NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 1 March 2014

Situation Friendly Forces:

23 February: the Federal Government denied it had any plans to impose a military Governor on BORNO State

24 February:

  • President Goodluck JONATHAN called upon Boko Haram to disarm and engage the Government in dialogue whilst at an international seminar on Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law at the National Defence College, ABUJA
  • The Attorney General Mohammed ADOKE stated that 40 Boko Haram suspects had been convicted of terror offences since 2011.
  • The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) stated it had distributed relief materials such as rice, beans, millet, children’s food, clothing, mattresses to 6,000 internally displaced persons in Izghe and other communities in GWOZA LGA.
  • The Legal Advisor of the Civilian JTF Jubrin GUNDA appealed for the Federal Government to dialogue with Boko Haram

25 February: the Information Minister Labaran MAKU requested international cooperation from FRANCE and francophone countries in the campaign against insurgents

27 February: Defence HQ stated that forces had begun a new specialised operation against insurgents.

28 February:

  • ADAMAWA State Governor Murtala NYAKO denied that his convoy was attacked by Boko Haram, stating that the only shooting was done by soldiers, who claimed they were being attacked by Boko Haram. Defence HQ stated that the incident was as a result of villagers mistaking a convoy of soldiers tasked to block the escape of fleeing insurgents for Boko Haram
  • An alleged Boko Haram operative was arrested in KANSHIO, MAKURDI, BENUE State with 6 blank cheques, maps and an exercise book showing possible targets such as a hotel and infrastructure facilities. The suspect is a Fulani from TARABA State
  • Defence HQ has reported that 13 insurgents were killed and several others arrested after an attack on their camp by the security forces.
  • The YOBE State Government has relocated students of FGC BUNI YADI and GONIRI Secondary School, GUJBA Council Area, pending a decision by the Federal Government as to whether to close schools in BORNO, YOBE and ADAMAWA States.
  • 20 people were allegedly killed and 25 wounded by an airstrike in DAGLUN Village, ADAMAWA State

1 March:

  • The Sultan of SOKOTO Alhaji Sa’ad ABUBAKAR and President of the NIGERIA Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs has enjoined all traditional rulers in NIGERIA to close ranks and deal with the challenges of extremism, terrorism, poverty and unemployment whilst on a visit to the GBONG GWOM of JOS, Da Jacob Gyang BUBA in JOS, PLATEAU State
  • A vehicle borne IED contained in a saloon car detonated around 6.15pm in a market in NGOMARI, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. A secondary device hidden in a truck carrying wood detonated when citizens came to aid casualties, killing approximately 51 people the majority of whom were children. Local residents captured a man who allegedly jumped out of the first vehicle, grabbed a Keke Napep Tricycle and tried to escape. He was badly beaten and taken to hospital

Situation Enemy Forces:

23 February: gunmen attacked IZGHE, BORNO State with petrol bombs, IEDs and small arms at 1.00am killing 3 and wounding 1 other, 8 days after the first attack burning the remaining buildings.

25 February: gunmen attacked Federal Government College BUNI YADI, YOBE State at 2.00am, killing 59 students by setting dormitories on fire and slitting their throats and shooting those trying to escape.

26 February:

  • Gunmen mounted in 13 trucks attacked KIRCHIGA Village, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State at 8.00pm killing 12 people, burning churches and houses. They then pursued the villager to SHUWA Village, MADAGALI LGA, burning down a Bishops House, theological college and police station.
  • Insurgents also attacked MICHIKA mounted in 9 Toyota Hiluxs with small arms and IEDs, burning down a church, a bank, the Local government Secretariat and the Federal Science and Technical College, at least 2 people were killed. Nigerian security forces stated that 6 insurgents, 1 soldier and 3 civilians were killed in the fighting

1 March:

  • Gunmen attacked MAINOK, BORNO State around 7.00pm with small arms and RPGs killing 47 people.
  • Unknown gunmen killed 29 people in BARKIN LADI LGA, PLATEAU State
  • Insurgents attacked MALARI Village, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State killing 2 farmers and burning down several shops

Situation External Forces:

22 February: US Secretary of State John Kerry has condemned Boko Haram’s attacks and stated the US remained a committed partner of the Nigerian Government.

26 February: the UN Secretary General Ban KI-MOON expressed his sincere condolences to the bereaved families of the FGC BUNI YADI massacre and hoped the perpetrators were brought swiftly to justice

27 February: French President Francois HOLLANDE, stated ‘…..your fight is our fight..’ whilst referring to the insurgency in the North East whilst at NIGERIA’s centenary celebration  in ABUJA

Statistics

Table 1 Casualties

  Killed Wounded Missing/   Detained
NPF/DSS

 ??

 ??

0

Military

1??

??

0

Total NSF

 ??

??

0

Vigilantes

0

0

0

Foreigners

0

0

0

Insurgents

 19??

??

Male:

2

Female:

0

Civilian 187

2

0

Table 4 Insurgent incidents

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

0

1

0

5

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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