Situation Friendly Forces

02 December

A teenage girl was detained in MAIDUGURI by CJTF Vigilantes with an IED hidden about her person. The girl who claimed that 50 female suicide bombers had been sent to MAIDUGURI with a target of 100,000 casualties was handed over to soldiers.

03 December

Nigerian forces neutralised a Vehicle Borne IED in KONDUGA, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State

Media reports state that Nigerian forces are on the offensive and have cleared GOMBI, HONG, MARARABA and MUBBI and the roads leading there. The report stated that GOMBI-GARKIDA Road had been cleared of IEDs, whilst GARKIDA-BIU Road and MARARABA-MUBI Road were being cleared. The reporter stated that fighting was currently ongoing in UBA

The YOBE State Government reduced the curfew from 6.00pm to 7.00am

The NAF carried out airstrikes on enemy positions in the vicinity off GARIN ITACE approximately 20km from DAMATURU as they reportedly regrouped for another attack on DAMATURU

04 December

The man accused off the April, NYANYA bombings Aminu Sadiq OGWUCHE applied to the FEDERAL HIGH COURT, ABUJA stating he’d been illegally detained by the state and requesting the DSS pay him N100m in damages for unlawful arrest and detention without trial.

The NPF Anti Bomb Squad defused an IED laid between Tin City School of Electronics and Fatima Primary School in the LARANTO Market Area, JOS NORTH LGA, PLATEAU State

Mike OMERI Coordinator of the National Information Centre stated that the Nigerian Government cancelled the training programme for 143 Battalion due to logistics, claiming that certain equipment ‘would have had to have been withdrawn from operations’. He did not specify what equipment was in such short supply that it was needed to train a light infantry battalion.

05 December

Nigerian Forces report that they have secured MUBI, MUBI South LGA, ADAMAWA State with a combined air ground operation. Mopping up operations continue.

The Federal High Court, ABUJA, FCT has asked the Attorney General of the Federation Mohammed ADOKE to appear in court to defend the constitutionality of Section 27 of the Terrorism Prevention Act 2013 which permits a suspect to be detained for more than 90 days in response to the fundamental rights suit brought by NYANYA bombing suspect Aminu Sadiq OGWUCHE

06 December

Security officials for unspecified reasons impounded a Russian Antonov aircraft flying from BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, KANO, KANO State at 2.00am reportedly bound for N’DJAMENA, CHAD loaded with at least two Gazelle helicopters, rifles and other military equipment. The aircraft landed due to a technical problem, the crew (18 Russian and 2 French) were detained with the aircraft

Troops patrolling in the Vicinity of KWANTA YOBE, GOMBI LGA, ADAMAWA State engaged a group of gunmen, killing an unspecified number and capturing an unspecified number of weapons, including rifles and RPGs

Situation Enemy Forces

30 November

Gunmen reportedly attacked LASSA Town, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State. Locals reportedly attempted to defend the town with hunting weapons but were defeated and the town occupied

01 December

2 Person borne IEDs were suicide detonated in the MONDAY Market, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 11.30am. The first device was suicide detonated by a ‘middle aged woman’ at a vigilante checkpoint after she refused to allow her luggage to be searched. A second female detonated her device when she was prevented from entering a shop and. At least 22 people were reported killed and 50 injured.

Gunmen attacked KONDUGA, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State around 8.00pm. The attackers were defeated with at least 70 casualties.

Gunmen mounted in pickups and motorcycles attacked DAMATURU, YOBE State from the south east around 5.00am with small arms, RPGs, AA guns and IEDs. The attackers approached from the bush through GUJBA Road and Bukar Abba Ibrahim University attacking the MOPOL Base, CTU Base 6, JTF HQ, Government House, YOBE State Radio, telecom masts, a primary school and Government House. The Attack on CTU Base 6 was reportedly initiated with a suicide detonated VBIED, however sentries succeeded in stopping it from penetrating the perimeter. Air support arrived around 8.00am Friendly forces reacted with air and ground forces to defeat the attack, reportedly inflicting up to 60 casualties on the enemy for the loss of 6 soldiers, 38 MOPOL and 2 medical doctors. 115 civilians have been reported killed and 78 injured

Ngwang Ishi O’Tarok a community group of the Tarok tribe in PLATEAU State have warned that they might be attacked by Fulani herdsmen. They state that they have been accused of cattle rustling, which they allege preludes an attack.

02 December

Nomadic gunmen attacked ASHIGE Village, LAFIA EAST LGA, NARARAWA State around 5.00pm killing 14 civilians including 9 women from the Koro tribe as they returned from their farms

03 December

Gunmen reportedly attacked DAMATURU, YOBE State again

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked ASHIGYE, LAFIA LGA, NASARAWA State with small arms attacking a convoy of 4 minibuses taking farmers to the yam harvest. 11 persons were reported killed

Gunmen mounted in pickups and armoured type vehicles attacked LASSA, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State with small arms, IEDs and heavy weapons reportedly overran local vigilantes and killed a large number of people and abducted over20 women and girls.

04 December

Gunmen mounted in a convoy of approximately 30 pick ups and motorcycles attacked BAJOGA, FUNAKAYE LGA, GOMBE State around 7.00am robbing 2 banks and burning a police station, government buildings and political party offices. They were reportedly eventually repelled by the military supported by aircraft in a 3 hour firefight. And then went on to attack ASHAKA, FUNAKAYE LGA, where they attacked the Lafarge Ashakacem Plant where they stole some pickup trucks, an ambulance and medical supplies. 10 soldiers and 67 enemy were reported killed No civilian casualties were reported in the attack.

The Chairman of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of NIGERIA, Alhaji Haruna HUSSAINI claimed that 310 cattle had been stolen from his members in MIKANG LGA, PLATEAU State. He alleged that Tarok youths from LANGTANG NORTH LGA were responsible for raids on Fulani villages. The Tarok Youth Leader Manaseh ZUNKUR denied the allegation

Media reports state that at least ANYAASE, ABAJI, TORHILE, IKYA, IMANDEWA, DUBAM, RIBI and AYAMALU Villages, KWANDE LGA, BENUE State are occupied by Fulani herdsmen. The Tiv villagers are reportedly taking refuge in JATO AKA. Peace moves involving the Fulani and Tiv are taking place under the Special Advisor to the Governor on Security.

06 December

270 out of the 323 inmates escaped from MINNA Medium Prison (aka MINNA New Prison), TUNGA MINNA, MINNA, NIGER State around 4.30pm after gunmen surrounded the prison and 3 gunmen infiltrated it overpowering the person warders. Two recently convicted armed robbers AYO (aka EZE EGO) and OSAMA were thought to be involved as they were seen with weapons and hijacking vehicles after the escape.

Situation External Forces

30 November

CAMEROUN Foreign Minister Pierre Moukoko MBONJO speaking in DAKAR, SENEGAL, stated that the MNJTF would soon be operational. He did not give any dates.

01 December

Officials state that CAMEROUN has been forced to close 69 schools in the EXTREME NORD Region due to Boko Haram attacks. The schools in LOGONE AND CHARI, MAYO SAVA and MAYO TSANAGA Departments have been used to house displaced persons and refugees, and teachers and pupils have fled the fighting to inland areas.

The US Embassy states the US has discontinued training of a Nigerian Army Battalion at the request of the Nigerian Government. The press statement states that 2 out of 3 phases were completed between April and August 2014, however the 3rd phase for advanced infantry skills was discontinued. The Nigerian Government has not put forth its reasons.

02 December

Camerounian officials’ state that CAMEROUN is to recruit an additional 20,000 personnel in response to the Boko Haram crisis. The Head of the Police Martin Mbarga NGUELLE stated he had been instructed to recruit 4,700 policemen this year and 5,000 next, whilst the military would recruit 6,000 this year.

Camerounian Parliament debated a bill imposing the death penalty on anyone found guilty of involvement with terrorism.

03 December

Isah BRAIMAH the Chadian Ambassador to NIGERIA denied CHAD had any involvement with the Boko Haram insurgency, in response to a demonstration by #BringBackOurGirls protestors at the Embassy in ABUJA, FCT.

NIGERIA and RUSSIA signed a Memorandum on Interaction and Cooperation between their Security Councils to serve as the basis for regular dialogue between the two sides on different aspects such as international and regional security. Signatories were Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolay PATRUSHEV and National Security Adviser Sambo DASUKI

04 December

Camerounian Army and Special Forces recaptured SAGME, FOTOKOL Commune and GOUMA, MAKARY Commune, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region. They state that DAMBORE and SOUERAM Villages are still occupied by Boko Haram.

05 December

11 suspected Boko Haram members were arrested in NKONGSAMBA, LITTORAL Region. 7 were detained on Friday 5th at a place called Jean 23 and 4 detained later on elsewhere in the city the next day

06 December

12 suspected Boko Haram members were arrested in EDEA, LITTORAL Region. They were reported to have arrived via IDENAU, SUD OUEST Region. A suspect described as ‘fair skinned’ aroused suspicions due to the large amount of money he had and as tracked by hunters to his encampment in the bush in the vicinity on NGALMOUA

 Insurgent Incidents


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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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4 Responses to NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 06 December 2014

  1. jimmy says:

    Well done Peccavi
    I decided to browse over your WEB and was pleasantly surprised ,I have written a long essay on the implications of the MOU between Russia and Nigeria do not know if you got a chance to read it. Unfortunately it seems BEEGS has gone silent again it appears for good? I do not know at a very interesting time. if this be the case i hope you will not mind having me despite my disagreements with you. Sometimes I may want to inbox you can you provide a link?

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