NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 11 March 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

04 March

A Camerounian military vehicle detonated an IED in the vicinity of KUMSHE, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State losing 1 soldier killed

05 March

Elements of 151 TF Bn, 21 Bde with BIR cleared SIYARAM KOTE, SIGAWA, BULABUNDIBE, ADELEKE, TCHATIKE and LAMUKURA Villages, GWOZA(?) LGA, BORNO State killing several enemy, capturing 2 and 2 x unserviceable Toyota Canter Trucks, 7 x dane guns, 5 x enemy flags, 4 x tyres, 2 x motorcycles, vehicle spare parts

06 March

Elements of 7 Div Garrison detained Alhaji Mustapha BULAMA at his home in MUSARI, BAGA Road, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State on suspicion of being a Boko Haram member

07 March

Elements of 158 TF Bn intercepted a truck going to DAMASAK carrying 4 parcels of cannabis. The conductor was arrested

Troops advanced to contact, engaging the enemy in the vicinity of SA’ADA Village, MARTE LGA, BORNO State, destroying enemy camps at GWARI and GANYE before withdrawing to a FOB at KERENOA. 1 soldier was killed, 2 missing and 13 wounded

2 x Alphajets and 1 x F7Ni conducted air strikes on suspected enemy logistics dump in the SAMBISA Forest identified after ISR aircraft tracked 2 suspects to the location. Secondary explosions indicate it was either a fuel or ammunition dumps

08 March

Elements of 212 Bn and 233 Bn, 29 TF Bde, supported by CJTF Vigilantes conducted clearance operations in the vicinity of LAWANTI, MUSARI, BORI and GONIZALARI, MAGUMERI LGA, BORNO State gathering intelligence that motorcycle mounted enemy rid the villages for money and food

Elements of 22 Bde Garrison conducted clearance operations in the vicinity of GAMA and MUYILE Villages, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State along DIKWA-GULUMBA Road, engaging and killing 2 enemy suspects fleeing towards MUYILE, enemy weapons and IDP foodstuffs were captured from the village

Elements of 112 TF Bn conducted clearance operations towards FARTA, MAAZA and CHANA Villages, MAFA LGA, BORNO State, 2 males, 8 females and 5 children were rescued

22 Bde intercepted 20 males, 177 females, 127 boys and 150 girls along DIKWA-GULUMBA Road coming to DIKWA from MULIYE and MASA Villages, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State. 5 were identified as Boko Haram suspects during screening and detained. The rest were sent to DIKWA IDP Camp.

Elements of 82 Bn handed 8 women and 8 children over to PULKA IDP Camp

Elements of 145 Bn, 8 TF Div recovered a Toyota pickup stolen in the vicinity of BALANGA and KINDALKURA Village, ABADAM LGA, BORNO State and another stolen vehicle

Elements of 27 TF Bde acting on intelligence detained a suspected Boko Haram member Alhassan GARBA in AZARE Village, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State, whose daughter is allegedly married to Boko Haram suspect Musa IDAH who was arrested in KANO

Suspected enemy positions in TULA UDAH Forest, YOBE(?) State were bombarded by Artillery attached to 159 Bn

Elements of 232 Bn patrolled towards MUCHALLA and LADE Villages, MUBI NORTH LGA and BODENO, GUYYAK LGA, ADAMAWA State to prevent enemy infiltration. Whilst troops in blocking positions at GARKIDA patrolled towards DZANGWALLA

09 March

Elements of 156 TF Bn, 29 TF Bde patrolled along NGULA-JAYIWA and KUKURAM-ABALAM Axis to block enemy fighters

NEMA, BOSEMA and the NIS have registered 22,463 returned refugees from NIGER Republic via DAMASAK, MOBBAR LGA, BORNO State

Elements of 233 Bn, 212 Bn and 29 TF Bde conducted clearance patrols, clearing LIWANTI Village, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State

Elements of 23 Bde Support Bn patrolled towards KOLKOL Village in order to dominate the area and block enemy infiltration from CAMEROUN. Troops from a FOB at HONG adopted blocking positions in MARARRABAR PELLA, KALAA and SHANGUI, HONG LGA, ADAMAWA State in order to dominate the area and fix any enemy forces

Elements of 154 TF Bn, 29 TF Bde conducted fighting patrols along MAULI-ALAGARNO Road, KAGA LGA, BORNO State and to SANSAN Village and BULABULIN

29 TF Bde Defence Company and QRF, elements of 27 TF Bde and 212 BN conducted clearance patrols

Elements of 231 and 331 Bn have been conducting raids in Southern BORNO State

11 March

Elements of 22 Bde Garrison supported by CJTF Vigilantes acting upon reports of enemy’s scavenging conducted a fighting patrol to CINGAL, MURYE, MALA MAJA Village, killing 1 enemy capturing 11 x bicycles and rescuing 211 civilians in MURYE and MALA MAJA

Elements of 159 Bn, 27 TF Bde conducted intelligence led operations against enemy positions in MANLUMUDORI, ARIDI, FILARI, KINGIMARI, DINAMARI, ITARI and MIRIMARI Villages, BORNO State they then conducted artillery strikes on suspected enemy positions west of SUBDU Village, in BULABULIN and ALAGARNO Forest, troops then conducted a cordon and search of DEGELTURA, GISUM and POPAMARI Villages

2 x female PBIEDs attempted to infiltrate MAIDUGURI VIA UMARARI, MOLAI, JERE LGA, they were spotted by Vigilantes at checkpoint along DAMBOA Road around 8.45pm and shot after refusing to surrender. NPF EOD made the devices safe. One Was found to be pregnant

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

08 March

223 Light Tank Bn, 1 Bde, 1 Div received 3 x AK47, 1,169 x dane guns, 323 locally made pistols, 54 x locally made revolvers, 102 x locally made multi barrel pistols and 22 x locally made double barrels from repentant bandits and vigilantes known as Yansakai in RUWAN TOFA, YAR GALADIMA and BABBAN DOKA, MARU LGA, DANWAREN DAJI, TSAFE LGA and MADA, GUSAU LGA, ZAMFARA State.

09 March

Up to 6 x suspected gunmen attacked a vehicle driving from KADUNA State to ABUJA on BWARI- JERE Road in the vicinity of BWARI, FCT, kidnapping 2 people and shooting and wounding one other. The kidnappers apparently demanded N10m

A fight between Igbo and Hausa traders in PANTEKA Market, along NNAMDI AZKIWE Bypass, KADUNA, KADUNA State was broken up by the NPF who closed the market. The fight was caused by an Hausa trader named Mohammed naming his dog ‘Ebere’ after an Igbo trader, the Igbo trader asked him to desist and when the trader refused, the Igbo trader bought a dog and named it Mohammed, causing the fight.

Elements of 33 Bde conducted patrols to and around LAME, BINGEL, GUMAU,TORO, PANSHANU, TASHAN KAJI, TASHAN DURUMI, SABO GARI, YELWAN DUGURI, DRAZO, SORO, WAILO, DRUM, BUKUTUMBE, DOGON RUWA, DINGIS, DABAR BAGA and GOMO, ALKALERI LGA, BAUCHI State as well as Op Harnin Kunama 2 in forests in BAUCHI and GOMBE States

11 March

Gunmen have killed 2 Fulani grazing their cattle in UNGUWAN MAIYASHI Village, FANTUWAM Chiefdom, JEMA’A LGA and another in MADAKIYA Village, BAJJU Chiefdom, ZANGON KATAF LGA, KADUNA State around 4.00pm. Police said 9 people had been arrested in relation to the crime

The NPF and NAF have begun 24 hour air patrol along ABUJA-KADUNA Road

The Federal High Court in KADUNA, KADUNA State has ordered the NPF to pay N2m to 3 people detained for 19 months without trial on suspicion of being Boko Haram members

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

07 March

The NAF has set up 205 Combat Search and Rescue Group (CSARG) in KERANG, MANGU LGA, PLATEAU State, it is organised as 1 of 9 units under the Special Operations Command

08 March

Troops conducted a cordon and search operation of GOMBE International Hotel, GOMBE, GOMBE State in search of suspected Chadian and Nigerien terrorists. Nothing suspicious was found.

Suspected ritualists slit the throats of 5 schoolboys in an Islamic School in TUNGAN MAGAJIYA, RIJAU LGA, NIGER State, 4 died, 1 was hospitalised after blood was drained from their bodies

10 March

Suspected nomadic gunmen from TARABA State attacked a Tiv Village MKGOVUR, BURUKU LGA, BENUE State with small arms and bladed weapons around 8.00am killing up to 7 people

11 March

Tiv youths from TONGUR, KATSINA ALA LGA allegedly attacked Fulani herdsmen settlements in the vicinity of DOGO TOMBOH, BURUKU LGA, BENUE State stampeding cattle and wounding 3 people, 1 of whom died

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked AKO Community, MBALAGH District, TOMBO, BURUKU LGA, BENUE State around 6.00am killing 9 people

Situation External (Rest of the World)

02 March

NIGER Republic has begun the secret trials of up to 1,000 Boko Haram suspects 

05 March

Elements of the MNJTF killed 2 x suspected PBIEDs attempting to cross from NIGERIA into BOUDOUA, LIMAI Arrondissement, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region at night

The Sudanese rebel group SUDAN Peoples Liberation Movement/North (SPLM-N) has claimed it has 3 Boko haram fighters amongst captured Sudanese Government Forces after it released 125 POWs in a Ugandan mediated exchange.

The UN Security Council Delegation led by Matthew RYECROFT visited NIGER Republic visiting President Mahamadou ISSOUFOU

06 March

The UN Security Council concluded their tour of the Lake CHAD Basin visiting MAIDUGURI, BORNO State

07 March

A PBIED detonated in MAGDEME, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, killing only himself

09 March

Gunmen attacked GOULOUZIVINI, near WAZA National Park 7km from WAZA Town at night killing 1 and wounding several

The French Ambassador Denys GAUER stated no French national had been apprehended fighting with Boko Haram or provided any material support

French media reports that 15 Daesh specialists were sent to SAMBISA Forest in the vicinity of ADAMAWA at the end of 2015training Boko Haram in explosives and manufacturing rocket launchers

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