NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 04 March 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

28 February

Gunmen attacked KUMUYA, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State reportedly to steal food but friendly forces reacting to reports form locals, counter attacked defeating them in a firefight and killing 18 enemy.

03 March

3 x PBIEDS (2 female and 1 male) attempted to attack an IDP camp in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. The first PBIED detonated near petrol tankers parked near M Baba Filling station opposite CBN Quarters along DAMBOA Road, MAIDUGURI around 3.00am, other than the bombers and 3 petrol tankers there were no further losses

Elements of 8 TF Div supported by vigilantes conducted clearance operations in the vicinity of CHIKUN GUDU, BORNO State capturing 14 enemy and killing several others. Also captured were 2 x Toyota Hilux stolen from 153 TF Bn, 2 x Toyota trucks stolen from Nigerien forces, 1 x 25HP Yamaha outboard engine, 2 x solar panels, 1 x bipod, 12 x uniforms, 37 x 7.62mm (NATO) rounds, 84 x copies of the Koran and 270 x books on Islamic literature. They destroyed over 70 x motorcycles, 3 x shacks of medical supplies, 3 x shacks of foodstuff, 3 x wooden boats, 2 x Nigerien driving license, 2 x mobile phones and 2 x wooden slates. 4 soldiers were wounded

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

26 February

Suspected robbers killed a woman and her child in GUNDUMI Forest along SOKOTO-ISA Road, ISA LGA, SOKOTO State

27 February

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked RAFIN DODI, KANIKON Chiefdom, JEMA’A LGA, KADUNA State around 6.00pm

01 March

The SOKOTO State Commissioner of Police Mohammad ABDULKADIR stated 27 repentant criminals had surrendered 40 small arms in ISA LGA as part of an amnesty programme

Gunmen shot a farmer on his land in the vicinity of BAKIN KOGI, (?) LGA, southern KADUNA State

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

26 February

Gunmen attacked the residence of the Assistant Registrar of the College of Education, KATSINA ALA, KATSINA ALA LGA, BENUE State, killing him and stealing his car, money and mobile phone as well as demanding some documents. Police pursued the attackers engaging them in a firefight along KATSINA ALA-TAKUM Road, where one robber was killed and the stolen vehicle abandoned

26 February

The body of the abductee Godwin Yanbee BOSUA was found in his Primary school orchards in KATSINA ALA LGA, BENUE State, he appeared to have been severely beaten

NIGER State Police Command intercepted 240 stolen cows in the vicinity of GARATU, BOSSO LGA

27 February

Troops and DSS operatives arrested 3 x suspected Chadian members of Boko Haram-ISWAP in ARAWA and MALLAM INNA Districts of GOMBE City, GOMBE State. named as Bilal Muhammed UMAR, Bashir MUHAMMED and Muhammed Maigari ABUBAKAR. Also recovered were IED components, UMAR was shot in the leg during the operation

NIGER State Police Command stated in February that they had arrested 104 suspects, recovered 3 x AK 47s, 334 x rounds of ammunition, 1 x SMG(?) with 6 x rounds f ammunition, 12 x single barrel weapons, 4 x locally made pistols and 1 x revolver as well as 672 cows of which 240 were

28 February

An escaped Boko Haram prisoner Muktar SULEIMAN who escaped custody in 2015 has been rearrested and remanded to KOTON KARFE Federal Prison at in LOKOJA Chief Magistrates Court, KOGI State to reappear on 16 March to answer charges of criminal conspiracy, culpable homicide and brigandage. The suspect allegedly killed a police officer and inmate whilst escaping and fled to YOBE and ZARIA before returning to OTURKPO, BENUE State and attempting to recruit in ANKPA, IDAH and ANYIGBA, KOGI State

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked MBAHIMIN Village, GWER LGA, BENUE State killing 3 people and wounding 12 with bladed weapons

01 March

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked GBEMACHA, GWER LGA, BENUE State from ABINSI at night killing 4 Tiv farmers apparently in retaliation for the killing of a Fulani herdsman

03 March

Local hoodlums attacked a wedding party harassing guests in the BARKIN SALE Area of MINNA, NIGER State, police responded and a Deputy Superintendent of Police was killed with an axe

Situation External (Rest of the World)

26 February

Gunmen killed a farmer near WAZA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region

27 February

US AFRICOMs EX Flintlock 2017 began in N’DJAMENA, CHAD. The 3 week exercise will involve US, Camerounian, Nigerien, Moroccan, Mauritania, Tunisian, Chadian, British, Australian, Canadian, Belgian, German and other troops operating in DIFFA Region, NIGER Republic as well as BURKINA FASO, CAMEROUN, MOROCCO and TUNISIA

28 February

Gunmen attacked MADINA, FOTOKOL Arrondissement, LOGONE ET CHARI Department at night killing a civilian

01 March

Gunmen including heavily armed Tauregs were spotted entering WAZA National Park, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region from NIGERIA using a route between NDIGUINA and ZIGUAGUE, LOGONE ET CHARI Department.

02 March

NIGERIA, CAMEROUN and UNHCR have signed an agreement (The Tripartite Agreement for the voluntary repatriation of Nigerian Refugees living in CAMEROUN) in YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN on the voluntary repatriation of Nigerian refuges in CAMEROUN

03 March

Taureg gunmen hiding in WAZA National Park have abducted 3 people including the son of the chief of NDIGUINA

A delegation from the UN Security Council led by British UN Ambassador Matthew RYECROFT arrived in CAMEROUN for meeting with officials and to visit the MNJTF to examine the Boko Haram problem, they will go to CHAD, NIGER Republic and the NIGERIA

04 March

The UN Security Council Delegation visited MNJTF HQ in N’DJAMENA, CHAD

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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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