NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 26 November 2016

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

16 November

NAF ISR aircraft spotted suspected enemy under a tree in KADARI, BAMA LGA, BORNO State, tasking an Alpha jet which conducted an air strike inflicting casualties

18 November

A 3 ship Alphajet strike packet attacked 5 targets in NGOSHE, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State in support of the Army’s Op Rescue Finale

19 November

NAF Alphajets attacked enemy target with cannon fire in the vicinity of KANGARWA, KUKUWA LGA, following an ISR tasking request

NAF ISR aircraft provided overwatch for ground forces advancing from NGOSHE to PULKA, GWOZA LGA

The BORNO State Government has banned all processions by any group, individual or organisation in the State for unspecified security reasons. The decision appears to target IMN members

20 November

Elements of 112 TF Bn mounted a roadblock at KASASEWA Village and intercepted 2 men on motorcycles around 6.10pm attempting to infiltrate MINARI Village from ANADAWA Village, they engaged the men at ANDAWA killing both recovering 2 x FN FAL, 18 x 7.62mm rounds. Troops allegedly found a 3 page shopping list of medications, including Viagra and other sexual enhancers

21 November

Gunmen ambushed a convoy on DAMBOA-MAIDUGURI Road but were repelled with heavy enemy casualties

The CDS Lt Gen OLONISAKIN unveiled another group of 55 wanted Boko Haram members at MCCC HQ, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State

Gunmen attacked MAKALAM Village 15km from CHIBOK Village, CHIBOK LGA, BORNO State

22 November

Media reports quote a CHIBOK LGA Chairman leader Yaga YARKAWA as stating that KUBURMBULA, TSILARI, KANDZILARI, KUBURNVWU, KAUTIKARI, KWADA, BUFTARI and KAKULMARI Villages have been attacked and burnt in the past few weeks

23 November

A suspected PBIED detonated in the vicinity of MUNA Garage along GAMBORU NGALA Road, MAIDUGURI around 9.06pm killing 2 people and damaging a vehicle

Elements of 119 Bn, 8 Div engaged enemy forces in KANGARWA, KUKUWA LGA, killing 7 enemy for 5 friendly wounded

Commander Op Lafiya Dole, Maj Gen Lucky IRABOR stated that Naval forces (believed to be NN SBS) had been inducted into theatre as the Maritime Component on 08 September, deploying initially to the Federal College of Fresh Water and Fishery Technology, BAGA where they are conducting joint patrols with MNJTF forces. They will eventually deploy to the Naval Outpost, BAGA

195 Bn, 7 Div handed over 316 cattle seized from suspected cattle rustlers to the BORNO State Commissioner for Justice Alhaji Kakasheh LAWAN in MAIDUGURI

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked HUYIM Village, 18 miles from UBA Town, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State killing 2 soldiers and wounding 4, stealing foodstuffs and burning the village around 2.00pm

24 November

The Nigeria Customs Service donated 11,517 seized bags of rice to IDPs in BORNO State

25 November

A patrol from CHIBOK Youth Vigilante detonated an IED in the vicinity of SHAWA Village, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State resulting in 2 deaths, followed by a small arms attack

26 November

Gunmen ambushed a convoy of citizens and Local Government officials escorted by elements of 121 TF Bn heading from PULKA to MAIDUGURI on BAMA Road in the vicinity of NGURO SOYE with IEDs and small arms around 10.00am, up to 30 enemy were killed and 6 soldiers injured

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

20 November

3 masked gunmen mounted in a Toyota Corolla  abducted a former Minister for Foreign Affairs Bagudu HIRSE, in front of the home of President BUHARI’s nephew Alhaji Mamman DAURA on INUWA WADA Road, KADUNA, KADUNA State

Suspected armed robbers attacked the Leader of the SOKOTO state House of Assembly on Sama Road, SOKOTO at 3.00am killing a security guard as they tried to gain entrance. A team of MOPOL responded and they fled

21 November

ZAMFARA State Governor Abdulaziz YARI stated that in the last month 50 persons has been abducted, 53 people killed in SHINKAFI LGA, 50 in MARU LGA, 37 in MARADUN LGA and 15 in ZURMI LGA. He stated that the State Government had set up a Crisis Management Committee to assess the damage caused by the criminals

Brig Gen Ginikanwa NWOSU (Infantry) has assumed command of 1 Bde, 1 Div

23 November

A Fulani herdsman reportedly threated a farmer with a gun at DUNGUN MU’AZU Village, SABUWA LGA, KATSINA State, after his cattle damaged the farmers crops. The farmers kinsmen found the alleged attacker and reportedly disposed him of his AK 47. Other Fulani then attacked the village around dawn killing 7 and wounding 6 (1 fatally), MOPOL and NPF from DANDUME LGA reacted driving them off

Police in ZAMFARA State stated the 41 abductees from MARU LGA had been released using ‘strategic security measures’ by joint security personnel. The NPF stated no ransom had been paid or cows released as demanded

24 November

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked BASAGORI (PASAKORI?) Village, near KANIKON, JEMA’A LGA, KADUNA State with small arms, killing an unspecified number of people and burning the village

25 November

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked MILE ONE Village, TAFAN District, JEMA’A LGA killing 4 of people around 2.00pm and burning the village

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

20 November

BENUE State Police Command acting on a tip off raided a suspected armed robber/ kidnapper hideout in TYOGBEDA ANSHAN, USONGO LGA, engaging the suspects in a firefight, killing 3 and capturing 3. The suspects were alleged to have attempted to abduct the son of the late Tor Tiv and were allegedly members of the Terwase AGWAZA (aka GANA) gang. Police recovered 1 x Jerico pistol with 4 x rounds Of ammunition, 1 x Beretta pistol with 5 x 9mm rounds and 1 x double barrel shotgun with 3 x cartridges

The Police have rescued 2 abductees from TOTO and KARU, KARU LGA, NASARAWA State respectively

21 November

The British Military Advise and Training Team (BMATT) has begun a course for the Nigerian military on Intelligence based targeting in order to limit collateral damage

A car exploded and caught fire in front of Government House, MAKURDI, BENUE State, the driver was extracted from the car and the fire tackled by the Fire Service. The cause of the explosion is unknown

Police in NIGER State have arrested 8 suspected cattle rustlers in SHIRORO LGA and recovered 21 cows

23 November

2 male children were allegedly abducted from a compound in MASAKA, KARU LGA, NASARAWA State by an unknown female who allegedly lured them away after giving them a yoghurt drink

25 November

The leader of the Fulani Community in KOGI State Alhaji Dauda ABDULLAHI, stated that 30 criminally inclined members had been handed over to the DSS recently at the inauguration of the ‘System and Structure Strengthening Approach against Radicalisation to Violent Extremism Project in KOGI state’

26 November

A communal clash between the Ebira and Bassa Kwomu peoples in IKENDE Town, BASSA LGA, KOGI State led to an unspecified number of casualties and damage sustained

Situation External (Rest of the World).

19 November

Police in the FCT have rescued 8 abductees from a gang of suspected kidnappers in DARKA Village, KUJE Area Council, FCT

20 November

Camerounian forces engaged Boko Haram gunmen in the vicinity of ZIGUE, leaving 2 wounded including a soldier

21 November

Gunmen disguised as MNJTF forces attacked a Gendarme Base in DARAK, LOGONE ET CHARI Department on Lake CHAD at night killing the commander, a vigilante and 4 other Gendarmes and wounding 1 sailor. 2 attackers were captured subsequently

A young female PBIED infiltrated an IDP camp in KOLOFATA around 7.00pm but was shot by elements of MNJTF, her device which contained 9 charges was made safe by BIR

Gunmen attacked NDIGUINA Village, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, 15km from WAZA at night burning it down

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and the EU have donated 54.5m Euros to IDPs housed in host communities in BORNO and ADAMAWA State

22 November

A Camerounian military vehicle detonated an IED in the vicinity of ZAMGA, MAYO TSANAGA Department, around 1.00pm wounding 8 people

Gunmen attacked DARAK but were repelled by the Cameounian Army

Camerounian Media reports state Nigerian Intelligence services intercepted communications to Boko Haram elements in the vicinity of Lake CHAD requesting medicines and use women in MAYO SAVA Department as couriers

Camerounian media publication Mutations state that up to 40 Boko Haram suspects detained in KONDENGUI Central Prison had been granted permission to spend 3 days with their families in an ICRC initiative

24 November

1 x young female PBIED detonated in MORA, MAYO SAVA Department, wounding 4 people, a second young female PBIED was killed before she could detonate

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