NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 06 August 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

29 July

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked KODOMUN Village, DEMSA LGA, ADAMAWA State killing 8 people with bladed weapons on their farms

30 July

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked KODOMUN Village again killing people who went to collect the corpses of earlier victims

31 July

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked KODOMUN Village, DEMSA LGA, ADAMAWA State again burning down the village, soldiers mounted in 10 x Toyota Hiluxes supported by a helicopter evacuated the villages to DEMSA, whilst others fled along the NUMAN-YOLA Road up to 30 people are reported killed or missing in the attacks

Soldiers conducted intelligence led raids in GAMBORU, NGALA LGA, BORNO State recovering 3 x AK 47 type rifles, 2 x Beryl M762 rifles, 235 x 7.62mm (AK)and 7 x AK 56 magazines

Troops ambushed bicycle mounted gunmen along DAMBOA-KUBWA Road in the vicinity of MULTE Village, DAMBOA LGA killing 1 and capturing 1 x AK 47, 1 x dane gun with improvised banana magazine, 14 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds, 1 x double barrel pistol and 14 x bicycles

An IED was left in a bag near ECC premises along POMPOMARI Byepass, MAIDUGURI near the home of a former BORNO State Governor. NPF EOD made the device safe

01 August

Gunmen attacked YAURI Village, JERE LGA on the outskirts of MADUGURI, BORNO State around 8.00pm but were defeated by elements of 7 Div supported by vigilantes who killed 5 and recovered 2 x AK 47, 1 x GPMG, 1 x 60mm mortar tube, 1 x FN FAL, 2 x dane guns, 2 x AK 47 magazines, 2 x FN magazines, 131 x 7.62mm (NATO), 31 x 7.62mm (AK), 1 x 60mm mortar bomb, 10 x bicycles and N31, 275.00

02 August

Soldiers supported by vigilantes arrested a suspected Boko Haram member Mohammed Mohammed ZAURO in SABON GARI, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State, around 8.30am. the suspect was reportedly attempting to reach BIRNIN KEBBI, KEBBI State, from SMBISA Forest, with N7,900.00, a Gionee mobile phone and fake SAIE/JIBWIS ID Card. Another suspect Lawal ABOI was captured on DAMBOA-BALE Road, allegedly en route to DAMBOA to surrender

03 August

Elements of 27 TF Bde and the NPF reportedly engaged in a firefight over a ‘misunderstanding’ in GEIDAM, GEIDAM LGA, YOBE State resulting in 1 policeman wounded

 

Daesh’s weekly magazine al Naba has featured an interview with ‘Abu Musab al Barnawi’ whom its states is their Governor in West Africa

04 August

The NSA Maj Gen (retired) Babagana MONGUNO met with representative of Notore Petrochemical and Indorama Eleme Petrochemical over the use of urea nitrate in IEDs. Curiously he accused the companies of exporting 71% of their annual joint production of 2.05m tonnes as opposed to 47% thus causing scarcity (it was unclear whether this encouraged or discouraged the making of IEDs). He also stated 9,000kg of high explosive and 16,420 detonators had been diverted in the Niger Delta

‘Abubakar SHEKAU’ released an audio tape claiming leadership of Boko Haram, claiming to have been ignored and deceived by Daesh

Suspected nomadic herdsmen stole 311 cattle from REMENGO, 10km from ASKIRA Town, ASKIRA/ UBA LGA, BORNO State around 10.00pm. Vigilantes tracked them to KALEKASA, DAMBOA LGA via MUSSA, CHIBOK LGA, engaging them in a fire fight and recovering the animals

The Special Assistant to the Minister of Information Segun ADEYEMI dismissed the al Naba article as ‘cheap propaganda’ and ‘wishful thinking’

05 August

A new audio message named ‘Revelation’ reportedly from Abu Musab AL BARNAWI as released accusing ‘SHEKAU’ of hypocrisy, corruption and neglecting his fighters and their families.

The BORNO State Government has directed the Chairmen of KAGA, JERE, DAMBOA, KONDUGA, MONGUNO, ASKIRA UBA, CHIBOK, NGALA, KALA BALGE, MAFA, DIKWA, GUBIO, MAGUMERI, BIU, SHANI,, BAYO, HAWUL, KWAYA KUSAR and NGANZAI LGAs to resume operations from their secretariats, whilst BAMA, KUKAWA, GWOZA and MARTE would operate satellite secretariats in IDP camps, whilst those from ABADAM, MOBBAR and GUZAMALA would operate from IDP camps in MAIDUGURI

Indorama Eleme Fertiliser and Chemicals Company and Notore Chemical Industries released a statement denying allegations they were sabotaging national security

06 August

Commander 27 TF Bde Brig Gen Clement APERE reopened BUNI YADI Cattle Market, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State after 2 years of closure

Nigerien MNJTF Sector 4 forces withdrew from DAMASAK, MOBBAR LGA, BORNO State following its successful capture, after a visit by MCCC Commander Maj Gen Lucky IRABOR, they were replaced by 145 Bn, Nigeria Army. Gen IRABOR stated the next objectives were ABADAM and MALAMFATORI

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

28 July

Suspected armed robbers killed a Lebanese maths teacher Moin AMSURI in his home at YAURI Flats, SOKOTO, SOKOTO State, his car was reportedly stolen

31 July

The KADUNA State government released the report into the December 2015 ZARIA Incident. The State Governor Nasir EL RUFAI stated that a 9-member White Paper Drafting Committee had begun working on the report and its recommendations

01 August

Elements off 1 Div conducted a clearance operation in BATARA and AJAH Forests in BIRNIN MAGAJI and GUSAU LGAs, ZAMFARA State destroying several suspected bandit camps and capturing 3 x motorcycles and 2 x mobile phones. Another operation in RIMAWA Forest, GUSAU LGA resulted in the arrest of 2 wanted suspected criminals. In the forests in the vicinity of BINI Village, MARU LGA a wanted suspect was arrested

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked GADA BIYU and AKWA’A villages 2km from GODOGODO Town, JEMA’A LGA, KADUNA State around 6.00am killing 9 people in the former and 2 in the latter, policemen responded in pursuing them

02 August

Gunmen abducted Sani Bello MASHI (APC Member for MASHI/ DUTSI Federal Constituency) and an aide in GOBURAWA Village, BIRNIN GWARI LAGA, KADUNA State as he went to his farm

Suspected nomadic gunmen they returned to GADA BIYU, UNGUWAN ANJUL and AKWA’A and burnt them

03 August

Members of IMN marched along MUHAMMADU BUHARI Way, KADUNA, KADUNA State protesting the detention of their leader Sheik EL ZAKZAKY

04 August

The GOC 1 Mech Div, Maj Gen Adeniyi OYEBADE visited JEMA’A LGA where 7 villages, NINTE, GADA BIYU, AKWA’A, UNGUWAN ARDO, GADOGADO, JAGINJI and AKWA MAGANI had been attacked and burnt

06 August

The NPF inaugurated Op Maximum Safety on KADUNA-ABUJA Highway at KATARI Village, KACHIA LGA, KADUNA State involving up to 500 MOPOL with 40 vehicles to counter kidnappers and armed robbers

NDLEA, KANO State Command detained 4 Nigerians and a Malian on suspicion of selling 4,850 kg of illegal drugs (2,592kgs of codeine cough syrup and 1,988kg of Tramadol) in 5 warehouses

07 August

Media reports state that the IMN is due to move its headquarters from ZARIA, KADUNA State to FAUDIYYA Centre, POTISKUM LGA, YOBE State

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

31 July

5 of the 13 escapees from KOTON KARFE Prison have been apprehended, leaving 7 at large (1 was recaptured immediately)

01 August

Coordinator Op Safe Corridor Brig Gen Bamidele SHAFFA stated that 800 repentant Boko Haram members would be sent to GOMBE State for rehabilitation, de radicalisation and training in a choice of 12 different courses

Minister for Women Affairs and Social Development Aisha Jummai ALHASSAN accused the TARABA State Government of withholding 10,000 tons of relief supplies for IDPs in the form of 12,000 bags of maize

04 August

A Joint 31 Artillery Bde/ NAF Quick Response Group Task Force on internal security duties as part of Op Mesa conducted an intelligence led cordon and search of KOPA, DAGMA and GAGAW, KPAIDMA Village, BOSSO LGA, NIGER State for weapons around 1.00m, they were ambushed by alleged bandits, leading to the death of 9 soldiers and 2 Airmen with 2 wounded and 1 missing9later found dead). 4 military vehicles burnt and 2 damaged, 4 x AK 47s and 1 x FN FAL were lost. 8 attackers were killed and 57 villagers were arrested. 3 x AK 47, 10 x locally made long barrelled weapons, 9 c locally made pistols, 6 x locally fabricated 7.62mm (AK) handguns, 45 x dane guns, 10 x cudgels, 41 x arrows, 18 x bows, 122 x machetes, 20 x daggers, 31 x axes, 63 x 7.62mm (AK), 10 x Bajaj motorcycles, various charms and amulets, 2 x vehicles, 38 x mobile phones, 1 x wristwatch, 5 x ID cards, N23, 870.00, 5 Japanese Yen, 8 x torches, 15 x catapults, 4 x empty ammunition cases and 41 x cartridges

06 August

The NIGER State Government has setup a 3 man committee to investigate the incident in BOSSO LGA

Gunmen abducted two Chinese employees of West African Polaris Investment in AGADA Village, NASARAWA LGA, NASARAWA State around 2.30pm

Soldiers entered KPAKUGU, BOSSO LGA, NIGER State to search for weapons and missing soldiers from the previous operation in KPAINA VILLAGE, killing 3 people

Soldiers conducted operations in GBISHE, KATSINA ALA and TOR TANGA Towns, KATSINA ALA LGA, BENUE State in search of former repentant local militia leader Terwase AKWAZA (aka GHANA) who is wanted for a variety of crimes including armed robbery, kidnapping and murder his properties were allegedly burnt down and troops moved onto ZAKI BIAM. Locals have been displaced to GAWA village, TAKUM LGA

Situation External (Rest of the World)

31 July

Gunmen murdered a vigilante in his home in DOUBLE, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region at night

01 August

The AU received $56m from the EU as part of the African Peace Facility which will be used to support the MNJTF

03 August

The trial of Camerounian Army Sgt Brahim MENOUMOUR in GAROUA, NORD Region in a military court on terrorism charges was adjourned to 07 September 2016 for the verdict

The French Armee de l’Air has replaced its 4 x Rafale FGA attached to Op Barkhane in N’DJAMENA, CHAD with 4 x Mirage 2000s based in NIAMEY, NIGER Republic having flown 3,683 hours and 879 missions.

05 August

Elements of BIR supported by local vigilantes killed 4 suspected Boko Haram members in BOURVARI PLATERI, EXTREME NORD Region and arrested 1 other

The US State Department has warned US citizens to avoid all travel to ADAMAWA, BORNO and YOBE State and avoid all but essential travel to BAUCHI, BAYELSA, DELTA, EDO, GOMBE, IMO, JIGAWA, KADUNA, KANO, KATSINA, KEBBI, KOGI, NIGER, PLATEAU, RIVERS, SOKOTO and ZAMFARA States

06 August

The EU has donated an additional 12.5m Euros in humanitarian aid to support refugees and IDPs in NIGERIA (9m Euros), NIGER (1.5m Euros) and CAMEROUN (2m Euros), making a total of 70.5m Euros over the past year for the region

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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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