Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)
The Commandant General of the Vigilante Group of NIGERIA, Usman Muhammad JAHUN stated that his group had lost 1,000 members to Boko Haram since 2010
Gunmen mounted in 2 x Toyota Hilux attacked NDAGU Village, LASSA District, ASKIRA UBA LGA around 7.30pm with small arms and petrol bombs killing 3 and abducting 7 women and children. Elements of 115 Bn responded.
Gunmen mounted in 2 x Toyota Hilux attacked DZAKU Village, ASKIRA UBA LGA with small arms and petrol bombs killing 8 and abducting several women and children (it I unclear if these are same attacks)
Social media reports state that Boko Haram fighters have been crossing Lake CHAD by boat from BAGA SOLA, CHAD to the north of BAGA, KUKAWA LGA, NIGERIA via CAMEROUN at night
Social media reports state that there have been clashes between ISWAP and JAS, Boko Haram factions in MARTE LGA, causing Boko Haram-JAS to abandon YEDI, MARTE LGA, BORNO State
A male PBIED attempted to attack a vigilante checkpoint in USMANTI LAYOUT, MAFA LGA, BORNO State but was spotted and shot by a vigilante just after midnight
A young female PBIED allegedly attempted to gain entry to the Chairman of the CJTF Vigilantes home in KALERI, MAFA LGA around 5.30am upon being denied entry she detonated killing 3 others heading to the mosque and wounding 2
Camel mounted gunmen attacked a friendly checkpoint in the vicinity KAMUYA, BIU LGA, BORNO State 5km from BURATAI around 5.30pm from 3 directions, overrunning it, with troops withdrawing to BURATAI, until reinforcements from BUNI YADI, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State counter attacked, defeating them . 3 soldiers were killed and an unknown amount wounded and missing.
Gunmen ambushed motorist on MAIDUGURI-DAMBOA-BIU Road between DOGON WAYA (also known as NITEL MAST) and BULABULIN, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State with small arms, immobilising the lead vehicle, trapping motorists in the cross fire of the ensuing firefight between the attackers and escorts reportedly caused over 7 15 casualties to the motorists and stole 15 truckloads of fuel
Boko Haram (ISWAP) claimed the KAMUYA attack via the Daesh Amaq Twitter handle, claiming to have killed 5 soldiers and killing 11. Media reports state villagers from MIRINGA allege the attack was perpetrated by Boko Haram-ISWAP fighters from AJIGIN Forest
Situation North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States)
Gunmen ambushed a vehicle in the vicinity of GIDAN WAYA, JEMA’A LGA, KADUNA State killing 5 of the 6 passengers with the driver surviving around 5.00pm
A communal clash between youths from UNGWAN SHANU and UNGWAN SARKI, XXX LGA, KADUNA State around 9.00pm led to 2 deaths and 2 injuries. It is unclear what the clash was about. The traditional ruler of UNGWAN SHANU, the Sarkin Tudun UNGUWAN SHANU, Alhaji Aliyu GUMI stated youths from UNGWAN SHANU had gone to conduct ‘Operation Shara’ in UNGWAN SARKI
Gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked MAGAZU Village, TSAFE LGA, ZAMFARA State at night killing 1 man, police and military have begun patrolling the area
Vigilantes in the ZURMI Emirate Council in the MASHEMA, ZURMI LGA, , ZAMFARA State captured 3 suspected Boko Haram members with AK 47s, 600 round of unspecified ammunition, charms and other unspecified items, following reports to the district head of 11 suspicious persons seen in the bush on 21 January. They were handed over to Lt Col Abdullahi ADAMU, CO 223 Light Tank Bn, 1 Mech Bde, 1 Div in GUSAU.
The Chairman of ISA LGA, SOKOTO State, claimed that 27 armed bandits had repented and pledged to surrender their arms and ammunition at the next Security Stakeholders meeting
Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba States)
Gunmen opened fire at a bar on ALHERI- ZARIA Road, JOS, JOS NORTH LGA, PLATEAU State killing 1 man and wounding another
A clash between WURO DANDE and WURO BUBA BAGURA Villages near TAMVIYA Village, SARDAUNA LGA, TARABA State over a land dispute led to over 50 homes burnt, up to 300 people displaced and 6 arrested
Gunmen attacked the Divisional Police Station in DENGI, KANAM LGA, PLATEAU State killing a police officer and stealing 7 rifles
Fulani herdsmen and farmers clashed in IPIGA Village, OHIMINI LGA, BENUE State after herdsmen let their cattle graze on farmland in AJEGBE Village the previous day before moving to IPIGA, where they were resisted by villagers leading to 2 herdsmen and 13 villagers killed, with several missing.
Suspected Fulani herdsmen attacked AGADAGBA, OHIMINI LGA and OPIDLO, OKPOKWU LGA, BENUE State killing several and displacing OPIDLO villagers to EFFOYO, UGBOKOLO and ODESSASSA and AGADAGBA villager to IDEKPA
A land dispute between OBUDU, OBUDU LGA, CROSS RIVERS State and MGBEREDEM, KWANDE LGA, BENUE State led to a clash with firearms and bladed weapons leading to a number of deaths and injuries
IMN members protested the continued detention of Sheikh EL ZAKZAKY in front of the National Assembly Complex, ABUJA, FCT but were dispersed by the police with tear gas and water cannon
Gunmen attacked the police station at DENGI, KANAM LGA, PLATEAU State around midnight
Gunmen abducted 8 travellers heading to IBADAN from MAKURDI, BENUE State on the AJAOKUTA-LOKOJA Road in the vicinity of ITOBE Bridge, OFU LGA, KOGI State demanding N20m ransom from their relatives
The NIGER State Command of the NSCDC stated that plain clothed personnel were to be deployed of foot patrols in the State to deter cattle rustlers and kidnappers“I am here to better appreciate the challenges and opportunities in Nigeria and to strengthen existing strategic partnership”, he said while expressing the US appreciations for moves by Nigeria towards strengthening democratic principles and human rights. Speaking further, Lt Gen Stewart appreciated the effort and sacrifice of the Armed Forces of Nigeria in the fight against insurgency while commiserating with the leadership of the NAF about the unfortunate incident of the accidental air strike in Rann, adding that the US will be willing to assist the NAF with its investigation in whatever capacity.
KOGI State Police Command rescued the 8 travellers abducted near ITOBE Bridge after a firefight. The police captured 1 x locally made gun and 1 x cutlass
A Communal clash between Mummuye and Fulani villagers in LUSGI, SAKUWA, HORE LADDE and GARIN DOGO Villages, LAU LGA, TARABA State over a water stream resulted in 1 dead and 11 houses burnt
Situation External (Rest of the World)
A Camerounian Air Force Harbin Z-9 helicopter crashed between KOUDJIGA and MADIDE, BOGO Arrondissement, EXTREME NORD Region killed Commander Op Emergence 4 Gen Jacob Kodji, Gendarmerie Col Kameni, commander 4RGIA and 4 others
A US delegation led by Director Defence Intelligence Agency Lt Gen Vincent STEWART visited the CAS Air Marshal Sadique ABUBAKAR at NAF HQ, ABUJA, FCT to foster existing bilateral relations AM ABUBAKAR stated the NAF as in need of fighter Ground Attack and ISR aircraft
The EU Delegation to NIGERIA released a statemen urging the Federal Government to release EL ZAKAKY in accordance with the ruling of the Federal High Court ABUJA
A 7 man delegation from the Kingdom of SAUDI ARABIA led by the Saudi Deputy Chief of Defence Intelligence Maj Gen Yahya Ahmed MASSIRI visited the CAS Air Marshal Sadique ABUBAKAR at DHQ, ABUJA, FCT offering partnerships in training and intelligence sharing