NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 23 May 2015

Situation Friendly Forces

18 May

The Military has relaxed the curfew in MAIDUGURI from 7.00pm to 6.00am

The Federal Government Inter Ministerial Committee on Assessment began an inspection of the areas liberated from Boko Haram. The committee includes staff of the Federal Ministry of Health, Education and Works, the Red Cross, NEMA

ADAMAWA SEMA states that it has sent 108 indigent returnees from NIGER to their various communities

19 May

The trial of Aminu Sadiq OGWUCHE, Ahmed ABUBAKAR, Mohammed ISHAQ, Ya’u SAIDU (aka KOFAR RAMA), Anas ISA, Adamu YUSUF and Nasir ABUBAKAR accused of the April 2014 NYANYA IED attacks opened in the Federal High Court, ABUJA, FCT. The Judge ruled witnesses will be allowed to give evidence hidden behind masks but adjourned the case until 02 and 03 June in order to assess whether the accused statements were obtained by torture

The STF has recovered a AAA gun hidden by local Sayawa youths after the Boko Haram attack on TAFAWA BALEWA LGA, BAUCHI State on 30 March. The weapon was handed over after negotiations between the youth and the STF

The military has taken the 275 rescued abductees from MALKOHI Camp to YOLA Airport, ADAMAWA State and flown them to an unknown location. Suspicions that some are communicating with Boko Haram at night were allegedly raised during counselling sessions

UNHCR delivered relief supplies to IDPs from PLATEAU, TARABA, BENUE and NASARAWA State in LAFIA, NASARAWA State. The items included maize, millet, rice, antiseptic, roof sheets, seedlings, fertiliser, mattresses and clothing for women.

BORNO State Government states that $20m will be needed to resettle IDPs, to rebuild houses, clear IEDs and restart economic activities whilst speaking to the President of the ICRC

DHQ stated elements of 33 Artillery Brigade acting on a tip off detained two suspected Boko Haram members in BAUCHI State. The men were named as Ibrahim MOHAMMED (aka YURAM) and Aliyu HUSSAINI (aka Colonel) who masqueraded as an Army Brigadier General.

20 May

NEMA has distributed relief materials to over 700 IDP households in GAMAWA LGA, BAUCHI State

The Army stated that there are two General Courts Martial underway with 473 men facing trial at Army Headquarters Garrison Command, ABUJA and 106 at 81 Div, LAGOS. A breakdown of ranks and charges are unknown

Col Sani Kukasheka USMAN, Army spokesman told VOA that credible intelligence is being derived from Boko Haram prisoners and abductees

The head of the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) Rear Admiral Gabriel OKOI (retired) stated the agency was tracking terrorist funding and financing

21 May

DHQ states the 275 abductees from MALHOKI were being given ‘psychotherapy without distraction’

Col Victor EBHALEME of 23 Armoured Bde has been acquitted of Negligent performance of Military Duty by a General Courts Martial sitting in 9 Bde Officers Mess, IKEJA Cantonment. The charge centred on the allegation that he failed to ensure support weapons for his Brigade were collected. The prosecution showed no evidence to show there was approval for such weapons, thus he was acquitted.

Alhaji Mohammed Sani SIDI the Director General of NEMA stated that only 6 of the released abductees were pregnant

The KADUNA State Police command states its Special Intelligence Bureau (SIB) has arrested 31 suspected armed robbers in ZARIA, KAFANCHAN and KADUNA following a tip off from members of the public. They seized 1 x AK 47, 4 X Beretta 9mm pistols, 5 x long barrelled weapons, 4 x shotguns, 1 x Prado jeep, 7 x other vehicles and 14 x motorcycles. The vehicles were reportedly sold in NIGER Republic. The command also stated they had detained 16 members (aged 18-30)of a gang known as Sara Suka in RIGASA, IGABI LGA where they had been operating and were suspected of murdering one man and injuring 2 others on 05 May. The NPF seized 19 x cutlasses, 4 x swords and 2 x sticks from them.

A man dressed in women’s clothing was detained by patrolling soldiers in YOLA, ADAMAWA State claimed he was a member of Boko Haram and was going to join a cell of 30 others

22 May

President JONATHAN launched an Armed Forces Radio Station known as Defence Radio 107.7FM. he stated it was meant to ‘help enhance the operations of the armed forces, to help inform Nigerians about the activities of the armed force and make ..Nigerians…appreciate the activities of the Armed Forces’

Nigerian forces supported by air and artillery destroyed 6 x enemy camps in the vicinity of ALAFA, SAMBISA Forest, BORNO State destroying 2 x arms caches, 1 x armoured vehicle, 10 x other types of vehicle, 70 x motorcycles and 15 x tricycles had been destroyed. The camps were named as DURE, Approximately 20 women and children were rescued, whilst 1 soldier was killed and 10 wounded, mainly by IEDs.

23 May

President elect Muhammadu BUHARI met UK Prime Minister David CAMERON and stated that the UK would continue to provide military training and intelligence support for Nigeria’s armed forces. They discussed regional security and the need for a regional approach, and to build capacity in the Nigerian Army they also discussed corruption, organised crime and the African migrant crisis.

Situation Enemy Forces

17 May

The Galadima of SALUWE, Isiaka ADAMU was murdered with his limbs amputated at his farm in SALUWE, WASE LGA, PLATEAU State by unknown thugs

18 May

Gunmen attacked MADAGALI, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State killing 9 people 19 May

Approximately 10 gunmen mounted in a Toyota car attacked a beer parlour in JOOTER, UKUM LGA, BENUE State killing 5 people and injuring 4.

Several hundred suspected nomadic gunmen attacked NINJI Village, BARKIN LADI LGA, PLATEAU State killing 7 people, burning property and stealing cattle. Several were allegedly caught by the police as they loaded the cattle onto trucks. The gunmen then attacked ROPP killing another 20 people and stealing more cows

A suspected PBSIED detonated in a cattle market in GARKIDA, GOMBI LGA, ADAMAWA State around 2.00pm killing at least 10 people and wounding 14. Local vigilantes claimed to have detained 2 other PBSIEDs, who they in turn claimed there were 6 in total of whom 3 escaped.

20 May

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked JONG, LOBIRIN, RABUK and ZIM Villages, BARKIN LADI LGA, Plateau State killing 6 people

Gunmen abducted an elderly lady Mama MWUESE (mother of Orkter JEV, BURUKU Representative Elect to the National Assembly) from her home in MBAYA, TOMBO, BURUKU LGA, BENUE State. The group reportedly came via TSE KUCHA, GBOKO LGA in a red Toyta and escaped after defeating the local vigilantes and a firefight with police

Gunmen attacked a market in KYADO, UKUM LGA, BENUE State with small arms killing 13 people and wounding at least 5, in what was an alleged failed assassination attempt

21 May

Gunmen suspected to be political thugs opened fire on a group of teachers in CHITO, UKUM LGA, BENUE State who were going to a meeting in MAKURDI, killing 11 of them

Gunmen attacked GATAMWARWA and LEHU Village, CHIBOK LGA and MBULAKUDIKA Village, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State with small arms, IEDs and petrol bombs. Casualties are unknown

22 May

Several hundred Muslim youths demonstrated outside a Sharia Court in RIJIYAR LEMO, KANO City, KANO State around 10.00am about an allegedly blasphemous statement made by a Tijjaniyya order follower Iman Abdul NYASS at a sermon in GORON DUTSE last week who was on trial inside. Part of the court was burnt after a bonfire set by the demonstrators spread to the building. The demonstrators then marched towards MANDAWARI and DANGADO Districts to present their petitions to the Emir of KANO.

Approximately 20 gunmen attacked PAMBULA KWAMDA KOBLA Village, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State around 5.00am with bladed weapons killing 10 people.

Gunmen mounted in armoured vehicles attacked MAFA, MAFA LGA, BORNO State losing approximately 30 gunmen and 2 x armoured vehicles (type unspecified) and 1 x grenade launcher and other unspecified weapons.

23 May

Approximately 50 gunmen mounted on trucks and motorcycles attacked GUBIO, GUBIO LGA, BORNO State around 8.00pm with small arms and RPGs killing at least 43 people and burning dozens of houses and vehicles in the approximately 5 hour attack

Situation External Forces

16 May

An IED was defused on the KOUSSERI-KOLOFATA Road

17 May

Camerounian forces engaged several groups of gunmen in the vicinity of FOTOKOL with 105mm fire from AFVs and other heavy weapons

The International Organisation for Migration organised medical screening, food and transport for Chadian refugees from BAGASOULA to MAYO KEBBI, MOYEN CHARI, N’DJAMENA, MANDOUL, LOGONE ORIENTAL, TANDJILE and LOGONE OCCIDENTAL

18 May

MSF reportedly moves out of KOLOFATA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region due to reports of an impending attack

Nigerien authorities arrested journalist Moussa TCHANGARI on charges of ‘criminal links to the terrorist group Boko Haram. He has written articles critical off NIGER’s handling of the crisis particularly the evacuation of Lake CHAD and the humanitarian crisis it triggered

The President of the ICRC Peter MAURER stated that the ICRC is expanding its programmes in the Lake CHAD area of CAMEROUN, CHAD, NIGERIA and NIGER. He stated current programmes were costing $118m, making it the 3rd most important to the ICRC after Syria and South Sudan and that the ICRC are seeking an additional $60m for this year of which $45m will be allocated to NIGERIA. He also stated the ICRC would be working with the Nigerian forces in terms of LOAC and Humanitarian Law.

20 May

CHAD’s National Assembly voted to indefinitely extend the mandate of their troops fighting Boko Haram

21 May

The President of NIGER Republic Mahamadou ISSOUFOU paid a visit to President elect Muhammadu BUHARI in ABUJA, FCT

22 May

UN Secretary General Ban KI MOON stated he is deeply troubled by Boko Harams continued and indiscriminate attacks

2 x Boko Haram suspects were transferred to the Central Prison, YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN

A suspected Boko Haram recruiter named as Amir GONI from MAIDUGURI, BORNO State was detained in KOUSSERI, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region. He was moved to MAROUA for further questioning.

A private company PMUC presented a 45m CFA Franc donation to Camerounian forces, to Rene Emmanuel SADI, the President of the Camerounian Ad hoc Inter Ministerial Committee for the Management of Donations to Defence Forces and Populations. The committee stated over 1bn CFA Francs has been collected

23 May

Camerounian forces carried out a door to door search of KOUSSERI, arresting 73 suspects and seizing 1 x  AK47 with 5 magazines and 8 x motorcycles.

The Camerounian Minister of Defence Edgard Alain Mebe NGO’O stated that explosive devices along the NIGERIA-CAMEROUN border were killing people and livestock and threatened military operations. He stated that counter IED teams had been deployed to the area

Insurgent Incidents(North East) IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
1/1 0 1/1 3 1 1 0 0
Insurgent Incidents(North Centre) IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
0 0 0 5 0 1 0 1
Insurgent Incidents(North West) IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Insurgent Incidents(Foreign) IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

 

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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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One Response to NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 23 May 2015

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