NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 26 March 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

20 March

Elements of 22 Bde Garrison cleared enemy camps in the vicinity of DALORE, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State killing 19 enemy (including the alleged Amir of the camp), capturing 2 x AK 47, 1 x Beretta SMG, 1 x hand grenade and 4 x pick up trucks. 1 x MRAP was damaged by an IED

Elements of 7 Bde ambushed an enemy crossing point in the morning in DAWASHI, KUKAWA LGA, BORNO State killing 7 x enemy and capturing 1 x Peugeot Station wagon containing 67 x jerrycans with 2,010 litres of petrol, IEDs, uniforms, batteries, 1 x AK 47, tools and fish

21 March

The first draft of the Post Insurgency Recovery and Peacebuilding Assessments in BORNO State Government aided by the 6 North eastern states, the World Bank, EU and UN indicate 20,000 people have been killed; 956, 453 private houses, 5,335 classrooms and school buildings in 512 primary, 38 secondary and 2 tertiary institutions, 1,205 municipal, local government or ministry buildings, 76 police stations, 35 electricity offices, 14 x prison buildings, 201 health centres, 1,630 water sources, 726 electricity sub stations and distribution lines destroyed and 470, 000 livestock killed and

Elements of 153 TF Bn, 5 Bde engaged the enemy in MUSARI killing 58 enemy capturing 2 x grenades, 52 x motorcycles, several bags of beans, onions, sweet potatoes and guinea corn and several cartons of fish. 1 x soldier was killed

22 March

A new video has been released showing ‘SHEKAU’ in front of (or superimposed in front of) a screen. He expressed sentiments associated with defeat or accepting change

Elements of 29 TF Bde completed a 2 day operation clearing ABUKARTI, BARADILI, BORGOZO, GAIJARIBUL ABUKAR, KOLOMI, MARGUBA, UMARUMI and YASORI 1 & YASORI 2, KAGA LGA, BORNO State recovering 1 x dane gun, motorcycles, drums and bags of millet. IEDs were inadvertently detonated by an IED, another IED was detonated in a building in YASORI 1, it was determined that the BORGOZO area had been used as a harbour and staging area.

Gunmen attacked SABON GARI, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State abducting 14 women and 2 girls whilst they were fishing and fetching water

President BUHARI has ordered the Navy to set up a base in the Lake CHAD region

Elements of 3 Bn, 22 Bde, army HQ Strike Group and Armed Forces Special Forces cleared the enemy from villages in KALA BALGE LGA, BORNO State, clearing WUMBI, TUNISH, TILEM, MALAWAJI, MAKAUDARI, DAIMA, BUDULI, SADIGUMO, JIWE, SIDIGERI and KALA Villages capturing RANN killing 22 enemy and destroying a weapons factory and training camp at TILEM and rescuing 309 people

23 March

Elements of 7 Div Garrison and 112 Bn supported by CJTF cleared MENARI, BULAMARI, ZANGEBE, MAAFA, MIJIGINE, BAALE and KALTARAM Villages, MAFA LGA, BORNO State, killing 5 enemy and rescuing 180 hostage in GILTIMARI and BAALE and some cattle

24 March

Elements of 3 Bn with the CJTF conducted a fighting patrol to KUSUMMA Village, MARTE LGA, BORNO State killing 3 and capturing 1 enemy. 529 hostages were rescued, 1 x motorcycle, weapons and axes recovered

An NAF Alphajet (NAF 457) veered off the runway at YOLA Airport, YOLA ADAMAWA State around 7.00pm crashing into a ditch as it returned from a mission over SAMBISA Forest neither pilot was injured

NPF announced they had rescued 3 children from a gang of kidnappers in MULANG, SONG LGA, ADAMAWA State, after a firefight in MAYO BELWA LGA, when the kidnappers came to pick up the N500,000.00 ransom. 3 kidnappers were killed and 8 x AK 47, 477 x rounds of ammunition, 1 x RPG and foreign and local currencies recovered. The kidnapper’s leader was a former armed robber turned vigilante

25 March

Elements of 7 Div Garrison and CJTF identified 2 x female PBIEDs 100m south of UMURARI Village, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State around 1.20am. 1 detonated her device killing only herself and the other was shot by the soldiers. Her device was made safe by an NPPF/ Army EOD Team

Elements of 28 TF Bde claimed to have rescued several women abducted from SABON GARI, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State. The State House of Assembly Rep for MADAGALI Emmanuel TSANDU disputed the claim

26 March

Gunmen mounted on bicycles and tricycles attacked TUMPUN Village (near LASSA), ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State around 8.00am killing 4 people and looting foodstuffs

Troops advancing towards ALAGARNO Forest rescue a 90 year old woman from KAMALARI Village, along MAIDUGURI-DAMBOA Road, who stated she had been held by Boko Haram for 3 days

Situation North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States)

20 March

Hajiya Hafsat ABUBAKAR step mother of State Legislator Alhaji Salisu Ibrahim RIRUWAI was released by kidnappers after an undisclosed ransom was paid

KANO State Zonal Command, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) states they had rescued 50 victims and secured 2 conviction in the Federal High Court from February 2016 to date

21 March

6 x masked gunmen abducted Dr Emmanuel DZIGGAU (President), Rev Illiya ANTO (Deputy) and Yakubu DZARMA (retired) from Taraya Ekklesiyoyin Kristi A NIGERIA (TEKAN) Church a church farm at SABONGARI KASAU in DUTSE outside KADUNA, KADUNA State along KADUNA- ABUJA Expressway and demanded N100m in ransom using Rev ANTOs mobile phone. Other church members who escaped allege that the abduction could be related to upcoming CAN national elections.

24 March

SOKOTO NSCDC Commandant, Adam SOJA stated that 300 personnel had been mobilised to provide security for the Easter festivities

Media reports state that residents of KUDURU KAHUGU Village, KAHUGU District, LERE LGA, KADUNA State complained that they have been receiving extortion requests, with victims being killed despite paying up and others abducted for ransom

26 March

Col Samaila INUSA (NIGERIA Army School of Infantry), JAJI, KADUNA State was abducted with his wife in the vicinity of KANAZO near NNPC Junction, KADUNA, KADUNA State around 7.30pm. The wife was dropped off and the Col. taken in his car towards ABUJA

Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba States)

21 March

Police arrested 3 x suspected cattle rustlers in GUMA LGA, BENUE State

22 March

Gunmen killed 2 x policemen in AGATU LGA, BENUE State, whilst they were investigating reports of 300 cattle stolen in KADUNA State being grazed in the area

23 March

GOMBE State Police Command stated that they would begin a 2 day operation destroying IEDs and UXO along GOMBE-BAJOGA Road

TARABA State Commissioner of Police Shaba ALKALI stated 7 people had been killed in communal clashes in IBI LGA, TARABA State

TARABA State Commissioner of Police Shaba ALKALI announced that 2 x suspected Boko Haram commanders arrested in the State were handed over to the military in YOBE State on 07 March. Ali AUDU (aka DUNGU) was arrested on 22 February in TELLA, GASSOL LGA, Abdulmumin ABDULLAHI from YADI BURNI, YOBE State was arrested on 05 March in BALI, BALI LGA masquerading as a suya seller

24 March

The IGP Solomon ARASE states that 2 additional MOPOL units and further vehicles have been deployed to AGATU LGA, BENUE State

Maj Gen Tagbo UDE, Commander Op Safe Haven paraded 3 suspected gun runners at Task Force HQ, JOS, PLATEAU State, who were captured after a 3 month operation with 2 x Mark 4 bolt action rifles, 1 x locally made automatic weapon

25 March

Youths reportedly stoned Muslims attending Juma’at prayers in IBI, IBI LGA, BENUE State, elements of 93 Bn from TAKUM, TAKUM LGA, intervened arresting 6 people and capturing 3 x AK 47, 2 x AK 47 magazines, 4 x danes guns, 11 x cartridges, 1 x axe, 2 x hammers, 1 x cutlass, 2 x handsaws, 1 x knife, 3 x mobile phones, 1 x catapult, 19 x 5.56mm rounds, 104 x 7.62mm (AK) and 1 x litre of petrol

26 March

119 head of cattle stolen from SESENI Village, BALI LGA, TARABA State recovered by the security forces in SUNTI Village, DONGA LGA were returned to their owners

Situation External (Rest of the World)

21 March

German Deputy Defence Minister Dr Ralf BRAUKSIEPE visited the CDS Gen Abayomi Gabriel OLONISAKIN in ABUJA, FCT and expressed GERMANY’s support for COIN operations in the North East and then went on to deliver a lecture at the National Defence College

22 March

Camerounian negotiator with Boko Haram Mallam Abdallah ADAMU has been arrested in YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN

23 March

Camerounian forces conducted several raids in the vicinity of NGOSHE, VALLEY and DJIMINI, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State, NIGERIA

USAID NIGERIA Mission Director Michael HARVEY stated that over $200m had been set aside for education, healthcare, water and sanitation of 2.2m IDPs in the Northeast

24 March

Gunmen attacked ZOUROU, KOLOFATA Arrondissement, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, killing the Village Chief

25 March

A BIR vehicle detonated an IED in the vicinity of AMCHIDE-GANCE, MAYO SAVA Department in morning killing an NCO and wounding one other soldier

An army vehicle detonated a mine in ZAMGA, MAYO MOSKOTA Arrondissement, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region wounding 4 people.

2 x female PBIEDs were captured by vigilantes between NARIKI, LIMANI, MAYO SAVA Department from TARMOA, BAMA (?) LGA, NIGERIA. One of the girls claimed to be a Nigerian from CHIBOK and speaks English, Hausa and Kanuri, she was taken to hospital for injuries and her companion handed over to the MNJTF. A third female suspect escaped

26 March

2 suspected Boko Haram members were detained by KOUYAPE and KIDJIMATARI vigilantes in KOUYAPE, MAYO SAVA Department

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