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Also known as: 23 Amoured Brigade| 23 Armored Bigade| 23 Bde| 23 Brigade| 23rd Amour Brigade| 23rd Armored Brigade| 23rd Armoured Brigade| 23rd Army Brigade [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Army  Military [+]

Areas of operation



Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Yola North [+] 28 March 2018 [+]
Larmurde [+] 25 January 2018 [+]
Lau [+] 13 January 2018 [+]
Sardauna [+] 25 June 2017 [+]
Yobe [+] 2 March 2014 [+] 12 June 2014 [+]
Adamawa [+] 8 January 2014 [+] 25 January 2018 [+]
Borno [+] 12 June 2011 [+] 15 May 2013 [+]

Sites



Site First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Yola [+] 6 May 2002 [+] 25 January 2018 [+]

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 Restore Order I [+] Nigeria [+] Joint Special Task Force in Maiduguri [+]
Joint Task Force in Borno [+]
Joint Task Force in Borno State [+]
Joint Task Force in Maiduguri, Borno State [+]
Joint Task Force (JTF) tagged "Operation Restore Peace" [+]
Joint TASK Force MAIDUGURI [+]
Joint Task Force, Operation Restore Order [+]
JTF [+]
JTF in Borno State [+]
JTF in Maiduguri, Borno State [+]
JTF Operation Restore Order [+]
JTF ORO [+]
JTORO [+]
operation restore peace [+]
ORO I [+]
Air Force [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Navy [+]
Police [+]
State Security Service (Internal Security) [+]
Operation Lafiya Dole [+] Nigeria [+] Operation Lafia Dole [+]
Operation Zaman Lafiya Dole [+]
OPLD [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
State Security Service (Internal Security) [+]
17 September 2015 [+] 28 March 2018 [+]
African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur [+] Sudan [+] African Union/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur [+]
L’UNAMID/Darfour [+]
UNAMID [+]
Peacekeeping [+] 14 October 2007 [+]

Parent units

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Subsidiaries


Name Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
234 Special Operations Battalion [+] 234 Battalion [+]
234 Brigade [+]
Nigerian Military Special Operation Unit, Mubi Battalion [+]
Special Operation Battalion [+]
Special Operations Battalion [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
8 September 2014 [+] 6 November 2014 [+]
232 Tank Battalion [+] 232 Battalion [+]
232 TK BN [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
6 April 2007 [+] 13 March 2017 [+]
231 Tank Battalion [+] 231 Battalion [+]
231 Tank Battalion [+]
231 tk Bn [+]
23 Battalion [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
11 August 2011 [+]
213 Battalion [+] 213 Brigade [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
11 August 2014 [+] 6 November 2014 [+]
20 Mechanized Battalion [+] 20 Battalion [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
13 January 2018 [+]

Personnel

Table showing personnel linked to this unit in command, administrative and other roles
Name Rank Role Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
John N. Nwaoga [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 29 December 2011 [+] 18 December 2012 [+]
John N. Nwaoga [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 19 December 2012 [+] 3 February 2013 [+]
Aba Popoola [+] Colonel [+] Commander [+] Acting Commander [+] 6 November 2014 [+] 29 January 2016 [+]
Ugo Buzuagbe [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 6 April 2007 [+]
Fatai Oladipo Alli [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 20 May 2013 [+] 10 December 2013 [+]
Fatai Oladipo Alli [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 11 December 2013 [+]
Rogers Ibe Nicholas [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 27 December 2013 [+] 11 June 2014 [+]
A. Akinyemi [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 16 March 2005 [+]
Victor Ebhaleme [+] Colonel [+] Commander [+] 8 September 2014 [+]
J.O Nwaogbo [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 3 December 2010 [+]
Bello Mohammed [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 25 June 2017 [+] 25 January 2018 [+]
Nuhu Jafaru [+] Captain [+] Spokesman [+] 21 May 2015 [+]
D. Danlami [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] 6 May 2002 [+]

Sources

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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
08 September 2014 The Sun Former President Obasanjo’s Son Shot In Mubi By Boko Haram
17 September 2001 This Day Aftermath of Jos Riot, 5 Killed in Onitsha
12 March 2002 This Day Governor Seeks Military Assistance On Porous Borders
06 May 2002 This Day Brigade Commander Reiterates Commitment to Security
18 July 2004 This Day Democracy: Governor Seeks Army's Collaboration
17 March 2005 This Day Haruna Lauds Nigerian Army
28 March 2006 Daily Trust Sudan: Darfur Crisis: First Batch of Troops Airlifted to Sudan
21 March 2007 Daily Champion OBJ Presents 64 New Colours to Army
06 April 2007 Vanguard Polls - Army, Police, Others Display Combat Readiness
01 August 2007 Daily Trust Why We Retired Army Generals - Yar'Adua
15 October 2007 Daily Trust Army Sends More Troops to Darfur
03 January 2009 Vanguard Jos Latest - 26 Mercenaries Arrested
06 January 2009 This Day Jos Crisis - House Committee Begins Sitting
10 January 2009 Vanguard Shake-Up in Army
17 January 2009 Daily Trust Jos - Soldier Shoots 25-Year-Old Man
27 January 2009 This Day I'll Tackle Jos Crisis - New GOC
26 February 2009 Vanguard Igbo Stores Closed as Peace Returns to Bauchi
22 March 2009 This Day Jos, Bauchi Crisis - Any Hand of Terror?
29 July 2009 This Day Shoot-Out in Maiduguri as Soldiers Battle Fanatics
26 January 2010 This Day Yar'Adua - Army Restricts Movement of Soldiers
17 March 2010 Daily Trust Much Ado About Dambazau
19 March 2010 Daily Champion Jos Killings - Politics, Buck Passing Continue
23 June 2010 Daily Trust Jos - Another Face of the STF
25 September 2010 Daily Champion Jonathan Sacks GOCs, Redeploys Others
25 September 2010 Leadership Jonathan Sacks GOCs
21 October 2010 Daily Trust Army Committed to Indivisible Country - General Idoko
08 November 2010 Daily Trust GOC Urges Army to Be Neutral During Elections
03 December 2010 This Day Army Pardons Akure 27 -Falana Lauds Decision
16 January 2011 This Day Zaki Biam - Obasanjo Indicts Akume
28 January 2011 Leadership 24 Killed in Bauchi, Jos Attacks
22 June 2011 This Day Internal Security - Army Modifies Training to Tackle Terrorism
11 August 2011 Daily Trust Borno - Nursing Mother Killed, Two Injured As Soldiers, Youths Clash
16 August 2011 Daily Independent Escape of Detainees - GOC 3 Division Sets Up Martial Court to Try Gen Raji
25 August 2011 Daily Trust Brig-Gen. Raji - the Road to Court Marshal
17 September 2011 Daily Trust Jos - Will Military Intervention Stop Bloodshed?
16 February 2012 Daily Trust GOCs Redeployed in Army Shake-Up
16 March 2012 Daily Trust Failing State, Fading Peacekeepers
19 April 2012 Daily Trust Four Soldiers Sanctioned in Adamawa for Torture
28 May 2012 Leadership Army Court Martial's 14 STF Soldiers for 'Gross Misconduct'
15 June 2012 Daily Trust Court Orders Army to Produce Suspected Gun Runner
19 June 2012 Daily Trust Stay Away From Liberian Women, GOC Tells Peacekeeping Troops
31 August 2012 Daily Trust Be Battle Ready At All Times, Ihejirika Tells Soldiers
20 December 2012 Daily Trust Army Promotes 59 Generals
29 January 2013 Leadership Major Shakeup in Army - COAS Redeploys 317 Officers
02 February 2013 Daily Trust Awala Is New GOC 3 Division - Army
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
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
08 January 2014 This Day 23 Brigade Commandant Promise to End Insurgency
11 January 2014 Daily Trust Nwoga Takes Over At Three Division
08 March 2014 Leadership The Impact Of Border Closure Between Nigeria And Cameroon
15 March 2014 Daily Trust Boko Haram Attacks Barracks in Borno, Suffers Casualty
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
13 August 2014 Daily Independent DHQ Warns Soldiers' Wives Over Troops' Deployment Protest
26 August 2014 The Guardian Troops Return From Cameroun, to Begin Counter-Terrorism Campaign
08 September 2014 The Guardian Boko Haram Kills 24 Soldiers, Injures Obasanjo's Son
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
19 January 2015 This Day Army - Protesting Soldiers Dismissed for Cowardice, Indiscipline
26 January 2015 This Day Military Routs Insurgents in the Battle to Capture Maiduguri
26 April 2015 This Day Sambisa - Military Deploys More Equipment, Continues Assault
20 May 2015 Daily Trust Man Gets Title, Car, N
21 May 2015 Leadership Boko Haram - 600 Soldiers Face Court Martial in Lagos, Abuja
18 September 2015 Daily Trust Commander Seeks Collaboration With Traditional Rulers On Insurgency
28 December 2015 Daily Independent Boko Haram Kills 45 in Borno, Adamawa
06 May 2016 This Day Army Discover, Destroy Boko Haram Administrative Base
18 June 2016 This Day Boko Haram Kills 24 Mourners in Madagali As Troops, Police Capture Kingpins in Yobe
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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
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29 January 2016 The Guardian Suicide bomber blows self up in Adamawa, 20 others
26 January 2016 Independent Army Kill 14 Boko Haram Terrorists In Yobe – GOC 3 Division
07 September 2013 Leadership Troops Kill 50 Insurgents, As Army Chief Visits Borno
19 September 2013 Leadership FG Deploys Soldiers in Nasarawa
06 November 2014 Leadership Cement Firm Attack - Anxiety As Boko Haram Carts Away Dynamite
03 February 2015 Leadership Finally, Nigerian Troops Bombard Sambisa Forest
15 February 2015 Leadership GOC, Brigade Commander Move to Liberate Monguno
13 March 2015 Leadership FG Donates Food Items To Soldiers Fighting Insurgency
11 June 2015 News Agency of Nigeria Minimah visits Borno, Adamawa to boost morale of troops
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 May 2015 Sahara Reporters Nigerian Army: No Longer Business As Usual With Buhari In Charge By Abiodun Ladepo
12 January 2013 Leadership Army Deploys More Soldiers to Darfur 01 August 2018
June 1991 Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Nigeria: A Country Study
06 May 2017 The Guardian Returning refugees from Cameroun overstretching Borno IDPs camps, army warns
13 January 2013 The Sun Army deploys another 800 to Darfur
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
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
23 November 2016 Premium Times EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian Army officially declares 46 soldiers missing
25 June 2017 Premium Times Taraba violence: Nigerian Army blames politicians as Governor Ishaku denies ordering killing of Fulanis
23 April 2016 This Day Military Arrests Four Boko Haram Kingpins, Insists Curfew in Maiduguri Still in Force
21 February 2017 This Day Security Challenges: GOC Organises Training for Army Formations
27 August 2017 This Day Rid our Forests of Criminals, Abubakar Challenges Army
14 September 2013 Vanguard Hunger forces Boko Haram to kill three, demand N1m from traders 06 August 2018
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
03 May 2018 Vanguard Army competition: Woman emerges best shooter 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
02 March 2014 The Nation 35 dead as twin bomb blasts rock Maiduguri
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
13 January 2018 The Nation Fear of killer herdsmen rules Taraba communities after murder of 55 residents 17 September 2018
10 March 2015 The Nation Military recounts troop's success in Adamawa
07 August 2016 Nigerian Army 3 Division
27 March 2016 Nigerian Army TROOPS KILL 25 BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS, RESCUED 18 PERSONS
26 October 2006 Council on Foreign Relations Modern Military Force Structures
28 April 2013 Channels Television Nigerian Army Updates Officers On Operations Planning
12 March 2016 Channels Television Clearance Operations Against Boko Haram Terrorists Heat Up
03 August 2015 Daily Trust Troops Rescue 178 in Borno
12 December 2013 Daily Trust Promotion - Army Gets 27 New Major Generals, 75 Brigadiers
05 September 2014 Daily Trust Soldiers Evacuating Families From Maiduguri Barracks
17 March 2016 Daily Trust Terrible week of road accidents (Editorial)
29 December 2015 Daily Trust Army committed to wiping out B/Haram – GOC
06 March 2016 Daily Trust Troops clear Boko Haram in Doksa, Dure
18 January 2015 Daily Trust Mass Sack - Panic Grips Army Barracks
30 January 2016 The Guardian Herdsmen Menace: 3
06 July 2015 Armed Forces Command and Staff College Director of Administration
08 June 2016 Premium Times Special Report - Inside the Massive Extrajudicial Killings in Nigeria's South-East
21 May 2015 Premium Times Nigerian Military Court acquits Commander accused of failing to stop Boko Haram
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
05 November 2014 Premium Times Boko Haram's Capture of Mubi: Six Top Military Officers May Face Trial
18 November 2015 Premium Times Nigerian troops destroy rockets manufactured by Boko Haram
08 March 2016 Premium Times Army General Dies in Auto Crash
17 June 2016 Premium Times Troops 'Arrest Boko Haram's Top Commanders' in Yobe
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
14 September 2013 This Day GOC: New Security Role Won’t Overwhelm Army 06 August 2018
30 May 2011 This Day 13 Killed, 40 Injured in Bauchi Bomb Tragedy
16 February 2012 This Day 72 Generals Redeployed in Army Shake-up
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
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
14 September 2013 This Day GOC - New Security Role Won't Overwhelm Army
30 December 2011 This Day Govt Intensifies Security Measures
11 March 2015 This Day Military Recaptures Bama As More Insurgents Are Killed in Adamawa
19 September 2013 This Day Ombatse - FG Orders Deployment of Troops to Nasarawa
14 February 2014 This Day Students Flee Campus for Fear of Boko Haram Attack
20 January 2010 Vanguard Jonathan Decries Bloodbath in Jos
04 December 2010 Vanguard Army Promotions: Minimah, Kwaji, Muraina, Marwa now Major-Generals
14 September 2011 Vanguard Army, Airforce Move Into Jos
14 November 2011 Vanguard Military Can Tackle Internal Security Challenges, Says GOC
16 February 2012 Vanguard Boko Haram - Massive Shake-Up in the Army
02 July 2012 Vanguard Boko Haram Will Soon Be Contained - GOC
18 August 2012 Vanguard Presidency Moves to Avert Attacks on Mosques, Churches During Sallah
16 May 2013 Vanguard Soldiers storm Borno,Yobe, Adamawa
18 August 2013 Vanguard Jonathan creates new army division, sends 8,000 troops after Boko Haram
29 January 2014 Vanguard Adamawa Church Attack - Death Toll Rises to 138
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
25 October 2014 Vanguard Terrorism - Army Sends GOC to Office
30 July 2015 Vanguard 95 generals moved in fresh Army shake-up
30 September 2015 Vanguard We will end Boko Haram by December – Army
28 February 2016 Vanguard Boko Haram: Nigerian Army inducts Combat Motorbike battalion into Battle
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