NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 09 January 2016

Situation Friendly Forces

03 January

BORNO State hunters asked to be allowed to join the campaign against Boko Haram at a meeting between their Emir Malam Mai Gana MAI-DURMA and journalists

04 January

Brig Gen C.A. APERE took command of 27 TF Bde from Col Dahiru BAKO in GEIDAM, YOBE STATE

Maj Gen Hassan UMARU has replaced Maj Gen Yusha’u ABUBAKAR as Theatre Commander Op Lafiya Dole, Brig Gen Victor EZUGWU replaced Maj Gen Lamidi ADEOSUN as GOC 7 Div, who moves on to command the MNJTF

05 January

The former Minister of Defence, Bello Haliru MOHAMMED and his son Bello Abba MOHAMMED have been charged with money laundering and criminal breach of trust in relation to N300m he allegedly diverted to the Office of the NSA in March 2015 at Federal High Court, ABUJA, FCT. Both pled not guilty and the case was adjourned till Thursday 07 January for bail hearings

05 January

Sharia Court in KANO KANO State, sentenced Abdul-Aziz DAUDA (aka NIASSE), a Haqiqa (a branch of the Tijanniyya Sufi sect) cleric and 9 others to death by hanging for blasphemy

Soldiers arrested 2 suspected brigands with illegal arms in GIDAN WAYA, JEMA’A LGA, KADUNA State following a tip off

06 January

The Islamic Movement of NIGERIA (IMN) has released a 22 minute video putting their own side of the ZARIA Incident, the video in Hausa with English subtitles, claims the attack was premeditated, shows the procession under fire, soldiers allegedly moving corpses and taking position around the Husseiniyya Complex

Several dozen women marched from DUHU to GULAK to protest alleged extrajudicial killings and illegal detentions by military and vigilante in GULA and DUHU Villages, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State. Outgoing 28 TF Bde commander Brig Gen Victor EZUGWU denied the allegations. Residents accuse mainly Christian vigilantes of the excesses. Several vigilante members were arrested for the alleged murder of 3 Fulani brothers

07 January

A Public Relations Officer for the IMN, Jamila AWWAL claims that some of their members were raped and tortured before being killed

Bello Mohammed and Bello Abba Mohammed were granted bail of N300m and 2 sureties

08 January

Army HQ Strike Group Commander Capt. FA AKINGBOLU stated troops had conducted clearance operations in KWARI, KUDEL and AFEE Villages, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State freeing 3,212 people

Situation Enemy Forces

03 January

Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked UDENI RUWA and OKPAYA villages in the UDENI RUWA Ward, NASARAWA LGA, NASARAWA State around 11.00pm killing 15 Agatu people of whom 5 drowned trying to escape and burning down the village. The attack was allegedly a reprisal after 3 Fulani herdsmen disappeared after grazing their cattle in the area and the corpse of one of them was found

04 January

Gunmen attacked TOSHIA Village, CHIBOK LGA, BORNO State at night wounding several villagers, burning huts and stealing food and livestock

Gunmen disguised in military style uniforms infiltrated the neighbouring towns of IZGHE GWOZA, GWOZA LGA and IZGHE DAMBOA, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State around 7.00pm and gathered villagers together using a ruse and then killed those identified as vigilantes, killing up to 19 people, 3 female PBIEDs then infiltrated the fleeing villagers and detonated killing 7.

05 January

Gunmen mounted on bicycles attacked IZGEKI Village, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State from IZGE, killing 2 people, who then fled to IZGHE, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State where a male PBIED detonated amongst them near the market killing another 5

Gunmen attacked NCHIHA Village, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State around 10.00pm stealing food and burning parts of the village

Suspected Fulani gunmen attacked AFO and UDENI MAGAJI Village, NASARAWA LGA, NASARAWA State killing 38 people

06 January

A male PBIED detonated in IZGHE IDP Camp, GWOZA LGA BORNO State killing 5 people

Situation External Forces

03 January

A PBIED detonated killing only himself when detected by vigilantes in KOLOFATA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region

Gunmen infiltrated MOZOGO, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region murdering an Imam, his son and friend

04 January

Gunmen were engaged in the vicinity of WAMBACHE, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, CAMEROUN by elements of the MNJTF around 4.00am resulting in 24 enemy killed and 2 friendly wounded

Gunmen infiltrated MOZOGO, MAYO TSANAGA Department, at night killing a vigilante

Gunmen attacked OUSLAMSO, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region (5km from AFADE) at night burning several houses and killing a civilian

The Police Commissioner for DABANGA, Ousmaila SAGOU and 2 colleagues, disappeared on the Route Nationale 1 en route to KOUSERRI, his vehicle was last seen between KABO and DABANGA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region around 5.00pm

Iranian Foreign Minister Hoseyn JABERI-ANSARI stated IRAN has used diplomatic channels to ‘warn’ NIGERIA to release Sheikh Ibrahim EL ZAKZAKY

05 January

The Nigerien Army Commander Gen Seini GARBA stated his forces were in the process of winning the war

The DABANGA Police Commissioners car was discovered burnt between GASSAMA and KABO

06 January

6 Camerounians abducted on Route Nationale 1, escaped from captivity in NIGERIA and presented themselves to Camerounian authorities in FOTOKOL

Ismaila SAGOU has been confirmed kidnapped by Boko Haram

07 January

Gunmen attacked ASHIGASHIYA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region, killing a man and abducting 2 women

The US donated 24 MRAPs worth $11m to NIGERIA in a ceremony with US Defence Attaché Patrick DOYLE at 9 Bde Parade Ground, IKEJA Cantonment, LAGOS, LAGOS State. Vehicles include 6 x BAE Caiman, 7 more vehicles were en route. Maj Gen NDIOMU stated they would be moved ‘as soon as possible’ to the Nigeria Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Workshop in BAUCHI to be made serviceable

08 January

A PBIED detonated at a mosque in GANSE, MAYO SAVA Department (near KOLOFATA) in the morning killing himself and wounding 2 others.

09 January

The village head of BLABINE, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, (near FOTOKOL) and his son were released after being abducted on 28 November 2015

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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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