Situation Friendly Forces

19 May

11 NAF pilots received their wings, with 32 more in training in NIGERIA and the USA. A second Alphajet was delivered to the NAF on 12 May from Air USA Inc certified for NVG, TER, IMER and SUU 20 bomb racks use.

24 May

Nigerian forces liberated 32 people (12 women and 20 children) from the SAMBISA Forest, BORNO State and brought them to GIWA Barracks, MAIDUGURI before leaving them with BORNO State SEMA at MALHOKI Camp, YOLA, ADAMAWA State

25 May

NEMA has stated that it had deployed more field workers to BORNO State to deal with increased humanitarian requirements in order to boost camp management

26 May A General Courts Martial held at RUKUBA Barracks, JOS, PLATEAU State dismissed 200 soldiers for allegedly ‘failing to perform military duty and disobedience to a standing order’ during operations in the SAMBISA Forest. Soldiers claim they were ill equipped and had insufficient ammunition

27 May

The BORNO State Governor Kashim SHETTIMA and the Shehu of BAMA, Alhaji Kyari Ibn Umar Ibrahim ELKANEMI visited BAMA LGA

28 May

The BORNO State Government has imposed a 10.00pm to 6.00am on the state for the Gubernatorial Inauguration

Troops on cordon and search operations have detained 3 persons in GOMBE State on suspicion of being IED makers. Troops seized a tricycle and IED components

43 soldiers were reportedly dismissed from 35 Artillery Bde, ALAMALA Barracks, OGUN State for desertion. The soldiers allege they were redeployed from MUBI, ADAMAWA State to 3 Div, MAXWELL KHOBE Cantonment, JOS, PLATEAU State after suffering heavy casualties in combat.

29 May

Muhammadu BUHARI was sworn in as President of the Federal Republic of NIGERIA, during his inaugural speech he stated the Command Centre for operation in the North East will be moved to MAIDUGURI.

BORNO State Governor Kashim SHETTIMA stated he would appeal to the Federal Government to assist in de radicalising and rehabilitating surrendered Boko Haram members

Situation Enemy Forces

24 May

Approximately 40 suspected nomadic gunmen attacked LORZA, FAGA, PER and UKURA Villages, LOGO LGA, BENUE State around 5.30am killing approximately 27 people, injuring an unspecified number and burning the village. The residents have been displaced and an unspecified number declared missing

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked UKURA, GAFA, PER and TSE GUSA Villages, UKEMGBIRAGHIA TWAREV Ward, LOGO LGA, BENUE State. The attackers reportedly dressed in military type uniforms and came from KENTE, TARABA State killing up to 100 people

25 May

Gunmen mounted in pick up trucks attacked MAFA, MAFA LGA, BORNO State with small arms. They were defeated by elements of 7 Div losing 30 enemy dead including a suspected Amir who was found with several thousand Euros and other foreign currency about his person. Friendly forces captured 13 x rifles (type unknown), 1 x machine gun, RPG tubes and assorted ammunition (type unknown). 2 armoured vehicles and 1 x Toyota Buffalo were also destroyed.

26 May

Media reports state that captured video appears to show foreign fighters in operational, training and leadership roles in Boko Haram Camps. The numbers, ethnic origin or possible nationalities of these foreigners has not been specified, although one was reportedly speaking Sudanese Arabic and wearing an atypical turban.

29 May

2 x explosions suspected to be IEDs detonated at a wedding venue in TASHAN ALADE, HAWUL LGA, BORNO State around 6.00am killed 7 people and injured up to 30. The devices were suspected to be remote or time detonated. A suspect was arrested at the scene

30 May

A PBSIED detonated in the ALHAJI HARUNA, GALADIMAKYARI Drive, ALI KOTOKO Road mosque near the Monday Market in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 3.30pm killing at least 26 people and wounding 28. The attacker allegedly pretended to be a trader pushing wheelbarrow

Gunmen attacked DALA LAWANTI, SALEKE, GOMARI, AJILARI and BULUNKUTU District, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State with at least 40 rounds of indirect fire (suspected to be RPGs) around 12.00 am from MULE Village along DAMBOA Road damaging at least 5 homes and killing 13 people in a 3 hour attack. The attackers were defeated by counter bombardment.

Several hundred gunmen mounted in Toyota Hiluxes and motorcycles attacked MALARI District, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State with small arms, RPGs, IEDs and crew served weapons around 1.00 am from SAMBISA Forest via MULE Village along DAMBOA Road, crossing  they were defeated by friendly forces with the loss of 15 civilians dead and 19 wounded as they tried to cross the defensive berm.

Gunmen mounted in 2 x Toyota Hiluxes and 5 x motorcycles attacked FIKA and NGALDA Towns, FIKA LGA, YOBE State with small arms and RPGs. They attacked NGALDA around 7.30pm stealing motorcycles, petrol and foodstuffs from several shops. They then attacked FIKA around 9.00pm burning down the Local Government Secretariat, Magistrate Court, Divisional Police Office, a primary school, government workers houses, telecoms masts and 13 vehicles. Soldiers deployed from POTISKUM to intercept them were reportedly unsuccessful. There were no reported casualties.

Gunmen attacked a Primary School housing Nigerian soldiers in BAGANA, OMALA LGA, KOGI State killing 2 and injuring an unspecified number. The attackers were allegedly Agatu militants taking revenge after being reprimanded for drunkenness in BAGANA Market by Nigerian soldiers.

Media reports state that suspected nomadic gunmen attacked VAT Village, killing 17 people and ZAKUPANG Village, FORON District, BARKIN LADI LGA, PLATEAU State killing 13 people. Suspected nomadic gunmen murdered 2 Berom men in KAPWIS Village, FORON District, BARKIN LADI LGA, PLATEAU State. Unknown gunmen murdered 2 people on their way to their farm in RIM Village, RIYO LGA, PLATEAU State and then attacked the village. The dates of this are unclear

Situation External Forces

24 May

Gunmen attacked Chadian forces on CHOUA Island, Lake CHAD, CHAD with small arms and RPGs killing 4 Chadians and wounding 4 others, before being repelled for the loss of 33 enemy killed. 25 May Chadian forces have conducted air strikes on Boko Haram positions in the vicinity of Lake CHAD, reportedly destroying food, fuel and munitions

25 May

The Nigerien National Assembly voted 77 to 22 to revise the 2015 budget from 1,707bn CFA Francs to 1,732.4bn CFA Francs due to higher defence expenditure

Camerounian President BIYA has dismissed Col Mbilla ERNEST (Commander RGIA4) and Col Nayak Nayak ZECHARIAH (CO 4Bn) in EXTREME NORD Region for alleged embezzlement.

26 May

UNHCR stated that there are 200,000 Nigerian refugees in CHAD, CAMEROUN and NIGER

Camerounian CDS Lt Gen Claude MEKA has gone to MAROUA and KOUSERRI, EXTREME NORD Region to check on the condition of the troops

The Nigerien Security Minister Hassoumi MASSAOUDOU informed the Nigerien Parliament that 643 people had been detained and charged for links to Boko Haram. The Parliament voted to extend the State of Emergency in DIFFA Region by 3 months

27 May

Nigerien journalist Moussa TCHANGARI was charged and bailed by a judge in NIAMEY with ‘violating national security’

UN Special Representative to WEST AFRICA Mohammed Ibn CHAMBAS stated that the regional armies were winning

28 May

The Spanish state prosecutor has charged Abubakar SHEKAU with terrorism and crimes against humanity under the Universal Jurisdiction principle due to a 22 March 2013 attack on GANYE in which a Spanish nun was assaulted, before she was rescued by Nigerian forces

29 May

US State Department officials stated that the US could send military advisors in intelligence or logistics following US Secretary of State John KERRY’s meeting with President BUHARI after the inauguration. Gen RODRIGUEZ, US AFRICOM Commander was also part of the delegation

The British Foreign Secretary Phillip HAMMOND urged President BUHARI to come to the upcoming G7 summit with a wish list


Insurgent Incidents(North East) IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
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Insurgent Incidents(North Centre) IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
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Insurgent Incidents(North West) IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
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Insurgent Incidents(Foreign) IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
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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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  1. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

  2. wocon45 says:

    Peccavi come in,…we have no visuals on SITREP, over.

  3. wocon45 says:

    No shaking

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