Situation Friendly Forces

18 August

11 Camerounian boys aged 7-15 years old escaped from captivity near MADAGALI, ADAMAWA State after being kidnapped in July from KOLOFATA,CAMEROUN by Boko Haram. The boys state they were enrolled in a Quaranic School in the area and were able to escape to the Nigerian town of VIZIK when the school was attacked

18 August

A disabled 22 year old man has been detained at the National Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) Annex, CENTREX, LAGOS with suspected explosive devices and a detonator, he reportedly attempted to detonate the device but it malfunctioned. The man claimed he had a Nigerian father and Camerounian mother, lived in NASARAWA Quarters, KANO, KANO State and that he had been recruited from NIGER Republic and that he and 2 others had been tasked to attack MURTALA MOHAMED INTERNATIONAL Airport, LAGOS ISLAND and APAPA. He was taken to BEESAM Police Station, Airport Command

The Commissioner of the National Commission for Refugees, Migrant and Internally Displaced Persons Hajia Hadiza KANGIWA stated there were 600, 000 IDPS in North Eastern Nigeria due to Boko Haram.

19 August

The BBC report claimed that approximately 30 soldiers protested about the conditions under which they had to fight Boko Haram. DHQ categorically denied such claims.

20 August

The US Ambassador to NIGERIA, James F. ENTWISTLE visited the Inspector General of Police Suleiman ABBA and presented bomb disposal equipment to the NPF, including robots (making a total of 6 in NPF service).

21 August

NEMA reports that following the recent attack on GWOZA, there are 6,566 IDPs at MADAGALI, 4,876 at MUBI, ADAMAWA State.

BORNO State Agriculture Transformation Committee distributed 50 tons of processed wheat and maize and medication to IDPs in BANKI, BORNO State

22 August

The Comptroller General of thee Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) David PARRDANG stated that 1,427 Immigration officers had served with the JTF in BORNO since July 2011, with 230 currently deployed and 8 having lost their lives

23 August

The DSS warned that Boko Haram might attempt suicide attacks disguised as Catholic Nuns after 13 items of Nuns regalia was stolen fro a tailors shop in ODUTOLA Street, SABON GARI, KANO, KANO State

Situation Enemy Forces

17 August

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked DURWA Village, MARTE LGA, BORNO State killing 6 people and then moved onto MAFORO Village, killing 4 people. The dead included 6 displaced persons from an earlier attack on KRENUWA. A counter attack by Nigerian troops killed 5 gunmen and captured another 5.

Gunmen attacked KAJE, ALABANYA and AALA, MARTE LGA at around 8.30am killing 7 people, injuring an unspecified number and displacing the inhabitants by burning their villages.

Clashes between Fulani and Eggon youths over land use in AMBAKA, WAMBA LGA, NASARAWA State have led to the death of an Eggon farmer and 2 youths as well as 2 Fulani, an unspecified number of injured and property destroyed.

18 August

Gunmen mounted in pick up trucks and on motorcycles attacked 4 villages along the DIKWA-MARTE Road with small arms, IEDs and petrol bombs killing 25 people and burning property

20 August

Approximately 200 gunmen mounted in 5 military style vehicles and motorcycles have reportedly attacked the Police Mobile Force Training School, LIMAN KARA near GWOZA, BORNO State where there were approximately 200 policemen under training. The trainees had reportedly secured their weapons in the armoury and were undergoing instructions in the classrooms when the attack began

Gunmen attacked BUNI YADI, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State and reportedly hoisted their flag over the District Heads Palace, 2 people were allegedly shot for smoking, another man for drug dealing and another man flogged for living with a woman he had not married. Residents have fled to DAMATURU and other towns in the state.

21 August

MOPOL trainees at the Training School, LIMAN KARA, reportedly withdrew around 3.00pm. The status of 35 trainees is unknown.


Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in the vicinity of TILDEN FULANI Village, TORO LGA, BAUCHI State around 10.30pm killing 3 policemen and stealing one rifle

23 August

Gunmen mounted in pickup trucks attacked MADAGALI Town, SABON GARI and KAFIN HAUSA, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State around 7.00am with small arms, RPGs and vehicle mounted heavy weapons killing 3 people in MADAGALI and hoisting their flag over the Local Government Secretariat, burning 2 churches in SABON GARI and killing 1 person in KAFIN HAUSA. A series of air strikes by NAF Alphajets reportedly inflicted casualties on the gunmen and destroyed 4 armoured vehicles, 2 others were undamaged as they were concealed within civilian areas.

Situation External Forces

18 August

Approximately 20 gunmen attacked GREYA Village, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN. The attackers killed 3 people, stole foodstuffs, burning down the primary school and abducting 15 people.

20 August

UK media reports that 3 Tornado GR4 are to be tasked to North East Nigeria to assist in the ISR effort. There has been no other corroboration of this report


Table 4 Insurgent incidents

Insurgent Incidents


IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other wpns Theft Kidnapping Foreign Attacks
1 0 0 6 1 0 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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3 Responses to NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 23 August 2014

  1. wocon45 says:

    It’s interesting to note that IED attacks have significantly decreased, could this be a sign of good job gone by the security services or is/are Boko Haram consentrating the resources on other forms.

    • peccavi says:

      Suicide bombers are a finite resource!
      And once you activate the cells it is just matter of time before they start getting would up. The question is whether you can stop future attacks

  2. wocon45 says:

    Thanks for that perspective.

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