Situation Friendly Forces
Mike Omeri, Coordinator National Information Centre, states that NIGERIA might withdraw forces from Peace keeping operations
Media reports state that a deal has been signed by NIGER, CHAD and NIGERIA to for a multinational force headquartered at N’DJAMENA.
Media reports from a PR firm linked to DHQ states that GOC 7 Div has been changed and assets mobilised for a final assault on Boko Haram.
The Federal Ministry of Agriculture states that 273, 194 farmers from 5 LGA’s had been disrupted by the insurgency destroying 546, 338 tons of grains (maize, rice, sorghum) in 2014. MADAGALI was the worst affected (97, 391 farmers), MUBI SOUTH (68, 772 farmers), MICHIKA (34,592 farmers), MUBI NORTH (42, 062 farmers) and MAIHA (30, 377 famers). 273, 194 hectares were abandoned by the farmers.
192 women and children kidnapped from KATARKO, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State on 06 January were driven in two batches from to GIRBUWA Village, DAMATURU LGA, YOBE State. At least 26 boys and young man are reportedly still being held, 218 were originally reported missing. They were reportedly kept in BUNI YADI, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State and AJIGIN, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State.
Situation Enemy Forces
Gunmen attacked DZANGOLA Village, GOMBI LGA and DABUA, HONG LGA around 7.00pm burning several houses and a church but were repelled after a firefight, with 6 killed at DZANGOLA and 3 at DABUA. The attackers were apparently attempting to get to GOMBI Town.
Approximately 30 gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked a checkpoint at ZARANDA Village, TORO LGA, BAUCHI State around 3.00pm engaging security personnel and travellers along JOS-BAUCHI Road, killing one soldier and one civilian and injuring another civilian. The gunmen are reportedly based in the TAKANDA GIWA Forest in the vicinity of NABORDO Town, TORO LGA, BAUCHI State.
A VBSIED contained in a passenger car (described alternatively as a Honda or VW Golf) detonated at BULALA Motorpark, FIKA Junction on the JOS-BAUCHI Road, POTISKUM, YOBE State around 10.00am killing 6 people and injuring 36
Gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked GUYUK, GUYUK LGA, ADAMAWA State but were repelled by hunters who killed 4 attackers and recovered an unspecified amount of weapons and a
A General Courts Martial sitting at IKEJA Military Cantonment, LAGOS, LAGOS State began the trials of 1 x Brigadier General, 14 x Colonels, 1 x Major, 5 x Captains and 1 x 2nd Lieutenant.
Hundreds of people have begun fleeing KEKENU, BUDUR, YOYO and MILE 90 Villages in the vicinity of BAGA, KUKUWA LGA, BORNO State following threats from Boko Haram fighters.
Boko Haram released a 35 minute video, in which an individual referring to himself as SHEKAU claimed responsibility for the massacres in BAGA and displaying equipment allegedly captured in BAGA and DORON BAGA, speaking in Hausa and Arabic. He also challenged CHAD, taunted CAMEROUN and threatened NIGER.
Gunmen attacked KAMBARI, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State around 5.00am killing 15 people and burning the village
Situation External Forces
Gunmen attacked MABASS and MAKXY Villages, TOUROU, in the vicinity of MOKOLO, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN, killing 3 villagers, abducting 80 villagers including approximately 50 children
More Chadian troops deployed from KOUNDOUL and ARIELLA, CHAD to KOUSSERI, LOGONE ET CHARI, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN.
A joint Chadian police, army and gendarmerie operation took place in N’DJAMENA, CHAD to detain undocumented persons, Nigerians were especially targeted.
The UN Security Council issued a 13 point statement condemning Boko Haram attacks and urging Central African states to form a multinational force with HQ in N’DJAMENA, CHAD.
German Chancellor Angela MERKEL in a meeting with Ghanaian President John MAHAMA stated that the EU was willing to finance an African force.
CAMEROUN stated that 24 of the 80 abductees from the TOUROU raids had been found as the attackers retreated westwards
Gunmen attacked BONDERI, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN. Camerounian forces report 11 enemy killed and one Camerounian soldier wounded.
Foreign and Defence Ministers from the Lake CHAD Basin Commission met in NIAMEY, NIGER Republic to discuss the establishment of a multinational force to combat Boko Haram. Participants included NIGERIA, NIGER, EQUATORIAL GUINEA, CHAD, CAMEROUN and BENIN, with observers from the UK, FRANCE, CHINA, USA, GERMANY, CANADA and SPAIN.
The Secretary of the Economic Community of Central African State (ECCAS) met Camerounian President Paul BIYA to discuss how the body can assist with the fight against Boko Haram
A German hostage Nitsch Eberhard ROBERT abducted in GOMBI, ADAMAWA State NIGERIA in July 2014 has been freed. ROBERT was taken to YAOUNDE International Airport and received by German and Camerounian officials.
Command disputes between Chadian and Camerounian forces delays further Chadian deployments
Gunmen attacked LEIMARI Village, LOGONE ET CHARI, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN. Camerounian forces report 12 enemy killed.
The Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) stated 6,347 civilian were killed in Boko Haram related violence in 2014. The highest number in Africa
US Secretary of State John KERRY told an audience at the World Economic Forum, DAVOS, SWITZERLAND that he will be visiting NIGERIA on 25 January to discuss efforts to counter extremism and meet both main Presidential candidates to discuss the elections.
Camerounian forces detained 5 suspected Boko Haram members in GAROUA, BENOUE Department, NORD Region, CAMEROUN.
BENIN Republic President Yayi BONI stated that he has 700 men of the Beninois Armed Forces waiting to join Nigerian, Chadian and Camerounian forces fighting Boko Haram.
Camerounian Defence Minister Mebe NGO’O states command issues have been resolved, with Chadian forces under the command of Camerounian commanders
Table 1 Insurgent incidents
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