Situation Friendly Forces

17 January

Soldiers conducted clearance operations in the vicinity of SHENTIMARI, KAGA LGA, BORNO State clearing several enemy position and capturing 78 x7.62mm ammunition

President BUHARI has ordered the NIGERIA Customs Service (NCS) to distribute foodstuffs, soap, clothing, mosquito nets, bedding and other relief materials confiscated by the NCS to IDPs

IMN spokesman Ibrahim MUSA stated they would only appear before the Judicial Commission if IMN leader Sheikh EL ZAKZAKY is released unconditionally, the Military and Police disclose how many people they have in detention and grant them access to IMN lawyers, the Military and Police disclose how many people they have taken to hospital and where and allow IMN lawyers access to them, IMN witnesses testifying will be protected, the KADUNA State Government disclose how many people it has in custody and have charged to court. The IMN spokesman stated he had a list of 730 people believed missing or killed and criticised the membership of the Commission claiming some members had made anti IMN statements in the past

18 January

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) stated that at least 4,723 IDPs had been abandoned by the local, state and Federal governments in TARABA State

Soldiers cleared enemy camps in the vicinity of JILLAM and BULA BUTUBE around CHUKUN GUDU GWOZA LGA, BORNO State in a 5 day operation, killing 10 enemy and capturing 2 x AK47, 2 x AK 47 magazines, 2 x solar panels, 2 x GSM handsets , 1 x pickup truck and destroying 1 x Isuzu pickup

A Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) delegation led by Austin ALEGEH visited ZARIA, KADUNA State to investigate the IMN-Army clashes of December 2015, visiting the Emir of ZAZZAU, NIGERIA Army Depot Commandant Brig Gen Christopher MUSA, residents of GULLEYESU, who stated IMN had been a malign influence in the area and members of IMN who stated they had always lived in peaceful coexistence

Op Safe Haven has brokered a compensation payment of N380,000.00 to farmers in KASA Village, BARKIN LADI LGA, PLATEAU State from cattle rearers, as a peace building mechanism

19 January

The COAS Lt Gen BURATAI testified before an NHRC panel on the ZARIA incident stating his men had operated within the rules of engagement

A Battalion from 81 Div returned from a year’s tour of duty in DARFUR, SUDAN. They were warned off to prepare for operations in the North East after leave.

The NPF has deployed a team led by Deputy Inspector General Sotonye WAKAMA (Deputy Commander Operations) to assess the situation for the return of the Police in BORNO, YOB and ADAMAWA States

20 January

A suspected Boko Haram leader Jarasu SHIRA (aka JARIDO) was detained by the CJTF in DAMBOA, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State around 8.30am at a motor park as he and 10 other suspects attempted to board a bus to BIU en route to LAGOS State. SHIRA who is allegedly the Amir for DAMBOA, CHIBOK and ASKIRA UBA LGA was reportedly disguised as a ‘cowboy’. The captives were handed over to the military

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the AU called for increased international cooperation to eliminate Boko Haram

Soldiers cleared enemy camps in NGWALIMIRI and GAZAMA, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State. Cleared and intercepted 10 suspected Boko Haram in the vicinity of MUFURUNDI Village along DAMBOA-BALE Road carrying bags of food, soaps and other items from BEGO, MESEMARRI and BALE Villages. 3 suspected insurgents were killed as troops advanced from WAJIROK TO AJIGIN

3 x suspected Boko Haram members surrendered to vigilantes in KAYA Village, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State, claiming to be forced conscripts who had been compelled to attack ASKIRA and other places. They are now in military custody

21 January

Elements of 153 TF Bn pursued the enemy that attacked their positions killing 5 more enemy

Soldiers conducted a fighting patrol in the vicinity of AFE, KUDIYE, SOUMA, DIKA, MIJIGETA and MIDA, BORNO State, engaging the enemy at KUDIYE and MIJIGETE killing 20 enemy, capturing 3 x rifles and destroying 41 x motorcycles. 370 hostages were rescued and taken to DIKWA IDP camp

Agatu farmers and Fulani herdsmen agreed a peace deal in BENUE and NASARAWA States overseen by the state Governors Samuel ORTOM and Tanko AL MAKURA respectively at a Joint Security Council meeting held in State House, LAFIA, NASARAWA State, with leaders from the Fulani, Tiv and Agatu communities

The CAS AVM Sadique ABUBAKAR stated the NAF is to establish a Special Forces Command whilst giving a lecture entitled ‘Nigerian Air Force: Challenges and Future Perspectives at the National Defence College, ABUJA, FCT. He also stated that several units such as 305 Helicopter Group and 95(?) Helicopter unit. He also stated that 89 Combat Group had been established in BAUCHI State to assist with logistics in the North East.

The Senator for TARABA SOUTH, Emmanuel BWACHA stated that Boko Haram members fleeing from SAMBISA Forest were disguising themselves as cattle herders and attacking central TARABA, BALI and GASSOL LGA

22 January

IDPs from MOBBAR and ABADAM LGA, BORNO State allege that they can’t return to their homes as the areas are still under Boko Haram control

Soldiers conducting operations in the vicinity of HUYUM, JEJE and DIBA Villages, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State killed 4 enemy and freed 5 women and 12 children (reportedly their families) abandoned by Boko Haram retreating from HUYUM, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State

Up to 15,000 Nigerian refugees have reportedly crossed back into GAMBORU NGALA, NGALA LGA, BORNO State from CAMEROUN after leaving in August 2014. The town is mostly destroyed

23 January

The Army is seeking to confirm the true identity of the detained suspect Jasaru SHIRA to prevent a case of mistaken identity

Maj Gen Lucky IRABOR Deputy Commander Op Lafiya Dole stated that soldiers conducted an operation to clear DURE Village, BORNO State and were ambushed in the vicinity of RUGGA FULANI. The ambush was cleared resulting in 8 enemy dead, 2 x AK 47, 2 x dane guns, 3 x AK47 magazines and 39 x 7.62mm rounds captured,

Maj Gen Lucky IRABOR Deputy stated that soldiers cleared WALA, TIRKOPYTIR and DURUBAJUWE Villages, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State capturing 1 x GPMG barrel, 1 x dane gun and 1 x grinding machine

Situation Enemy Forces

17 January

Approximately 10 cattle rustlers killed 3 Fulani herdsmen, abducted some women and stole 600 cattle from GAREJI Village, WUKARI LGA, TARABA State around 12.00am

20 January

Gunmen mounted in 6 x pick up trucks attacked BURATAI, BIU LGA, BORNO State around 6.00pm but were repelled after a 2 hour firefight losing 4 x enemy killed, 1 x vehicle killed and 2 x AK 47s captured

A military vehicle detonated an IED in BORNO State

Gunmen mounted in armoured vehicles, pickups attacked 153 TF Bn positions in OLD MARTE, MARTE LGA, BORNO State around 5.50pm with HMG, small arms and IEDs but were repelled with 3 soldiers wounded, losing 21 enemies killed and capturing 1 x AAA gun, 10 x AK 47, 1 x FN FAL rifle, 7 x 60mm mortar bombs, 342 x 12.7mm rounds, 507 x 7.62mm rounds, 1 x Panhard AML 90 1 x Toyota Hilux, 1 x Land cruiser, 1 x IED, 1 x Type 36 HE hand grenade.

21 January

An unknown person attempted to infiltrate CASHEW PLANTATION near MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 5.19pm killing a vigilante with a bladed weapon upon being challenged, he was subsequently shot and killed by other vigilantes

Gunmen attacked DIKWA, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State and were repelled by friendly forces

22 January

3 x PBIEDs (2 x female, 1 x male) attempted to infiltrate MAIDUGURI, via MAFA, MAFA LGA, they were detected at a checkpoint 1km from MAIDUGURI. One female detonated killing the other female, the male attempted to charge the Checkpoint but was shot. No other casualties were reported

Approximately 14 gunmen attacked CHROGUSKO Village, TARMUWA LGA, YOBE State but were repelled by friendly forces capturing weapons, ammunition and IEDs

Situation External Forces

17 January

Shelling from Nigerian forces hit ASHIGASHIYA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing 2 civilians and wounding 5

18 January

Media reports state that BIR has been equipped with Ratel 20 IFVs, deliveries began in December 2015, with 12 examples currently in operation in EXTREME NORD Region

A young male PBIED detonated in a mosque in NGUETCHEWE, MAYO MOSKOTA Arrondissement, MAYO TSANAGA, EXTREME NORD Region, around 5.45am killing 6 people

The Nigerien government and the UN OCHA have moved 99 schools away from the Nigerian border and Lake CHAD area to allow 2,784 boys and 3,129 girls resume school

6 Dual French Camerounian nationals were released by Boko Haram. They were abducted on 11 June 2015 on Route Nationale 1, 15km from DABANGA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, on their way to KOUSSERI, by an armed group reportedly led by a Nigerian. They escaped after 210 days due military operations on both sides of the border, arriving at FOTOKOL, from where they were taken by helicopter to MAROUA

20 January

Gunmen stole 4,244 cattle from HILE ALIFA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region

21 January

Camerounian forces made several IEDs safe on the ASHIGASHIYA-KOLOFATA Road, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, in the morning

Camerounian forces arrested the Chief of KALAFAKRA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department on suspicion of working with Boko Haram.

FRANCE has donated vehicles and equipment to CAMEROUN for operations against BOKO Haram. French Ambassador Christine ROBICHON presented 11 x P4 Tactical vehicles (unarmoured, 4 man reconnaissance/ utility vehicles), 40 x body armour, 40 x helmets to Camerounian Minister of Defence Joseph Beti ASSOMO in YAOUNDE

The UN World Food Programme stated it would partner with YOBE State government to reconstruct KATARKO-GUJBA Bridge

22 January

Elements of BTAP engaged the enemy in the vicinity of ASHIGASHIYA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department at night killing 2 gunmen

2 truck drivers were abducted at night in the vicinity of MBATKUNA, between ZIGUE and ZIGAGUE, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, along Route Nationale 1

23 January

Gunmen attacked LIMANI, MAYO SAVA Department at night killing 1 civilian


Insurgent Incidents

(North East)

IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+


IDF Other weapons Theft Kidnapping
2 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0
Insurgent Incidents

(North Centre)

IED Vehicle IED Suicide IED Small Arms Small arms+


IDF Other weapons






0 0 0 0 0 0 1 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
2 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 1

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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