Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

13 August

Troops supported by vigilantes detained 2 suspected Boko Haram members on the NIGERIA-CAMEROUN Border who claimed to be from GAMBORU NGALA LGA, who had left ABBAGANARAM Village, MARTE LGA and attempted to infiltrate GAMBORU as tiring of staying in the bush

14 August

Gunmen attacked friendly positions in KANGARWA, KUKUWA LGA, BORNO State round 5.30pm but were defeated after a firefight losing 16 enemy dead, 1 x RPG launcher, 1 x RPG round, 11 x AK 47, 6 x AK 47 magazines, 1 x 60mm mortar barrel, 12 x 60mm mortar bombs, 1 x Type 36 hand grenade, 1 x Gionee mobile phone, 1 x ammunition bandolier. Friendly forces suffered 12 wounded

The Army declared 3 people wanted over their contacts with Boko Haram, including journalist Ahmed SALKIDA, Ambassador Ahmed U. BOLORI and Aisha WAKIL, alleging they were wanted for their knowledge of the GSS CHIBOK abductees whereabouts. No evidence was presented to support the allegation

The Bill and Melinda GATES Foundation donated $1m to the BORNO State government for feeding IDPs and agriculture. 40,000 households were meant to benefit from the food distribution receiving 25kg of rice and 10kg of beans. 10 hectares would be used for beans cultivation shared amongst 200 farm families 15 August Friendly forces conducted a fighting patrol to DOGON CHIKUN, BORNO State capturing 1 x pick up truck and liberating 5 people

A combined Army, MOPOL, patrol engaged enemy forces in BOCOS, BAMA LGA, killing 1 and recovering 5 bicycles, a mobile phone and a wheelbarrow of foodstuffs. They also rescued 2 men, 9 women and 17 children in BAMA LGA, BORNO State who stated they had escaped from BULA MUSA Village

Troops at BAMA IDP camp intercepted 1 man, 5 women, 10 boys and 7 girls with 2 horses and 3 donkeys who claimed to have escaped from BULA MUSA

IDPs (2 men, 12 women, 12 boys and 11 girls) from GULUMBA GANA Village, along GULUMBA-KUMSHE Road, BAMA LGA, BORNO State were intercepted by troops in DIKWA who sent them to the IDP camp

Troops conducted fighting patrols towards WADAMA, IZAKAH, GELEMARI and KALIZARAM Villages

Forces in MONGUNO, MONGUNO LGA conducted an intelligence led raid on a group of Boko Haram fighters who had been allegedly extorting money and valuables from villagers in ZANKARI, 2 enemy were killed and 1 wounded, 1 x AK 47 and 3 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds were recovered

15 August

Aisha WAKIL who was declared wanted by the military turned herself in at Defence HQ, ABUJA, FCT

Gunmen ambushed a convoy of NIS officials and traders in the vicinity of GWAJIBO Village, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State around 2.30pm as they headed from GAMBORU, NGALA LGA to MAIDUGURI, with small arms killing 5 traders and wounding 3 Immigration officials, 2 trucks were looted and then burnt. The NIS officials had been registering returned refugees in GAMBORU

16 August

The NAF released a video refuting allegations in the latest Boko Haram video that they were responsible for the deaths of any GSS CHIBOK abductees

Ms WAKIL has reportedly been transferred from military to the DSS custody

The Nigerian Military states that it did not declare WAKIL, BOLORI and SALKIDA anted in the criminal sense but to get their assistance on strategies to combat Boko Haram

17 August

Ms WAKIL was released from DSS custody without charges

19 August

The NAF conducted airstrikes on enemy targets in TAYE Village in the vicinity of GOMBALE in the SAMBISA Forest, BAMA LGA, BORNO State at night reportedly inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy as they were conducting a ritual reportedly killing 3 enemy commanders Abubakar MUBI, Malam NUHU and Malam HAMMAN. Security forces also claim to have ‘fatally wounded’ Abubakar SHEKAU in his shoulders. It is unclear how the information on enemy casualties was derived. The NAF also stated it conducted air strikes on a concentration of enemy in a location between MALAM FATORI and KANGARWA, KUKAWA LGA killing 300, following HUMINT that was corroborated by ISR imagery on 16 August. It is unclear if these are the same incidents

20 August

Media reports state that the Federal Government s purchasing Adcomm Systems Yahbon Flash 20 Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAVs from the UAE to replace Chinese CH-3A’s and 15x Mi 35M’s from RUSSIA, with 3 to arrive in November 2016, 33 NAF personnel had been trained on the platform

Commander Op Lafiya Dole, Maj Gen Lucky IRABOR stated that the military has received 3 pieces of unspecified counter IED equipment.

Approximately 8 gunmen mounted on 4 motorcycles attacked KUBURUBU Village, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State (between CHIBOK and DAMBOA) around 5.00am killing 7 people, abducting 7 women, 5 boys and 1 girl and stealing livestock and food stuffs and then burning the village.

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

13 August

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked GODOGODO, JEMA’A LGA, KADUNA State killing 6 farmers with small arms and bladed weapons

15 August

KADUNA State Police Command stated they had arrested 14 suspected kidnappers and 7 suspected armed robbers in the past 2 weeks, recovering 123 x 7.62mm(AK) rounds 4 x cartridges and 2 x motorcycles

16 August

Elements of 223 Bn, 1 Bde, 1 Div conducted fighting patrols to clear bandit camps in BABA-NOKA, CHILLIN and PAMAGAJI-MAGIHA Villages, DANSADAU Emirate, MARU LGA, ZAMFARA State. A local Fulani leader ALhaji RUWA handed over 2 x locally made pistols and 3 x dane guns and promised to convince other bandits to surrender

18 August

KADUNA State Police have arrested a gang suspected of kidnapping along KADUNA-ABUJA Road UNGWAN KAWU Village, DAN DUMI LGA, KATSINA State, N250,000 of ransom money was recovered

KANO State Police Command arrested 17 suspected kidnappers in KARASA Village, DOGUWA LGA, KANO State in the vicinity of the FALGORE Forest. Also recovered were unspecified amounts of weapons ammunition, livestock and other criminal paraphernalia

20 August

3 x gunmen mounted in a tricycle murdered a man in an attempted robbery KADUNA, KADUNA State around 8.30pm who had reportedly recently returned from MALAYSIA, stealing their car

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

14 August

KOGI State Government announced it will be donating 200 vehicles to NPF Zone 8 on 27 August

Gunmen abducted a retired civil servant Moses ONIVEHU along the OKENE- LOKOJA Road, in the vicinity of KABBA Junction, ADAVI LGA, KOGI State

BENUE State Police Command states that they have arrested 51 suspects and recovered 3 pistols, 10 locally made pistols, 56 x rounds of ammunition, 10 x cartridges, 9 x vehicles and 2 x 50kg bags of cannabis in the last 2 weeks.

18 August

BAUCHI State Police Command rescued 49 hostages in TORO LGA and arrested up to 50 suspects

19 August

The CAS AM Sadique ABUBAKAR commissioned the third locally weaponised AlphaJet at 99 Air Combat Training Group, KAINJI, MAGAMA LGA, NIGER State

Situation External (Rest of the World)

15 August

The  US Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Alan TOUSIGNANT, led a delegation to meet the Minister of Interior Abdulrahman DAMBAZAU where he stated the US Government is to send a team comprising of the US Department of State, Department of Justice, CALIFORNIA National Guard, FBI and other Agencies to provide Technical Assistance to Nigerian security forces as part of the Security Governance Initiative, following up an earlier visit in January 2016 focusing on 3 major areas of partnership; the Ministry of Interiors Emergency Response Coordination, the Ministry of Defences procurement procedures and civilian security planning for the North East in a week long visit to finalise a Joint Country

Gunmen killed 5 people in the vicinity of N’GUIGMI, DIFFA Region, NIGER Republic stealing livestock from a herdsman who was murdered with bladed weapons, whilst the other 4 were shot

16 August

Elements of the MNJTF conducted an ambush in the vicinity of FOTOKOL, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region, killing 27 and capturing 10, machine guns and other weapons were captured

17 August

2 Nigerians and 7 Camerounians (from ZENEME, SANDA WADJIRI, SOULEDE ROUA and WARA-WIDE) Boko Haram suspects were detained in KOUYAPE, MAYO SAVA Department near NGUETCHEWE

Gunmen attacked KOLOFATA, MAYO SAVA Department at night killing a vigilante

19 August

UNHCR stated that Nigerian military successes have exposed an increasingly catastrophic situation with 800,000 IDPs in need of aid, suffering from malnutrition, threat of sexual violence

Gunmen attacked BAKARICE Village, EXTREME NORD Region killing 1 man

20 August

Chadian President DEBY met French President HOLLANDE at the ELYSEE Palace, PARIS, FRANCE to discuss current operations against Boko Haram by the MNJTF, with the French confirming military support as well as Development Aid for people in the Lake CHAD 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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