NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 24 October 2015

Situation Friendly

11 October

Op Safe Haven stated they had engaged suspected cattle rustlers in a firefight in the vicinity of LUGARE Village, BARKIN LADI LGA, PLATEAU State recovering 52 cattle and 22 rams. They also seized several cattle who allegedly encroached on a farm in RAKUN Village, BARKIN LADI LGA, which were released after the herder paid compensation to the owner of N50,000. They also stated that suspected IEDs had been laid in the road in the vicinity of GYAMBUS, MANGU LGA targeting Op Safe Haven vehicles.

16 October

EBONYI State donated 2 x trailer loads of Abakiliki rice to troops fighting in the North East

18 October

NPF engaged suspected cattle rustlers in FALGORE Forest, in the vicinity of GAZOBI Village, TUDUN WADA LGA, KANO State, killing 3 Senegalese suspects and arresting 4 others. 224 cattle were recovered as well as a revolver

Elements of Op Safe Haven have detained several suspects in JOS, PLATEAU State on suspicion of terror activities

BORNO State is building 100 housing units in BAMA, BAMA LGA, BORNO State

19 October

COAS Lt Gen TY BURATAI stated that the MNJTF was now operational, whilst receiving the Dutch Defence Attaché Col Eric DE LANDMETER

KANO State Police Command stated that 818 cows were recovered from cattle rustlers in FALGORE Forest, TUDUN WADA LGA, KANO State in a month long operation, as well as 72 suspects arrested, 42 x AK 47 rifles captured and 28 rounds of ammunition whilst 30 suspects were paraded to reported in KWANAR DAWAKI, DAWAKIN KUDU LGA.

President BUHARI met with Service Chiefs in ASO ROCK, ABUJA, FCT to discuss progress with Op Lafiya Dole. The Service Chiefs reportedly cited weather and logistics difficulties

President BUHARI met with the Service Chiefs to discuss the conduct of the anti Boko Haram mission and the logistical and meteorological issues. The CDS Gen OLONISAKIN stated that they had provided him with a 60 day security review

20 October

The Victims Support Fund donated N25m to TARABA State Specialist Hospital, JALINGO and WUKARI General Hospital, WUKARI, TARABA State

The NSCDC paraded a suspected drug dealer Murtala DAHIRU (29 years old from KATSINA State) in KADUNA, KADUNA State, who was arrested 15 October in SABON TASHA, CHIKUN LGA, KADUNA State and was arrested with N62,220.00, 3 x wraps of Armo, 3 x portions of Cannabis, Tramadol tablets, Viagra tablets, manpower tablets and 1 x wrap of SK. His accomplices known as Madam PROPHET and JOSPEH reportedly from EDO State were still at large

143 Bn, 28 Task Force Bde conducted a deliberate clearance operation in JAJE, MADAKA, CHAKAWA and GORI Villages, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State, following up from the PBSIED attack on DAR Village, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State rescuing 10 women and 16 children in the 3 hour operation as well as reportedly killing up to 150 enemy, capturing 4 x AK 4s, 7 x hand grenades, 6 x IEDs, 15 x double barrelled shotguns, 15 motorcycles, 85 sheep and 70 cattle. The rescued persons were taken to an IDP camp in MUBI

The Vice President Professor Yemi OSINBAJO stated that the Federal Government is to set up a Communication Centre to counter violent extremist ideology whilst receiving the US Special Envoy on Counter Terrorism Communication Rashad HUSSAIN

21 October

Nigerian forces attacked enemy camps in the vicinity of NGANZAI, NGANZAI LGA, BORNO State

LAGOS State Government has donated N50m each to BORNO, YOBE and ADAMAWA States to assist with IDPs

GOC 1 Div Maj Gen Adeniyi OYEBADE stated that 20,000 cows had been recovered from cattle thieves.

Nigerian Special Forces conducted a heliborne raid on enemy positions in the MANDARA Mountains

22 October

The IGP Solomon ARASE warned that Boko Haram might be creating IED booby traps contained in laptops, iPads and mobile phones for people to pick up

JIGAWA State Police Command arrested a female named as Ladi DAHIRU (60 years old, SADA Village, YANKWASHI LGA) on suspicion of trafficking 12 pre-teen girls in KAZAURE LGA, JIGAWA State, who were allegedly taken from FALLE Village, KUNCHI LGA, JIGAWA State on the pretext of attending an Islamiyya School in KABALA DOKI, KADUNA

5 suspects were charged with 4 counts under the Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act 2013 at ABUJA High Court, ABUJA, FCT in relation to the 2nd October IED attacks in KJUE and NYANYA, FCT. The suspects were arrested by the NPF Special Intelligence Response Team (SIRT). The 5 men are Igbiras from OKENE, KOGI State are named as Abdulazeez MUHAZAB, Ishiaka SALIHU, Mohammed JIMOH, Abdullahi NASIRU and Abdulwaheed NASIRU (aka HAULAKI) who plead guilty.

The KADUNA State Government has bought 107 vehicles for use by the security forces on Op Yaki

Elements of the KANO State Police Anti Cattle Rustling Unit and Special Ambush Squad engaged in a firefight with cattle rustlers in NADURKU GWAMMO Village, in GOMO Forest, SUMAILA LGA, KANO State resulting in one suspect killed and 224 cows, 45 sheep and 2 dogs recovered.

23 October

The PR officer 33 Artillery Bde, BAUCHI, BAUCHI State stated that Boko Haram might be planning to buy large quantities of rat poison to poison water supplies in the North East

45 people were charged by the DSS at ISOLO Magistrate Court, LAGOS, LAGOS State with charges related to an alleged planned Boko Haram attack on DOLPHIN Estate, IKOYI, ETIOSA LGA, LAGOS State. The suspects were named as Abuyi SHERIFF, Babagana ALI, Abass IBRAHIM, Abubakar GREMA, Kabiri IBRAHIM, Mustapha MOHAMMED, Usman MOHAMMED, Modu AMSAMI, Isa AGAFI, Adamu JEBILI, Saja KAMBA, Abba SAGOMA, Mallum BUCHU, Abdulkareem ABBA, Babagana KOLOYE, Usman BUKA, Adamu MOHAMMED, Lawal MOHAMMED, Tela ABANA, Belo MODU, Kachala BABAGANA, Modu ABU, Alhaji Modu MUSTAPHA

2 people Timbee SHIJA (24 years old) and Sunday MATTHEW (17 years old) were charged with criminal conspiracy and kidnap of a minor at MAKURDI Magistrates Court, MAKURDI, BENUE State for allegedly abducting a 4 year old boy from his house on MAKURDI and demanding a N2m ransom

2 x NAF F7s attacked enemy positions in the vicinity of BIU and MADAGALI LGAs, BORNO State

The Hungarian Vice Prime Minister Zsolt SEMJEN visited President BUHARI in ASO ROCK, ABUJA, FCT and stated HUNGARY was ready to help NIGERIA n the campaign against Boko Haram

24 October

DHQ has denied media reports that STTEP had been re engaged to support the December offensive. The reports were also strenuously denied by Director of STTEP Eeben Barlow

Elements of 5 Bde cleared over 20 enemy camps in the vicinity of KERENOWA and CHIKUN GUDU, MARTE LGA, BORNO State. The camps based at KERENOWA, GUMADA and DOGON GIDA, had tunnels to conceal the entrance and exit points, training area and observation points. Troops captured solar panels, IED components, vehicles, foodstuffs and other items, and cleared IEDS from the road between MARTE, NEW MARTE and KERENOWA

25 October

4 suspected terrorists were arrested trying to enter POMPOMARI IDP Camp, DAMATURU, YOBE State. One was identified as a Boko Haram member from TURO KURA Village by members of his family

Situation Enemy Forces

18 October

Gunmen attacked KIRCHINGA and IMIRS Villages, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State but were defeated by soldiers supported by vigilantes who inflicted up to 30 casualties, capturing AK 47s, bows and arrows and other equipment

Gunmen attacked villages in GWOZA LGA, BORNO State killing 9 people, wounding several others, burning houses and looting foodstuffs and livestock. They were repelled by troops from GWOZA Town

19 October

A suspected female PBSIED was shot in front of MAIMALARI Barracks, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 7.00am as she approached the gate and refused a security check, explosives reportedly in her handbag detonated as she was shot

Gunmen ambushed vehicles in the vicinity of MILE 40 Village, NGANZAI LGA, BORNO State killing 5 and wounding 1 other

21 October

Gunmen disguised as vigilantes set up illegal checkpoints in MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State killing 3 soldiers and abducting a senior officer and stealing his vehicle

Gunmen mounted in pick ups and motorcycles reportedly from NGANZAI Camp ambushed 4 vehicles in the vicinity of JINGALTA, NGANZAI LGA, BORNO State 70km north of MAIDUGURI around 9.30am killing 20 occupants and burning the cars, the gunmen then attacked the village and burnt it

Suspected Fulani gunmen attacked KATANKA Village, WUKARI LGA, TARABA State killing 8 people 22 October Suspected Fulani gunmen attacked KAMBERI Village, WUKARI LGA, TARABA State killing 7 people

23 October

A suspected male PBSIED detonated in a mosque behind the Federal High Court, JIDARI POLO District, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 5.00am killing 18 people and wounding 20

A young male PBSIED detonated in JAMBUTU Mosque, YOLA, ADAMAWA State around 2.00pm killing 27 and wounding 96 people

24 October

1 x female PBSIED detonated in DALE YAZARE, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State along the BIU-MAIDUGURI Road near MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 7.50am, another killing 5 including 2 other suspected female PBSIEDs and wounding 10, 1 x suspected female PBSIED was arrested

Situation External

17 October

Nigerien authorities released Nigerian Daily Trust journalist Lawan Danjuma ADAMU who was detained in AGADEZ, AGADEZ Region, NIGER Republic where he was investigating human trafficking

18 October

Gunmen ambushed a military engineer convoy escorted by BIR between WAMBECHE and WAZA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region with small arms and IEDs, destroying a BIR vehicle, killing an officer and wounding 4 officers. 10 enemy were killed

20 October

Gunmen ambushed a BIR patrol with small arms and RPGs in the vicinity of AMCHEDIRE, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region between ZIGUE and DABANGA along Route Nationale 1, destroying a vehicle before being repelled

21 October

4 x PBSIEDs approaching DIFFA, DIFFA Region, NIGER Republic, were intercepted and shot 10km from the city around 2.00am, 1 detonated killing 2 Nigerien soldiers and wounding 3 others.

The US has donated 2 x Cessna C-208 ISR aircraft and 30 military vehicles and other equipment worth 32m Euros to NIGER Republic

A 41eme BIM patrol found 2 x enemy dead in the vicinity of AMCHEDIRE after the clash with BIR

Gunmen attacked ASHIGASHIYA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region wounding 7 Camerounian soldiers

Gunmen attacked DOULO, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region 4 km from MORA, killing 14 people, wounding 9 and burning down several houses

22 October

The Anadolu News Agency claimed that Nigeria has hired 250 contractors from STTEP

Gunmen attacked 2 villages in the vicinity of BLAME, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN, setting them on fire

Gunmen attacked KERAWA, KOLOFATA Arrondissement, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN occupying the town reportedly killing 11 people with small arms and bladed weapons and abducting up to 20 men and women

A suspected female PBSIED was arrested on in the vicinity of BAGA SOLA, LAC Region, CHAD after her device failed to fully function, she claimed to have been tasked to attack BOL and that 4 other PSIEDs were heading to attack DABANTCHALI Village.

23 October

Reinforced Camerounian forces cleared KERAWA, CAMEROUN, with the enemy reportedly falling back into NIGERIA, under Camerounian bombardment. Nigerian forces engaged the enemy from blocking positions on their side of the border supported by Gazelle helicopters

Gunmen attacked KANGAWA, KOLOFATA Arrondissement, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN killing 4 people

A Chadian soldier based in MORA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN died after a fight with a colleague

Insurgent Incidents (North East) IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED IDF Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
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Insurgent Incidents (North Centre) IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED IDF Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
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Insurgent Incidents (North West) IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED IDF Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
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Insurgent Incidents (Foreign) IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+IED IDF Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
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