Situation Friendly Forces
The BORNO State Police Command stated they had found 147 unexploded devices from AUNA Village in the vicinity of JAKANA, KONDUGA LGA around 9.00am, the devices were destroyed in situ and appear to have been left over from previous Boko Hara attacks
The NAF began operations in the SAMBISA Forest, BORNO State
The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission Professor Attahiru JEGA has postponed the National Elections from 14 February to 28 March for the Presidential and National Assembly elections and 11 April for the Governorship and State Assembly elections citing a letter from the NSA stating he could not guarantee security for the elections.
Elements of the Special Task Force seized a trailer with arms concealed in it in JOS, PLATEAU State. The vehicle broke down on a bridge and the weapons (type/ quantity unknown) were discovered by traffic policeman. The driver was detained0
The NSA Col Sambo DASUKI (retired) stated that the intention was to dismantle all Boko Haram camps in 6 weeks.
NEMA has formed a panel to investigate allegations by the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) CALABAR, CROSS RIVER State that hundreds of girls had been raped, trafficked from the camps and maltreated
The ADAMAWA State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB) stated that 800 children affected by the insurgency were undergoing therapy
Brig Gen Victor EZUGWU 28 Brigade, ADAMAWA State requested that the state government provided medical and other basic services to the people of the liberated areas such as MICHIKA, BAZZA, MUBI, MAIHA, GOMBI and HONG whilst receiving a delegation from the ADAMAWA State Insurgency Victims Support Committees.
DHQ responded to the Nigerien accusation of Nigeria Army cowardice with a series of tweets accusing Nigerien forces of being looters and supporting Boko Haram. Words truly fail me
The Nigerian Army and CJTF vigilantes state they have detained 40 suspected Boko Haram members disguised as herdsmen in the vicinity of NGOM, MAFA LGA, BORNO State
Mike OMERI, the Coordinator National Information Centre, stated that there were intelligence reports of Boko Haram recruits moving from training areas in GEIDAM, MAIRI and DUPCHA, BORNO State
Nigerian forces allegedly supported by Chadian, Nigerien and Camerounians have begun ground operations in SAMBISA Forest, BORNO State.
Elements of 5 Bde commanded by Brig Gen UDOH supported by air craft began operations to secure MONGUNO, MONGUNO LGA, BORNO State. The operation is being led by 7 Div Commander Gen LO ADEOSUN.
Nigerian forces have cleared 2 Boko Haram camps in BALMO Forest, BAUCHI State recovering an unspecified amount of arms and ammunition
Situation Enemy Forces
Gunmen attacked DAMBOA, DAMBOA LGA around 12.00pm but were defeated by elements of 195Bn, supported by artillery at KALLA Village in a 5 hour firefight. Enemy forces reportedly withdrew to SAMBISA Forest after losing several dozen men and vehicles
Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked CHEMBE, TSE MUE, TSE SHIGBE, MGBAKPA and ORAGBAI, UKEMBERAGYA Ward, LOGO LGA, BENUE State killing 30 people burning huts and farmland. Residents are reportedly fleeing to TARABA State
Gunmen attacked a military base in GAIDA, YOBE State casualties are unknown
Boko Haram released 3 videos through its normal channels. One 28 minute effort featuring the individual referring to himself as Shekau flanked by 8 armed men, mocked the multinational effort. He seemed particularly upset with CHAD’s President Idriss DEBY ITNO who he said ‘would burn in hell’. Another video featured footage of al Baghdadi of ISIS, previous enemy propaganda footage and a voiceover discussing the SOKOTO Caliphate. The third video featured the 01 December 2014 attack on DAMATURU, YOBE state
Gunmen attacked a police station in KANAMAMA, GEIDAM LGA, YOBE State with small arms and IEDs, burning it down and abducting the DPO, who was later found murdered
A clash between two rival gangs in NAKA, GWER WEST LGA, BENUE State leaving 4 people, the NPF recovered 2 x locally made pistols
Approximately 50 x suspected nomadic gunmen attacked VAASE Village, UKUM LGA, BENUE State killing 5 people and Villages in AGATU, AGATU LGA killing 5 people around 5.00am. The attackers burned and looted property in the 2 Tiv Villages
Gunmen attacked AKADA BANGA Village, BAMA LGA, BORNO State abducting 20 people including women and children returning from WALASA Village market. The bus they were travelling in was found abandoned in the village
An attempted PBSIED attack in TOSHUWAR KASUWA Area, POTISKUM, YOBE State outside the campaign office of the Governor Ibrahim GEIDAM around 5.00pm failed, when the male bomber alighted from a tricycle taxi and aroused the suspicions of locals by his behaviour, he allegedly ran into an abandoned building and his device detonated.
People from the AGATU Community, BENUE State attacked Fulani herdsmen in ODAGBO OKABA, ANKPA LGA, KOGI State killing an unspecified number and destroying property
Gunmen attacked the market in GAJIGANNA, MAGUMERI LGA, BORNO State around 8.30am killing 7 people and stealing foodstuffs
A female PBSIED detonated in the BIU Central Market in BIU, BIU LGA, BORNO State around 3.30pm killing 8 (2 of whom died of their injuries in hospital) people and injuring at least 17 people.
Approximately 25 gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked ALKIDEOW Village, MAFA LGA, BORNO State around 4.30am killing 9 people and trying to steal cattle they then went to MBUTA Village, JERE LGA, BORNO State around 7.30am killing 11 people and burning several shops and houses. CJTF Vigilantes from ZABARMARI pursued the gunmen after the attak, who reportedly fled to MAFA-DIKWA
An IED detonated near a police station in YOBE State
Several hundred gunmen mounted in approximately 36 pickup truck and dozens of motorcycles attacked DADINKOWA and HINA, YAMALTU/ DEBA LGA, GOMBE State with small arms, IEDs and crew served weapons around 6.00am, the attackers distributed anti election leaflets, typed in Hausa. Another enemy force then attacked LINJI Village, with one element mounted in trucks breaking through to GOMBE City around 9.00am getting to JEKA DA FARI Roundabout, in the city centre via STATE LOW COST, BOLARI and other districts, burning down 301 Artillery Regt quarter guard, the but were repelled before getting to the main base by MOPOL and Army with air support, from 2 x Alphajets and 1 x Mi35, the insurgents burnt police stations, public buildings and looted shops
Approximately 9 x gunmen mounted on 3 (or 4) x motorcycles attacked a police station in KIBIYA KIBIYA LGA,KANO State with small arms around 4.30pm but were repelled by the NPF after an 1 hour firefight. One gunman was reportedly killed in the firefight, the others fled, stealing a Toyota Hilux from 3 travellers who had stopped to change a flat tyre in the vicinity of FALA Village, TUDUN WADA LGA. The villagers at FALA unfortunately mistook the robbery victims for Boko Haram, murdering one (a university professor) and injuring the other two who were handed over to the police. The 2 survivors were released by the police the next day and the stolen vehicle was pursued by the police to BURRA Town, NINGI LGA, BAUCHI State where it was abandoned
Situation External Forces
The South African Department of Defence denied that the SAAF and SANDF were providing any support to the Chadian Forces nor had they deployed to the region.
The Nigerien Government have declared a 15 day state of emergency in DIFFA Prefecture imposed an 8.00pm to 6.00am curfew on DIFFA Town
Camerounian forces conducted further search operations in FOTOKOL, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region. 35 people in total have been detained.
Gunmen attacked a bus going from KOZA to MORA, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN around 1.00pm stealing it and abducting the 20 passengers aboard driving it to ADANGADANA, MAYO MOSKOTA Department near NGUETCHEWE. 12 male abductees were murdered, 5 females released in CAMEROUN and 3 other females allegedly released in NIGERIA
Gunmen attempting to attack KOLOFATA were intercepted by a BIR patrol in the vicinity of KERAWA, MAYO SAVA Department around 8.00pm resulting in 11 enemy killed, 10 x BIR soldiers injured and 1 x vehicle captured. The insurgents retreated to WARAWIDE Village.
Gunmen attacked the prison in DIFFA and were repelled after a firefight with Nigerien forces
Gunmen abducted at least 30 bus passengers in the vicinity of TOUROU, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region.
Gunmen attacked KOLOFATA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region stealing food and livestock
A VBIED detonated near a customs office in DIFFA around 3.00pm killing one and injuring 15
The Nigerien parliament voted 102 to 0 to contribute 750 troops to the new multinational force.
Gunmen attacked N’GUIGMI, N’GUIGMI Department, DIFFA Prefecture with mortars and machine guns but were repelled. The town was another staging point for the ANT during their advance.
Chadian forces from the Sudanese borders are reportedly being sent to reinforce FOTOKOL
2 x female PBSIEDs detonated in DIFFA, killing only themselves
Nigerien forces shot dead a suspected male PBSIED heading on foot towards a military base in DIFFA
Canadian media report that Canadian SOF from the Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR) are reportedly in DIFFA Town the Canadian Department of National Defence stated they were there as part of the preparation for the US AFRICOM sponsored, African led Exercise Flintlock, which will be hosted in CHAD 16 February to 09 March
Gunmen mounted in 2 x APCs and 14 x vehicles attacked ANT positions in GAMBORU NGALA, NGALA LGA, BORNO State around 4.00am, dismounted gunmen reportedly used tunnels to close with the Chadians. They were repulsed with the help of an attack helicopter, reportedly killing 1 Chadian and wounding 12. The Chadians claim 13 enemy killed and 3 enemy vehicles destroyed and 1 captured
Approximately 30 gunmen mounted in at least 3 x motor- canoes attacked NGOUBOUA Village, MAMDI Prefecture, LAC Region CHAD killing 5 civilians and 2 soldiers and burning the village before they were repelled by Chadian forces. Chadian helicopters reportedly destroyed enemy boats as they retreated across the lake.
Nigerien Army spokesman Col Mustapha Michel LEDRU stated that 260 Boko Haram members had been killed since 6th February and an unspecified number of men and weapons captured
Several thousand civilians fled DIFFA, DIFFA Prefecture, NIGER Republic following enemy attacks, with 7,000 reportedly arriving in ZINDER
Gunmen attacked MABASS, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region abducting 7 girls and 4 elderly women and burning down a mosque and a church
The Chiefs Of Staff of 10 Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) met in YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN to map out an anti Boko Haram strategy to complement the LCBC MNJTF.
Camerounian forces have been sent to reinforce MABASS.
The ANT has begun cordon and search operations in GAMBORU NGALA, detaining 9 x men and 1 x woman inside a tunnel. The suspects were handed over to BIR in FOTOKOL
2 x women and 5 x children were detained by Camerounian forces crossing the EL BEID River. They were alleged to be Boko Haram ‘wives’ fleeing the fighting
Mohamed Ibn CHAMBAS the UN Special Representative for WEST AFRICA stated that the UN expects more from the Nigerian military.
Table 1 Insurgent incidents1
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