Situation Friendly Forces

21 July

NEMA states that 15,204 people had fled from DAMBOA since Thursday the 17th, with 10,204 in BIU, 3,000 in MAIDUGURI and 2,000 in GONIRI. The IDPs came from DAMBOA, KIMBA, MADARAGRAU, MANDAFUMA, CHIKWAR KIR, BOMBURATAI and SABON KWATTA

A 2 day workshop for hoteliers and other stakeholders on Security Consciousness and Awareness has held in ABUJA, organised by the Special Services Office of the Presidency and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation

22 July

The GOMBE State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) states that they are becoming overwhelmed with IDP, with over a thousand in the last 2 days.

A NAF Mi 35 helicopter crashed south of BAMA, BORNO State. The pilot Flt Lt Onyeka NWAKILE was killed in the crash, co pilot Flt Lt NM HALILU survived with injuries, the flight engineer WO Augustine NWANONENYI was initially presumed missing, but was rescued the next day after escaping and evading through the bush. DHQ states that the helicopter came down due to a technical fault. We await the inevitable Boko Haram video

The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Kenneth MINIMAH has acknowledged incidents of desertion in the North East whilst on a tour of 81 Div and other army formations in LAGOS State.

23 July

NIGERIA, NIGER, CHAD and CAMEROUN have agreed to form a joint force to combat regional security threats such as Boko Haram. The force will have 700 men from each nation. No further details were given.

The Inspector General of Police signed an MOU with the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and the US State Department Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement to partner on counter terrorism and policing in ABUJA.

Members of the CJTF claim to have come across 5 suspected Boko Harm members at TASHAN KANO, of whom 4 were killed and 1 handed one over to the military. They claim the suspects were fleeing from DAMBOA to LAGOS.

24 July

The 24 hour curfew imposed on KADUNA has been lifted

4 people were killed and several injured in a communal clash between AGULERI and ECHENO/ ODEKE Communities, IBAJI LGA, KOGI State

25 July

The Nigerian Government reports that it has ordered 40 attack and support helicopters from the USA and RUSSIA

Soldiers opened fire on the annual Muzahara Procession in support of the Palestinians by the Islamic Movement of NIGERIA (a Nigerian Shia Muslim group) in ZARIA, KADUNA State at PZ Junction, killing 11 people including Mahmud Ibraheem ZAKZAKY son of the sects head Sheik Ibraheem ZAKZAKY. Approximately 40 people were injured as well. The procession left from SABON GARI JUMAAT Mosque.

26 July

Sheik EL ZAKZAY alleged that 3 of his sons were killed the previous day. One (Mahmud) he alleged was shot during the procession and three (Ahmad, Hameed and Ali) he alleged were detained at home after the procession, two of whom (Ahmad and Hameed) he alleges were killed extra judiciously in custody.

Situation Enemy Forces

22 July

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles and pickup trucks attacked DAMBOA killing 5 villagers, the attack was apparently retaliation for villagers removing Boko Haram flags.

23 July

An IED reportedly on a young boy on a motorcycle was suicide detonated targeting Sheik Dahiru BAUCHI in the vicinity of KANO Motel, ALKALI Road, off MURTALA MUHAMMED Square GRA, KADUNA as the preacher known for his anti Boko Haram messages drove through the square greeting congregants after his annual Ramadan speech by. 32 people were killed and 14 wounded. A second IED was detonated around 2.30pm on ALI AKILU Road, KAWO, KADUNA appearing to target General Muhammadu BUHARI (former Head of State and presidential candidate) who was travelling to DAURA, 50 people were killed and 19 injured in the attack. The attacker was in a vehicle that had been trailing the convoy and trying to overtake BUHARI’s vehicle. The attacker rammed the vehicle into the convoy and activated the device. The explosion was reportedly followed up with a small arms attack. Neither principal target was hurt, KADUNA State Governor Mohammed YERO imposed a 24 hour curfew.

Gunmen attacked GAMBORU NGALA, BORNO State around 1.30am blowing up the NGALA Bridge linking Nigeria and Cameroun with IEDs for the second time

Approximately 6 gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked GAMBOURU, BIU LGA, BORNO State, and slit the throats of 2 vigilantes. Traders coming from MAIDUGURI were ambushed along GAMBOURU- MAIDUGURI Road, 2 were killed.

24 July

An IED contained in a refrigerator (or cooler) detonated at the NEW ROAD Motor Park, opposite ADO BAYERO Square, SABON GARI, KANO, KANO State killing 5 people and injuring 8 others. The refrigerator containing the device was on a wheelbarrow about to be loaded on a Port Harcourt bound luxurious bus when it detonated.

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles and pickup trucks attacked GARUBULA Village, BIU LGA, BORNO State around 11.00pm killing 12 people including the District Head Alhaji Ibrahim DAWI

25 July

Gunmen attacked RANN, BORNO State reportedly meeting resistance from locals

26 July

Gunmen attacked SHAFFA Village, HAWUL LGA, BORNO State, killing 2 people, injuring an unspecified number and stealing 6 vehicles including a truck loaded with rice

Situation External Forces

24 July

Gunmen attacked 8 Camerounian soldiers in BALGARAM Village, CAMEROUN, killing 2 of them.

25 July

22 suspected Boko Haram members were imprisoned in MAROUA, CAMEROUN, with sentences ranging from 10-20 years by a military court for illegal firearms possession and plotting an insurrection.


Insurgent Incidents


IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+


Other weapons Theft Kidnapping Foreign attacks
3 0 2/3 4 0 1 0 0 1

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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2 Responses to NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 26 July 2014

  1. jimmy says:

    Thank you for the update.

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