OP RESTORE ORDER SITREP- Week Ending 8 February 2014

Situation Friendly Forces:

2 February: The Interior Minister Abba MORO stated Nigeria intends to purchase 3 surveillance aircraft from the CZECH REPUBLIC for border patrols.

5 February:

  • Healthcare professionals in BORNO State, state that the health system is under immense pressure due to Boko Haram attacks on pharmacies, kidnapping, robberies, extortion and murders. 2 out of 3 doctors are reported to have fled.
  • The spokesman for 79 Composite Group, NAF, MAIDUGURI stated that following aerial surveillance, the Group along with 75 Strike Group, NAF, YOLA attacked Boko Haram bases in BULABULIM and YUJIWA-ALAGARNO in DMABOA LGA, BORNO State. The dates, times and effects of the attack were not specified but the spokesman Sqn Ldr. ERONDU stated that insurgents had retreated to CAMEROUN, CHAD and NIGER Republics.

Situation Enemy Forces:

3 February:

  • Gunmen ambushed traders returning from NGALDA Market, GULANI LGA, YOBE State, killing 10 people from KUKAWA Village and 8 from DOKSHI village, and a lecturer from the College of Agriculture at BUNI GARI and a policeman who was part of a group guarding a quarry. The attackers who were masked and wore military style uniforms stole millions of naira from the traders. The number of injured from the attack is unreported.
  • Dr Nazeef YUNUS, Umar MUSA and Salami ABDULLAHI were arraigned before the Federal High Court, ABUJA on an 8 count terrorism charge. They all pled Not Guilty and the trial was adjourned till 10 February

5 February: gunmen mounted in Hilux vehicles and on motorcycles attacked ASKIRA, ASKIRA-UBA LGA, BORNO State at 7.00pm with automatic weapons, petrol bombs and IEDs killing 3 people including a policeman in a beer parlour and taking N150,000 from the business and N65,000 from a customer. Unconfirmed reports also state that a Police post was attacked and 2 policemen wounded. The police state that it was an armed robbery rather than an insurgent attack

7 February: gunmen attacked MASU Village, TOUNGO LGA, ADAMAWA State killing 4 people, wounding an unspecified number and burning 39 houses. Fulani herdsmen are suspected due to an ongoing feud, 2 attackers were killed

Situation External Forces:

2 February: The US Ambassador to NIGERIA, James ENTWISTLE advised the Federal Government to look at the social and economic conditions in the North and their links to insurgency at a media roundtable in LAGOS, he also advocated working closely with CAMEROUN and CHAD. The UK High Commissioner Andrew POCOCK stated that the UK government looked to assisting the Federal Government in developing a coordinated approach on the political and economic fronts as well as the military whilst at a ceremony in ABUJA

6 February: head of ICRC in Nigeria Zoran JOVANOVIC stated they were helping over 18,000 in BORNO State with shelter and essential services. They also stated they had been granted access to people in military detention in BORNO State. The visits took place last month but no further details were revealed

Situation Other Forces:

Statistics

Table 1 Casualties

  Killed Wounded Missing/   Detained
NPF/DSS

1

2

0

Military

1

??

0

Total NSF

2

2

0

Vigilantes

0

0

0

Foreigners

0

0

 

Insurgents

2

??

Male:

0

Female:

0

Civilian

26

??

??

Table 4 Insurgent incidents

Insurgent   Incidents  IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other wpns Theft Kidnapping

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

 

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About peccavi

A Nigerian with interests in defence, security, geopolitics, the military particularly small unit tactics, COIN, stabilisation and asymmetric warfare
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