NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 11 June 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

05 June

DHQ warned that Boko Haram sought to bomb gatherings of large numbers of people during Ramadan festivities

The Minister of Interior Lt Gen Abdulrahman DAMBAZAU (rtd) announced that the Federal Government would host a Regional Protection Dialogue for Victims of the Boko Haram insurgency from 06-08 June in ABUJA FCT with NIGER Republic, CAMEROUN and CHAD in collaboration with UNHCR

Adamu KAMALE NASS member for MICHIKA and MADAGALI states that gunmen abducted 3 women from a border community in ADAMAWA State

06 June

Up to 12 gunmen mounted on at least 4 motorcycles attacked KANAMA, YUNUSARI LGA, YOBE State, attacking the Divisional Police HQ and looting shops of foodstuffs which were loaded onto 2 stolen vehicles. 3 policemen were wounded and 2 were reported missing

The NAF Director Public Relations and Information Group Captain Ayodele FAMUYIWA stated that the US would soon authorise the sale of Super Tucanos to replace Alphajets. He also state that additional Mi35 Attack Helicopters, JF 27 Thunder FGA and Super Mushack trainer aircraft were being acquired.

07 June

Boko Haram has displayed weapons and equipment captured from the raid on KANAMA on social media, showing at least 1 x Toyota Hilux, at least 11 x AK 47, 7.62mm (NATO) link, magazines, gas masks, boots, ammo boxes, clothing and other pieces of equipment

NSCDC arrested a suspected Boko Haram recruiter in ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State. The 56 year old man is also suspected of supplying arms and IEDS and having 3 children in the group

08 June

The Federal Government hosted a Ministerial Meeting on Protection in the Lake Chad Basin to discuss care and repatriation of Nigerian refugees

Elements of 114 TF Bn rescued 7 women and 8 children from MADUBE, BORNO State

Elements of 7 Div Garrison, 111 Special Forces Bn and the CJTF have been conducting guard and escort duties on the MAIDUGURI-DAMBOA-BIU Road, escorting up to 300 vehicles daily

09 June

The BORNO State government has amended the curfew to run from 10.00pm to 6.00am

Elements of 26 Bn, 151 TF Bn, 155 TF Bn and 21 Bde conducted clearance operations in the vicinity of KIRCHA GONIYE, WUJJAH ALKELU, KITA JIDDUM, GERI GANA, GERE KURA, JABE, HASANA JERE and CHACHILE, BAMA LGA, BORNO State, 2 enemy were killed and 5 x dane guns, 2 x mobile phones, 3 x enemy flags, 1 x generator and several vehicles were captured.

Elements of 22 Bde Garrison in blocking positions intercepted several enemy mounted on motorcycles in the vicinity of SAMBISA Forest killing 1, capturing 3 x motorcycles, 1 x bag of cash containing N466,000.00 and rescuing 2 x females, 2 x girls, 3 x boys and an infant who was injured. They had been abducted from NGOSHE BARA Village, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State in 2015, taken to SAMBISA Forest, and forcefully married to Boko Haram fighters and then relocated to the Lake CHAD area

Gunmen attacked 122 TF Bn positions in YAMTEKE, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State from the direction of GALTHANI and BALANGAJE but were repelled and defeated

Elements of 117 TF Bn took 40 IDPs from MADAGALI, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State to BURNT BRICKS IDP Camp

38 men, 34 women and 62 children from ABADAM, arrived at NJIMTILO Checkpoint near MAIDUGURI. They were screened by Military Intelligence, DSS the NPF and CJTF

The National Human Rights Commission has begun compiling a list of missing persons since the beginning of the Boko Haram insurgency

10 June

Elements of 3Bn, 22 TF Bde conducted a fighting patrol towards MUSKA Village, GAMBORU NGALA LGA, BORNO State acting on intelligence that enemy fighters defeated in CHUKUNGUDU and HAUSARI were moving there. 10 x enemy were killed and 2 captured. A woman and baby were liberated. 6 x AK 47 magazines, 56 X 7.62mm (AK), 1 x bundle of detonating cord, 1 x IED making manual, 2 x ammunition pouches, 1 x tablet, 2 x Nokia mobile phones, 1 x Digital Multimeter, 6 x SIM cards, 3 x memory cards, 1 x Airtel modem with memory card, 2 x motorcycles, 2 x Islamic books an 1 x wristwatch were recovered. Another 3 Bn fighting patrol towards WUMBI Village, KALA BALGE LGA recovered 157 x 7.62mm (NATO) rounds and 37 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds

Elements of 22 Bde Garrison intercepted 15 x IDPs going from MUDU KASA Village, NGALA LGA to DIKWA, DIKWA LGA,  BORNO State who stated that suspected Boko Haram sometimes armed with AK 47 and sometimes with machetes forcefully collected food and valuables from their village

Elements of 156 TF Bn, 29 TF Bde, supported by the CJTF conducted a clearance operation in the vicinity of YAJIWA, KAGA LGA, BORNO State in the ALAGARNO Forest clearing 8 enemy camps recovering 2 x IEDs, 3 x pressure plates, 1 x Type 36 Hand grenade, 2 x dane guns, 7 x motorcycles, 5 x empty 12.7mm cases, 1 x damaged mine detector, 1 x vehicle, 1 x Camelbak hydration system, 1 x vehicle top cylinder, 1 x 19.5 and 4 x 13 tyre rims, 1 x tyre, 3 x tyre jacks 2 x motorcycle tyres, 2 x solar panels, 2 x generators, 1 x grinding machine, 3 x water pumps, 1 x pesticide backpack and 1 x bag of fried groundnut cake. The IEDs were destroyed in a controlled detonation.

Up to 14 gunmen mounted on 7 motorcycles murdered 4 women in MAIRARI Village, MAGUMERI LGA, BORNO State, 14km from MAIDUGURI around 7.00pm. locals suspect the attack as targeted at the women’s husbands.

11 June

GOC 7 Div Brig Gen Victor EZUGWU conducted a 3 day visit to units in his command, visiting 121 TF Bn, PULKA, 26 TF Bde HQ in GWOZA, A Coy, 143 Bn, 114 TF Bn in BITTA, 28 TF Bde HQ in MUBI, 25 TF Bde in DAMBOA

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

06 June

NSCDC have deployed personnel to secure 95 religious centres in SOKOTO State for Ramadan

An 11 year old boy Musa SALISU was abducted from NA’IBAWA Quarters, KANO City, KANO State around 2.00pm. the kidnappers demanded a N500,000.00 ransom from the boy’s father 2 hours later

07 June

The corpse of Musa SALISU was discovered around 6.00am at KANO Eastern Bypass after the kidnappers informed the family where to find him. 2 suspects have been arrested

A Christian carpenter was allegedly attacked by 6 Muslim youths with bladed weapons in KADUNA, KADUNA State for reportedly eating during Ramadan

08 June

The KADUNA State SIB and the IGP Intelligence Response Team have arrested 4 people suspected of the kidnap and murder of Col Samaila YUNUSA in March 2016. Police first arrested Abdullahi ADAMU (a prison warder) who was using a mobile phone stolen from the victim, who led them to Ibrahim KABIRU (23 years old, aka UZTAZ), Precious EBELE (41 years old, aka PASTOR), Chijioke UGWUANYI (42 years old aka CJ) and gang leader Emeka Cyprian OKEKE. Police recovered 1 x AK 47, 2 x pistols, 1 x pump action shotgun, 1 x locally made pistol, 1 x dagger, 1 x laptop, 1 x Nissan Pathfinder and documents for 6 properties in ANAMBRA State which OKEKE allegedly bought with his criminal earnings. OKEKE reportedly confessed to the crime, stating they were car thieves and the Col was mistakenly killed during a struggle as he tried to disarm the thieves

11 June

The DSS in KANO State paraded 9 suspected kidnappers and cattle rustlers operating in KANO and KADUNA States, recovering 2 x Makarov pistols, 1 x pump action shotgun, 37 x 9mm rounds, items of jewellery, brocade, wrappers and vehicles

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

05 June

The body of Mrs Charity ABAH who was abducted a week ago in OTURKPO, BENUE State was found at EUPI-ENUGU Roundabout in the town despite her family having paid the ransom

06 June

Suspected cultists killed a student in Federal University of Agriculture, MAKURDI, BENUE State

07 June

Suspected cultists attacked SHAMMAH HOSTEL. a private hostel in the Federal University of Agriculture, MAKURDI, killing 6 students and a security guard and wounding several others.

Gunmen attacked AFOGU Village, KAJURU LGA, KADUNA State around 2.00am, killing 1 man and then abducting 6 women from a neighbouring village

08 June

Gunmen murdered the Acting Registrar, Medical Laboratory Science Council of NIGERIA at 4.00am at her home in ABUJA

09 June

A violent protest by students of Federal College of Education, Technical, GOMBE City, GOMBE State over poor water and power supply began around 8.00pm. Army and police responded around 2 hours later, leading to 2 students killed and 6 wounded. The school was closed.

The Federal University of Agriculture, MAKURDI has been shut down for 2 weeks in order to allow management to conduct an investigation into recent cult murders

The DSS has arrested 5 people from KOGI State in KANO allegedly heading to LIBYA, MOROCCO and other places to join Daesh

10 June

5 suspects in the murder of Bridget AGBAHIME were charged with incitement, culpable homicide and mischief at KANO Magistrates Court, KANO, KANO State. The suspects Dauda AHMAD, Abdulllahi ABUBAKAR, Musa ABDULLAHI and Zubairu ABUBAKAR. The alleged ringleader AHMAD could face the death penalty, hearing is fixed for 28 June. All plead not guilty, with 4 other suspects are still at large

Situation External (Rest of the World)

05 June

Gunmen mounted in pick up trucks attacked BOSSO, DIFFA Region, NIGER Republic, with small arms, HMG and support weapons. The Mayor of BOSSO stated Boko Haram was in control of the town, which the Nigerien Government denied. Nigerien Defence Minister Hassoumi MASSAOUDOU, MNJTF Commander Gen Lamidi ADEOSUN visited the town and military positions in the area.

Elements of BTAP from ACHIGASHIYA conducted an operation in the vicinity of DOUGJE, MAYO SAVA Department near SANDA WADJIRI killing 3 enemy as they tried to withdraw

06 June

Gunmen attacked BOSSO again. The Nigerien Government held an extraordinary public meeting to discuss the attacks and declared 3 days of mourning.

Gunmen abducted 40 and murdered 10 Chadian fishermen from KINESSIRAM Village, CHAD in TOUBOUN ALI (DARAK), LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region in Lake Chad in a night attack

The State Secretary to the German Federal Foreign Office Markus ELDERER stated that GERMANY will supply ground radar, mine clearing equipment, mobile health units, gun boats and training for Nigerian Security Forces at the defence session of the NIGERIA-GERMANY Bi-National Commission

07 June

The first element of 2,000 Chadian forces mounted in 30 pick up trucks arrived in DIFFA en route to BOSSO. Military aircraft have begun deploying to DIFFA Airport. Nigerien forces supported by Chadians engaged the enemy in the vicinity of BOSSO, whilst Nigerian forces blocked to the south, killing a large number of gunmen

An IED detonated under a Camerounian military vehicle in the vicinity of KOLOFATA- GANSE, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region

Boko Haram released a video clip of the attack on BOSSO on social media via AMAQ news agency, showing dismounts and at least one vehicle with a crew served weapon firing

Nigerien President Mahamadou ISSOUFOU flew to CHAD for a meeting with Chadian President Idriss DEBY to discuss joint military operations

08 June

Gunmen attacked a Canoe carrying 10 people from BLARAM, BLANGOUA Arrondissement, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, the lone survivor was taken to DARAK

09 June

Gunmen attacked and looted a food depot near KEBELEWA 20km west of BOSSO and TOUMOUR DIFFA Region, on Route N1

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3 Responses to NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 11 June 2016

  1. Pingback: NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 11 June 2016 | Rifleman III Journal

  2. lachit says:

    Yo
    U still around
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