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Also known as: 81st Division| 81st Division (Amphibious) [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Army  Military [+]

Areas of operation



Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Egbado South [+] 30 May 2018 [+]
Egbado North [+] 30 May 2018 [+]
Ikorodu [+] 16 April 2018 [+]
Maiduguri [+] August 2013 [+]
Ogun [+] 15 January 2012 [+] 21 April 2018 [+]
Lagos [+] 30 January 2007 [+] 21 April 2018 [+]

Sites



Site First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Victoria Island [+] 21 July 2020 [+]
Maiduguri [+] August 2013 [+]
Lagos [+] 19 March 2007 [+] 6 October 2017 [+]

Memberships

Multi-unit organizations that this unit is part of
Name Country Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Operation BOYONA [+] Nigeria [+] Joint Task Force [+]
JTF [+]
JTF's Operation Boyona [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
State Security Service (Internal Security) [+]
16 May 2013 [+] August 2013 [+]
Operation Mesa [+] Nigeria [+] OP Mesa [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
January 2012 [+]
African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur [+] Sudan [+] African Union/UN Hybrid operation in Darfur [+]
L’UNAMID/Darfour [+]
UNAMID [+]
Peacekeeping [+] 28 December 2014 [+] 18 January 2016 [+]

Parent units

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Subsidiaries


Name Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Unknown Brigade of 81 Division [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
Placeholder [+]
29 January 2007 [+] 20 March 2014 [+]
9 Brigade [+] 9 Bde [+]
9 Division [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
30 January 2007 [+] 25 October 2020 [+]
81 Division Garrison [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
19 January 2004 [+] 10 June 2019 [+]
55 Division Signals [+] 55 Signal Brigade [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
10 June 2019 [+]
45 Division Engineers [+] 45 Engineer Brigade [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
26 May 2010 [+] 10 June 2019 [+]
35 Artillery Brigade [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
8 February 2012 [+] 10 June 2019 [+]
243 Reconnaissance Battalion [+] 243 Battalion [+]
243 Bn [+]
243 Recce Battalion [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
26 April 2016 [+] 10 June 2019 [+]
242 Reconnaissance Battalion [+] 242 Battalion [+]
242 Recce Battalion [+]
Army [+]
Military [+]
30 January 2007 [+] 2016 [+]

Personnel

Table showing personnel linked to this unit in command, administrative and other roles
Name Rank Role Official Title First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Tanko Abdu [+] Brigadier General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 13 April 2001 [+]
Tanko Abdu [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 19 January 2004 [+] 2004 [+]
Azubuike Onyeabo Ihejirika [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 7 January 2007 [+] 2008 [+]
Obi Abel Umahi [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 27 January 2013 [+] 6 February 2014 [+]
Godwin Umelo [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 21 July 2020 [+] 25 October 2020 [+]
Tamunomieibi I. Dibi [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 13 February 2014 [+] 9 August 2015 [+]
Musa Yusuf [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 21 July 2019 [+]
Johnson Irefin [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 22 July 2019 [+] 20 July 2020 [+]
Samaila Iliya [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 17 January 2005 [+] 12 August 2006 [+]
Enobong Okon Udoh [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 21 April 2018 [+] 30 July 2018 [+]
Emeka CG Nwanguna [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 9 January 2009 [+] 23 September 2010 [+]
Kenneth Tobia Minimah [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] General Officer Commanding [+] 24 September 2010 [+] 26 January 2013 [+]
Ebenezer Oyefolu [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 25 April 2017 [+]
AA Mshelbwalla [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] 2004 [+] 16 January 2005 [+]

Sources

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Publication Date Publisher Publication 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
17 October 2012 Jane's World Armies “Nigeria
02 October 2000 Vanguard Obasanjo Okays New Army Division For Benin
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
19 January 2004 This Day Agwai Tasks Army On Professionalism
01 March 2004 Daily Champion Gen. Effiong Was a Great Patriot - - Obasanjo
01 July 2005 This Day Nigerian Soldiers Depart for Sudan
12 August 2006 Daily Champion 680 Nigerian Soldiers Leave for Sudan
14 October 2005 This Day Ojuelegba Fracas: Police Put Losses At N3
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
30 January 2007 Daily Champion Ihejirika Lauds Joint Police/Military Operations in Lagos
21 March 2007 Daily Champion OBJ Presents 64 New Colours to Army
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
17 September 2009 This Day Soldiers Nab Vandals at Atlas Cove Depot
19 May 2010 This Day 2011 - Army Will Review Operations, Says Dambazau.
25 September 2010 Daily Champion Jonathan Sacks GOCs, Redeploys Others
27 September 2010 Daily Trust Sacked GOCs Get New Posts
25 September 2010 Leadership Jonathan Sacks GOCs
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
27 June 2011 Daily Independent Army Dismisses Soldier for Violating BRT Rule
18 July 2011 Daily Trust Day Soldiers Dumped Guns for Brooms
05 December 2011 Daily Trust Soldiers Shut Fake 'NNPC' in Creeks
08 February 2012 The Moment Army Withdraws Troops From Lagos Security Outfit
16 March 2012 Daily Trust Failing State, Fading Peacekeepers
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
18 August 2012 Leadership Ihejirika Heads for Defence, as Jonathan Shops for New Coas
21 November 2012 Daily Trust Crime - Army to Deploy Soldiers to Ogun
20 December 2012 Daily Trust Army Promotes 59 Generals
03 January 2013 Daily Trust Gen. Minimah May Become Army Chief - More Retirements Coming
28 January 2013 Daily Trust Army Redeploys Minimah, Others
12 June 2013 Daily Trust 700 Troops Tasked on Deployment to Liberia
30 July 2013 This Day Boko Haram - 42 Suspects Arrested in Lagos, Ogun
19 October 2013 This Day Nigeria, UK, U
30 November 2013 This Day 2015 - Army Prepares Agaist Violence
01 January 2014 Daily Trust Army Investigates Alleged Killing of Bus Driver By Soldier
21 March 2014 Daily Trust Nigerian Troops Leave for Peace Keeping in Liberia
23 July 2014 This Day War On Terror Is Not a Day's Fight, Says Army Chief
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
21 May 2015 Leadership Boko Haram - 600 Soldiers Face Court Martial in Lagos, Abuja
14 July 2015 Leadership Buhari Replaces NSA, Service Chiefs
14 August 2015 Daily Independent Crush Boko Haram in Three Months, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs
18 August 2015 Daily Trust GOC Warns Soldiers Against Harassing Civilians
16 November 2015 Daily Trust Army Ready to Quell Pro-Biafra Protests - GOC
19 January 2016 This Day 800 Peacekeeping Nigerian Soldiers Return From Dafur
26 January 2016 Leadership Goc 81 Division Commends Pioneer Teachers, Ex-Pupils As School Turns 50
21 February 2016 Daily Trust Army Seeks Better Media-Military Engagement
05 May 2016 The Guardian Military to Review Counter-Insurgency War
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.
Nigerian Army Nigerian Army | 81 Division
19 August 2013 Daily Trust Insurgency - Army Creates New Division in North East
02 May 2016 The Guardian Keep Your Home Intact, Be Prayerful, Army Officer's Wives Urged
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
09 May 2013 Leadership NSCIA to Boko Haram - Stop Spilling Blood
20 July 2015 Leadership Burutai Visits Troops in Konduga, Renames Counter Insurgency Outfit
11 August 2015 Leadership ‘We Arrested Many Boko Haram Suspects In Lagos’
10 February 2016 Leadership Army Defeats Boko Haram in Mainok Ambush Attack
19 August 2015 News Agency of Nigeria Guards Brigade partners NSCDC on security in FCT
20 May 2015 Sahara Reporters Nigerian Army: No Longer Business As Usual With Buhari In Charge By Abiodun Ladepo
23 July 2019 Sahara Reporters Nigerian General Urges Soldiers Not To Dent Image Of Country's Army 21 October 2020
June 1991 Federal Research Division, Library of Congress Nigeria: A Country Study
10 June 2019 National Daily Training, bedrock of military profession – Gen Yusuf 21 October 2020
25 October 2020 National Wire #EndSARS# Commander, 9 Brigade Visits Lagos Area, Appeals To Youths, Communities 25 October 2020
08 February 2016 News of Nigeria Nigerian Army to Move 1,000 Soldiers from Lagos to Borno to Fight Boko Haram 21 October 2020
24 January 2018 News Agency of Nigeria Army’s 6 Division gets new GOC 22 October 2020
01 October 2017 The Punch Boko Haram attacks Bama, service chiefs to visit Borno 06 August 2018
06 August 2018 The Punch Nigerian Army, 6 Division, gets new GOC 22 October 2020
17 October 2017 The Nation Crocodile Smile II: 40 suspects arrested by the Army in Lagos, Ogun 24 October 2020
28 August 2017 The Sun Guards Brigade holds inter-Unit competition for barracks children
07 February 2014 The Sun Army moves against terrorism in Lagos
02 June 2015 Amnesty International Stars on their shoulders. Blood on their hands. War crimes committed by the Nigerian military
30 July 2018 Daily Trust Army test officers’ proficiency in handling of weapons, military drills 18 September 2018
23 July 2015 Daily Trust Army appoints new guard’s brigade commander
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
25 April 2017 Daily Trust Army tests soldiers’ proficiency in weapons handling, military drills
08 February 2016 Greenbarge Reporters Senator Lists Areas Where Boko Haram Still Occupies In Borno 21 October 2020
26 May 2010 P.M. News 81 Division Begins Combat Readiness Competition 21 October 2020
08 March 2011 P.M. News Defence HQ Launch Skills Acquisition In Barracks
27 April 2016 Pulse Nigeria GOC 81 Div. tasks Badagry residents on peaceful coexistence 21 October 2020
03 October 2020 Radio Nigeria Army Chief advocates compliance to military tradition 22 October 2020
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
30 April 2015 Vanguard Chief of Army Staff vows military will end insurgency
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
05 March 2018 Vanguard Dickson receives Buratai, urges him to help make Bayelsa foremost tourist, economic hub 26 August 2018
21 April 2018 Vanguard 23 cultists, 15 vandals in trouble 26 August 2018
24 April 2018 Vanguard Army troops arrest suspected kidnappers in Kaduna 09 August 2018
31 May 2018 Vanguard Army intercepts three trucks loaded with over 300,000 pump action cartridges 08 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
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
22 April 2020 Vanguard COVID 19: GOC commissions waterpoint at 9 Brigade barracks 21 October 2020
22 July 2020 Vanguard New GOC takes over 81 DIV, charges officers, soldiers to work harder 21 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
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
06 October 2017 Nigerian Army 81 Division
16 October 2015 CAJ News Nigeria Next Few Days Crucial for Op Lafiya Dole
26 October 2006 Council on Foreign Relations Modern Military Force Structures
Nigerian Ministry of Defence About MOD.
17 May 2013 Leadership Emergency Rule - Economic Activities Grounded in Three States
11 February 2013 Leadership How Gunmen Killed 3 Korean Doctors In Yobe – Witnesses
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
18 November 2015 Premium Times Nigerian troops destroy rockets manufactured by Boko Haram
16 May 2013 The Punch Hundreds of troops deployed in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe
14 September 2013 This Day GOC: New Security Role Won’t Overwhelm Army 06 August 2018
31 March 2014 This Day A Hero's Welcome for Ihejirika
13 February 2014 This Day Army, Navy Redeploy Senior Officers
23 February 2014 This Day Boko Haram - Army Places Officers On High Alert in Lagos
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
28 September 2013 This Day Terrorism... Shopping Malls, Tank Farms Under Surveillance 02 August 2018
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
18 January 2013 Vanguard How the Army Hopes to Overcome Terrorism and Kidnapping
03 September 2013 Vanguard Widows of slain soldiers receive N12m compensation
20 March 2014 Vanguard Nigeria sends 700 soldiers to maintain peace in Liberia
04 April 2014 Vanguard Boko Haram Attacks Possible in Ogun - Army Chief
22 July 2014 Vanguard Army Launches New Counter-Terrorism Measures
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
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’
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