NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 19 November 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

13 November

Leader of Boko Haram (Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid Da=wah wa’l Jihad) faction ‘Abubakar SHEKAU’ released an hour long audio tape claiming responsibility for recent attacks against the Nigerian military and condemning the Kings of

The NSCDC BORNO Command stated it will be strengthening its ties with the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of NIGERIA (MACBAN) in order to combat terrorism

14 November

Gunmen attacked WASADA Village, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State 30km from UBA around 2.00pm killing at least 2 villagers, burning the village and stealing foodstuffs and livestock

Gunmen attacked DASA, MONGUNO LGA, BORNO State 3km from MONGUNO killing 9 people and burning the village

15 November

Gunmen attacked DUWABAYI, MONGUNO LGA, BORNO State near DASA at night killing 13 people and burning the village

Gunmen ambushed a 114 TF Bn convoy heading to YOLA, ADAMAWA State from BITA, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State between BITA, and PIRIDANG with IEDs and small arms around 9.30am. A vehicle detonated an IED stopping the convoy, with enemy forces then following up with small arms, killing the CO Lt Col B.U. Umar and wounding 8 soldiers

NAF Alphajets conducted airstrikes on suspected enemy camps and vehicles in the vicinity of MALKONORI, BORNO State after ISR and other intelligence reported fugitives from the attack on KANGARWA had retreated to DOGOCHUKU and then MALKONORI congregated there

16 November

Vigilantes arrested a suspected Boko Haram Amir in MONGUNO, MONGUNO LGA, BORNO State

The NSCDC has arrested 3 suspected Boko Haram members in KASUWAR SHANU Cattle Market, MAIDUGURI, alleging 2 were drivers and another an agent, who transported stolen Boko Haram cattle for sale

18 November

2 female and male PBIEDs were spotted running towards a Police Check point near the Federal High Court Complex, in JIDARI POLO, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 3.50am, when police ordered them to halt on of the females detonated, killing herself and the male. The other female was captured, the unexploded devices were made safe by NPF EOD

2 suspected PBIEDs detonated near High Court, NJIDDARI POLO District, 2 others were intercepted by CJTF vigilantes along Customs Road in the vicinity of MUNA Garage, where they detonated killing 2 vigilantes

BORNO State Police state they have reports of a planned protest by Shiites after Friday Prayers starting at 2 main mosques MAI SAJE Mosque in central MAIDUGURI and the Fodiya Centre near YAN NONO, BULUMKUTU along KANO-MAIDUGURI Road

19 November

Gunmen attacked 119 TF Bn positions in KANGARWA Village, KUKUWA LGA, BORNO State killing 7 enemy, with up to 9 soldiers wounded. A relief force from BAGA was ambushed but fought through the ambush

A suspected PBIED was shot as he attempted to infiltrate Customs House IDP Transit Camp along GAMBORU NGALA Road around 11.59pm in the vicinity of MUNA Garage, MAIDUGURI after refusing to stop for a routine check. The device detonated but no other person was harmed

Elements of 103 Bn, 202 Bn, 151 Bn and elements of 21 Bde, supported by CJTF vigilantes attacked a suspected Boko Haram camp/ market in YALE, BAMA LGA, 8km from BAMA and 12km SW of DIKWA around 7.30am   killing 11 enemy and wounding an unknown number and capturing 11 motorcycles 400 bicycles, several bags of grain and condiments as well as several AK 47s, magazines, binoculars, boots, mobile phone, camera, and wires. As the troops withdrew they were ambushed by enemy fighters but successfully repelled the attack

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

13 November

The NAF stated they were extending aerial patrols of the ABUJA- KADUNA Railway as well as ABUJA, KADUNA-ZARIA-KANO Road, FALGORE Forest and MINNA, NIGER State

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked UNGUWAN RIMI, KITAKUM, UNGWAN MAGAJI and KIGAM villages in KIZAKORO District, CHAWAI Chiefdom, KAMARU Ward, KAURA LGA, KADUNA State around 5.00pm killing up to 43 people and burning 46 houses. Casualties included 1 from KITAKUM, 2 from UNGWAN RIMI, 11 from KIGAM and 17 from UNGWAN MAGAJI

14 November

Members of IMN on their annual Arbaeen procession from KANO, KANO State to ZARIA, KADUNA State lashed with the Police in the vicinity of TAMBURAWA on the outskirts of KANO. The NPF reportedly used tear gas to attempt to disperse them and were allegedly attacked by IMN members with 1 policeman killed and 4 wounded, 8 IMN members were killed

16 November

Gunmen abducted the administrative secretary of the Jama’atu Nasirl Islam (JNI) PLATEAU State branch, Sheikh Abdulaziz YUSUF and his driver in the vicinity of SAMINAKA, LERE LGA, KADUNA State as he travelled from JOS, PLATEAU State to KADUNA State. His car and their phones were abandoned near the town. The kidnappers demanded a N60m ransom from JNI

17 November

The KADUNA State Government demolished the Fudiyya Centre a Primary and Secondary School owned by IMN in BABBAN DODO, ANGAREN FADAMA, ZARIA, KADUNA State

18 November

The NSCDC KADUNA State Commandant Alhaji Bonu MODU stated the NSCDC has established an Agro Rangers Unit to combat cattle rustling, with 200 personnel trained for the role

Sheikh YUSUF and his driver were freed by his captors on the outskirts of KADUNA, it was not specified if a ransom was paid or how much

19 November

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked 4 villages in MARADUN LGA, ZAMFARA State killing up to 35 people in YAN’KAMOJI (7), SABON GIDA (9), TUBALI (11) and KAYA (2) and abducted 35 people.

Gunmen attacked MAI KANSA Village, MARU LGA, ZAMFAZRA State killing 2 policemen and 4 civilians and abducting approximately 40 traders. The kidnappers allegedly stated they would not release the hostages until cattle seized by the authorities were returned

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

16 November

Approximately 50 gunmen attacked a Gbagyi community KUKOKI Village, SHIRORO LGA, NIGER State around 7.00am killing 4 people in a 4 hour attack, wounding an unspecified number and stealing up to 700 cattle and other livestock. Police have arrested 2 suspects

17 November

Approximately 10 gunmen abducted the 2 wives of NASARAWA State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Aliyu TIJANI at around 8.0opm from his home in NASARAWA Town

Approximately 8 gunmen abducted a 75 year old woman from her home in TSE AGBARAGBA Village, KONSHISHA LGA, BENUE State around 1.00am

Situation External (Rest of the World)

17 November

Gunmen murdered 2 IDPs in a field outside WAZA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region

18 November

The US Government has expressed concern over the killing of IMN members in ZARIA in December last year in a statement from the Embassy

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About peccavi

A Nigerian with interests in defence, security, geopolitics, the military particularly small unit tactics, COIN, stabilisation and asymmetric warfare
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