NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 25 March 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

19 March

2 x female PBIEDs and 1 x male PBIED detonated in UMARARI Village, JERE LGA, BORNO State on the outskirts of MAIDUGURI, killing a CJTF vigilante and 3 villagers after alighting from a vehicle

21 March

The World Bank Board approved a $200m credit for rehabilitating health, education, transport, water and sanitation in BORNO, YOBE and ADAMAWA State

BORNO State Governor Kashim SHETTIMA hosted a stakeholders meeting to investigate allegations of collusion by MAGUMERI natives. The head of the NPF CIB in MAGUMERI Bello HARUNA stated that he had received intelligence about Boko Haram concentrations around the town, which he passed on to a local commander Captain WAZA. DSS operative in MAGUMERI Tim MODALLA also testified he had warned of the attack on 10 March following reports of enemy concentrating around BANA Village, moving to SULEIMANTI Village on 13 March, where they gathered 45 vehicles by 14 March. The DSS assessed the enemy would attack MOBBAR, MAGUMERI or GUBIO. CJTF Vigilantes also confirmed the town was about to be attacked around 5.30pm on 15 March. Brig Gen Jubril USMAN the Garrison Commander offered no statement beyond describing the situation as ‘unfortunate’

Media reports state that 7 x Toyota Hilux and 40 x motorcycles were seen rising from YAKKU to AFARI Village, BORNO State 30km form MAGUMERI at night. Other reports state enemy forces were sighted in the vicinity of KAWIYA KULO NGUDIYE, 8km from JAKANA, KAGA LGA

22 March

3 x adult male PBIEDs attacked an unofficial IDP Camps at MUNA KUMBORI near MUNA Garage around 4.30am killing themselves and 2 others. Another adult male PBIED attacked a group about to start dawn prayers in MUNA DAGALTI killing 1 and wounding 4. A third adult male PBIED attacked MUNA BULAYA killing only himself 3 and wounding 14. A few minutes later another attacked

23 March

Elements of 103 Bn, 7 Div supported by CJTF vigilantes conducted clearance operations in the vicinity of GOMBOLE, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State, killing several enemy and capturing an IED making facility, 3 x motorcycles, 4 x PBIED vests and 4 x military style uniforms. 1 soldier was wounded and evacuated by the NAF. 4 x women and 6 x children were rescued

24 March

Gunmen attacked KALARI Village, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State abducting 4 women and 6 youth they were also reportedly operating in the vicinity of DALLA FATIMIRI on 10 x motorcycles, also attacking MITITIRI, ALALI, KONDUGA LGA

A General Courts Martial presided over by Brig Gen Olusegun ADENIYI sitting in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State convicted Capt. Matthew AROYE of gross indiscipline demoting him to 2nd Lieutenant with 4 years seniority, for joining disgruntled soldiers of 118 TF Bn, in GUBIO in November 2015, when they refused to soldier after a military setback during combat operations against Boko Haram

Chief of Training and Operations Maj Gen DD AHMADU stated that the Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship (NASAC) would hold from 27 March to 31 March in SAMBISA Forest, BORNO State

Elements of 22 Bde cleared GUJARI Village, MAFA LGA, BORNO State killing 2 enemy, capturing 4 x rifles and 1 x grenade

Gunmen allegedly from Boko Haram ISWAP mounted on pick up trucks and motorcycles attacked SABON GARIN KIMBA, BIU LGA, BORNO State around 6.00pm and stole food and medical supplies

25 March

Gunmen attacked KALARI ABDIYE Village, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State between 2.00am and 3.00am murdering 3 men with bladed weapons and wounding a 4th, all of whom they had accused of passing information to the military. The gunmen identified themselves as members of Boko Haram ISWAP and also robbed livestock from villagers in DEKETE, however assured them they were not going to harm them

Residents of MAGUMERI, state that enemy forces have begun concentrating in nearby villages

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

20 March

Gunmen attempted to rob the NNPC Mega Station, GUSAU Road, SOKOTO, SOKOTO State, killing 2 x MOPOL on guard duty around 3.30am

Chairman of the Fulani Cattle Breeders association MACBAN, in KADUNA State Haruna USMAN accused the Army of killing 17 herdsmen in DAILE ALKARIYO Village, JEMA’A LGA, KADUNA State and burning 47 houses, after a farmer was allegedly attacked the military was invited to intervene in the issue.

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

19 March

Suspected nomadic gunmen killed a farmer in YASKIRA Village, BARUTEN LGA, KWARA State. Local people retaliated by killing 3 Fulani men

20 March

Approximately 30 gunmen mounted in 4 x Toyota Corollas and 12 x Bajaj motorcycles reportedly led by a woman attacked the ZAKI BIAM International Yam Market, ZAKI BIAM, UKUM LGA, BENUE State from the direction of TOR TONDA- ZAKI BIAM Road around 2.00pm killing up to 52 people and burning several properties including a filling station

Gunmen attacked GIDAN KWANO Town, MARARBA UDEGE, NASARAWA LGA, NASRAWA State wounding 3 Fulani herdsmen and stealing 252 cattle

21 March

Suspected nomadic gunmen and villagers from AYILE murdered the Village Head of OSHUGU, NASARAWA LGA, NASARAWA State and a youth, reportedly over a disputed fish pond. The villagers allege that 2 Fulani men were arrested and 2 x AK 47 seized but they had been released.

The IGP Ibrahim IDRIS stated that a Task Force has been deployed to ZAKI BIAM consisting of MOPOL, CTU, NPF, SARS, SIB, EOD, K9 and NPF Air Wing units, commanded by the Commissioner of Police in commanded of MOPOL, Force HQ, ABUJA and supervised by Deputy IGP, Department of Operations

Residents of JATO AKA, KWANDE LGA, BENUE State accused a soldier from 707 Special Forces Bde of accidentally killing a student. The residents state that local vigilantes found weapons in a car carrying Fulani men and detained them. They allege the men called soldiers for assistance who released them and took them to their Base in KASHIMBILA. Whilst locals were demonstrating against the action a soldier allegedly fired his weapon to disperse them, with a stray round hitting the boy as he sat n his parents compound.

22 March

IMN members demonstrated in WUSE Market, ABUJA, FCT for the release of their leader Ibraheem EL ZAKZAKY

Police in BENUE State stated they had arrested 3 suspects in the attack on the International Yam Market ZAKI BIAM. The NPF stated actual casualties were 17 killed and 11 wounded

Gunmen attacked Fulani herdsmen in the vicinity of UDEGE, NASARAWA LGA, NASARAWA State killing 5, wounding 7 and stealing 500 cattle (actual date unclear)

23 March

The Neighbourhood Enlightenment and Safety Organisation Corps Commandant Sani ALIYU state they had detained 3 suspected Boko Haram members in GWARIMPA, ABUJA, FCT

Major Olabisi AYENI Deputy Director PR for 707 Bde disputes the account of the killing of the student in JATO AKA claiming that local youths had mounted an illegal roadblock and were harassing motorists entering BENUE State from TARABA State, they claimed the police intervened to rescue motorists at which locals attacked their camp, destroying vehicles and opening fire on their base

24 March

The Village of TSE CHIA near KASAR, ZAKI BIAM, UKUM LGA, BENUE State was attacked by youths allegedly from ZAKI BIAM around 1.00am, burning 4 houses and killing 3 people in an apparent reprisal for attacks on BIAM on Monday 20th

25 March

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked JATO AKA Farm Centre, along KASHIMBILA Road, KWANDE LGA, BENUE State destroying property and killing an inmate. The rest of the prisoners were evacuated to GBOKO

Situation External (Rest of the World)

17 March

The Canadian Government is to provide $119.25m in response to humanitarian crisis in Northeast NIGERIA, SOUTH SUDAN, YEMEN and SOMALIA of which $2735m would go to NIGERIA

19 March

A PBIED was shot by a vigilante in KOLOFATA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, another detonated killing only himself

22 March

The CDS Gen Abayomi OLONISAKIN led a delegation to the Global Coalition Working to Defeat ISIS Conference in WASHINGTON DC, USA, where he stated the cost of the humanitarian effort was $2.6bn

24 March

The Camerounian Military Court in YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN has adjourned the trial of RFI Hausa journalist Ahmed ABBA accused of complicity with Boko Haram and failing to denounce terrorism, after cross examination over the presence of photographs and warnings of attacks on his phone. Mr ABBA’s case was adjourned till 06 April 2017

25 March

Gunmen attacked Camerounian Army positions in SOUERAM, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region around 2.00am but were repelled losing 2 Camerounian soldiers killed and 7 enemy

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