Showing posts with label JTF. Show all posts
Showing posts with label JTF. Show all posts

Thursday, November 21, 2013

How JTF Participated In Niger-Delta Oil Theft And Illegal Oil refining – New Report

A new report detailing the complexities of ongoing massive oil theft in Nigeria’s oil rich Niger Delta says there is extensive evidence that some corrupt members of the Joint Task Force, JTF, actively participate and profit from oil theft and illegal oil refining.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Boko Haram Leader, Mallam Abubakar Shekau Is Dead – JTF

Investigators of the Joint Task Force (JTF) who have been probing the video of the leader of the dreaded Islamic militant sect, Boko Haram, Mallam Abubakar Shekau have rubbished a supposed video of the militant leader, which indicated he was still alive.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

JTF captures bunkering vessels, nabs 26

The Joint (Military) Task Force in the Niger Delta, code named Operation Pulo Shield, said on Sunday that it intercepted two bunkering vessels and arrested 26 suspected oil thieves, including a Ghanain, in the region.  According to the JTF spokesman, Lt.-Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, the feat was achieved after a week-long operations in Bayelsa, Rivers, Delta and Edo states.  He said the suspects were arrested over alleged illegal lifting of crude oil and illegally distilled Automated Gas Oil (diesel).  In Bayelsa State, Nwachukwu said troops of 343 Artillery Regiment deployed in the state’s creeks, uncovered a hose illegally connected from Nigerian Agip Oil Company’s pipeline to an illegal oil dump.
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

JTF arrests pastor with 124 bags of Indian hemp

The Joint Task Force (JTF) popularly referred to as “Operation Restore Order” in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, has arrested a cleric, Pastor Moses Edon, for allegedly being in possession of 124 bags containing substance suspected to be Indian hemp.
Pastor Edon was arrested at the premises of a Celestial Church of Christ in Maiduguri.
It was learnt that the church was abandoned last year as its members fled due to the insecurity perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect.
In a statement signed by its spokesman, Lt- Col. Sagir Musa, the JTF said: “Based on information and intelligence, the Joint Task Force (JTF) Operation Restore Order at about 9.30am on July 10, 2013 raided the premises of a Celestial Church of Christ at House of Assembly Quarters Pompomari area of Maiduguri metropolis.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Rivers State crisis: Pres. Jonathan withdraws JTF soldiers, armored cars from Gov's lodge?

That is what Sahara Reporters is reporting. According to SR, about 30 soldiers guarding the Governor's lodge have been summarily withdrawn by the Brigade Commander in charge of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Port Harcourt at the orders of President Goodluck Jonathan.  SaharaReporters also reports that the soldiers took with them two Armored Personnel Cars (APC) usually stationed at Government House.   A military source allegedly told SR that the removal of the soldiers was ordered from Abuja. He warned that things might get bloodier in the state capital with the JTF gone from Government House leaving thesecurity of the governor and his aides in the hands of a few police officers and State Security Services agents.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Yobe: JTF In Five Hour Gunfight With Boko Haram

Residents of Damaturu, the Yobe state capital, have reported what they believe to have been a gun battle between security forces and members of the Boko Haram, which lasted for over 5 hours on Sunday night.
The relative peace currently being enjoyed in Damaturu the Yobe state capital suffered a setback as sound of gunshots were heard throughout the night.  Sporadic gunshots were heard within the Damaturu metropolis from 9pm and lasted for over five hours. Although an official statement is still being expected from either the Joint Task Force (JTF) or the police on the cause of the gunshots, residents believe it was a clash between security forces and the radical Islamic sect; the Boko Haram.
Yobe State government had four days ago reviewed the restriction of movement from 9pm to 6am in Damaturu, while curfew in other towns remained 6pm to 6am daily.  The last time gunshots were heard in Damaturu was 9 months ago when a field commander of the radical sect; Bakaka was killed in a gun duel with JTF at Khandahar area of Damaturu.

Friday, May 31, 2013

JTF uncovers Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror cell in Kano

The Joint Task Force on Thursday said it had uncovered a Lebanon-based Hezbollah armoury and terror cell in Bompai, Kano State.
The force, which said it found large cache of arms and ammunition, also confirmed the arrest of three persons in connection with the armoury and the cell.
A Lebanese national currently out of the country reportedly owns the premises where the armoury and the cell were found at No 3, Gaya Road, Off Bompai Road in the ancient city.
A statement by the JTF spokesman, Captain Ikedichi Iweha, said the JTF operatives, comprising officials of the 3rd Army Brigade in Kano and the State Security Service conducted the operations.
The operatives, he said, uncovered an underground bunker in the premises where large quantities of assorted weapons were hidden.

Iweha, who said the construction of the bunker was special, listed anti-tank weapons, rocket propelled guns and anti-tank/personnel mines as some of the dangerous weapons found in the premises.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Niger Deltas Points Against JTF!

 A decisive starting point of the Protestant Reformation was on October 31st, 1571, when the Augustinian monk nailed his 95 theses to the door of the castle church at Wittenberg [Gutenberg], in the German state of Saxony.

Martin Luther called his 95 theses 'Disputation for Clarification of the power of Indulgences'. His purpose was not to confront nor challenge the authority of the  church but to point out the excesses and  abuses regarding the sale of papal indulgences.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

JTF arrests gunmen, rescue 4 women in Kano

KANO — The Military Joint Task Force, JTF, in Kano, yesterday, said it had arrested seven gunmen and rescued four women.
Capt. Ikediechi Iweha, the JTF spokesman, told newsmen that the gunmen were arrested in Farawa.
He said the women were rescued in Sheka area, in the outskirts of Kano metropolis.
He said the operation was carried out early yesterday morning, followed a tip-off from members of the public.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

JTF invades Azuzuama for suspected criminals

Operatives of the Joint Task Force, JTF, yesterday invaded Azuzuama community in Southern Ijaw Local Government area of Bayelsa State in search of some suspected criminals hiding in the area.
The presence of the JTF operatives generated tension among inhabitants of the coastal community. National Mirror could not confirm as at the time of filing this report if the JTF personnel arrested any of the suspected criminals.
It was learnt that the manhunt for suspected kidnappers and sea pirates by the security agency was one of its routine operations to ensure sanity in the creeks. It will be recalled that some ex-militants ambushed and killed 11 policemen at Azuzuama on April 5, along the waterways.

JTF destroys 294 drums of seized diesel

The Joint Task Force, JTF, Operation Pulo Shield, Calabar Zone, on Monday in Calabar, Cross River State, continued its onslaught against illegal merchants of petroleum products as it destroyed over 294 drums of diesel it impounded last week in the state capital.
The task force, made up of soldiers from the 13 Brigade, Calabar also destroyed one truck load of diesel, six generating sets, one J-5 bus and several hoses seized alongside the diesel from oil bunkerers.
Speaking during the destruction exercise at the JTF dump site in Odukpani, near Calabar, the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, Enugu, Major-General Olaniyi Adebayo, described bunkering as economic sabotage.
Olaniyi said the Chief of Army Staff was committed to fighting oil bunkering, adding that the command was doing everything within its powers to wipe out the menace.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

14 Suspected Terrorists Killed During JTF Onslaught In Kano

At least fourteen suspected terrorists including one woman and one female child have been killed during a raid by operatives of Joint Task Forces (JTF) at Ryan’ Awaki area at Unguwa Uku in Kano State, North West Nigeria.
According to residents of the area, at about 4AM Sunday morning, the compound housing the suspected terrorists was invaded by the JTF, and what ensued were heavy sounds of gun shots and explosion which lasted for over four hours.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Kano: JTF Discovers Three ‘Bomb Factories,’ Arrests Nine

Security operatives in Kano say they have discovered three suspected bomb factories in Sharada, Gaida Ajawa on the Eastern Bye-pass and Mariri, and impounded a large consignment of arms and ammunition.  Three members of the Islamic Extremist group were arrested.  
The spokesman of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Captain Ikedichi Iweha, said in a press statement in Kano today that the three buildings, which were found in three separate raids, were demolished, adding that they served as bomb factories for the terrorist group.

Among those arrested, he disclosed, was the sect’s bomb making specialist, who was nabbed at the Farm Centre.
The dangerous weapons intercepted during the raid, according to Captain Iweha, included six AK 47 rifles, General Purpose machine guns, SMG magazine, PPK pistol, two smoke guns and 189 rounds of AK 47 ammunition.
Other items were: 43 rounds of 5.56 mm ammunitions, eight rounds of 9mm for PKK pistols, 15 hand held IEDs, containers of liquid chemical substance and 11 bags of nitrate fertilizers.
Part of the JTF statement read in part:

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

JTF Did Not Kill 52 Of Our Member – B.H

The Jama’atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad popularly known as Boko Haram has dispelled claims by the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital that 52 members of the insurgents were killed in an operation during a raid by the Joint Task Force in Jajeri area of Maiduguri, last Friday.
In a statement sent to newsmen via email and signed by Abu Zinnira suspected to be the spokesman of the radical group, the group debunked claims by the JTF saying “the truth of the matter is that we are the ones that triumphed during the encounter because we killed many soldiers and destroyed four armoured personnel carriers (APCs).

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Sign agreement on no more killings, I will withdraw JTF, Jonathan to Borno elders

President Goodluck Jonathan (l) with Gov Kashim
Shettima of Borno State during a meeting between the
President and the State Executive Council in Maiduguri on Friday

PRESIDENT Goodluck  Jonathan yesterday in Maiduguri, accused Borno State Elders of playing to the gallary over the activities of Boko Haram Islamic sect insurgency in the state, describing the situation as unfortunate.
Jonathan spoke during an interactive session with Borno State stakeholders at the Multi-Purpose Hall, Government House Maiduguri, in continuation of his two- day working visit to Borno and Yobe States, the epicentres of Boko Haram.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

“Some Of Us Are Corrupt” – Outgoing Niger Delta JTF Boss Confess

The outgoing Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF) operating in the Niger Delta, Major General Johnson Ochoga, on Friday admitted that some of its personnels were corrupt.He said this in PortHarcourt at a brief ceremony, ushering in the new Commander of the outfit, Major General Bata Debiro. Ochoga warned that any soldier caught in any form of corrupt act would be dealt with accordingly.He noted that the task force under him recorded major victories in the fight against oil theft and illegal oil bunkering in the region despite some noticeable shortcomings.

Monday, December 31, 2012

Policeman Among 5 Killed as JTF, Gunmen clash

Five people including a policeman and suspected Boko Haram members died at the weekend during a clash between the military Joint Task Force (JTF) and the Islamist sect near Potiskum in Yobe State. JTF spokesman in Yobe, Lt. Eli Lazarus said the task force conducted a ‘cordon and search’ in Yindiski area in Potiskum, at about 2pm on Saturday, leading to a bloody clash between the soldiers and Boko Haram, noting that five persons were killed while 59 suspects were arrested.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Boko Haram Extorts Money From The Public Via SMS - JTF

The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno State, on Friday said members of the radical terrorist group have started sending threatening text messages to unsuspecting members of the public forcing them to deposit large sums of money in bank accounts.

According to a statement issued by the JTF spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa:

“Information available to the JTF Operation Restore Order indicated that the Boko Haram terrorists have desperately resorted to anonymous


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