NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 18 November 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

12 November

A new 7 minute 48 second video by Boko Haram shows a firefight with Nigerian forces and dead Nigerian soldiers and displaying a captured Vickers MBT being driven under vegetation as well as captured arms. The speaker claims the footage is from an ambush on Nigerian forces in the SAMBISA Forest on 10 November. The date and veracity of the images have not been confirmed.

13 November

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked KOH Village, GIREI LGA, ADAMAWA State killing one person

5 suspected Boko Haram members infiltrated MUKTUM Village, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State around 11.30pm, where one the their number murdered his father

2 x female PBIEDs attempted to infiltrate DIKWA IDP Camp in DIKWA LGA, BORNO State around 8.35pm, detonating and killing themselves and 1 other person

14 November

The YOBE State Commisioner of Police stated that the Command had lost 235 officers and men in the last 6 years to the Boko Haram insurgency

15 November

2 x male and 2 x female suspected PBIEDs attacked MUNA GARI, KONDUGA LGA on the outskirts of MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. The first detonated around 6.13pm in a Prayer Ground killing 12 people, the second detonated in a private house killing a mother and child, whilst the last 2 detonated killing only themselves. 29 people were wounded

Gunmen attacked SABON GARI and KAFIN HAUSA Villages, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State in the evening but were repelled after burning houses and killing livestock with several enemy killed

16 November

The Chairman of MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State Alhaji Yusuf MOHAMMED stated that up to 500 hunters and vigilantes were being supported by the Local Government with funding and shotgun cartridges

18 November

2 x suspected female PBIEDs detonated on the outskirts of ALAKARAMTI, JERE LGA, BORNO State killing only themselves. 2 more suspected female PBIEDS infiltrated the village but fled into a crowd when challenged by CJTF vigiantes and security personnel. One detonated around 6.50am next to an akara seller killing herself and the traders son and wounding the trader. Her companion detonated killing 6 people and wounding 4 others. 1 more female PBIED removed her device and hid it behind a house, she was captured alive by locals and handed over to the security forces. The device was made safe by Police EOD

The NPF have arrrsted several suspected criminals in a patch of forest in YOLA, known as the ‘SAMBISA Forest’ along MUBI By pass. in MAIHA LGA, ADAMAWA State

Situation North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States)

12 November

Suspected kidnappers abducted a local Vigilante leader Haruna MAIKAJI in the vicinity of SABON GAYAN Village, KADUNA State, stoning him to death and dismembering his body. Local youths blocked the KADUNA-ABUJA Road in protest, murdering 3 Fulani men in revenge, another Fulani man escaped with machete wounds

13 November

Elements of Op Absolute Sanity killed 2 men suspected of invovlement in the murder of Haru MANYA in SABON GAYA, CHIKUN LGA, KADUNA State

14 November

The NPF paraded 8 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers who operated along the KADUNA-ABUJA Expressway recovering 1 x AK 47, 3 x locally made firearms, 1 x live cartdridge, 2 x cars

4 NAF Flt Lts completed theur Jet Flying Course at 403 Flying Training School, NAF KANO

15 November

KANO State Police Command arrested 3 suspected kidnappers in KANO City, rescuing 7 abductees. The police stated that the parents had paid hundreds of thousands of naira in ransom via mobile phone recharge cards, the children were allegedly sent to ward heads in GWARZO to look after as missing children

18 November

Militants from BAKOSHI, SURU LGA, KEBBI State attacked BANBALA (a Fulani village) in apparent retaliation for the alleged murder of a local farmer by herdsmen. The attackers burnt houses and other property and hundreds of cattle

Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba States)

12 November

NPF in BENUE State have arrested 3 Fulani men on suspicion of murdering a man who attempted to prevent them raping a woman in IFHO Village, TSAV District, GUMA LGA on 10 November

Suspected nomadic herdsmen ambushed a motorcycle around 9.30pm in the vicinity of WERENG Village, RIYOM LGA, PLATEAU State killing 2 people with bladed weapons

13 November

The DSS Director of Operations Godwin ETENG testified before the House of Representatives Joint Committee on Customs and Excise and National Intelligence that there was an increase in the importation of small arms and light weapons mainly in NASARAWA, BENUE, TARABA and PLATEAU States

KOGI State Police Command paraded 12 people suspected of armed robbery, unlawful possesion of firearms, kidnapping, vandalism and car theft in the vicinity of IDAH. The suspects are alleged to be part of the NEO Black African Confraternity, recovering 3 x AK 47, 1 x pump action shotgun, cutlasses, shotgun cartridges, kinves and charms

Defence HQ deployed an investigatory team to JOS, PLATEAU State to investigate the causes of the violence in the state

15 November

Gunmen ambushed a vehicle on its way to EBONYI State from ABUJA shooting and wounding the driver and abducting 3 members of staff from the Federal Teaching Hospital, ABAKILIKI, EBONYI State in the vicinity of AJAOKUTA, KOGI State

17 November

The SOKOTO State Police Command paraded 5 suspected drug dealers arrested in RAYMOND Village and DANTATAKO Village, GWADABAWA LGA with various substances such as Tutoling Syrup, Cannabis, and Diazepam

18 November

A communal clash between KABAWA and ONUMAYE Communities, KOTON KARFE LGA, KOGI State led to one death and several woundedand several houses burnt including that of a traditional ruler. The dispute was reportedly over a piece of land and fish pond

The 3 kidnapped staff of Federal Teaching Hospital, ABAKILIKI, EBONYI State were released in the vicinity of AJAOKUTA, KOGI State

19 November

Gunmen mounted on a motorcycle followed and murdered the Madakin Gsram (Village Head) of FAKKOS Village, BOKKOS LGA, PLATEAU State

Situation External Forces

12 November

Gunmen burnt down a public school in VOUZI, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region

16 November

An member of the MNJTF shot a female friend in MADA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department near WAZA

Camerounian forces degtained Abba GOROMA (aka Abba ADAM/ Alhaji HASSAN) an alleged senior Boko Haram member and 4 of his alleged bodyguards om KODEK, DIAMARE Department and transferred to YAOUNDE.

BENIN Republic has deployed 150 troops to join the MNJTF, with the Company joining MNJTF HQ, FARCHA Camp in N’DJAMENA, CHAD for Force Protection duties

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 11 November 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

05 November

2 x male PBIEDs entered a house in SILDA, MADAGALI, LGA, ADAMAWA State feigning a need for assistance, detonating and killing 2 females around 7.30pm

Gunmen attacked GURJANGO Village, MADAGALI LGA stealing livestock

06 November

Gunmen attacked IMBRISSA, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State but were repelled by hunters

Up to 20 gunmen attacked JADDANNAM, MAGUMERI LGA, BORNO State around 9.00pm killing 6 people and then burning most of the town including harvested crops and livestock

The NAF formally introduced 1 of its 2 Bell 412 Utility Helicopters (seized after being imported by RIVERS State for pipeline surveillance) into service after reassembly at 631 Aircraft Maintenance Depot (ACMD), IKEJA, LAGOS State. The helicopter with a surveillance camera with night capabilities will deploy to the North East.

Gunmen mounted in pick up trucks attacked GULAK, MADAGALI LGA with hevy weapons, VBIEDs and small arms Around 6.30pm. They approached through BAKIN DUTSE, initiating the attack with a VBIED attempting to ram a gun truck at a checkpoint, killing a soldier and wounding 3 others. 2 civilians were also killed. The attack was finally defeated by elements of 28 TF Bde and local hunters around 4.00am, with claims of up to 42 enemy killed

07 November

2 x female PBIEDs attempted to infiltrate WAGA LAWAN, MADAGALI LGA around 6.30am, upon challenge they refused to stop and were shot by soldiers rom 28 TF Bde

4 x suspected female PBIEDs attempted to infiltrate MAIDUGURI, BORNO State via farmland in the vicinity of TOMSU NGAMDU near LONDON SUDAN, KALERI, JERE LGA. They were spotted by security forces around 8.20am, upon which the first detonated killing herself and another PBIED. Farmers began to flee back into town but were stopped and searched, allowing the 3rd PBIED to infiltrate a group waiting to be searched and detonate killing herself and wounding 8 others. The 4th PBIED was identified and shot. The unexploded devices of the 2nd and 4th PBIEDs were made safe by Police EOD

09 November

The NSCDC BORNO State Command paraded several suspects accused of diverting 200  bags of sorghum reportedly meant for IDPs in MONGUNO LGA to a private warehouse in, MAIDUGURI for rebagging and sale

10 November

Troops cleared several locations on the fringes of the SAMBISA Forest such as SHYADAWE-ANGWAN  FULANI, SHYADAWE-ANGWAN- BULA MUSA and SHYADAWE, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State defeating the enemy and capturing 2 x gun trucks, 3 x motorcycles, a lot of bicycles and a laptop. They also located an unserviceable armoured vehicle. They were ambushed as they returned around 6.00pm in the vicinity of GWOZA losing 3 friendly killed and up to 10 soldiers and 3 CJTF vigilante wounded. The ambush was defeated with air support

Boko Haram reportedly released a video allegedly showing a screen grab of fighting in the SAMBISA Forest

11 November

Gunmen attacked MAIKADIRI Village, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State around midnight with small arms killing 2 people and burning several houses and an SUV as well as stealing 2 x pick up trucks. Local youths engaged and eventually repelled them

Situation North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States)

05 November                                                                                                                        

Members of IMN conducted their annual Arbaeen march in KANO, KANO State. The march from KOFAR MAZUGAL via KOFAR NASARAWA along ZARIA Road was intercepted in the vicinity of LADO Overhead Bridge by MOPOL who attempted to disperse them with tear gas and live rounds with up t o 3 members allegedly killed. Police stated they had arrested 5 men and 5 women and confisticated 8 x catapults, stones and 1 x poisoned arrow

06 November

The Minister of Defence Mansur DAN ALI announced that Op HARBN KUNAMA 2 will be launched in ZAMFARA State in December

09 November

The KADUNA High Court, acquiited 10 IMN members charged with criminal conspiracy, unlawful assembly, rioting, disturbing the peace and causing grevious hurt in 2016. The Judge discharged them due to lack of evidence

Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba States)

05 November

Gunmen abducted a 71 year old woman Elizabeth OMOTOSHO from her house on LOBALADE Street, TANKE, ILORIN, KWARA State between 7.00pm and 8.00pm

06 November

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked AZEGE Village, LOGO LGA, BENUE State burning down some houses and raping a woman

07 November

Gunmen allegedly in military style uniforms ambushed a vehicle returning from night market around 7.30pm in MAKERA, RIYOM LGA, PLATEAU State in the vicinity of GAKO Village, killing 11 and wounding 4

08 November

A clash between local youths and nomadic herdsmen in JANGARU Village AWE LGA, NASARAWA State led to 1 killed and 3 people wounded

The Solicitor General of the Federation Dayo APATA stated that the first phase of prosecutions of Boko Haram suspects had been completed

The public hearings of the Presidential Investigation Panel to Review Compliance of the Armed Froces with Human Rights Obligations and Rules of Engagement

The KOGI State Government has announced an emergency 24 hour curfew on ADAVI, AJAOKUTA, OKENE, OKEHI and OGORI MANGOGO LGAs, in KOGI Central Senatorial District

09 November

Op Lion Roars began in KOGI Central Senatorial District by the military, MOPOL, NPF, DSS and NSCDC, in OKENE, OKEHI, ADAVI, AJAOKUTA and OGORI/ MAGONGO LGAs

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked a group of timber workers, between DEKINA and OMALA LGA, KOGI State killing 1. Local people relocated to ABEJUKOLO prior to the attack as they had heard rumours that Fulani had camped in the Government Reserve Timber Forest and were planning a reprisal for an alleged attack 2 weeks previously which had led to the deaths of 2 people and 20 cattle

10 November

The NPF states that it intercepted 1,427 x 5.56mm rounds in a VW Salon Bus along MAKURDI- LAFIA Road, BENUE State. 5 passengers had been arrrested

Members of IMN held a combined Ashura/ protest march for the release of Sheik EL ZAKZAKY, in ABUJA FCT, from the Federal Secretariat to Unity Fountain. They were stopped by the NPF on Shehu Shagari Way who used live rounds and tear gas in an attempt to disperse them, resulting in 2 injuries

The Federal High Court, ABUJA FCT charged 5 men for the diversion of 65 out of 249 trucks of maize meant as relief for IDPs in BORNO, YOBE, GOMBE, ADAMAWA, BAUCHI and TARABA States. The Judge adjourned the case until 13 November and remanded 4 men to KUJE Prison

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked IFHO Village, TSAV District, GUMA LGA, BENUE State killing 1 person and attempting to rape several women

Situation External Forces

05 November

Gunmen attacked MAHOULA VILLAGE, MORA Arrondissement, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region at night killing 3 people and stealing their identity cards, mobile phones and 7 x

motorcycles

Gunmenattacked KERAWA-MAFA, MAYO SAVA Departmnent killed 2 men and abducted a 14 year old child

2 x suspected female PBIEDs were challenged by a patrol in the morning in DIGAWA, MAYO SAVA Department, 10km from MORA, 1 was shot and the other surrendered. Both devices were defused

08 November

Gunmen attacked TALAKACHI, MAYO MOSKOTA Department At night wounding several villagers and stealing 3 x motorcycles, 4 x bicycles and cattle.

10 November

The Governor of EXTREME NORD Region stated that the Nigerian militry had rescued 387 people abducted by Boko Haram last year. Airstrikes by NAF helicopters had caused the enem to flee abandoning the hostages who were taken to MOZOGO, MAYO MOSKOTA Department for rehabilitation prior to release.

Gunmen abducted 2 villagers from WARAWIDE, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region

Gunmen abducted a villager from SANDAWADJIRI, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region

11 November

The villager abducted from SANDAWADJIRI was found dead in the vicinity of BORNORI

8 suspected Boko Haram members surrendered in KOLOFATA, 5 were reportedly from KOLOFATA, 2 from TALAMADE and 1 from MINDIF

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 04 November 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

29 October

2 x suspected female PBIEDs were killed near the NDLEA Checkpoint as they attempted to infiltrate MAIDUGURI, BORNO State via MAFA/ DIKWA Road,  1 PBIED detonated killing both of them

2 x female PBIEDs detonated near a CJTF checkpoint in MUNA Garage, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State, killing themselves and a vigilante and wounding one other

30 October

A male PBIED detonated in a mosque in AJIRI YALA, BORNO State, 15km north of MAIDUGURI around 4.30am killing 5  and wounding several others

Gunmen ambushed a convoy escorted going from BANKI to MAIDUGURI by elements of 152 Bn, 21 Bde along BANKI- BULA YOBE Road, in the vicinity of BANKI, BAMA LGA, BORNO State with a PBIED, IEDs and small arms. The ambush was defeated after a firefight with one vehicle destroyed by an IED and 4 people killed, 6 soldiers, 2 CJTF and 6 IDPs wounded. Several enemy were reported killed and wounded with 2 x FN FAL magazines, 50 x 7.62mm (AK) link, 1 x Det Cord 33 captured.

NAF ISR identified a building in TALALA, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State which was allegedly hosting a meeting of suspected Boko Haram which was strike by NAF fast jet aircraft

31 October

The ADAMAWA State Police Command announced the arreest of 8 suspected kidnappers on 23 September in MUBI SOUTH LGA. They were arrested with 1 x locally fabricated pistool, 2 x masks, 1 x ear defenders, 2 x helmets, 2 x 7.62mm rounds, 58 x cartridgees, 7 x empty cartridges, 1 x double barrelled shotgun and SIM cards. The suspects were also accused of stealing 120 laptops frm the ADAMAWA State INEC office

The COAS Lt Gen T.Y. BURATAI stated that troops had been deployed to Lake CHAD, its surroundings and islands

A patrol from 5 Bde Garrison towards AISARAM Village, GUBIO LGA, BORNO State spotted 2 suspected Boko Haram members on horseback around 6.20am, seemingly fleeing from the GAMBO YUKKU Forest. Both were killed in the ensuing firefight. Troops recovered 1 x AK47, 1 x magazine with 1 x 7.62mm (AK) round, 2 x machetes, 2 x mobile phones, 2 x horses and N7,000.00

03 November

Elements of 152 Bn, 21 Bde, ambushed suspected Boko Haram fighters along BANKI-BULA YOBE Road, BAMA LGA, BORNO State, killing 1 and capturing 4 x bicycles, mechanics tools, clothes and explosive wires

Elements of 151 Bn, 21 Bde ambushed suspected Boko Haram as they tried to cross into the SAMBISA Forest along BOCOST- BAMA Road around 7.40pm killing and wounding several of them, rescuing a 6 year old boy and capturing 8 x bicycles, blankets, jerrycans, plates, mats, spanners, cutlasses, clothes and a set of enemy uniform.

Approximately 20 gunmen attacked JADDANNAM, MAGUMERI LGA, BORNO State around 9.00pm killing 6 people, burning the village, harvested crops and livestock

Gunmen attacked NGOSHE- BAYAN DUTSE Village, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State killing at least 1 person and abducting up to 10 others. The remaining villagers fled to the hills

04 November

Gunmen attacked a village between BITU and YINAGU, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State

Situation North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States)

Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba States)

31 October

Gunmen opened fire on a vehicle bringing people from MAKERA Weekly market to RIM, in the vicinity of RIM, RIYOM LGA, PLATEAU State killing 11 people

Approximately 7 gunmen abducted a nurse Ephraim AJUJI from DADIN KOWA, YAMALTU DEBA LGA, GOMBE State around 3.30am wounding his daughter in the process. They demanded a N10m ransom

01 November

The abducted nurse Ephraim AJUJI was released by his abductors

Approximately 5 x gunmen mounted in a Toyota Sienna Bus murdered 2 men in OZUWAYA, OKENE LGA, KOGI State around 7.30pm . One of the men was a Union leader

02 November

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked GAAMBE TIEV Area, LOGO LGA, BENUE State killing 1 person whilst he was fishing, with 5 others missing. Local people state that the nomads have camped in AGBESA/ GINDIN MANGORO village on the banks of the River BENUE and from there pushed out to occupy ZAKI HEMEM, TYO AFIA, TSE GUSA, TSE AGIR, ORDUGHGA NAGWA, TSAFA CHIA ORABUM and JOOTAR in UKEMBERAGYA/ TSWAREY Ward and GOY- UWEY in MBAGBER Ward. In TOMBO Ward they are allegedly occupying AZEGE, ANYIBE and FANU

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked AJIM, JIBO, TSE AFFIA, ABIEM And AKU, LOGO LGA, wounding 3 people with machetes and burning houses

Gunmen murdered the JOS EAST LGA Chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in his village arund 9.00pm

03 November

The NPF have arreested a suspect allegedly involved in the attack on GAAMBE TIEV

04 November

KOGI State Police Command stated they had arrested 7 suspected kidnappers who allegedly operated in the IDAH/ ODOLU Area. A pump action shotgun, machetes, charms and N33,400.00 were recovered

Situation External Forces

29 October

Gunmen attacked GOUDERI, KOLOFATA Arrondissement, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing 11 people folowing the capture of 8 suspected Boko Haram fighters

30 October

Gunmen attacked MADA 2 Village, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region at night killing 2 people

01 November

A PBIED detonated in ZAMGA, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region illing 6 people

02 November

The Governor of EXTREME NORD Region Midjiyawa BAKARY stated that up to 50 Boko Haram members had surrendered and were being detained at the MNJTF base in MORA November

Gunmen attacked MAHOULA Village, MORA Arrondissement, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region around 11.00pm killing 3 vigilantes

3 suspected Boko Haram gunmen murdered a trader in BOGO, DIAMERE Department, EXTREME NORD Region at night

03 November

Elements of the MNJTF engaged suspected Boko Haram in the vicinity of MAGFARE, EXTREME NORD Region, killing 2

Elements of the MNJTF engaged suspected Boko Haram in the vicinity of BLAKAFE, MORA Arrondissement in the morning killing 1
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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 28 October 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

20 October

Soldiers ambushed enemy forces in the vicinity of MUSUNE Village, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State killing 61 enemy and capturing weapons

21 October

The NAF conducted air strikes in forests in the vicinity of GUDUMBALI Village, GUZAMALA LGA, BORNO State on reported concentrations of enemy fighters. Local hunters and vigilantes reported that 350 enemy were killed in 9 suspected enemy camps where they had been gathering for 2 weeks

22 October

3 x suspected PBIEDs attacked MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. A male PBIED detonated at an eatery in MUNA Garage around 8.20pm killing himself and 13 people and wounding 5. 2 x female PBIEDs detonated a few minutes later in MUNA DALTI killing themselves and wounding up to 18 others

23 October

The NAF began Op Ruwan Wata 2, a day and night air interdiction campaign

24 October

NAF ISR aircraft identified suspected enemy structures in the vicinity of GARIN MALOMA, BORNO State, 2 x NAF Alphajets were tasked to the targets, with the first bombing the suspected positions followed by another which strafed the target with rockets

NAF Mi 17 and Mi 35 helicopters struck suspected enemy positions in ARRA, BAMA LGA and BOBOSHE, MAFA LGA, BORNO State

A letter from one of the captured UNIMAID lecturrers was delivered to the University of MAIDUGURI addressed to his wife

Elements of 3Bn, 22 Bde and 22 Bde MST supported by CJTF vigilantes conducted deliberate operations against suspected enemy positions in MOGOLA, NGAIWA, TONGULE and WARSELE, NGALA LGA, BORNO State, destroying an enemy Logistics base in NGAIWA, IED makign facility in TONGULE and rescued 85 people, killing 11 enemy and capturing 1 x gun truck, 5 x motorcycles, 13 bicycles, a wheelbarrow, 4 x PBIED vests, 3 x dane guns, 1 x Beretta 9mm pistol and 22 x 7.62mm rounds

Gunmen mounted in 6 x trucks attacked 233 Bn positions in the vicinity of SASAWA Village, DAMATURU LGA, YOBE State, 45km from DAMATURU around 5.00pm killing 8 soldiers and 1 civilian and wounding 5, at least 7 other soldiers were initially reported missing and then found dead. Troops held off the attack for several hours until the enemy was reinforced with gunmen in 3 more pickups trucks, overrunning the base around midnight and capturing at least 2 x gun trucks, small arms and ammunition. The attackers looted foodstuffs from the village and withdrew in the direction of KARETO and MAGUMERI in BORNO State, burning harvested crops in TUNGUSHE as they withdrew. The insurgents reportedly parked near a nomadic settlement as they withdrew where they argued violently over sharing the loot. The base was recaptured by elements of 233Bn and 27Bde

A strike package of 2 x F-7Ni and 3 x Alphajets attacked suspected enemy positions in GHAT MUSA, ADAMAWA State 16km northwest of MADAGALI, with 2 F-7 Ni and 2 x Alphajets bombing targets and the 3rd Alphajet using rocket and cannon to attack the remaining enemy

25 October

The NAF conducted air strikes on suspected enemy positions in PARISU, BAMA LGA, BORNO State, the North-eastern access to the SAMBISA Forest with 2 x Alphajet and 2 x F-7Ni, with 2 x F-7Ni and 1 x Alphajet striking the targets with 1 x Alphajet following up with rockets and cannon.

The NAF claims that it has human intelligence that suggests the wife of Abubakar SHEKAU, Mallama FITDASI had been killed in an airstrike in the vicinity of DURWAWA on the outskirts of URGA, near KONDUGA, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State on 19 October 2017

BORNO State Governor Kashim SHETTIMA visited the MNJTF Brigade Commander Brigadier Oluyinka SOYELE in BAGA, the Brigadier stated that some Lake CHAD islands were still in enemy hands as well as parts of GUDUMBALI, ABADAM and MARTE LGAs

Suspected nomadic herdsmen killed a security guard with axes after he challenged them for trespassing on the land in SANGERE, near YOLA, YOLA SOUTH LGA, ADAMAWA State

26 October

 

Elements of 112 TF Bn, 22 Bde based in DIKWA ambushed suspected enemy gunmen crossing into the SAMBISA Forest in the vicinity of LUMDA Village, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State on the MAIDUGURI- DIKWA Road, killing 3 and wounding several others, capturing 5 x bicycles, mechanics tools, sacks and mosquito nets

NAF ISR detected suspected enemy build up in DURE, GWOZA LGA, BORNO Stet 12km east of the SAMBISA Forest tasking 3 x Alphajets and 2 x F- 7Ni to attack the targets with bombs.

2 x F-7Ni and 3 x Alphajet conducted air strikes on MANGUSUM, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State with bombs and rockets/ cannon respectively

ISWAP claimed responsibility for the Tuesday 24 October attack on SASAWA and claimed to have captured 3 x 4 wheel drive vehicles, heavy weapons, small arms and ammunition

27 October

Elements of 121 Bn, 26 TF Bde conducted clearance operations in the vicinity of DURE, clearing JANGO, NDUMA, GOBARA, BALA IBRAHIM, FULANI ROGO and TAKWALA Villages, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State killing 3 enemy and capturing one, as well as 1 x G3 rifle, filled magazines, military style uniforms. 1 soldier was wounded

Elements of 112Bn and 22 Bde MST supported by CJTF Vigilantes conducted intelligence led clearance operations in GAWA, BONE, KAJERI 1, KAJERI 2, KUBE, DUBULA, BOBOSHE 1 and BOBOSHE 2, BAMA LGA, BORNO State identifying an improvised night market in BOBOSHE, where the enemy sold harvested farm produce and recovering 3 x Isuzu trucks, 1 x dummy gun, 4 x Dane guns and mattresses in the vicinity of BONE Village. 5 abductees were rescued from BOBOSHE 1 and DUBULA.

The CAS AM Sadique ABUBAKAR commissioned and expanded apron at 105 Composite Group, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State as well as 3 x blocks of 10 self-contained rooms and a block of 30 x studio apartments. The CAS stated that more helicopters would be deployed to the Northeast

Elements of 242Bn intercepted suspected Boko Haram PBIEDs in NGALLE Village, BORNO State killing 1 and capturing a large IED contained in a sawn off gas cylinder, 1 x AK47 magazine, 1 x motorcycle, and spare parts

Troops ambushed suspected enemy crossing the MAIDUGURI- MONGUNO Road in the vicinity of TOROWA Village, NGANZAI LGA, BORNO State killing 1 and capturing 1 x AK 47 with 19 x 7.62mm (AK), 3 x mobile phones, a SIM card and jewelleries

Suspected nomadic herdsmen attacked farmers in TUDUN HASSAN Village near MALKOHI IDP Camp, YOLA SOUTH LGA, ADAMAWA State, killing a family of 4 after they challenged them for grazing on their land, a policeman who intervened was also killed

28 October

2 x suspected female PBIEDs prematurely detonated as they attempted to infiltrate MAGAR Village, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State, wounding 1 woman

Gunmen attacked GONIRI, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State from the area of SAMBISA, TALALA and ALAGARNO west but were repelled by friendly forces

A suspected female PBIED detonated 100m from the Primary School in DAR, near GULAK, MADAGALI LGA, BORNO State another detonated a short while later.

Suspected nomadic gunmen clashed with farmers at TASHAN JINGA Village, YOLA SOUTH LGA, when they began grazing on their farm, a team fron the Agro Rangers Unit of the NSCDC responded but were beaten back by the arrows from the herdsmen, with 2 wounded, a Toyota Hilux damaged and a rifle stolen

Situation North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States)

23 October

The Islamic Movement of NIGERIA (IMN) held a peaceful protests across Northern NIGERIA asking for the release of their leader Ibraheem EL ZAKZAKY but complained they were attacked by the police in KADUNA and SOKOTO States.

27 October

Gunmen ambushed elements of 223 Light Tank Bn in MARU LGA, ZAMFARA State, wounding 1 soldier and burning 2 vehicles

The NPF paraded several suspected armed robbers and kidnappers at REJINNA Police Base detained along ABUJA- KADUNA and KANO-JIGAWA-KADUNA Road

28 October

Elements of Sector 6, 1 Div supported by the NPF and local vigilantes cleared suspected bandit camps in the forests around GOBARAWA MATARI Village, SOBA LGA, KADUNA State engaging suspected bandits in a firefight, killing 2 and arresting 1. 1 x AK 47, 29 x rounds of ammunition, 1 x Dane gun, 1 x motorcycle, 3 x mobile phones and N20,000.00 were recovered.

Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba States)

12 October

Gunmen abducted a female KOGI State Ploytechnic student on ITAKPE-LOKOJA-OKENE Road. The kidnappers allegedly demanded a N10m ransom reduced to N500,000.00

22 October

2 groups of criminals clashed in DAN ANACHA, GASSOL LGA, TARABA State leading to 1 dead and several wounded and burning the shops of traders. The problem allegedly originated when 4 Muslim youths at a brothel accused a Christian youth of blasphemy for having Muslim prayer beads, beat him and handed him overr to the police. The detainees gang then went to the police sttion to effect a release whilst the other gang went to prevent it

Gunmen allegedly abducted the DPO of SARKIN PAWA Division, from his house in TURIN FULANI, BOSSO LGA, NIGER State around 6.30pm

Police engaged gunmen in a firefight on TAKUM-KATSINA ALA Road killing one named as YAMADUWEH, the second in command to wanted gang leader Terwase AKWAZA. The police recovered 1 x G3 and 10 x 7.62mm (NATO) rounds

A search party found the body of a Fulani boy who had been missing for a week in RIYOM LGA, PLATEAU State

23 October

Approximately 15 gunmen attacked a work party constructing the OBAJANA- KABBA- OSHOKOSHOKO in the vicinity of OBAJANA, LOKOJA LGA, KOGI State Road around 5.00pm, engaging the attached police in a firefight, killing 2 policemen and abducting a Portuguese citizen

24 October

Gunmen attacked JOL Village, RIYOM LGA, PLATEAU State killing 2 people and wounding 2 others around 9.30pm

A communal clash between MBAYION and MBATIAV peoples in MBAYION, GBOKO LGA, BENUE State led to the death of 1 person, several dozen owunded and over 40 houses burnt

25 October

BENUE State Police Command paraded 4 suspected armed robbers and kidnappers who allegedly operated along OTURKPO-ALIADE and NAKA Roads. They recovered 2 x AK 47, 2 x locally made sngle barrel pistols, 4 x rounds of ammuniton, 4 x cartridges, 1 x military style trousers, 44 x mobile phones, 10 x SIM cards, 6 x memory cards, 4 x jack knives and a bag of charms.

26 October

The Stephan’s Foundation stated that up to 75 people had been killed, 23 wounded and 13,726 displaced in 2 attacks by suspected Fulani gunmen on 2 villages in IRIGWE Kingdom, BASSA LGA, PLATEAU State between 08 September and 17 October 2017

28 October

Elements of 93 Bn, 13 Bde acting on information from the public detained 2 suspected Boko Haram terrorists (Jamilu ADAMU and Garba ADAMU) who were identified loitering around GISHIRI Village, IBBI LGA, TARABA State. The men were allegedly fishermen from KIRTA, MARTE LGA, BORNO State, who claimed to have been abducted by Boko Haram ISWAP and forcibly conscripted as boat operators prior to their escape to GISHIRI.

Situation External Forces

19 October

President Recep Tayyip ERDOGAN visited President BUHARI in ABUJA, FCT, where he stated that there was no difference between Boko Haram, Daesh and the ‘Fetuhallah Terrorist Organiation (FETO)’

26 October

3 x male PBIEDs attempted to attack MOZOGO, MAYO MOSKOTA, EXTREME NORD Region, one of them prematurely detonated his device upon approaching a vigilante checkpoint, killing himself and the 2 others

27 October

A Boko Haram commander surrended to vigilantes in TOLKOMARI, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region in the morning, followed by a small group of Boko Haram fighters surrended in the morning

28 October

Gunmen attacked GANSE, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 21 October 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

18 October

Gunmen ambushed elements of 81 Bn including the CO heading to MAIDUGURI from BULABULIN along the DAMBOA- MAIDUGURI Road with small arms and IEDs in the vicinity of TETERI Village around midday killing 4 soldiers and wounding 5, capturing 2 x gun trucks and burning 1 x Toyota Hilux. Mobile Strike Teams rapidly responded, recapturing 1 x gun truck, 1 x Hilux, 2 x motorcycles and 2 x AK 47s

19 October

NAF ISR platforms identified suspected enemy concentrations in DURWAWA, in the vicinity of URGA, near KONDUGA, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State. An Alphajet was tasked to the target striking it twice with bombs setting the structure afire

The Army Council approved the promotion of a WO Garba ABDULLAHI of 159 Bn to the rank of Captain

20 October

Gunmen ambushed elements of 3Bn, 22 Bde in the vicinity of MISSINI Village, NGALA LGA, BORNO State along DIKWA-NGALA Road around 11.30am, friendly forces defeated the ambush killing 3 enemy and capturing 1 x AK 47 and 39 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds

21 October

Gunmen attacked MAGAR 25km from GULAK, MADAGALI LGA, BORNO State in the afternoon and abducted 3 young women working on a farm

Situation North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States)

18 October

The Army activated 8 Division in SOKOTO, SOKOTO State under its GOC Brig Gen Olabanji SAMUEL

Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba States)

15 October

Gunmen mounted an illegal roadblock, intercepting a vehicle travelling from MINNA to SARKIN PAWA, in the vicinity of KUNBWADA Village, MUNYA LGA, NIGER State, killing 1 person and wounding one woman and abducting 6 people including the DPO of SARKIN PAWA Police Division. The kidnappers have allegedly demanded a N16m ransom.

The PLATEAU State branch of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association claimed that 6 of their members were attacked by Irigwe militants while grazing their cattle in KURI Village, BASSA LGA, PLATEAU State and murdered with bladed weapons. They also allege that 40 sheep and 9 cows were killed and 232 cattle stolen.

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked NKYIE DOGHWRO, IRIGWE Chiefdom, BASSA LGA, PLATEAU State. Local villagers had been allegedly gathered in the Primary School by men of 3rd Armoured Division for protection, who then allegedly withdrew and then the villagers were attacked with small arms and bladed weapons leaving up to 27 people killed

16 October

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked ROTSU Village, IRIGWE Chiefdom burning 3 houses and killing 1 person, a Police unit deployed in an APC and repelled the attack

18 October

The NAF stated it had deployed 1 x L39ZA operating from KANO State and an EC 135 to JOS, PLATEAU State to support OP Safe Haven in PLATEAU State

 21 October

A clash broke out between citizens and MOPOL in RIYOM LGA, PLATEAU State after 2 youths suffocated whilst digging a well near an STF checkpoint. Local citizens allege that the MOPOL men forced 3 youths to reopen an abandoned well, sending the first 2 in who were overcome and died, whilst the 3rd managed to escape. The MOPOL then opened fire on locals who gathered to investigate and protest wounding 3

Situation External Forces

17 October

2 x PBIED detonated in LIMANI, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region in the morning killing only themselves

18 October

Gunmen attacked a village near MORA, MAYO SAVA Department but were repelled by the Camerounian military and vigilantes. During a follow up clearance operation a vigilante detonated an IED killing himself and wounding 2 others

20 October

4 x suspected Boko Haram members surrendered to Vigilantes in MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 14 October 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

08 October

Elements of 8 Div MST deploying from FOB MAIRARI, MONGUNO LGA, BORNO State ambushed suspected enemy cattle rustlers as they attempted to get to MAIDUGURI in the vicinity of LINGIR Village, MONGUNO LGA, BORNO State killing 3 enemy and wounding several others and capturing 5 x AK 47, 5 x magazines, 11 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds, 1 x horse and 1 x metal box containing clothes. 1 soldier was wounded. The MST pursued enemy forces up to BURUWA Village in the vicinity of GASSAWA, killing one more suspected gunman and capturing 1 x AK 47

10 October

Gunmen attacked positions of 192 TF Bn, 26 TF Bde in the vicinity of YAMTEKE, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State around 8.35pm with PBIEDs, VBIEDs, small arms and support weapons. The attack was repelled with 15 enemy killed, 1 x Panhard VBL captured and 1 x Toyota Hilux, 1 x Gun Truck destroyed. I soldier was killed

The Commander Lafiya Dole Air Component stated that the NAF had established 171 FOB in MONGUNO, MONGUNO LGA, BORNO State and flown 129 missions and 180 sorties during OP Ruwan Wuta during his 3rd Quarterly press briefing

11 October

The NSCDC BORNO State Commandant stated that approximately 40 suspected Boko Haram members have indicated a willingness to surrender through an intermediary

4 x female PBIEDs attempted to gain entry to MOLAI General Hospital in MOLAI ANGWAR, JERE LGA, BORNO State around 8.30pm, they detonated killing 3, a 4th escaped detonating in the bush in the vicinity of UMALARI Village around 10.10pm causing no further casualties

12 October

Elements of 202 Bn, 21 Bde conducting clearance and block operations as part of Op Deep Punch 2 cleared suspected enemy positions in ABARAM, CHURUCHURU and AULAJIRI, BAMA LGA, BORNO State killing 3 and displacing the rest, rescuing a 5-6 year old boy and capturing 2 x dane guns

Gunmen attacked BELBELU Village, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State near KAYAMLA around 10.00am, the attacker advanced on CJTF vigilantes whilst firing at them with an AK 47 before detonating killing 4 vigilantes and one female and wounding 2 others. When the vigilantes and locals withdrew the gunmen, looted the grains from the village and vandalised the rest

Gunmen engaged elements of 151 Bn, 21 Bde along BAMA- BOCOBS Road, with several enemy killed and wounded, 1 x friendly soldier was wounded

Gunmen attacked military positions in MARTE, MARTE LGA, BORNO State killing 1 soldier and wounding 9 capturing vehicles, 7 x RPG launchers and 200 rounds of ammunition

Media reports state that some soldiers deployed on Op Lafiya Dole were complaining they had not received their operational allowances for 2 months

Situation North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States)

09 October

Gunmen operating along KADUNA- ZARIA Road were engaged by a NPF SARS patrol in the vicinity of LAMBAR ZANGO Village, KADUNA State around 3.00am killing 1 and wounding 1 other recovering 1 x AK 47

Several hundred policemen held a peaceful demonstration outside the Salaries Office of the KADUNA State Police Command Headquarters over non payment and under payment of salaries

Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba States)

08 October

The female Youth Corper Kelechi NWAPA, abducted in UDEGE MBEKI Village, KOKONA LGA, NASARAWA State was released following the intervention of the local traditional ruler

09 October

1,670 Boko Haram suspects detained in KAINJI, NIGER State have been put on trial followed by 651 from GIWA Barracks, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State

10 October

Gunmen attacked DORUWA Village, BARKIN LADI LGA, PLATEAU State around 9.30pm killing a soldier and 2 civilians and wounding 2 soldiers

The 4 courts set up in WAWA Military Cantonment, KAINJI, NIGER State began  proceedings at 1.35pm under Justice Binta NYAKO and 3 other judges. In 3 separate cases of 100 defendants each, 300 Boko Haram suspects were remanded in custody for 90 days, to resume on 09 January 2018. One defendant was ordered to be transferred to BAUCHI to face charges of trying to bomb the Main Mosque.

Clashes broke out between Irigwe and Fulani people in MIANGO, BASSA LGA after a dispute led to the killing of 2 cows and the death of an Irigwe boy

12 October

NASARAWA State Police Command stated it would be partnering with local vigilantes and hunters in order to manoeuvre over difficult terrain

Up to 7 people (with Muslim names) were killed when youths blocked the road to MANGU Town on the outskirts of DOROWAN BABUJE Village, BARKIN LADI LGA, PLATEAU State allegedly as a reprisal for the murder of the Moses GWOM in WARAI on 10 October

13 October

The PLATEAU State Government imposed a 6.00pm to 6.00am curfew on BASSA LGA

Gunmen attacked an NDLEA post in the vicinity of the Federal College of Education, OKENE, OKENE LGA, KOGI State killing 3 officials around 8.30pm and stole 2 weapons

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked MIANGO, BASSA LGA burning over 30 houses

Suspected Fulani gunmen attacked NNKIE DONKWHRO, KPACHUDU and ZANRWA Villages in IRIGWE Chiefdom, BASSA LGA, PLATEAU State near JEBU MIANGO killing up to 3 people and burning down 12 houses

The trials of 575 Boko Haram defendants in WAWA Military Cantonment, KAINJI, NIGER State concluded with 45 sentenced to between 3 to 31 years in prison, 468 discharged but ordered to enter de radicalisation programmes, 34 cases were dismissed and 28 remanded for trial in ABUJA, FCT and MINNA, NIGER State.

14 October

Gunmen ambushed a vehicle on the IDAH LOKOJA Road in KOGI State robbing the occupants and abducting 3 APDA politicians

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked TAEGBE Village, MIANGO Ward, BASSA LGA, PLATEAU State killing 3 males, 2 females and a child around midnight, wounding 5 others and burning down food stores and 10 houses.

Situation External Forces

09 October

Gunmen attacked LDAOUTSAF, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing 2 people. Camerounian forces responded with artillery strikes on GAHABAYWA and SABON GARI in NIGERIA

12 October

Media reports state that CHAD has withdrawn hundreds of troops from DIFFA Region in NIGER Republic

13 October

58 men, 86 women and 244 children who stated they had been abducted in CAMEROUN by Boko Haram and forced to fight surrendered to vigilantes on patrol in MOZOGO, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region

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NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 07 October 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

02 October

Gunmen ambushed an administrative convoy carrying food to bases in the vicinity of SASAWA, MAFA LGA, BORNO State killing 4 soldiers

Elements of 159 TF Bn detained a suspected Boko Haram terrorist Abbas ABUBAKAR who allegedly operates around KANGARWA and MALLAM FATORI

Elements of 158 TF Bn, 8 TF Div conducted a fighting patrol in the vicinity of FUTCHIMIRAM Village, GEIDAM LGA, YOBE State encountered 5 x enemy, engaging them and killing 2 and capturing 2 x magazines, 36 x 7.62mm (AK), 1 x grenade, 2 x motorcycles, military style uniforms, 2 x mobile phones, motorcycle spare parts, dry cell batteries, 2 x pairs of sandals and N6,000.00

03 October

ONDO State Police Command paraded a suspected Boko Haram member Bashir MOHAMMED who was arrested in ISUA-AKOKO, AKOKO SOUTH WEST LGA, ONDO State who claimed to have relocated from NASARAWA State to ONDO to join his junior brother and to have been a Fulani herdsmen before joining the sect 2 years ago

04 October

Elements of 151 Bn and 202 BN on Op Deep Punch 2 conducted coordinated separate ambushes on suspected enemy along FIRGI-PULKA Road in BAMA LGA, BORNO State around 10.00am, capturing 1 x GPMG, 1 x motorcycle and some UXO (which was safely detonated). Pursuing the enemy they killed 1 enemy and recovered 6 x bundles of zinc

A suspected PBIED escorted by 2 gunmen disguised as IDPs attempted to infiltrate an unspecified IDP camp via a barrier. They were engaged by elements of 22 Bde around 6.05pm causing the PBIED to detonate killing the suspects. Troops recovered 2 x AK 47, 2 x magazines and ammunition

The military released 752 women, children and elderly men from GIWA Barracks, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State out of 760 cleared by the Joint Intelligence Centre (JIC) to the care of the BULUNKUTU State Rehabilitation Centre

06 October

Elements of the MSTs ambushed suspected enemy gunmen as they attempted to enter the SAMBISA Forest from MAYANTI Village, BAMA LGA, BORNO State at 10.45pm killing 2, wounding several and capturing 2 x bags of maize

Situation North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States)

02 October

Members of IMN held ASHURA processions in KADUNA, KADUNA State along KADUNA Western Bypass ending at 8.00am without incident

Members of IMN held ASHURA processions in SOKOTO, SOKOTO State ending at 11.00am without incident. Other marches were held in KATSINA, DAURA, MALUMFASHI, KANKIA, DUTSINMA, FUNTUA, ZARIA, GORONYO, DABAI, KUDAN, KANO, SULEJA, MINNA, AZARE, GADAR GAYAN, BAUCHI, GOMBE, LAFIA, JIBIYA, GUMEL, JOS, JAHUN, SHINKAFI, ILLELA, BODINGA, BIRNIN KEBBI, DAMATURU, DUTSEN WAI, JALINGO, KAURAN NAMODA, YABO, DUTSE, YOLA, POTISKUM, TALATA MAFARA, GASHUA, TSAFE, YAWURI, KAZAURE, RINGIM, MALAM MADORI, BICHI, HADEJIA, GUSAU, MASHI, BATSARI, GIDAN ROUMJI, DASS, KUTAMA, SABON BIRNI, GWADABAWA, GADA, KWARE, WAURU, GOBIR, ISA, DAGAUDA and ZURU

04 October

The NPF paraded suspected kidnappers and armed bandits at JERE Divisional HQ, KADUNA State following raids on suspected hideouts in which 1 x woman and 3 x men were rescued, 11 suspects were arrested and 3 x AK 47, 72 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds, 3 x locally made weapons, cutlasses, charms and sticks were recovered. The suspects are accused of attacking passengers on the BIRNIN GWARI-FUNTUA, BIRNIN GWARI- KADUNA, ABUJA- KADUNA and KADUNA-KANO Roads

Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba States)

03 October

Justice John TSOHO withdrew from the trial of Abu Musab AL BARNAWI et al at the Federal High Court, ABUJA, FCT, following an application by the defendant for the case to be transferred on the alleged grounds of bias

Gunmen ambushed a car in the vicinity of JIMGBE, near Salem University, LOKOJA along AJAOKUTA-LOKOJA Road around 7.00pm, shooting and wounding one man and abducting another a KOGI State Magistrate Judge Sam UNWUCHOLA. The kidnappers have demanded a N!00m ransom

05 October

Gunmen ambushed vehicles on the ABUJA-JOS Road in the vicinity of HAYIN KIBAU, PLATEAU State, the robbery was interrupted by the convoy of KANO State Governor Abdullahi GANDUJE, which scared off the gunmen and assisted the 6 victims

The UK Minister for the Armed Forces Mark LANCASTER visited UK forces providing training and support to Nigerian forces, including members of the British Military Advisory and Training Team (BMATT), Liaison and Support Team in the North East and 707 Special Bde in MAKURDI, BENUE State

06 October

Gunmen robbed and abducted a female Youth Corper in UDEGE Development Area, NASARAWA State around 1.00pm. the victim was beaten but later released

Situation External Forces

02 October

2 x PBIEDs detonated in MOZOGO, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, killing themselves and 1 other person

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