NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 18 February 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

13 February

Up to 30 gunmen attacked MIFA Village, CHIBOK LGA, BORNO State from the SAMBISA Forest around 9.30pm killing an Islamic scholar and wounding a teenage boy, soldiers from CHIBOK counter attacked defeating them

14 February

Troops ambushed enemy forces at a known crossing point between KUKARETA, DAMATURU LGA, YOBE State and NGAMDU, KAGA LGA, BORNO State killing 3 enemy and capturing 1 x AK 47, 3 x magazines, 2 x  RPG rounds, 500 x 7.62mm, 1 x dane gun, several charms and 2 x knives

15 February

NPF in MAIDUGURI arrested 2 brothers suspected of kidnapping and murdering a 10 year old boy on 17 January, 3 days after he was allegedly abducted. The brothers allegedly confessed to killing him after his father couldn’t pay the N10m ransom and to being Boko Haram members

16 February

The NAF began a 2 day medical outreach for IDPS in GWOZA, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State

Gunmen fired on an NAF Mi 17 helicopter taking part in the NAFs medical outreach programme, in the vicinity of GWOZA, wounding a crewman, the NAF scrambled a fixed and rotary wing aircraft who engaged the gunmen between BAMA and GWOZA. The damaged helicopter successfully completed its tasking and retuned to MAIDUGURI

Up to 3 PBIEDs infiltrated a vehicle park for a convoy waiting to go to GAMBORU NGALA at MUNA Garage, in MAIDUGURI along MAFA -MAIDUGURI Road, detonating around 11.18pm destroying 13 vehicles and killing 2 and wounding 8

A suspected Boko Haram Ibrahim ADAMU from CHIKUN GUDU surrendered to troops in MONGUNO, MONGUNO LGA, BORNO State

Troops detained a suspect who locals gathering firewood claimed was trying to infiltrate MAFA, MAFA LGA, BORNO State, he allegedly was tired of fighting

17 February

2 x female PBIEDs were stopped by a CJTF patrol around 2.00am MUNA DALTI Village, JERE LGA, BORNO State detonating, killing only themselves and wounding 7 vigilantes. A Volkswagen Golf dropped off 7 x female PBIEDs and then attempted to ram a checkpoint near MUNA IDP Camp on MAFA-DIKWA Road. Gunmen mounted on motorcycles then attacked with small arms and IEDs. The attack was defeated with 6 enemy killed and no friendly casualties.

The Lake CHAD Basin Commission has donated 15 vehicles and 30 motorcycles to the MNJTF

Gunmen ambushed motorists along MAIDUGURI- BIU Road killing 1 and wounding 6

09 February

The NAF Chief of Training and Operations AVM Ahmed IYA visited 105 Composite Group in MAIDUGURI and stated the NAF is to upgrade and expand facilities at MONGUNO to accommodate helicopters in order to support MNJTF operations

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

14 February

NPF elements of Op Yaki in KADUNA State conducted an intelligence led raid on suspected rustlers in SABON GAYA, CHIKUN LGA recovering over 100 sheep and cattle.

18 February

The leader of the Islamic Movement of NIGERIA (IMN) SOKOTO State Chapter Malam Kasm UMAR held a press conference appealing for the immediate release of Sheikh Ibrahim EL ZAKAKY on health grounds

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

12 February

The Minister of Defence Mansur DAN ALI, stated the MoD would organise a National Conference on Defence Industrialisation to begin production of military equipment

13 February

Security consultant Mike EJIOFOR was released by his captors for an undisclosed ransom

14 February

The Member of the BENUE State House of Assembly for AGATU, Alhaji Sule AUDU apologised to the Army for the murder of the soldier in AGATU LGA on behalf of his constituency

15 February

Farmers from OBUDU LGA, CROSS RIVERS State allegedly destroyed a cassava farm in MBADUKU Village, VANDEIKYA LGA, BENUE State leading to 2 deaths

Elements of 72 Special Forces Bde conducted a cordon and search operation recovering the body of the soldier killed in OWETO, AGATU LGA as well as 2 x AK 47, 2 x SLR, 2 x G3, 4 x locally fabricated pistol, 2 x short barrelled local revolvers, 14 x dane guns, 14 x AK 47 magazines, 3 x SLR magazines, various ammunition types and police and military equipment such as 2 x helmets, 1 x bullet proof vest. Brigade Commander Brig Gen Clement APEERE stated that the Private was shot from behind by a gang of youths who stole his rifle and 2 x magazines of 30 rounds each. Media reports contradicted the Army’s account stating that soldiers have attacked OLEGADAKOLO, IKPELE, OTUGOLOGWU, IWALI, OKPANCHENYI and EGBA Villages in AGATU LGA, killing 6 people and detaining scores of others

The President General of the Ebira Peoples Association in KOGI State stated that there had been an increase in kidnappings, robbery, and other crime in KOGI Central Senatorial zone which he attributed to Islamist criminals

Situation External (Rest of the World)

13 February

US President TRUMP spoke to President BUHARI on the telephone, reportedly stating US readiness to sell military equipment

14 February

A Camerounian military vehicle detonated an IED in the vicinity of KUMSHE, BAMA LGA, BORNO State killing a soldier

16 February

A Camerounian military vehicle driving from GOUZDA VREKET, MAYO TSANAGA Department detonated an IED killing 3 soldiers

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