Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

08 May

Elements of 21 Bde cleared BALA KAREGE, GOSKE, HARDA and MARKAS 3 Village, BORNO State the enemy ambushed them in the vicinity of HARDA but were defeated friendly forces recovered 1 x RPG round, 18 x 23mm rounds, 1 x AK 47 barrel, 1 x GPMG barrel, 3 x AK 47 magazines, 1 x solar panel battery, 12.7mm link, 10 x vehicles, and 50 x motorcycles.

Gunmen under cover of heavy rainfall approached friendly positions in SAMBISA Forest, they were engaged with 2 vehicles captured and at least 8 killed

10 May

Elements of Sector 1 MNJTF and Nigerian forces conducted a clearance operation in the vicinity of MADAWAYA, KALE BALGE(?) LGA, BORNO State, 7km from CAMEROUN, destroying an enemy base and capturing 6 suspected Boko Haram members including Bora KAU a suspected commander and recovering 18 x dane guns, 12 x detonators, 111 rounds of unspecified ammunition, bows, arrow, knives and propaganda material. 18 women and 28 children were freed. There were reportedly no friendly casualties

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked GARIN MALLUM and ZIRA Village, GUR Ward, BIU LGA, BORNO State around 10.00pm killing 3 people and burning the villages

11 May

2 x male PBIED attacked the MASALACIN KOFAR SHEHU COUNCILLOR Mosque in SULIMANTI Ward, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 4.50am at morning prayers. 1 x PBIED detonated killing himself and wounding 5 people, whilst the other failed to detonate and escaped. His IED was destroyed by EOD

The NSCDC will deploy 200 personnel to liberated towns in BORNO State, drawn from their Anti Riot Squads, Bob Detection and Disposal Unit, Intelligence and Detective Unit and Rescue and Medical Teams. 100 have deployed to DIKWA LGA, with 30 to go to MUNGUNO LGA, 20 for NGANZAI LGA, with some also earmarked for CHIBOK and ASKIRA UBA LGA.

12 May

The YOBE State Government has closed the BUKAR ALI IDP Camp in DAMATURU, YOBE State relocating 92 households (391 people) to their homes in GAMBIR, MALUMTI and MATIRRI Villages. Each household was given 2 x bags or rice, 1 x bag of beans, vegetable oil, cooking pots, sleeping mats, soap and N20,000.00. The generator, latrines, clinic and kitchen were donated to the Primary School

A male PBIED detonated at a checkpoint at the entrance to the MUSA USMAN Secretariat, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 11.40am fatally wounding a policemen and wounding 18 other people. He attempted to gain entry to the complex but was turned away when he could not present appropriate ID and hen detonated his device. EOD and K9 searched and secured the area.

Daesh/ Boko Haram claimed the MAIDUGURI PBIED attack on social media, naming the attacker as Abu Anas AL ANSARI claiming 15 killed and 20 wounded at a ‘parliament’ building

13 May

Elements of 143 Bn detained a suspected Boko Haram leader, Suleiman UMARU in SAMBISA Forest around 1.35pm. he has been moved to 28 TF Bde HQ for interrogation

Elements of 21 Bde conducted clearance operations in the vicinity of YERIMARI, MAFA LGA, BORNO State, whilst 22 TF Bde Garrison have begun patrolling DIKWA-MAFA-MAIDUGURI Road

Elements of 22 TF Bde and 112 TF Bn conducted a fighting patrol along the DIKWA-GULUMBA GANA Road, making contact with the enemy during the patrol killing 2 enemy and capturing 2 x AK47s. On their return they detonated an IED in the vicinity of ANTUL, southeast of DIKWA wounding 7 soldiers and 4 vigilantes. 31 IDPs were also intercepted, who stated they were from SUNABAYA, GUMULE, GARNO and MANE GANA Villages, one named Abacha BULAMA from MANE GANA had N1.9m on his person, arousing suspicion

254 TF Bn deployed to NGALIMERI, and engaged enemy positions at BUDUMARI, GONERI BALENI, MALLAM MAITARI, MALEMIRI and GOMBORI, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State with indirect fire, 35 hostages were rescued and sent to DAMBOA IDP Camp and 2 suspects were captured with dane guns.

Elements of 192 Bn, 26 TF Bde conducted clearance operations in the vicinity of GUDUF BABA, YAGWA, GAMUDE, KWATARA KASA and KWATARA TSAKIYA Villages, BORNO State. The enemy had allegedly removed the roofing from buildings in KWATARA TSAKIYA

14 May

The Second Regional Security Summit began in ABUJA FCT attended by CAMEROUN, CHAD, NIGER, BENIN Republic, UK (Foreign Secretary Philip HAMMOND), USA (Deputy Secretary of State Antony BLINKEN), FRANCE (President HOLLANDE) and EU. The Foreign Minister Geoffrey ONYEAMA stated that the Federal Government intended to create a DNA databank in order to track suspected terrorists and criminals starting and link displaced children to their parents in the IDP Camps in the north east. The UK pledged £40m to assist the fight and would train vigilantes

Commander MNJTF Maj Gen Lamidi ADEOSUN presented to the 2nd Regional Security Summit, ABUJA on the fight against Boko Haram stating 675 Boko Haram have been killed an 566 captured since January 2016, 32 camps destroyed, 4,690 hostages freed, 318 motorcycles, 84 vehicles, 1377 weapons and 18 boats captured or destroyed. He stated the command needed additional lift and counter IED capability, flat bottomed boats and amphibious equipment, President BUHARI in a Q&A stated that civilian JTF personnel could be absorbed into the police or military and that Boko Harams weapons came from attacks on military and police positions not Daesh

Gunmen attacked 21 Bde and the Armed Forces Special Forces harbour positions around 1.45am with small arms and RPGs but were repelled losing 2 dead, 2 x AK 47, 2 x RPG bombs, 5 x rifle magazines, 60mm mortar bombs, belts of 7.62mm (NATO) link. 5 soldiers were wounded

The NDLEA BORNO State Command stated it had arrested 3 vigilantes transporting large quantities of cannabis in a Toyota Hilux from MOBBAR LGA at a checkpoint in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State

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

09 May

Elements of 1 Bde and the NPF on Op Sharan Daji conducted a clearance op in MARU LGA, ZAMFARA State, capturing 1 x dane gun, 1 x machete, 2 x locally made pistols, 7.62mm (AK) rounds, 1 x AK magazine, shotgun cartridges and other unidentified rounds of ammunition after a firefight. The suspects escaped and their camp was burnt

12 May

Youths in GAYA LGA, KANO State attacked and burnt the houses of the Senator and House of Representatives member representing GAYA Constituency, an attempt to attack the YALOKUKA Secretariat was foiled by the NPF

13 May

The police in KANO State arrested 18 people in connection with the attacks in GAYA LGA and are seeking 5 others

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

10 May

Elements of Op Safe Haven returned 39 cows and 15 sheep to their owner in YOLDE OBBO, WASE LGA, PLATEAU State, they were abandoned by cattle rustlers as they were being pursued

13 May

TARABA State Police Command arrested several suspected armed robbers, kidnappers and gun runners

Suspected Fulani gunmen attacked TARFI Village, BINNEY Ward, BURUKU LGA, BENUE State around 11.00pm from TARKA LGA, BENUE State with small arms and bladed weapons killing 12, wounding several others and burning houses. Fulani leaders claimed the violence as due to Tiv farmers allegedly stealing 80 cattle and the owners taking the laws into their own hands

Xx May Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked ANGAI and NDOLE Villages, GASHAK LGA, TARABA State killing 44 people and stealing livestock

Xx may BENUE State Police Command arrested a man suspected of taking part in 4 armed robberies of Okada motorcycle drivers, killing 3 of them. He was arrested as he allegedly tried to steal an Okada, from a driver he shot in the hand, an accomplice has fled

Situation External (Rest of the World)

09 May

2 x female PBIED were killed at HOMAKA- BLABINE, MORA Arrondissement MAYO SAVA?? Department, EXTREME NORD Region. The first was shot by a vigilante and the second detonated her device killing herself only. They reportedly came from MADAWAYA, KALA BALGE LGA, BORNO State, NIGERIA

Gunmen attacked VIZI, near GOUZDA VREKET, MAYO MOSKOTA Arrondissement, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, killing 1 person

DHQ denied reports that 800 Boko Haram members had been given amnesty, clarifying that under Op Safe Corridor repentant fighters would be rehabilitated and reintegrated

10 May

A Camerounian military vehicle detonated an IED in the morning in between DJIBRILI and GOUZDA –VREKET, MAYO TSANAGA Department,  wounding 2 soldiers

MOZOGO Vigilantes protested at the Sub Prefecture over welfare items sent from the President of 2 x bags of groundnuts, 2 x bags of maize, 1 x box of soap, 1 x box of tinned tomatoes and 18 x bottles of water (for 264 members)

11 May

Vigilantes engaged gunmen in the vicinity of KERAWA, MAYO SAVA Department killing 2, with 2 vigilantes wounded

Amnesty International has released a report alleging that minors are detained and dying at GIWA Barracks, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. The Army refuted the allegations

BIR reportedly captured a high value target on a raid into NIGERIA

12 May

MOZOGO Vigilantes were given 264 bags of flour and MOSKOTA vigilantes received 300 bags of flour and 3 sacks of millet

The President of the Central Region of the Council of Imams and Muslim Dignitaries from CAMEROUN (CIDIMUC) announced that they had decided that all Imams in Cameroun will be registered following the 4th Council meeting held in YAOUNDE from 9-11 May

Gunmen attacked MANAWACHI/ NGOURAYA, MAKARY Arrondissement, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region around 1.00am, but were repelled by Camerounian Naval force who killed 3 and recovered 1 x AK47

14 May

The UN Security Council has expressed concern over links between Daesh and Boko Haram

US Deputy Secretary of State Antony BLINKEN has said there are reports of Boko Haram fighters joining Daesh in Libya

The Camerounian Army has donated 274 bags of millet, 31 x bags of groundnut, 202 sheets of metal to MOSKOTA and MOZOGO vigilantes


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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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