Situation Friendly Forces

27 December

Troops detained 2 x suspected PBIEDs on the outskirts of MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. Acting on information provided troops ambushed several other suspects on 4 routes ASUWARI, MOLAI KURA, BADERI Village, DAMBOA Road and JAMERI Village killing 7, whilst 3 escaped. EOD reportedly are conducting a search for UXO

Soldiers arrested 7 suspected IED makers in KADUNA, KADUNA State with several large IEDs

28 December

BORNO State Governor SHETTIMA announced a welfare package for vigilantes in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State including a N20m bonus, free medical care in all public hospitals and more patrol vehicles at a reception with some volunteers including CJTF leader Baba Lawan JAAFAR

29 December

Brig Gen MSA ALIYU has taken command of 3 Div from Maj Gen Hassan UMORU. Gen ALIYU formerly served as Division Chief of Staff and Commander 31 Armoured Bde, BAMA

IMN leader Sheikh Ibrahim EL ZAKZAKY and an unspecified number of IMN members have been charged with criminal conspiracy and inciting public disturbances at the Chief Magistrates Court 1, KADUNA. Pleas entered are unknown and the accused have been remanded in custody

NDLEA KANO State Commander Alhaji Hamza UMAR stated in 2015, it had arrested 676 suspects (143 convicted and 214 cases pending) and seized 12,362.87kg of narcotics (3161.73kg cannabis, 9200.935kg psychotropic substances, 156 grams cocaine and 50 grams heroin)

30 December

KANO state Government has set up an amnesty committee to allow cattle rustlers to surrender their weapons peacefully and retrain in other businesses. KANO State Commissioner of Police Muhammed KATSINA stated that 71 suspects have been arrested, 21 weapons captured, 519 cows, 11 camels, 134 sheep and 786 cartons N61m worth of drugs recovered as a result of Op Puff Adder in the FALGORE Forest, DOGUWA LGA whilst briefing Governor Abdullahi GANDUJE

Staff at KADUNA Prison have stated that IMN leader Ibrahim EL ZAKZAKY is not in their custody

KADUNA State Government stated that they will name members of a judicial Commission of Inquiry into the ZARIA Incident

Former NSA Sambo DASUKI met bail conditions and was released from KUJE Jail, ABUJA, FCT. DSS agents immediately rearrested him and moved him to an unknown location

31 December

President BUHARI stated he is willing to negotiate with Boko Haram for the GGS CHIBOK abductees if he can find ‘credible leaders’ to negotiate with

01 January

IMN claims another of their members has died in custody

Op Lafiya Dole Theatre Command warned that Boko Haram planned to attack parts of MAIDUGURI, using IEDs concealed in firewood

02 January

The BORNO State Government states it will build trenches around entry points to villages to prevent Boko Haram attacks

Situation Enemy Forces

27 December

Gunmen attacked ALADUWARI Village, JERE LGA, BORNO State on the outskirts of MAIDUGURI around 6.00pm. As people fled 1 x female PBIED ran into the house of the Village Head of BAKASI Layout and detonated killing 15 members of his family and then another female PBIED detonated. Dismounted gunmen attacked the NNPC Mega Station in MOLAI and then advanced towards JIDDARI POLO Area along OLD MOLAI Road, breaching the defensive berm and burning 6 houses. 2 x female PBIED detonated in the vicinity of FOMWAN School, JIDDARI, MAIDUGURI around 8.00pm. Gunmen mounted on 3 x pickup trucks attacked the HIGH COURT Area, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State with small arms and RPGs around 6.30pm. CJTF and soldiers conducted clearance patrols in the area the next day. Casrep indicates 52 dead and 85 wounded

28 December

2 x female PBIEDs detonated at a Motor Park in MADAGALI, MADAGALI, LGA, ADAMAWA State around 8.00am killing up to 30 people and wounding up to 44

2 x female PBIED detonated in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State, killing 26 and wounding 85. 1 x PBIED went to a house and asked for water for ablutions and then detonated near a mosque in KUSHARI killing 2 and wounding 13. Another PBIED detonated in the vicinity of BADERI. One PBIED Fatima BABAGAPCHIA was captured and stated was a divorced mother of one and had been abducted from BULLUNKUTU ABUJA in MAIDUGURI last year and kept with 6 others in MONGUNO. Total casualties rose to 52 killed and 124 wounded.

Situation External Forces

27 December

A PBIED detonated in TOLKOMARI, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN, killing 1 and wounding 2

28 December

2 x PBIED detonated in BODO, MAKARY Arrondissement, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing themselves and wounding one person. They were stopped by vigilantes just before detonation

29 December

2 x PBIED detonated in ASHIGASHIYA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing 3 people and wounding 13 after vigilantes spotted and stopped them

CAMEROUN appointed a new Secretary General of the Ministry of Defence Said KAMSOULOUM a career civil servant from MAKARY, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region

30 December

The US Government stated that it remained committed to helping NIGERIA and it neighbours to counter Boko Haram, stating it had provided advisors, intelligence, training, logistical support and equipment to ‘African partners’

Gunmen attacked FOTOKOL, KERAWA and DABANGA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region in the morning but were defeated by Camerounian forces who killed 20 , pursuing the rest back across the Nigeria border

31 December

Camerounian President Paul BIYA thanked the US for its assistance in the fight against Boko Haram. The local US commander Col Mike DAVIS USMC stated that assistance consisted of training, ISTAR and ‘some security stuff’. The US contingent is due to be fully operational in February 2016


Insurgent Incidents

(North East)

IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+


IDF Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
10(7*) 0 10(7*) 0 1 0 0 0 0
Insurgent Incidents

(North Centre)

IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+


IDF Other weapons






0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Insurgent Incidents

(North West)

IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+


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


IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+


IDF Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
5 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0



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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5 Responses to NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 02 January 2016

  1. Pingback: NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 02 January 2016 | Rifleman III Journal

  2. lachit says:

    hi ,
    the drug haul is really big .was it confiscated from boko haram ?

    in punjab and north east militants were involved in the use and trade of drugs.

    but later it came to bit them in their ass , when intelligence agencies used it against them.
    cant give the details here, amnesty international will have a heart attack.
    but all said and done it a venerable area which can be exploited to weaken boko haram.
    it has to done very secretly and carefully, since the ethical line dividing good and bad is very thin here.

    by the way who is grandpapa abi?
    some kin to mr bean 😀

    • peccavi says:

      Hey Oga Lachit, the drugs were from criminals but there is a definite nexus between drug abuse and Boko Haram.
      A comprehensive study of the trends of the illegal drug trade in the North would give interesting results and as you allude is a definitive way to cause ‘problems’ for the enemy

  3. lachit says:

    also I was thinking wen a soldier goes to battle what is the most important thing he needs ?confidence (am I right ?)
    In his men
    in his commander
    in his weapons

    most people say lot of things like bravery , loyalty , patriotism etc etc
    but these are for books media movies etc.

    I was once caught in a cross fire , realized what a pussy I was , my legs wont move ….. funny part some of the soldiers were like me.

    coming to the topic I think among all other issues the major thing bogging down NA is the weapons.
    4.turnaround time
    5.confidence in the weapons

    what say u.

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