NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 10 October 2015

Situation Friendly Forces

29 September

The Presidential Initiative on the North East has launched Mobile Containerised Schools in DALORI

IDP Camp, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. These consist of 50 foot, solar powered, containers, with basic furnishing and educational equipment, lights and fans

02 October

Police from Op Yaki and the Special Armed Robbery Squad acting on a tip off arrested 6 suspected armed robbers in KADUNA State named as Habila ILIYA (aka IDOWU), Sani ADAMU (aka YAUTAI), Abubakar MOHAMMED, Friday STEPHEN, Hamza ABDULLAHI and Ibrahim BADAMASI (aka NAMADOBI). Police recovered 1 x AK47 rifle, 1 x locally made firearm, assorted house breaking implements and also reportedly obtained a confession about several robberies and the murder of 2 policemen

03 October

Theatre commander Maj Gen Yushau ABUBAKAR stated that any building used to make IEDs would be demolished

04 October

KANO State Police Commissioner stated that his Command has arrested 23 cattle rustlers and 46 armed robbers in the last month whilst visiting GIDAN KARE Village, SUMAILA LGA, KANO State. They had also recovered 20 x goats and sheep 31 rifles and pistols, 240 rounds of ammunition and 68 cattle, 30 of which had been returned to their owners.

The NPF carried out a controlled detonation of a device in ZAJERI, GOMARI Ward, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State that was discovered in a local mosque. Women have been banned from moving about the area and men banned without a guide. How long the bans are in place and the definition of a ‘guide’ was not specified

Armed robbers operating in GWAMMAJA, Quarters, KANO, KANO State, were engaged by the NPF with one Yusuf KABIRU arrested at the scene and 3 others detained later on

05 October

112 Bn and Army SF attacked an enemy camp in BULUNGWA, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State killing several enemy and capturing 1 x Buffalo mounted with an AAA weapon 1 x RPG, 1 x PKM, 1 x GPMG, 1 x sub machine gun (type unspecified), 5 x AK 47 rifles, 1 x FN FAL and 2 x sewing machines

Elements of 21 Bde arrested a suspected Boko Haram drug dealer and financier named as kolanut trader Mohammed MAINA of SHUARI Village, BAMA LGA, BORNO State, who was arrested with N1m and assorted medications

The KANO State Commissioner of Police Muhammad KATSINA stated that a special 500 man anti cattle rustling unit had been set up, commanded by an Assistant Commissioner of Police and based in GANI, SUMAILA LGA, KANO State within range of the FALGORE Forest along the KANO JOS Road

06 October

Elements of 21 Bde following up on intelligence obtained from Mohammed MAINA, arrested 3 suspected accomplices Jikana Alhaji GONI (29 years old of HAUSARI Ward, MAIDUGURI), Alhaji Musa Alhaji MODU (37 years old of HAUSARI Ward, MAIDUGURI) and Alhaji Aba’ana Na Alhaji SULE (40 years old of HAUSARI Ward, MAIDUGURI).

YOBE State Police Command paraded 3 persons at Police HQ, DAMATURU suspected of extortion and illegal possession of firearms. They were arrested with 1 x double barrelled shotgun, 7 x cartridges, 1 x locally made shotgun, 204 rounds of ammunition, knives and charms. They are alleged to have extorted N2,155,000.00 from 22 people

07 October

Elements of 21 Brigade conducted fighting patrols from BAMA to NGUROSOYE, BAMA LGA, BORNO State clearing several enemy camps and IED making facilities and another patrol along the BAMA KAWURI axis and found several IEDs

Boko Haram/ Daesh West Africa Province released a 17 minute video in Arabic and Hausa in which a unidentified spokesman stated that ‘SHEKAU’ is still alive, reaffirmed allegiance to AL BAGHDADI and denied recent military claims of success

The Nigeria Army has warned Boko Haram to surrender

08 October

DHQ has issued a warning about cluster bombs in the North East stating Army Engineers had recovered some in ADAMAWA State. It is unclear whether these were captured air dropped or artillery rounds or unexploded ordinance

Elements of 27 Task Force Bde have reinforced GEIDAM, GEIDAM LGA, BORNO State. The town was later visited by the COAS Lt Gen BURATAI and GOC 3 Div Maj Gen Hassan UMARU

President BUHARI hosted a delegation led by UK CDS Gen. Sir Nicholas HOUGHTON in ABUJA, FCT

IDPs from GWOZA LGA, BORNO State have written an open letter to President BUHARI identifying enemy strongholds in BAYAN DUTSE as BOKO SANAWA, NGOSHE, GAVVA, KUNNDE, AMUDA, AGAPALWA and ATTAGARA. In the mountains are CHINENE, CHIKIDE, ARBOKO, PEGE, KUGHUM, KLALA, HEMBE, GATHAGURE, GUDUF, SABON GARIN KUNNDE, KIRAWA and BARAWA.

09 October

235 Nigerian refugees returned from KOUSSERI via MUBI, MUBI NORTH LGA, ADAMAWA State, NIGERIA

UK CDS Gen. Sir Nicholas HOUGHTON paid an official visit to CDS Gen Gabriel OLANISAKIN in ABUJA, FCT. Gen HOUGHTON then visited the British Military Advisory Training Team in NIGERIA

10 October

An NAF F7Ni (Serial number NAF801) returning to NAF YOLA crashed in high winds around 4.30pm in the vicinity of DIDANGO Village, HONG, HONG LGA, ADAMAWA State as it returned from an interdiction mission. The pilot reportedly ejected successfully but collided with a tree upon descent killing him instantly.

The BENUE State Government announced the results of its weapons amnesty/ buy back programme, with 175 people surrendering 366 weapons and 700 seeking clemency for past crimes

The Army has cleared NAFARI and GONIN KURMI, FUFORE LGA, BORNO State capturing enemy food and sanitation stores

Situation Enemy Forces

03 October

A farmer was murdered with bladed weapons at his farm in the vicinity of AMA Village, OTUKPO LGA, BENUE State

04 October

IEDs detonated in KAYAMLA and DALORI, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 7.00am killing 10 people

Daesh West Africa claimed responsibility for the IED attacks in ABUJA, FCT publishing the photos of 3 men who allegedly carried out the attacks via a tweet in Arabic through AFP correspondent David THOMPSON

06 October

Gunmen kidnapped a 70 year old Chinese farmer from his farm in SABON GIDA, KOKONA LGA, NASARAWA State near KEFFI

07 October

The 75 year old woman abducted in KEBBE, KEBBE LGA, SOKOTO State was released around 2.00am in GADAR ZEMA, BUKUYYUM LGA, ZAMFARA State for an undisclosed ransom.

Gunmen attacked 120 Task Force Bn positons in GONIRI, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State with small arms and IEDs but were repelled by friendly forces who lost 7 killed and 9 injured, reportedly killing up to a 100 enemy and capturing 1 x GPMG, 2 x RPG, 9 x AK 47, several rounds of 7.62mm NATO link, 7 x IEDs, IED components, spanners and a torch

A PBSIED mounted on a motorcycle and armed with an AK 47 was tackled by a local student outside a food shop along DAMATURU- GASHUA Road near BUHARI Housing Estate, DAMATURU, YOBE State around 6.00am where he detonated his device killing 4 people. A gunman and male PBSIED forced inhabitants of RUGAR FULANI behind ZANNA ZAKARIAH Housing Estate to congregate and then the PBSIED detonated around 5.30am killing 11 people. A third male PBSIED detonated near a mosque in the BUHARI Estate around 6.20am killing 2 people. 10 people were injured in the explosions.

2 x male PBSIEDs in military style clothing detonated in a mosque in GUBIO, GUBIO LGA, BORNO State around 5.30am killing up to 14 and wounding several dozen.

2 x suspected male PBSIEDs in military style clothing were shot as they attempted to approach military positions in SABON GARI, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State

Gunmen mounted in at least 7 x pickup trucks attacked GEIDAM, GEIDAM LGA, YOBE State with small arms and IEDs advancing from the direction of DAMASAK, overrunning a 27 Bde checkpoint and looting food and supplies from the market and money and cars from citizens. 3 soldiers were killed, 2 x APCs and other vehicles were reportedly destroyed. 3 civilians were reported killed and the Police and Customs Barracks burnt

08 October

Gunmen ambushed travellers in the vicinity of CHEVELNYAP Village, RIM, RIYOM LGA, PLATEAU State killing 4 people

09 October

Gunmen attacked 2 villages in ZAWANG, JOS SOUTH LGA, PLATEAU State around 1.00am killing 4 people, one of the attackers was killed whilst the others escaped

10 October

Gunmen mounted on bicycles attacked KIRIKASAMA, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State, around 8.00pm killing 2 people and wounding 4 and burning the village

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles and others on foot attacked BALAKARI Village, CHIBOK LGA, BORNO State around 11.00am killing 4 people, burning the village and displacing the population

Situation External Forces

25 September

US AFRICOM has awarded a $24,974,528.00 contract to Mack Defense LLC for 62 x Bastion APCs for 5 countries including CAMEROUN (15), TUNISIA (4), ETHIOPIA (12) and the remainder for UGANDA and SOMALIA under AMISOM. The vehicles are due for delivery 30 December 2016 and will be built in FRANCE. Also awarded was a contract for an InsItu Scan Eagle UAV system, to be completed by September 2016 in DOUALA, CAMEROUN

04 October

4 x male PBSIED attempted to attack a police station in DIFFA, DIFFA Region, NIGER Republic around 8.00am killing 10 people and wounding 11. The first PBSIED detonated after being challenged by a policeman, another was shot and killed whilst the other two were pursued and caught

4 x PBSIEDs attacked BOSSO, DIFFA Region, NIGER Republic around 4.00pm, but were engaged by Nigerien forces. 3 detonated killing themselves and the 4th was shot dead.

Camerounian forces arrested 3 x suspected male PBSIEDs in KERAWA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN

05 October

Gunmen attacked LABADO, MAFOUFOU and BIDAO, MAKARY Arrondissement, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region, 30km from MALTAM burning them down

06 October

Gunmen attacked Chadian forces in the vicinity of KAIGA NGOUBOUA, LAC Region, CHAD around 4.30am killing 11 soldiers and wounding 13. The Chadians report they inflicted 17 casualties on Boko Haram

Vigilantes detained a gunman in BLAME, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region, Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN

07 October

Elements of BIM in AFADE, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region, bombarded suspected enemy positons in SIGAL, KALA BALGE LGA, BORNO State NIGERIA for 30 minutes.

Gunmen ambushed 2 x trucks driving from MAROUA to KOUSSERI in the vicinity of DABANGA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region with RPGs and small arms, wounding one of the drivers

08 October

Gunmen abducted 2 x farmers in TAYER, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN

10 October

Up to 5 explosions in BAGA SOLA, LAC Region, CHAD around 4.00pm killing 37 people and wounding 52. 3 x PBSIEDs exploded in the fish market killing approximately 16 people and 2 x female PBSIEDs detonated in the vicinity of DAR ES SALAM Refugee camp killing 22 people

Gunmen attacked AMTHOUKOULI, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN near FOTOKOL burning down the school

 

Insurgent Incidents

(North East)

IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+

IED

IDF Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
8 0 8 3 2 0 0 0 0
Insurgent Incidents

(North Centre)

IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+

IED

IDF Other weapons

 

Theft

 

Kidnapping

 

0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1
Insurgent Incidents

(North West)

IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+

IED

IDF Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Insurgent Incidents

(Foreign)

IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+

IED

IDF Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
13 0 13 3 0 0 0 0 1

 

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A Nigerian with interests in defence, security, geopolitics, the military particularly small unit tactics, COIN, stabilisation and asymmetric warfare
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