NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 28 June 2014

Situation Friendly Forces

23 June

A joint op by elements of 7 Div and the NAF reportedly killed 70 insurgents in CHIBOK LGA< BORNO State. The troops were following up insurgents after their attack on CHUHA A, CHUHA B and KOROGILIM

4 men were arrested in LASSA, BORNO State, whilst buying an unusually large amount of food at the market on suspicion of being Boko Haram members

25 June

The BORNO State Commissioner of Police Alhaji Lawan TANKO denied that there had been any further escapes by the GGSS CHIBOK abductees

The GOMBE State Emergency Management Agency states it has registered 830 IDPs from BORNO ADAMAWA and TARABA States

Vigilantes off the CJTF detained several suspected Boko Haram members in MAIRI Ward, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. Two of the suspects Kolo MUSTAPHA and Umar ABOR stated they have been fighting since 2010 at MARTE, BAMA, BUNI YADI and GWOZA and that they left their hideout in SAMBISA Forest due to persistent snake and bee attacks which appeared to kill alot of leaders. The suspects stated that they were of the view that CHIBOK villagers were using juju against them. The CJTF state that there have been a lot of escapees of recent who have helped reveal weapons caches and hiding places

26 June

The Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Usman JUBRIN stated that the Nigerian Navy is taking part in the battle against Boko Haram

The DSS states that they had intelligence reports 2 weeks ago that shopping plazas were to be targeted. DSS Spokesperson Mrs Marylin OGAR stated that a surveillance team had been at EMAB Plaza until 12.30pm but departed

27 June

Defence HQ states that soldiers destroyed an insurgent camp in the vicinity of MIYANTI and BULUNGU, BORNO State, killing 53 insurgents and destroying fuel, Toyota Hilux and 7 motorcycles. They also captured 15 rifles, 11 machine guns and assorted rounds of ammunition. 2 soldiers were reported killed and 5 wounded.

Defence HQ states that elements of the Multinational Joint Task Force attacked an insurgent camp in the vicinity of DUGURI near the NIGERIA- NIGER capturing 18 rifles, 5 GPMGs, 25 hand grenades and IED making material. 2 friendly troops (nationality unknown). A suspected arms dealer was also detained.

Defence HQ states that 15 suspects were detained in ABUJA following a raid that led to the recovery of 7 rifles (type unknown), pistols (numbers and type unknown), swords and other weapons

Defence HQ states that explosives have been seized from 2 suspects alleged to be involved in the EMAB PLAZA bombing

Situation Enemy Forces

22 June

An IED contained in a car was suicide detonated at a military checkpoint near a secondary school along the BAMA-GWOZA Road in GWOZA Town, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State around 7.00am, killing 3 soldiers and wounding 3 others

Gunmen attacked CHUHA A, CHUHA B and KORONGILIM Villages, CHIBOK LGA, BORNO State with small arms and IEDs killing 40 people, stealing foodstuffs and burning buildings. The military responded by bombarding the area 5 hours after the attack began. Vigilantes are chasing the insurgents

Gunmen reportedly attacked KUMMABZA, GURDLAGAL and YAFA Villages, DAMBOA LGA as well as YAZA, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State. The attackers killed 4 people in KUMMABZA butt were repelled by vigilantes, they killed a further 26 men and abducting 60 women and children and 31 men.

23 June

An IED suicide detonated at the KANO School of Hygiene on GIDA MURTALA- BUK Road, KANO, KANO State around 2.00pm, killing 8 and injuring 20. 1 person has been detained for questioning

Nomadic gunmen attacked FADAN KARSHI Village, SANGA LGA, KADUNA State around 10.00pm, killing 17 people. 2 of the attackers were captured one of whom subsequently died. The gunmen then attacked ANKPONG Village, NANDU district at 2.00am killing 21 people.

24 June

Gunmen attacked NGOHI Village, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State killing 3 people and burning several houses.

Gunmen mounted in 30 vehicles attacked a military checkpoint in BULABULIN NGAURA, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State with small arms and heavy weapons killing 16 soldiers.

Nomadic gunmen attacked several villages simultaneously with small arms in SANGA LGA, KADUNA State killing almost 120 people. 3 persons were arrested and 3 AK 47s and 158 rounds of ammunition captured. DOGON DAJI (21 killed), KOBIN (38 killed), NAIDU (16 killed), KABAMU (30 killed), KARSHI, HAYIN, KWANTTA, KABANI (10 killed) and GANI (9 killed) Villages were all attacked. Survivors fled to GWANTU, with IDP’s settled at GWANTU Primary School and the Divisional Police Station.

25 June

An IED detonated in KASUWAN KUTURU Market, MUBI, MUBI SOUTH LGA, ADAMAWA. Conflicting reports state it was an accidental explosion of a gas cylinder that fell off the back of a moving vehicle. There were no reported casualties

An IED detonated at the EMAB PLAZA beside BANEX PLAZA, WUSE II, ABUJA around 4.00pm, killing 22 people and injuring 52. An alleged suspect was killed by soldiers as he tried to escape on a motorcycle and another detained. The device was allegedly detonated at the entrance to the Plaza where petty traders congregated. Conflicting eyewitness reports state the perpetrator was either a man on a motorcycle who dropped the device off and rode away or a bomber who attempted to gain access but was prevented by security men at the entrance. 34 vehicles were also destroyed

27 June

13 IEDs were found in a Volkswagen car parked near a mosque at SAUNA-FAFUNGA, DAKATA Area of KANO, KANO State around 1.30pm. They were timed to go off during Jumaat prayers. The devices were made safe by the NPF EOD team who had to carry out a controlled explosion on one of them. The devices were contained in gas cylinders and time detonated.

An IED detonated at Peoples Hotel, BAYAN GARIN, BAUCHI City, BAUCHI State around 10.00pm killing 11 people and injuring 28. The attackers were reportedly dressed in military style uniforms and escaped in a white Toyota Hilux. Some eyewitnesses reported that following the explosion 5 attackers shot at survivors.

Situation External Forces

22 June

The Turkish Government through their Ambassador Mustafa PULAT offered to assist the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) with a targeted relief package for BORNO, YOBE and ADAMAWA State

A suspected Boko Haram convoy attacked a Camerounian Army patrol in EXTREME NORRD Region resulting in 2 enemy killed. Camerounian casualties are unknown

23 June

The US Government transferred non lethal transportation, communication and force protection equipment to the Nigeria Army at the AGUIYI IRONSI Cantonment, Brigade of Guards HQ, ABUJA

24 June

Camerounian security forces killed 6 gunmen in WAMBACHE Village. 2 others were killed in another village on the same day but in a different contact. Camerounian casualties are unknown

Media reports indicate that AMCHIDE, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN has been infiltrated by Boko Haram who use it as staging area and money raising area

27 June

The US states that it is reducing the amount of ISR flights over Northern NIGERIA. Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John KIRBY stated ‘We don’t have any better idea today than we did before about where these girls, are but there’s been no let up of the effort itself’. He stated the overall effort had not been diminished just the US element with the shortfall being made up by British and French ISR assets

The US Government condemned the IED attack at EMAB Plaza through its Embassy. The EU released a statement condemning the attack as well.

Insurgent ]Incidents  IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other weapons Theft Kidnapping Foreign attacks
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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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