NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 08 November 2014

Situation Friendly Forces

31 October

Media Reports state that the Federal High Court, ABUJA has ordered a stay of execution of the soldiers sentenced to death by the General Courts Martial and adjourned the case till 8th December

02 November

NEMA stated that it had established 7 more IDP camps in YOLA to house IDPs from MUBI

Media reports indicate that NAF air strikes have pushed gunmen out of VIMTIM, an unknown number were reported killed and 4 injured and captured

Media reports state that NAF air strikes destroyed a Boko Haram column of approximately 100 vehicles in the vicinity of LOOMANI between DIKWA and GAMBORU NGALA

03 November

The BORNO State Governor Kashim SHETTIMA stated that Boko Haram had taken over 8 out of 27 LGA’s in the State, naming them as GAMBORU NGALA, KALA BALGE, MATE, DIKWA, GWOOZA, BAMA, ASKIRRA UBA and part of KONDUGA.

04 November

Fishermen from KWA INE Village, DEMSA LGA, ADAMAWA State claim to have found plane wreckage in the River BENUE. Suspected to be part of NAF 466 which went missing 12th September. The NAF is yet to comment

President Goodluck JONATHAN held a closed door meeting with the National Security Council in the Presidential Villa, ABUJA

Media Reports state that the NAF is conducting air strikes on FIKA Town, FIKA LGA GOMBE State reportedly injuring 3 soldiers and damaging vehicles in the General Hospital, in what appears to be mistaken target identification.

The NSA Lt Col Sambo DASUKI (rtd) claimed that no agreement has been reached with Boko Haram.

05 November

GOMBE State Government has ordered the immediate closure of all public and private schools in the state

Media reports state that a special Police Mobile Force (MOPOL) unit has captured MARABA MUBI Junction 18km from MUBI Town

The Federal High Court, LAGOS, LAGOS State sentenced a man convicted of financing Boko Haram to 10 years imprisonment with hard labour. 3 other men were released. The accused Adamu MOHAMMED, Mohammed MUSTAPHA, BURA HUSSEINI and Mohammed IBRAHIM were tried in secret.

06 November

The ADAMAWA State Governor James Bala NGILARI state that 5 LGA’s in the state had been taken over by Boko Haram naming them as MUBI NORTH, MUBI SOUTH, GOMBI

The NAF recommisioned a C 130 after refurbishment by Sabena

Media reports state that 16 Kanuri men detained in the DOGO TEBO area of POTISKUM, YOBE State on Wednesday 05 November were found dead from gunshot wounds in the city morgue. The NIGERIA Army denies any involvement in their deaths

The Army released 42 detainees to the custody of BORNO State government of whom 39 were BORNO State indigenes and 3 others from CHAD, CAMEROUN and BURKINA FASO. Some had been detained for 3 years and had been cleared after investigation. Some alleged mistreatment in custody. They were given a donation of N100,000 each from 7 Div funds and an unspecified amount by the State Governor.

08 November

125 detainees were released by 7 Div after 45 days in detention

Situation Enemy Forces

02 November

Gunmen attacked KOTON KARFE Prison, KOGI State freeing 144 prisoners around 9.30pm. 26 were recaptured or returned whilst 1 inmate was killed, the attackers burnt the records office.

Suspected Nomadic gunmen attacked GIDAN GAMBO, ABAAGU, ATABELA, ASSAHANGWA and ADAMU AGYO, DOMA LGA, NASARAWA State killing 20 people and burning approximately 80 properties 02 November Gunmen attacked SABON GARI, ADAMAWA state killing an unspecified number of civilians on their way to church

03 November

A person borne suicide detonated IED detonated at the FADIYA ISLAMIC School, SOFON KASUWA, POTISKUM, YOBE State around 11.00am, in the middle of Shia Ashurra procession killing at least 30 people. At least 89 people were injured and taken to Federal Medical Centre, NGURE and POTISKUM General Hospital

04 November

52 people injured in the suicide IED attack in POTISKUM died of their injuries at Federal Medical Centre, NGURU, YOBE State

Media reports state that MUBI residents have reported that Boko Haram has renamed the town Madinatul Islam (City of Islam), is mounting illegal checkpoints and has told the remaining residents not to panic or run away

Gunmen mounted in 3 pickup trucks attacked NGALDA, FIKA LGA, YOBE State around 3.00pm, they were repelled by military forces based there and then moved on to attack NAFADA, NAFADA LGA, GOMBE state killing 5 soldiers and 4 civilians and a cleric at the mosque. The attackers burnt down and stole weapons and ammunition from a police station and burnt down a political party office

Gunmen mounted in pickup trucks attacked the Lafarge Ashakacem Cement Factory, ASHAKA, FUNAKAYE LGA, GOMBE State. The group consisting of men and women stole 8 pickup trucks and an unspecified amount of dynamite and gas cylinders. 7 commuters were also killed by the gunmen in the vicinity SABON KASUWA Village, HAWUL LGA, BORNO State along GOMBE Road

Gunmen mounted in pick up trucks attacked BAJOGA, FUNAKAYE LGA, GOMBE State but were defeated by the security forces

05 November

Gunmen mounted in pickup trucks attacked the MNJTF Base in MALAM FATORI, ABADAM LGA, BORNO State around 5.00pm killing 16 civilians, a second group attacked ABADAM, both were defeated by the security forces with unknown casualties on both sides.

Gunmen attacked WHITAMBAYA Village, HAWUL LGA, BORNO State killing 2 people and injuring one other and burning down 2 churches and other properties.

06 November

Gunmen reportedly overran MALAM FATORI. Media reports indicate 315 soldiers withdrew to DIFFA, DIFFA Prefecture, NIGER Republic, with at least 13 wounded. An unspecified number of civilians also fled to DIFFA with 30 reported wounded.

4 gunmen mounted on 2 motorcycles attacked GASHALA, HONG LGA, ADAMAWA State. They reportedly sought the residences of 2 retired Generals and a retired Air Vice Marshal from the town but villagers feigned ignorance. The attackers then burnt a church and shot an elderly man 05 Nov

07 November

An IED detonated in an ATM queue at First Bank, AZARE, KATAGUM LGA, BAUCHI State around 9.00am killing approximately 13 people and injuring approximately 27. Witnesses state a man tried to leave the device contained in a black plastic bag at the scene but was challenged by members of the public and then the device detonated. Unconfirmed reports state that a second device went off shortly after catching early responders

Situation External Forces

31 October

A Landcruiser in a 2 vehicle BIR convoy was caught in an explosion in the vicinity of FOTOKOL, CAMEROUN. It is not clear if it was caused by a mine or IED, 1 person was killed

01 November

Vigilantes detained 3 men in FOTOKOL suspected of Boko Haram membership

02 November

A truck carrying Nigerian refugees from CAMEROUN to NIGERIA was hit by a rocket in the vicinity of DJOKANA, CAMEROUN, there were no reported casualties.

04 November

The US Ambassador to CAMEROUN attended the Camerounian Ministry of External Affairs to discuss joint efforts to combat insecurity caused by Boko Haram in the EXTREME NORD Region. He declined to mention the specifics of military cooperation.

CHAD has banned all movement on the CHARI River which divides NIGERIA, CAMEROUN and CHAD and drains into Lake CHAD

300 troops from the Garde Presidentialle and elements of the General HQ have deployed to MAROUA, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN to reinforce BIR units there.

Chadian President Idriss DEBY stated in N’DJAMENA that the peace talks between NIGERIA and Boko Haram were still on track

08 November

Gunmen attacked KERAWA, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN around 4.00am killing a Camerounian BIR soldier in a 6 hour firefight.

Insurgent Incidents

 

IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other wpns Theft Kidnapping Foreign attacks
2 0 1 11 0 0 1 0 3

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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