NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 11 October 2014

Situation Friendly Forces

05 October

NEMA in YOBE State states there are 116, 000 IDPs in YOBE state

06 October

A potential clash between Fulani herdsmen and farmers in KIRIKASAMMA LGA, JIGAWA State was prevented by early intervention of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who negotiated a settlement and agreed compensation to the farmers whose crops were damaged.

The Coordinator, National Information Centre, Mike OMERI issued a statement in ABUJA appealing to the sponsors of Boko Haram to stop sponsoring the group and surrender to authorities. The response of the sponsors was not recorded.

07 October

Lake CHAD Basin Commission Leaders met in NIAMEY, NIGER Republic to discuss terrorism in the region. Attendees from NIGERIA, CAMEROUN, CHAD, BENIN Republic and Republic of NIGER. The meeting discussed establishing a HQ for a multinational task force, defining a common strategy and the need for further personnel and intelligence capabilities. It was agreed the HQ of the multinational force would be set up by 20th November and BENIN Republic was asked to deploy a battalion to the Nigerian border. A further meeting by the Foreign Ministers and Defence Ministers of the LAKE CHAD Basin Commission countries and BENIN Republic will be held in November to draft a resolution to be sent to the UN Security Council in order to put in place a legal frame wok for cross border military operations.

NIGERIA Army opened a 3 day workshop on Security/ Media Relations in Crisis Management in ABUJA, hosted by Gen Martin Luther AGWAI and attended by the NSA, DDI and CDS. As well contributions from NTA and LBS

08 October

The Inspector General of Police Alhaji Suleiman ABBA stated that BORNO State had donated 40 vehicles to the police in the state.

09 October

The NAF reportedly carried out air strikes on insurgent bases in WULGO Village, NGALA LGA, BORNO State on the bans of Lake CHAD

10 October

Dr Ngozi OKONJO-IWEALA the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance stated that the number of troops in the North East had been increased from 15,000 to 20,000 during a lecture in London.

06 October: IDPs from MICHIKA and MADAGALI LGAs, ADAAWA State alleged that relief supplies provided by the Federal Government had been illegally diverted by whilst at a political rally at Government House, YOLA.

11 October

Media reports claim 4 girls between the ages of 16 and 18 escaped from the insurgent camp and trekked west for 3 weeks to a Nigerian village

Situation Enemy Forces

04 October

Gunmen mounted in 30pick up trucks attacked BUNI YADI, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State

06 October

Gunmen attacked BAZZA and VIMTIM, ADAMAWA State but were repulsed with heavy casualties on both sides. Nigerian forces were reported to have lost (destroyed or captured) 8 x APCs (Type unknown) and suffered 70 casualties. Enemy forces reportedly suffered 300 casualties in fighting.

Gunmen attacked BULABULIN NGAURA Village, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State around 5.00pm but were repulsed with heavy casualties after a 5 hour firefight. Friendly casualties are unknown

Gunmen attacked NGAMDU, KAGA LGA, BORNO State, reportedly beheading 7 people overnight apparently in reprisal against vigilantes

07 October

Nomadic gunmen attacked LWA Village, RIYOM LGA, PLATEAU State killing 7 people and burning down over 60 houses

6 gunmen mounted on 3 motorcycles kidnapped the Alhaji Hussaini BIRIRI, the Waziri of JAJERE from his home in BIRIRI, TARMOWA LGA YOBE State around 11.00pm. The kidnappers also stole his Prado Jeep.

10 October

Gunmen killed 6 people in the vicinity of SHONONG Village, RIYOM LGA, PLATEAU State

Situation External Forces

05 October

Gunmen attacked Camerounian Army positions in the vicinity of FOTOKOL, EXTREME NORD Region

06 October

Gunmen fired a rocket from BANKI, NIGERIA into AMCHIDE, CAMEROUN killing 8 civilians and inuring 8 others

07 October

Gunmen hidden in a refugee camp attacked a Camerounian patrol vehicle in the vicinity of AMCHIDE, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN. 8 attackers were reported killed as were an unspecified number of Nigerian refugees and Camerounians.

08 October

Camerounian forces seized a truck reportedly owned by a Nigerian traditional ruler in the vicinity of KODOGO II carrying 700 bags of rice and an unspecified number and type of weapons. The cargo was allegedly destined for insurgents at GAMBORU NGALA.

09 October

Gunmen attacked a refugee camp in KEREOMAFA, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN with small arms. The attackers reportedly took control of the camp and the town and gathered captured women together. The number of dead and fate of the captives is unknown.

10 October

17 Camerounian and 10 Chinese hostages were released by insurgents, amongst the Camerounian hostages were the Lamido of KOLOFATA and the wife of the Camerounian Deputy PM. Media reports indicate that the Chinese government paid an undisclosed sum for the release of the workers, while CAMEROUN paid $400, 000 and released 20 Boko Haram prisoners as well as providing armaments. The hostages were flown to YAOUNDE from MAROUA for medical examination.

Insurgent Incidents

 

IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other wpns Theft Kidnapping Foreign attacks
0 0 0 7 0 1 0 1       4

Analysis

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A Nigerian with interests in defence, security, geopolitics, the military particularly small unit tactics, COIN, stabilisation and asymmetric warfare
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