NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 13 June 2015

Situation Friendly Forces

06 June

A combined DSS/ Military team attempted to arrest a suspected terrorist known as BABAN SAFIYA, in UNGUWAN KEKE B Village, CHIKUN LGA KADUNA State around 1.00am. The suspect engaged the security force in a firefight, killing one operative and wounding one other, and escaped with his junior brother. The suspect was described as an introvert who rented the 3 bedroom apartment in July 2014 after Eid and lived with his wife, baby daughter, junior brother and his brother’s wife. The females were detained by the security forces who departed after searching the compound.

07 June

Nigerian security forces arrested 2 suspects in the November 2014, GOMBE Line Motor Park bombing in GOMBE State. The suspects were reportedly trailed to a checkpoint in BAJOGA, FUNAKAYE LGA, GOMBE STATE and captured after a firefight in which one of the suspects was injured.

08 June

DHQ has announced that an advance team has gone to MAIDUGURI, BORNO State to recce the new Military Command and Control Centre for Op Zaman Lafiya. To be led by a Major General, it will serve as a Forward Command Base for the COAS and other service chiefs, to coordinate and control the campaign. An alternate command centre is to be set up in YOLA, ADAMAWA State

The SOKOTO State Police Command announced it had arrested 7 suspected armed robbers whilst they were attacking GIDAN DAJI, WURNO LGA, SOKOTO State, 1 robber was killed and 3 arrested by the Police response. Police recovered .22 rifle, 3 x rounds of ammunition, cudgels and machetes. Two other members who specialised in car theft were also detained with a stolen car in DELTA State. 4 others were detained on 05 June robbing people of their phones in the RIJIYA Area, SOKOTO State

09 June

The BORNO State Deputy Governor stated that MAIDUGURI International Airport is due to reopen for commercial activities

The CDS AVM Alex BADEH met with CDS from CHAD, CAMEROUN, NIGER and BENIN in preparation for the LCBC Extra Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Governments

President BUHARI met with the Service Chiefs and National Security Advisor at Defence House, ABUJA, FCT in preparation for the LCBC mini summit

The COAS Lt Gen MINIMAH, CAS, Air Marshal Adesola AMOSUN flew into MAIDUGURI, BORNO State to asses the progress of the relocation of the Military Command Centre

10 June

DHQ has reassured the inhabitants of ZAKI BIAM, State that they are safe from military reprisals after the previous day’s ambush

The trial of Senator Ali NDUME at Federal High Court, ABUJA was adjourned due to the prosecution witnesses’ unavailability allegedly due to ill health. Justice KOLAWOLE warned he would not support any prosecution delays

The UNDP has commenced the first phase of assistance to IDPs, distributing agro processing equipment to 1,400 IDPs in GOMBE State

11 June

The COAS Lt Gen Kenneth MINIMAH visited several units in the operational area, he visited 7 Div Strike Group (Lt Col Umar Faruq ABUBAKAR) and  121 Special Force Bn (Lt Col Murtala Danjuna ABDULSALAM), PULKA, 26 Task Force Bde (82 Bn, 121 SF Bn, 122 Special Bn-Col Irenuma IRABOR), GWOZA, 28 Task Force Bde (Brig Gen Victor EZUGWU) and 174 Bn (Lt Col MA SADIQ), MUBI. The COAS was escorted by Maj Gen FO Ali (3 Div GOC), Maj Gen LO ADEOSUN (7 Div GOC), Maj Gen LEO IRABOR (Coordinator Army Aviation Service), Brig Gen SE ODUONWA (COAS Chief Of Staff), Maj Gen SJ DAVIES (Commander NIGERIA Army Engineer Corps), Maj Gen PAT AKEM (Army Provost Marshal), Maj Gen LW WIWA (Director Military Intelligence) and Col SK Usman (Acting Director Army Public Relations)

Lake CHAD Basin Commission and BENIN Republic held a one day summit in NNAMDI AZIKIWE International Airport, ABUJA, FCT. BENIN, CHAD and NIGER were represented by their Presidents, while CAMEROUN sent her Minister of Defence. National contingents are meant to be in place by 8,700 by 30 July and they all agreed with President BUHARI’s request to eliminate a rotating command structure and maintain a permanent Nigerian commander, Camerounian deputy and Chadian Chief of Staff for the first 12 months. President BUHARI stated hot pursuit and rules of engagement would not be an issue due to the precedent already set. The summit approved the Concept of Operations and adopted the Lake Chad Basin Emergency Development Plan. NIGERIA pledged $100m in initial funding as well as $30m to set up the MJNTF HQ in N’DJAMENA, CHAD, but requested assistance from the AU and UN Security Council.

13 June

The BORNO State Governor landed at MAIDUGURI International Airport in the first commercial flight since December 2013

Situation Enemy Forces

06 June

Gunmen attacked Nigerian forces in BOBOSHE, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State reportedly suffering heavy casualties

08 June

Gunmen attacked HUYUM, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State around 12.00pm killing 15 people, wounding 3 and burning several hundred homes. The attackers reported withdrew around 4.00am

09 June

Gunmen allegedly from an armed gang known as Gana ambushed troops from Op Zenda, (BENUE State Anti Robbery Squad) along the ZAKI BIAM- KATSINA ALA Road in the vicinity of ALIBIAM, AKI BIAM, UKUM LGA, BENUE State around 6.00am killing a 72 Bn soldier and a MOPOL policeman who were responding to an emergency call

Several dozen gunmen mounted on approximately 20 motorcycles attacked MATANGALE Village DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State around 4.00pm, opening fire on people at a well killing approximately 16 people. They then moved on to BURALTIMA and DIRMANTI Villages, killing up to 27 more people and then looting and burning the villages. Troops and local hunters pursued them to SAMBISA Forest from where they recovered a pick up truck and some motorcycles after a firefight. Enemy casualties are unknown, local people have been displaced to DAMBOA Town.

3 suspected female PBSIEDs prematurely detonated in the vicinity of KONDUGA LGA as they attempted to get to MAIDUGURI, BORNO State, there were no other casualties.

10 June

Gunmen mounted in motorcycles and pick up trucks attacked KOSHIFA, ALMERI, BURMARI, MATANGALE, BURALTUMA, DARMANTI villages in DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State with small arms and petrol bombs killing up to 37 people and looting and burning the villages (it is unclear if the latter 3 villages were attacked again).

Gunmen attacked NKST Central Church, UGBA, LOGO LGA, BENUE State killing the pastor, robbing the premises and burning it and a bus.

12 June

Gunmen killed 4 people in RAKUNG Village, BAKIN LADI LGA, PLATEAU State, the attackers were alleged to be speaking Fulani

Gunmen stole 20 cattle from a breeder in KYARU Village, DADDU District, JABA LGA, KADUNA State. The breeder trailed them on a motorcycle to KAGOMA, JEMA’A LGA where the thieves murdered him when they discovered he was following them and burnt his motorcycle.

Suspected nomadic gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked RAKUM Village, BARKIN LADI LGA, PLATEAU State killing 2 farmers. The attackers returned during the men’s funerals killing 1 more person

13 June

A suspected male PBSIED mounted on a bicycle detonated at a checkpoint in BALE Village near GIWA Barracks around 6.00pm killing 3 vigilantes and wounding 4 others

Situation External Forces

07 June

NEMA donated relief materials to IDPs in TOR DAMISA, MODEL Primary School and DOZOMGA, DONGA LGA, TARABA State. The items included 100 bags of rice, 100 bags of beans, 1,000 mattresses, 700 bundles of roofing sheets , 1,000 pieces of cloth and more

09 June

The Catholic Bishop of PANKSHIN donated relief items worth N2.5m to IDPs in KANEM and KANKE LGAs, PLATEAU State

10 June

Gunmen mounted on 4 motorcycles attacked BLAME, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region and robbed recharge card sellers and citizens of their phones. Elements of BIR responded, however 2 were killed and 20 injured by an explosion against their vehicle (it is not clear if it was an IED or RPG or indirect fire) in BODO. The wounded were evacuated to MAROUA, EXTREME NORD Region.

Gunmen abducted 2 x vigilantes from AMCHIDE, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region

11 June

Camerounian forces carried out an operation against fuel smugglers in GOULFEY, LOGONE ET CHARI department, EXTREME NORD Region. The operation was allegedly unsuccessful.

President BUHARI has directed the incoming (yet to be appointed) Attorney General of the Federation to review the Amnesty International report into alleged abuses by the Nigerian military

Gunmen mounted on 18 motorcycles and 3 vehicles attacked DABANGA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region stealing 3 trucks of food stuffs and reportedly abducting an unknown number of people

USAID, UNICEF, WHO, UNPF has set up the Integrated Humanitarian Assistance for the Northeast of Nigeria grant, donating $10.5m to aid IDPS in the north east. Areas of intervention include immunisation water, sanitation, psychosocial support, prevention of gender based violence, nutritional supplements for malnourished children and health care services for people in the camps

12 June

The World Food Programme stated that insecurity in NIGERIA had displaced 200,000 people causing at least 500,000 people to face food insecurity. The WFP stated that in some areas acute malnutrition rates amongst under 5s was up to 36%. Over 75% of Nigerian refugees in CAMEROUN, 80% in NIGER and 84% of Camerounian IDPs are women and children

Gunmen attacked 4 vehicles carrying 650 cartons of cooking oil heading towards N’DJAMENA, CHAD in the vicinity of NGASSAMA on the MORA- KOUSSERI Road, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN, 1 truck was stolen and 3 abandoned

 

Insurgent Incidents

(North East)

IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+

IED

Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
4 0 4/4 3 0 0 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 0 1 0
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 2 0 0 2 1

 

 

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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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