Centre trains 3,577 Civilian JTF Members
Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nigeria, Mr. Frederick Ampiah, has said the organisation is committed to supporting government in tackling security and development challenges, particularly in the North-east. Ampiah said UNDP would partner with states to bring development to the citizens through effective, efficient and equitable management of scarce resources…
Niger Delta youths laud JTF’s strategies in combating oil theft
Youths in the Niger Delta have commended the Joint Task Force (JTF) for the strategies deployed in fighting oil theft in the region. The youths, under the auspices of Niger Delta Youth Coalition for Peace and Progress (NDYCPP), said the strategies saved the nation economic losses that would have run into billions on naira. NDYCPP…
No mercy for oil thieves, says new JTF commander
New Commander of the Joint Task Force (JTF) codenamed Operation Delta Safe Rear Admiral Akinjide Akinriade, yesterday said the task force in the Niger Delta will have no mercy for oil thieves and other criminals in the region. Speaking during the hand over ceremony at the OPDS headquarters in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, Akinrinade, who took…
Military destroys major militant camps in Niger Delta
The Joint Military Task Force (JTF) code-named “Operation Delta Safe” says it has destroyed and dislodged major militant camps in the Niger Delta, thereby boosting security in the region.
How Fayemi led Ekiti APC, Buhari to trounce PDP
If there was a political IOU that Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, had upon quitting President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet last year to contest election, he settled it through the outcome of last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly election in the state. Call it ‘vote buying’ or what you may, or even election malpractice…
Niger Delta militants accuse JTF of complicity in oil theft
A coalition of Niger Delta Agitators has accused the Joint Task Force (JTF) of complicity in oil bunkering in the Niger Delta.
Army rescues 148 from Boko Haram in Borno
Troops of 21 Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole has rescued 148 captives from Boko Haram insurgents during a in of Borno State.
El-Rufai launches vigilance group, orders arrest of civilian JTF, others
Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has ordered the arrest of civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) and other private vigilance groups operating in the state. This followed the launch of the Kaduna State Vigilance Service (KSVS) yesterday at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim House in Kaduna. He said the state laws have no place for vigilance groups…
Bomber kills three Borno JTF members, injures 17 others
A male suicide bomber on a bicycle has detonated improvised explosives devices (IEDs), killing three members of the civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) at the Muna Delti area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
Four soldiers, militants killed in Bayelsa community
Four more soldiers and unknown number of militants have been reportedly killed in a bloody clash between militants and soldiers in an ongoing military...