NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 8 March 2014

Situation Friendly Forces:

1 March: the Nigerian Police Force and the management of GSS KONDUGA have denied that 20 girls were abducted by insurgents. There has been no comment from the students parents

2 March:

  • Nigerian security forces attacked suspected enemy bases in DAGGU and YAZZA, BORNO State from the air and followed up with ground forces leading to the death of an unidentified number of soldiers and insurgents
  • Media reports sate Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Adesola AMOSU flew a combat mission against insurgent positions in an Alpha Jet from 75 Strike Group. The NAF Director of Information Air Commodore Yusuf ANAS refused to confirm or deny the story.
  • The curfew in ADAMAWA State has been extended to 7.00pm to 5.00am from 11.00pm to 5.00am according to 23 Armoured Brigade, YOLA
  • 5 Northern states have budgeted N30.4bn on security in 2014. BORNO State has budgeted N9.6bn, KADUNA State N4.8bn, YOBE State N3.8bn, PLATEAU State N2.6bn and ADAMAWA N9.6bn

3 March:

  • Forest Guards from the National Park Service are to be utilised in security operations in the NE. The NPS was designated a paramilitary organisation in January 2014
  • Residents of BENISHEIK and MUNA have fled their villages following threats by Boko Haram to attack on the night of Tuesday 4th March
  • DHQ Spokesman Major General Chris OLUKOLADE stated that 2 suspects had been arrested in relation to the double VBIED in MAIDUGURI. The alleged mastermind was captured on the scene and beaten by local residents. He was initially in a coma but had revived and was undergoing interrogation
  • The DSS paraded 7 men suspected of the murder of Sheikh ALBANI, his wife and son in ZARIA in February. The suspects were named as Yakub ABDULLAHI (aka Alhaji Bala/ Alhaji Kano Yakub BULUNKUTU), Ibrahim SHUAIBU (aka Kawal Abu AMAR), Bilyamin Usman Sahabi ISMAIL, Umar FAROUK, Yasir SALIHU and Musa ABUBAKAR. The DSS stated that ABDULLAHI was the KADUNA/ NIGER State Boko Haram Regional commander, who had fled to KOUSERI, CAMEROUN after the 2009 uprising and then returned to KANO to organise a cell and conduct robberies. SALIHU a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University who worked as Head of Records and Billing in a Medical Centre stated he joined the sect in 2009 and was involved in surveillance on ALBANI, ISMAIL admitted to have fired the fatal shots while riding on a motorcycle, having been trained by ABUBAKAR.
  • An estimated 3,000 troops were seen in a convoy of buses and army trucks heading to the North East, they were reportedly in good spirits singing war songs

4 March: the Information officer on the National Emergency Management Agency stated that the agency had catered for 55,500 internally displaced persons since the beginning of 2014

5 March: The Supervising Minister of Education Nyesom WIKE ordered the closure of Federal Government Girls College (FGGC) MUNGUNO, Federal Government College (FGC) POTISKUM, FGC BUNI YADI, Federal Science and Technical College (FSTC) LASSA and FSTC MICHIKA  in the North East. The students are to be transferred to FGGC BAUCHI, FGGC BAJOGA, FGC MAIDUGURI, FTSC KAFANCHAN and FSTC DAYI

6 March: Nigerian security forces engaged insurgents concentrating for an attack in AJIRI, MAFA and DIKWA, BORNO State killing 20. The insurgents apparently regrouped and attacked in force but were defeated.

7 March:

  • Nigerian elements of the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) defeated an insurgent attack on MONGUNO and NEW MARTE, BORNO State, capturing over 50 grenades, 11 AK 47s and an unspecified number of insurgents, including one who allegedly specialised in murder with bladed instruments.
  • Elements of 7 Div on patrol in MAIDUGURI apprehended a man with a suspected unprimed IED. The suspect is currently being interrogated.
  • KOGI State University Mohammed Nazeef YUNUS was denied bail at the Federal High Court ABUJA in his ongoing case alongside Salami ABDULLAHI and Musa UMAR for terrorism offences
  • The Comptroller General of Immigration David PARRADANG stated that over 37 National Immigration Service officers have been killed by Boko Haram over an unspecified time period during an interactive session with journalists in ABUJA.

Situation Enemy Forces:

2 March:

  • Insurgents attacked MAFA Village, BORNO State around 8.00pm with rifles and IEDs killing 33 civilians. 14 soldiers were missing. 2 policemen were killed the following day whilst on a clearing the bodies
  • 3 polio vaccination workers were kidnapped in DARAZO Town, BAUCHI State. 2 were released and a third Malam Ali GARBA is still in captivity.

3 March:

  • Unknown gunmen kidnapped Alhaji Yusuf NUHU a member of the BAUCHI State House of Assembly in ZALAU Village, BAUCHI State. Police trailed the kidnappers to a forest on the boundary between BAUCHI and KADUNA State where they found the kidnappers car abandoned
  • Insurgents attacked JAKANA Village, KAGA LGA, BORNO State around 10.00pm with small arms, IEDS and RPGs mounted in approximately 21 Toyota Hilux and on motorcycles, killing 40 people overrunning the police station, killing 2 police officers on duty and destroying a primary school, mosque and residential property. Soldiers reacted quickly, cordoning off the road and village for 2 hours, defeating the insurgents in a fire fight and capturing a Mercedes Benz truck from them. 3 soldiers were wounded
  • Insurgents attempted to attack DAMATURU but were neutralised by ground troops and air strikes, killing an unspecified number of insurgents. One soldier was reported killed

4 March: 4 unknown gunmen on motorcycles shot dead 3 policemen at a checkpoint in KUDADA LGA

5 March:

  • Unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani mercenaries attacked GWON, TOROK, GWAWERENG and GWARIM in RIM District, RIYOM LGA, PLATEAU State with small arms, killing 10 people and burning over 100 buildings.
  • Unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen and Jukun militants attacked MOON District, KWANDE LGA, BENUE State killing 21 people and burning over 100 homes, 2 soldiers were detained and handed over to the police on suspicion of acting in concert with the attackers. A simultaneous attack took place in ANYIBE, TSE-DZWEGWE, AYILAMO and TSE-IBOOR, LOGO LGA, BENUE State resulting in 16 deaths.

6 March:

  • Unknown gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen mounted in trucks attacked ANYIASE, MOON, WAYA and IHYUNDUGH in TURAN District, KWANDE LGA, BENUE State with small arms around 5.00am killing 13 people.
  • Travellers on the road to MAIDUGURI from GADAMAYO were ambushed by insurgents from the GWOZA Hills, resulting in the death of 7 people.
  • Insurgents attempting to attack AJIRI and MAFA on the outskirts of MAIDUGURI and DIKWA were ambushed by Nigerian security forces killing 20 insurgents, an unknown number of friendly troop’s sustained injuries, machine guns and IEDs were captured.

Situation External Forces:

2 March: Approximately 30 Boko Haram fighters entering Northern CAMEROUN were engaged by Camerounian forces leading to the death of 1 soldier and 6 insurgents, 2 were captured

 

 

 

 

Statistics

Table 1 Casualties

  Killed Wounded Missing/   Detained
NPF/DSS

7

 ??

0

Military

2??

3

14

Total NSF

 ??

??

0

Vigilantes

0

0

0

Foreigners

1

0

0

Insurgents

 26??

??

Male:

10

Female:

0

Civilian 160

2

2

 

Table 4 Insurgent incidents

Insurgent   Incidents

 

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

1

0

0

6

3

0

0

2

 

Analysis:

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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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