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Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria [+] Download as CSV Print this page

Also known as: Armed Forces| Nigerian Armed Forces [+]

Country: Nigeria [+]

Classified as: Air Force  Army  Military  Navy [+]

Areas of operation



Area of Operation First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Nigeria [+] 6 July 1994 [+]

Parent units

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Subsidiaries


Name Other Names Classification First Cited Date Last Cited Date
Defence Headquarters [+] Military [+] 6 July 1994 [+]
Joint Task Force Operation Pulo Shield [+] JTF [+]
JTF Operation Pulo Shield [+]
Joint Military Task Force in the Niger Delta [+]
Joint Military Task Force, Operation Pulo Shield [+]
Joint Task Force in Niger Delta code-named Operation Pulo Shield [+]
Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta [+]
Joint Task Force in the Niger Delta (Operation Pulo Shield) [+]
OP Pulo Shield [+]
Operation Polo Shield [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
9 January 2012 [+] 22 June 2016 [+]
Joint Task Force Operation Restore Hope [+] JTF [+]
Joint Military Task Force [+]
Joint Military Task Force (JTF) [+]
Joint Military Task Force on the Niger Delta [+]
Joint Military Task known as Operation Restore Hope [+]
Joint Security Task Force [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Joint Task Force "Operation Restore Hope" [+]
Joint Task Force for the Niger Delta [+]
Joint Task Force on Niger Delta codenamed Operation Restore Hope [+]
Operation Restore Hope [+]
Operation Restore Hope in the Niger Delta [+]
Task Force [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
11 March 2009 [+] 8 January 2012 [+]
Joint Task Force Operation Restore Order I [+] JTF [+]
JTF ORO [+]
JTF Operation Restore Order [+]
JTF in Borno State [+]
JTF in Maiduguri, Borno State [+]
JTORO [+]
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) [+]
12 June 2011 [+] 13 May 2013 [+]
Multinational Joint Task Force [+] MN-JTF [+]
MNJTF [+]
MNTJTF [+]
MTJF [+]
Multi National Joint Task Force [+]
Multi-National Joint Task Force [+]
Multinational JTF [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
1998 [+] 6 May 2015 [+]
Nigerian Air Force [+] Air Force [+]
Military [+]
6 July 1994 [+]
Nigerian Army [+] Army [+]
Military [+]
6 July 1994 [+]
Nigerian Navy [+] Military [+]
Navy [+]
6 July 1994 [+]
Operation BOYONA [+] JTF [+]
JTF's Operation Boyona [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
State Security Service (Internal Security) [+]
14 May 2013 [+] 18 August 2013 [+]
Operation Delta Safe [+] Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
23 June 2016 [+]
Operation Safe Haven [+] OPSH [+]
STF [+]
Special Military Task Force codenamed Operation Safe Haven [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
29 August 2015 [+]
Plateau State Police Command [+] Police [+] 12 September 2011 [+]
Special Task Force [+] STF [+]
Special Task Force [+]
Special Task Force (Operations Safe Heaven) [+]
Army [+]
Joint Task Force [+]
Military [+]
Police [+]
January 2010 [+] 28 August 2015 [+]

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
Owoye Andrew Azazi [+] General [+] Commander [+] Chief of Defence Staff [+] 27 August 2007 [+] 19 August 2008 [+]
Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin [+] General [+] Commander [+] Chief of Defence Staff [+] 13 July 2015 [+] 28 January 2021 [+]
Oluseyin Petinrin [+] Air Marshal [+] Commander [+] Chief of Defence Staff [+] 4 October 2012 [+] 16 January 2014 [+]
Paul Dike [+] Air Marshal [+] Commander [+] Chief of Defence Staff [+] 20 August 2008 [+] 8 September 2010 [+]
Ola Sa'ad Ibrahim [+] Admiral [+] Commander [+] Chief of Defence Staff [+] 4 October 2012 [+] 16 January 2014 [+]
Alex Sabunduh Badeh [+] Air Chief Marshal [+] Commander [+] Chief of Defence Staff [+] 16 January 2014 [+] 12 July 2015 [+]
Lucky E. Erabor [+] Major General [+] Commander [+] Chief of Defence Staff [+] 29 January 2021 [+]
Martin Luther Agwai [+] Lieutenant General [+] Commander [+] Chief of Defence Staff [+] 1 June 2006 [+] 1 June 2007 [+]

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 Publication Title Access Date Archive Link
01 July 2005 This Day Nigerian Soldiers Depart for Sudan
15 August 2006 Vanguard Bakassi Ruler Asks 'How Do We Carry Our Forefathers' Graves'
19 November 2006 Vanguard Militants to Army Chief - Your Men Worsened Hostilities in N-Delta
03 June 2007 Daily Trust Darfur - Returning Soldiers Grumble Over Unpaid Allowances
17 August 2007 Daily Champion New Dimension to Demolition in Abuja
27 August 2007 Vanguard Country's Foreign Policy Under Yar'Adua
09 January 2008 Vanguard Defence Chief Declares 'Red Alert' in N-Delta
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
14 January 2009 This Day Mutiny - 'Court Action Negates Rule of Law'
12 March 2009 Vanguard FG Merges Military Forces in N-Delta
01 March 2010 Daily Trust How Guards Brigade Operates, By Senior Officer
03 March 2010 Daily Trust Guards Brigade Commander Only Answers to President - Ex-Security Chief
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
17 September 2011 Daily Trust Jos - Will Military Intervention Stop Bloodshed?
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
18 August 2012 Leadership Ihejirika Heads for Defence, as Jonathan Shops for New Coas
05 October 2012 This Day Jonathan Names New CDS, Service Chiefs
21 November 2012 Daily Trust Crime - Army to Deploy Soldiers to Ogun
20 December 2012 Daily Trust Army Promotes 59 Generals
09 April 2013 This Day Amnesty Committee Mulls Conditions for Boko Haram
19 October 2013 This Day Nigeria, UK, U
30 November 2013 This Day 2015 - Army Prepares Agaist Violence
06 September 2014 Leadership Insurgents Seize the Gulak Village
14 July 2015 Leadership Buhari Replaces NSA, Service Chiefs
14 August 2015 Daily Independent Crush Boko Haram in Three Months, Buhari Orders Military Chiefs
30 August 2015 Daily Trust Defence Headquarters Upgrades Special Task Force in Plateau
05 May 2016 The Guardian Military to Review Counter-Insurgency War
09 June 2016 This Day Sambisa Forest Is Now Locked Down - Military
Nigerian Army LT GEN OA IHEJIRIKA
Nigerian Army Nigerian Army 1 Division.
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
Defence Headquarters Profile of the Chief of Defence Staff
13 April 2016 The Guardian Troops Arrest Three Boko Haram Commanders, Kill 22 Others
06 May 2015 The Guardian Army begins trial of General, four others over loss of Baga
1990 Armed Forces Ruling Council Police Act 1990 Part II S.9(4) 18 September 2018
05 June 1986 Armed Forces Ruling Council National Security Agencies Act Section 3 2(a)
06 July 1994 Armed Forces Ruling Council Armed Forces Act Part III S.7(1)
19 September 2013 Leadership FG Deploys Soldiers in Nasarawa
06 November 2014 Leadership Cement Firm Attack - Anxiety As Boko Haram Carts Away Dynamite
20 July 2015 Leadership Burutai Visits Troops in Konduga, Renames Counter Insurgency Outfit
31 August 2016 Reuters Operation Lafiya Dole
19 August 2008 Sahara Reporters BREAKING NEWS: YAr'adua Sacks Military Chiefs; Departs to Saudi Arabia for Medical Treatment
30 May 2017 The Sun New Theatre Commander Ops LAFIYA DOLE, Gen Attahiru resumes
05 August 2017 The Nation Why insecurity is escalating – Buratai
28 January 2014 The Nation Boko Haram kills 74 in Borno, Adamawa attacks
12 June 2006 The Source Operation Flush Out!
Training and Doctrine Command BRIEF BIOGRAPHY of MAJ GEN AG Olonisakin
Nigerian Air Force NAF Headquarters 21 July 2015
23 June 2016 Nigerian Army OPERATION PULO SHIELD IN NIGER DELTA SCRAPPED
16 October 2015 CAJ News Nigeria Next Few Days Crucial for Op Lafiya Dole
19 January 2016 Channels Television Defence Minister Arrives Warri To Inspect Pipeline Explosion Site
04 September 2013 Daily Trust Army retires senior officer, redeploys others
Nigerian Ministry of Defence About MOD.
09 September 2010 Nigeria Crime News Jonathan sacks Onovo, Dike, service chiefs
17 May 2013 Leadership Emergency Rule - Economic Activities Grounded in Three States
19 February 2016 The Guardian U.S. military trains Nigerian soldiers on counter-terrorism.
Federal Republic of Nigeria The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Nigeria Police Force The Structure of the Nigeria Police Force
31 January 2013 Premium Times JTF laments shortage of accommodation for personnel in Rivers
06 June 2013 Premium Times JTF records successes in Borno, environs — Commander
30 July 2015 Premium Times How fifth columnists in Nigerian military leaked operational plans to Boko Haram – ex-Defence Chief
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
16 October 2016 Premium Times Aso Rock ‘demons’ behind Buhari’s ‘wife-belongs-in kitchen’ gaffe – Fani-Kayode
Office of the President Federal Republic of Nigeria Past Presidents & Heads of State
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
10 March 2010 Vanguard Army Fights Back, Says Gov Jang's Statement Embarrassing, Display of Naivety
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
23 September 2011 Vanguard Security Beef-up in Lagos, Jos, Delta
11 January 2012 Vanguard FG approves new operational status for JTF
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
16 May 2013 Vanguard Soldiers storm Borno,Yobe, Adamawa
22 March 2014 Vanguard 'Chained to the Floor for Four Years!'
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’
22 July 2016 Vanguard Troops welfare: Army to review fees in command schools
19 October 2016 Vanguard Buhari meets Chibok girls, parents in Aso Rock today
2018 Routledge Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria: The Military and Operations against Boko Haram, 2011-2017 16 February 2018
State Security Service Our History
State Security Service Statutory Roles
01 October 2017 The Punch Boko Haram attacks Bama, service chiefs to visit Borno 06 August 2018
02 June 2015 Amnesty International Stars on their shoulders. Blood on their hands. War crimes committed by the Nigerian military
2010 Network on Police Reform in Nigeria et al Criminal Force – Torture, Abuse, and Extrajudicial Killings by the Nigeria Police Force
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
21 October 2020 Premium Times #EndSARS: As Nigeria burns, Buhari refuses to address the nation 22 October 2020
16 February 2021 Premium Times Ex-Nigerian defence chief, Olonisakin pulls out of army 16 November 2021
28 January 2021 Premium Times Attahiru assumes office as new army chief as Buratai bows out 16 November 2021
03 October 2020 Radio Nigeria Army Chief advocates compliance to military tradition 22 October 2020
29 January 2021 TheCable PHOTOS: Olonisakin, chief of air staff hand over to their successors 16 November 2021
06 October 2020 This Day Preparing Military Personnel for Post-service Life 22 October 2020
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
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
30 January 2021 Vanguard What you didn’t know about new Service Chiefs 23 November 2021