NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 29 October 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

23 October

NEMA donated 3 x trucks of grain to IDPs in MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State in a presentation at GULAK Town

24 October

NDLEA BORNO State Command detained 5 suspected drug traffickers in MAIDUGURI and BIU seizing 14 x 25 litre jerrycans of ‘suck and die’, 235kg of cannabis, 50kg of tramadol and other psychotropic substances such as diazepam

25 October

9 more people have been arrested as part of the ongoing investigation into suspected Boko Haram cattle rustling. The total arrested are now 30 include a Major,  a Captain A. A, HUSSAINI (195 Bn Ops Officer in MAFA LGA), 2 policemen and 26 civilians

Media reports state that the 8 Div has opened a board of inquiry into the battle at GASHIGAR

26 October

Commander Op Lafiya Dole Maj Gen Lucky IRABOR stated that 39 soldiers were declared missing after the GASHIGAR battle of which a ‘sizeable’ (yet unspecified) number had returned to base

BORNO State Chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has denied media reports that soldiers extort up to N100,000.00 in return for escorting vehicles on MAIDUGURI-DIKWA-GAMBORU NGALA Road. The Chairman stated that union fees were collected at checkpoints by NURTW officials

27 October

A Land Cruiser carrying IDPs detonated an IED in the vicinity of NGOM Village, MAFA LGA 20km from MAIDUGURI, whilst travelling in a 200 vehicle convoy from MAIDUGURI to GAMBORU NGALA, wounding 1 soldier

28 October

The Army has released 876 children being held in custody over involvement with Boko Haram to UNICEF

GOC 8 TF Div Brig Gen Abu NANI has introduced VOIP phones in Div HQ in MONGUNO, & Bde HQ in BAGA and 153 TF Bn in MARTE, providing 5 terminal points in each location

29 October

Troops conducting clearance operations towards TALALA and AJIGIN, were ambushed by gunmen mounted in pick up trucks in the vicinity of UGUNDIRI, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State with small arms, AAA weapons and RPGs around 3.15pm killing 5 soldiers and 4 vigilantes and wounding 19 soldiers and 1 vigilante. 1 x enemy pick up was destroyed, 2 x AAA guns (127 or 14.5mm), 2 x AAA gun barrels, 1 x PKM, 1 x RPG, 1 x AK 47 and 320 x 7.62mm rounds were captured

The Commander of MNJTF Sector 1 Brig Gen Bouba DOBEKREO visited the GOC 7 Div Brig Gen EZUGWU in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State accompanied by Commander 4RMIA brig Gen Kodji JACOB, MNJTF Operation Officer Lt Col ML ASHETKUEMUN

Troops deployed from BULABULIN, GWOZA LGA and cleared ABULAM, DUSULA and BUK Villages, DAMBOA LGA and ZIRA Village, BIU LGA

Troops conducted an intelligence led raid on a reported enemy gathering in BORI, KAGA LGA, 16km from MAINOK, clearing the area and capturing 3 x motorcycles, 1 x HE grenade, 1 x solar panel, 1 x 7.62mm round. 1 air of Nigerien military style uniform, 1 x Gionee mobile phone, 1 x wet cell battery and 0.5 x bag of groundnut

A female PBIED detonated outside BAKASSI IDP camp along MAIDUGURI-DAMBOA Road MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 7.05am in a crowd leaving the camp for the mosque killing 5 men and wounding 24, another detonated in a Keke NAPEP 30 minutes later near the NNPC depot killing the 2 female passengers and the driver

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

25 October

Gunmen abducted ANKA Local Government Vice Chairman Yahuza Ibrahim WUYA as he was on his way to his village in ZAMFARA State. A N5m ransom has been demanded

27 October

Suspected nomadic gunmen dressed in military style uniforms attacked UNGWAR MISSI Village, JEMA’A LGA, KADUNA State, killing the 7 people including the village head and other elders by pretending to hold a security meeting and shooting them on the village outskirts and then burning 16 houses, the gunmen then attacked PASSAKRI, MILE ONE, and TUDUN WADA in KANINKON Chiefdom

28 October

A patrol from the Navy School of Armament Technology, KACHIA, KACHIA LGA, KADUNA State acting arrested 4 suspected cattle rustlers and recovered 95 cattle

Several people attempted to disrupt Friday prayer at the Sultan Bello Mosque, KADUNA, KADUNA State with bladed weapons

29 October

A patrol from the Navy School of Armament Technology, KACHIA, acting on an intelligence report raided a suspected cattle rustlers camp in the vicinity of MARO, GIDANA AUTA and RIJANA Villages, KACHIA LGA around 1.00am arresting 2 suspects and recovering 285 cattle and 7 sheep following a firefight, 1 suspect reportedly escape

KADUNA State Police Command stated that in October 168 suspects had been arrested, 126 charged to court and 42 under investigation. 1 x pump action shotgun, 1 x rifle, 1 x AK 47, 2 x locally made pistols 1 x locally made revolver, 1 x dane gun, 7 x shotgun cartridges, 6 x 9mm and 2 x AK 4 magazines had been seized

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

23 October

KOGI State Police have arrested a gang of 9 suspected armed robbers led by Zakari BAU in a location between OKENE and AKURE, recovering several rifles machine guns and RPGs

Suspected nomadic gunmen murdered a MOPOL Sergeant in his home in KWANGA, JOS SOUTH LGA, PLATEAU State around 8.00pm and stole his weapon. 4 local Fulani men have been detained

28 October

IMN states that 14 minors aged 6-14 years old are in detention at the NPF A Division HQ in PLATEAU States

29 October

Approximately 8 gunmen murdered the KOGI State Chairman of the Wuro Miyetti Allah Association Ibrahim ABUBAKAR in his home on Road 3, Peace Community GANAJA Road, LOKOJA with small arms an bladed weapons around 2.00am

Police shot and killed alleged illegal miners in KAFIN KORO, PAIKORO LGA, NIGER State after a large group allegedly demonstrated and attacked the policemen wounding 1 x policeman

Situation External (Rest of the World)

23 October

A young female PBIED detonated around 11.00pm at TALLA GOIGOI, MAYO SAVA Department, near SANDAWADJIRI, killing only herself, a second detonated around midnight killing a civilian. A third suspected PBIEDs escaped

25 October

The Italian Government has allocated 6.3m Euros for emergency actions in the Lake CHAD Basin

A delegation from Airbus Defence and Space and the Spanish Ambassador Alfonso Barnuevo Sebastian DE ERICE visited the CAS Air Marshal Sadique ABUBAKAR at NAF HQ, ABUJA, FCT to discuss a proposed purchase of a multi role configured C 295W light transport aircraft

28 October

Chadian President began a 2 day visit to CAMEROUN, meeting President Paul BIYA in YAOUNDE

29 October

Chadian President Idriss DEBY stated that whilst Boko Haram is degraded the MNJTF was finding it difficult to defeat them in the Lake CHAD Basin whilst on his final day in CAMEROUN

Gunmen attacked KANGARWA, MORA Arrondissement, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD region killing 1 person, burning houses and stealing motorcycles.

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