Vandalism of Shell's Facilities
21 November 2012 Daily Trust Crime - Army to Deploy Soldiers to Ogun
20 December 2012 Daily Trust Army Promotes 59 Generals
19 October 2013 This Day Nigeria, UK, U
30 November 2013 This Day 2015 - Army Prepares Agaist Violence
26 July 2014 This Day Army Pays Operational Allowances Upfront, Treats Six War Casualties Abroad'
23 August 2014 This Day Boko Haram - Minimah Hints of Major Army Shake Up
28 August 2014 This Day Protest of Soldiers' Wives
06 September 2014 Leadership Insurgents Seize the Gulak Village
14 September 2014 Leadership Army's Weapon More Sophisticated Than Boko Haram's - COAS
15 September 2014 Daily Trust Insurgency - Army Rewards Injured Officers
14 July 2015 Leadership Buhari Replaces NSA, Service Chiefs
21 July 2015 This Day Boko Haram - Operation Zaman Lafiya Now Code Named 'Operation Lafiya Dole'
14 August 2015 Daily Independent Crush Boko Haram in Three Months, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs
17 August 2015 This Day NAF Sustains Aerial Bombardment of Terrorists' Bunkers
18 September 2015 Daily Trust Commander Seeks Collaboration With Traditional Rulers On Insurgency
10 November 2015 This Day Military Nabs Another Wanted Boko Haram Terrorist
09 November 2015 Daily Trust Buratai Visits Troops, More Boko Haram Camps Are Destroyed
03 February 2016 This Day Two Suicide Bombers Intercepted in Maiduguri
02 April 2016 Daily Trust Troops Destroy Boko Haram Explosive Factory
13 April 2016 The Guardian Airforce Strikes Boko Haram Logistics Base
02 May 2016 This Day Troops Discover Another Boko Haram Bomb Factory, Foil Attack On Military Installations
05 May 2016 The Guardian Military to Review Counter-Insurgency War
20 May 2016 Daily Trust Another Chibok Girl Found - Army Claims
05 June 2016 Daily Trust Troops Kill Boko Haram Leader, 18 Others
09 June 2016 This Day Sambisa Forest Is Now Locked Down - Military
20 June 2016 This Day Air Force Jet Foils Ambush Against Ground Troops, Kills 15 Boko Haram Terrorists
Nigerian Army About
Nigerian Army NIGERIAN ARMY CHRONICLE OF COMMAND
24 March 2014 Nigerian Army DIRECTORATE OF ARMY POLICY AND PLANS.
Nigerian Army DIRECTORATE OF ARMY PUBLIC RELATIONS
24 March 2014 Nigerian Army DIRECTORATE OF ARMY STANDARDS AND EVALUATION
24 March 2014 Nigerian Army DIRECTORATE OF ARMY TRAINING AND OPERATIONS
12 March 2014 Nigerian Army DIRECTORATE OF ARMY LOGISTICS
Nigerian Army LT GEN OA IHEJIRIKA
24 March 2014 Nigerian Army NIGERIAN ARMY MILITARY SECRETARY
Nigerian Army Nigerian Army - History
Nigerian Army Nigerian Army 1 Division.
06 December 2017 Daily Post Boko Haram: Rogers Nicholas replaces Attahiru as theatre commander
19 August 2013 Daily Trust Insurgency - Army Creates New Division in North East
18 December 2015 Defence Headquarters NEW THEATRE COMMANDERS FOR OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE APPOINTED
14 November 2015 The Guardian Military Repel Attack On Gwoza, Kill Seven Terrorists
13 April 2016 The Guardian Troops Arrest Three Boko Haram Commanders, Kill 22 Others
14 July 2016 International Centre for Investigative Reporting Nigerian Army Injects New Life Into Counter-Insurgency Operations
06 July 1994 Armed Forces Ruling Council Armed Forces Act Part III S.8(b)
19 September 2013 Leadership FG Deploys Soldiers in Nasarawa
20 July 2015 Leadership Burutai Visits Troops in Konduga, Renames Counter Insurgency Outfit
10 February 2016 Leadership Army Defeats Boko Haram in Mainok Ambush Attack
31 August 2016 Reuters Operation Lafiya Dole
June 1991 Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Nigeria: A Country Study
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
25 October 2020 National Wire #EndSARS# Commander, 9 Brigade Visits Lagos Area, Appeals To Youths, Communities 25 October 2020
01 October 2017 The Punch Boko Haram attacks Bama, service chiefs to visit Borno 06 August 2018
30 May 2017 The Sun New Theatre Commander Ops LAFIYA DOLE, Gen Attahiru resumes
02 June 2015 Amnesty International Stars on their shoulders. Blood on their hands. War crimes committed by the Nigerian military
16 January 2017 Channels Television Army Discovers Boko Haram Graves, Grenade In Borno
09 March 2017 Channels Television Troops Carry Out Clearance Operations In Borno
30 July 2018 Daily Trust Army test officers’ proficiency in handling of weapons, military drills 18 September 2018
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
04 February 2017 Daily Trust 6 Div Commander resumes duty in Port Harcourt
24 July 2017 Daily Trust Troops stop 3 female suicide attackers
08 February 2016 Greenbarge Reporters Senator Lists Areas Where Boko Haram Still Occupies In Borno 21 October 2020
08 February 2016 International Centre for Investigative Reporting Nigerian Military Covers Up Killing Of Soldiers By Boko Haram
08 March 2011 P.M. News Defence HQ Launch Skills Acquisition In Barracks
23 November 2016 Premium Times EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army officially declares 46 soldiers missing
10 August 2017 Premium Times Nigerian Army rotates overstayed troops in North-east
03 October 2020 Radio Nigeria Army Chief advocates compliance to military tradition 22 October 2020
08 August 2017 This Day Two Soldiers Dead, Scores of Boko Haram Terrorists Killed in Ambush
12 May 2013 Vanguard Bama: NEMA distributes relief materials 06 August 2018
14 September 2013 Vanguard Hunger forces Boko Haram to kill three, demand N1m from traders 06 August 2018
12 September 2017 Vanguard Troops massacre Boko Haram terrorists Borno ambush, raid
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
29 March 2018 Vanguard Army to Boko Haram: Surrender arms, embrace FG amnesty offer 17 September 2018
05 March 2018 Vanguard Dickson receives Buratai, urges him to help make Bayelsa foremost tourist, economic hub 26 August 2018
19 March 2018 Vanguard Troops kill 4, arrest 9 militiamen in Bauchi State 03 August 2018
29 March 2018 Vanguard Troops nab 3 Boko Haram terrorists in Borno 09 August 2018
21 April 2018 Vanguard 23 cultists, 15 vandals in trouble 26 August 2018
19 March 2018 Vanguard 3 soldiers, 2 civilian JTF members killed by Boko Haram in shootout in Borno 03 August 2018
24 April 2018 Vanguard Army troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna 09 August 2018
22 May 2018 Vanguard Army kills 68 bandits, recover 17 motorcycles in Zamfara 25 August 2018
09 June 2018 Vanguard Troops kill many bandits, arrest Boko Haram logistics supplier in Kaduna 06 August 2018
04 June 2018 Vanguard Army rescues 58 women used as sex slaves by Boko Haram 09 August 2018
22 June 2018 Vanguard Soldier fighting Boko Haram commits suicide 09 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
03 March 2020 News Agency of Nigeria More Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists surrender in NE – Army 24 October 2020
30 October 2017 The Nation Army arrest fleeing Boko Haram members in Taraba 25 August 2018
27 October 2017 The Nation Army killed three Boko Haram insurgents in Borno 17 September 2018
10 August 2017 The Nation Buratai decorates 65 gallant troops with medals
05 August 2017 The Nation Why insecurity is escalating – Buratai
29 November 2017 The Nation Troops capture Boko Haram commander, kill four 25 August 2018
05 October 2017 The Nation Troops Kill 4 Boko Haram members in Borno 25 August 2018
26 June 2016 Nigerian Army Update on Operation Lafiya Dole: Troops Carry out Several Clearence Patrols
16 October 2015 CAJ News Nigeria Next Few Days Crucial for Op Lafiya Dole
28 January 2016 Daily Trust 'Operation Lafiya Dole' Command Interfaces With Host Communities
17 March 2016 Daily Trust Terrible week of road accidents (Editorial)
Nigerian Ministry of Defence About MOD.
11 February 2013 Leadership How Gunmen Killed 3 Korean Doctors In Yobe – Witnesses
18 February 2016 The Guardian Troops kill more Boko Haram terrorists in ambush operation near sambisa
31 January 2013 Premium Times JTF laments shortage of accommodation for personnel in Rivers
08 June 2015 Premium Times Boko Haram - Nigerian Military Moves Command Centre to Maiduguri
07 November 2015 Premium Times ​Nigerian ​Army rescues 20 more abducted persons
17 March 2016 Premium Times Army Names New Commander for Anti-Boko Haram Operation
02 May 2016 Premium Times Army Begins Large-Scale Operation in Sambisa Forests - Commander
02 May 2016 Premium Times Boko Haram terrorists now hide in foxholes – Army spokesman
18 November 2015 Premium Times Nigerian troops destroy rockets manufactured by Boko Haram
19 November 2015 Premium Times Mass Gathering
08 March 2016 Premium Times Army General Dies in Auto Crash
17 January 2017 Premium Times Nigerian Army places N500,000 reward for information on suicide bombers
14 September 2013 This Day GOC: New Security Role Won’t Overwhelm Army 06 August 2018
12 June 2015 This Day Boko Haram: Buhari Calls for Limiting Sect’s Access to Funds, Weapons, Others
06 February 2014 This Day Jonathan Charges Service Chiefs to Crush Boko Haram Insurgents
16 November 2007 This Day Bakassi Killings: Nigerian Soldiers Not Involved, Azazi Insists
21 February 2011 Vanguard Army Discovers High Profile Arms in Borno
31 May 2011 Vanguard Bombings: Part of failed plots to derail Jonathan’s inauguration – Security Agencies
22 June 2011 Vanguard Bomb blast: NSA summons IGP…as police postpone meeting
14 September 2011 Vanguard Army, Airforce Move Into Jos
02 July 2012 Vanguard 3 killed, one arrested as JTF, terrorists clash in Damaturu
26 September 2012 Vanguard Oil Theft - Stakeholders Toe Divergent Paths Over JTF's Altered Mandate
01 October 2014 Vanguard Boko Haram - New Dawn in Winning the War On Terror
30 July 2015 Vanguard 95 generals moved in fresh Army shake-up
23 July 2015 Vanguard Recharging the War On Boko Haram
07 November 2015 Vanguard Army Rescues 20 More Persons, Clears Terrorists Enclaves in Borno
28 February 2016 Vanguard Boko Haram: Nigerian Army inducts Combat Motorbike battalion into Battle
13 February 2016 Vanguard Military releases 275 suspected Boko Haram detainees
30 March 2016 Vanguard Army captures Alagarno, Boko Haram `spiritual power base’
24 March 2016 Vanguard Soldiers rescue 180 hostages, kill 5 terrorists
03 June 2016 Vanguard Troops kill 11 Boko Haram terrorists, lose soldiers
22 July 2016 Vanguard Troops welfare: Army to review fees in command schools
2018 Routledge Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017 16 February 2018