Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)
Gunmen mounted in up to 5 pick up trucks and 8motorcycles attacked military positions in SASAWA, DAMATURU LGA, YOBE State 27km north of DAMATURU with small arms and IEDs around 6.00pm and then attacked the town burning houses. 3 vehicles were reported captured
6 gunmen on 3 x motorcycles entered LUMAMARI Village, YUNUSARI LGA, YOBE State 25km from KANAMA around 1.30pm but departed without harming anyone or damaging any property
The NSCDC BORNO State Command stated that 75 personnel had been killed and 15 in 2016, in attacks in GWOZA and GAMBORU NGALA and would deploy 500 additional personnel including 100 in DIKWA, 30 in MONGUNO, 20 in ASKIRA UBA
Troops patrolling the NGOSHE-BOKKOHIDE-PULKA Road detonated an IED around 8.25am destroying 1 x Nissan truck, killing 1 soldier and wounding 4 others. 3 x AK 47s were damaged
Troops cleared CHONGOLO GANA, BAMA LGA, BORNO State killing 13 and capturing unspecified type and quantity of arms and ammunition, 2 x vehicles, 5 x motorcycle and 9 bicycles were captured, troops then cleared NGAWUMARI, BULABURE, SIRAJA and ZAYE NGUSA Village 5 women and 15 children suspected to be Boko Haram families from MODUN AZAREM Village were intercepted en route to SIRAJA
2 x female PBIEDs were challenged by an Army/ CJTF patrol around 7.10am behind NNPC Mega Filling Station on MAIDUGURI-DAMBOA Road, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. They fled towards a queue of vehicles waiting to buy fuel. One dropped her device and surrendered, which was later made safe by NPF EOD, the second fled further from the station and was shot and killed
Gunmen attacked KAUTIKERI Village, CHIBOK LGA, BORNO State killing 1 person and moving to a nearby village of KAUMUTAIYAHI, abducting a 7 year old boy and looting food stores and then burning the village
The ADAMAWA State Governor Mohammed JIBRILLA stated that the 3 formal IDP camps in MALKOHI, FUFORE and DAMARE would be shut in March 2017
Gunmen ambushed a convoy carrying troops of approximately company strength mounted in trucks and 6 x buses conducting a relief in place with troops in DIKWA along the MAIDUGURI-AJIRIN-DIKWA Road in the vicinity of AJIRIN, MAFA LGA, BORNO State around 7.30pm killing 8, wounding 18 with 3 missing including a female soldier. The troops who were reportedly fresh from the Army Depo in ZARIA fought through the ambush, until reinforced by air and ground forces who inflicted casualties and recovered 1 x AK 47. The enemy reportedly captured 1 x Canter truck, 7 x AK 47, a mine detector and other equipment.
Gunmen attacked DUNKWA DURI Village, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State around 9.00pm defeating local hunters killing at least one man and displacing villagers to WAMDEO Village near UBA Town. The attackers looted foodstuffs and burnt the town
Troops based in BARA, GULANI LGA, YOBE State conducted a fighting patrol to NJIBULWA Village, GULANI LGA found and destroyed 301 x motorcycles around 6.20am
Gunmen mounted in trucks and motorcycles attacked MUSSA Village, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State with small arms and IEDs killing 3, abducting 2 females and burning several buildings.
Kidnappers abducted a 15 year old theology student after he entered a commercial vehicle at BORNO Express Junction, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State, after drugging him, he was released in the vicinity of NJIMTILO, where he was found by the NSCDC, who assessed the kidnappers released him after failing to get through checkpoints.
Situation North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States)
Suspected nomadic gunmen ambushed a group of community leaders on a peace mission from the District Head in RUKUMAWA TSAFE LGA, ZAMFARA State killing 8
Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Bauchi, Benue, Gombe Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Taraba States)
Up to 10 gunmen waylaid a bus travelling from ABUJA to ONITSHA, ANAMBRA State in the vicinity of OCHOZE Village, OKENE LGA, KOGI State along OKENE-AUCHI Road around 6.30am abducting 6 passengers
The NIGER State Police Command stated it had arrested 195 suspects in January 2017 including kidnappers and cattle rustlers and had captured 5 x AK 47 648 x rounds of ammunition (type unspecified), 21 x single barrel firearms, 248 x shotgun cartridges, 1 x improvised ‘revolver rifle’, 5 x improvised ‘revolver shotguns’, 6 x ‘Ghana made firearms’ , 1 x locally made improvised firearm, 9 x dane guns and an assortment of bladed weapons and bow and arrows and recovered 612 cattle
The OKENE LGA Administrator Abdulrazaq MUHAMMAD imposed a curfew on OKENE and its surroundings, with Okada riders restricted to operating between 6.00am to 6.00pm, people and goods between 6.00am and 8.00pm curfew and hotels and beer parlours between 6.00am and 6.00pm
The AIG of the NPF Force Animal Branch stated that general purpose and sniffer K9 dogs would be deployed to various locations around ABUJA, FCT such as the Airport, National Assembly, National Defence College, Federal Secretariat etc
Approximately 8 gunmen abducted a male and a female lecturer from the Staff Quarters at TARABA State Polytechnic, SUNTAI, BALI LGA. The kidnappers later contacted the family requesting N2m each
A search party consisting of vigilantes and TARABA State Polytechnic staff fund the body of the male lecturer Sani JADA in the bush
Suspected Fulani herdsmen reportedly shot a man on his cashew farm at EGBOLO, IGALAMELA-ODOLU LGA, KOGI State.
A man Hayatudeen AMOTO has been charged before the Chief Magistrates Court, LOKOJA, KOGI State with the bombing of a radio station Tao 109 FM in KUROKO, OKENE LGA, KOGIS State in April 2015 which led to the deaths of 4 people. The accused and one other Yusuf ABDULQUDUS were accused of plotting the attack and sending a threatening text message to the radio station. He was remanded in custody
Approximately 10 gunmen mounted in 2 cars attacked a police station in EIKA, OKEHI LGA, KOGI State around 1.00am killing 2 policemen and a detainee and then burning the station, they then attacked the home of EIKA Community Development Association and killed him
The MINISTER OF Information and Culture Lai MOHAMMED stated a KOGI State Islamic fundamentalist group named the Muslim Bother hood was seeking to attack banks, arms depots and prison and had been acquiring IED components such as sodium azide (?) potassium chlorate and aluminium powder. The Minister stated a trainee IED maker named USMAN had left to join Daesh in LIBYA and might have returned and that they were seeking to purchase small arms and free their members detained in KOGI, ABUJA and KADUNA
Suspected Fulani gunmen abducted a former DSS Director and Security Consultant Mike EJIOFOR and his driver in between OKENE, OKENE LGA and OBAJANA, LOKOJA LGA, KOGI State, around 2.00pm they reportedly took him into the bush, stole his belongings and demanded a ransom of N30m
Soldiers deployed to OWETO Bridge on the NASARAWA- BENUE STATE Border reportedly intervened in a funeral in OLEIGADA IKOLO Village, AGATU LGA, BENUE State upon hearing ceremonial gunshots and attempted to confiscate the weapon from local youths. The resulting altercation led to 1 soldier killed and 2 wounded and their weapons being stolen
Villagers from EGBOLO, reportedly murdered a Fulani man in retaliation for the murder of a local farmer by herdsmen 2 days earlier
Situation External (Rest of the World)
Gunmen engaged Camerounian forces at night in the vicinity of GAKARA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region wounding 6 soldiers
The Brazilian Government has approved the sale of 3 x pre owned Super Tucano A-29 to the NAF by the Brazil Embraer Defence and Security Ltd.