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3 Members Of Civilian JTF Killed By Suicide Bomb Explosion

Three members of the Civilian JTF were killed and 17 other persons injured in a bomb explosion detonated by a suicide bomber in Maiduguri, the Borno Capital. The attack which occurred late Monday night has a male suicide bomber, reportedly riding a bicycle with the explosives strapped to his body at Muna Datti area. The State […]

Nigeria’s Anti-Terrorism War And Lessons from Civilian JTF

Charles Ibekwe In war situations, there are always the unsung heroes. But it does not belittle their sacrifices in consummating the war.  Not many Nigerians have inkling about the lofty contributions the innocuous bands of youths in Borno state, self- styled as the Civilian Joint Task Force (C-JTF) made in the counter-insurgency battles. They are […]

Professor Yemi Ola applauds Absorption of Civilian JTF into Army

…Wants Programme Expanded The Global Excellence Foundation (GEF) has lauded the Federal Government for absorbing members of the civilian JTF into the Army and other security agencies even as it appealed that the programme be expanded to accommodate more of the youths that risked their lives to confront terrorists. Country Director of GEF, Professor Yemi […]

Buhari Making the Best of Civilian JTF

By Anthony Kolawole In the early days of what was then viewed as a menace, my elder brother, who was at the time working in Borno, first told me about locals organising themselves into groups to take on Boko Haram in the face of what appeared like the helplessness of the military against the terrorists […]

FG Plans to Merge Civilian JTF into the Military, Police

The Federal Government may integrate members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) into the Nigerian military and police after the war against the Boko Haram. President Muhammadu Buhari gave this indication while responding to questions at a press conference after the 2nd Regional Security Summit in Abuja on Saturday.  “For those who have received […]

Shettima Donates N20 Million To Civilian JTF, Orders Free Medical Service

The Borno State, Governor Kashim Shettima on Tuesday held a meeting with members of youth volunteers involved in counter insurgency operations popularly known as ‘Civilian JTF’ during which he appreciated their gallant efforts and unveiled welfare packages for them. The Governor announced a bonus of twenty million naira to the volunteers while directing that any backlog of […]