Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

26 March

A vehicle carrying elements of DIKWA CJTF returning from an operation detonated an IED along DIKWA-MAIDUGURI Road in the killing 2 and wounding 3

27 March

The Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship (NASAC) 2017 and firepower demonstration opened in the SAMBISA Forest on a purpose built Range, on the BAMA axis in BAMA LGA, BORNO State. Security under 21 Bde consisted of 202 Bn on both flanks, 151 Bn to the rear, with Alphajet and F 7Ni as air support, with ISR as top cover. Teams came from 1 Div, 2 Div, 3 Div, 6 Div, 7 Div, 8 TF Div, 81 Div, 82 Div and Army HQ Garrison. Marksmanship with the FN FAL, AK 47, GPMG and pistol are part of the competition

28 March

The BORNO State NSCDC Commandant Ibrahim ABDULLAHI paraded a 17 year old suspected Boko Haram member Ali MUSTAPHA who reportedly confessed to allegedly being a member of Mamman NURs faction and killing 18 civilians in KALA BALGE LGA, BORNO State. He stated he was abducted from MONGUNO in 2014 and trained in the use of the AK 47, GPMG, RPG and AAA weapons. He was captured when he infiltrated MAIDUGURI to spy on troops and vigilantes, he entered an IDP Camp to look for his parents where he was recognised and arrested

A suspected Boko Haram commander Bulama Kailani Mohammed METELE in Abu MUSTAPHA’s group, Mamman NURs faction from TUMBUN BERA surrendered to elements of 145 TF Bn, 5 Bde in DAMASAK, MOBBAR LGA, BORNO State

The Minister of Defence Mansur DAN ALI stated that ‘SHEKAU’ was alive and on the run

29 March

Elements of 112 TF Bn, 22 Bde conducted a fighting patrol towards BOSKORO, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State to investigate a suspected Boko Haram sleeper cell and were ambushed along the AJIRI-DIKWA Road. The enemy were defeated, with 1 killed, 1 x AK 47, 1 x AK 47 magazine, 47 x 7.62mm (NATO) link and 1 x motorcycle were captured. 1 soldier was wounded

UNICEF Director of Emergency Programmes Manuel FONTAINE stated that Boko Haram destroyed 75% of the water infrastructure in Northeast NIGERIA with 3.8m lacking access to safe water

30 March

Media reports state heavy ground and air operations by Nigerian forces near the south MANDARAs by the NIGERIA/ CAMEROUN border areas

Gunmen from Mamman NURs faction of Boko Haram ISWAP mounted in pick up trucks attacked PULKA, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State abducting 14 teenage girls, 4 more girls were snatched as the enemy withdrew. The attackers did not shoot the fleeing villagers

Gunmen murdered a herdsman and killed 50 of his cattle in DUMBA, KUKAWA LGA near BAGA, BORNO State for fleeing and refusing to pay jizya. They also abducted 4 female family members and stole the rest of his cattle

YOBE State Governor Ibrahim GEIDAM reopened KATARKO Bridge, GUJBA LGA, 4 years after it was blown up by Boko Haram

BORNO State Commissioner for Women’s Affairs Hajiya Fanta BABA-SHEHU stated that the state will build an orphanage for 7-8,000 unaccompanied children

Gunmen attacked WUMYEDUGA Village, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State around 7.45pm with small arms, IEDs and a PBIED, with 12 killed and 23 wounded. Initial small arms attacks led to 4 killed and 11 wounded. The attackers then stole 25 x bags of beans and burnt the village and livestock. Whilst the villagers were burying the casualties a suspected female PBIED detonated amongst them killing 5 and wounding 12.

Gunmen ambushed trucks from the Dangote Group in the vicinity of KUBUWA Village, DAMBOA LGA along BIU-DAMBOA Road, around 10.00am killing 2 drivers and a vigilante and wounding 3 people

31 March

Gunmen mounted on bicycles attacked KAYE near GUMSIRI, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State around 10.00pm killing 3 people, burning the village and abducting ‘scores’ of villagers

NASAC 2017 ended, with 7 Div winning the Chief of Army Staff Trophy, ending with a firepower demonstration with rocket and tube artillery, armoured vehicles and support weapons

01 April

The Army has denied reports that 22 women were abducted from PULKA

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

26 March

Gunmen abducted 2 businessmen Labbo GIYAWA And Murtala DANTATA from GIYAWA Village, GORONYO LGA, SOKOTO State around 10.00pm and taken to GUNDUMI Forest

27 March

SOKOTO State Police state they have arrested 4 x gang leaders in KWANNI, GADA LGA (?)

28 March

HQ 1 Div, KADUNA denied social media reports that 17 herdsmen had been killed in southern KADUNA

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

26 March

KOGI State Police Command paraded 20 suspects accused of kidnap, armed robbery, criminal conspiracy, unlawful possession of firearms and culpable homicide. Also displayed were 4 x AK 47, 4 x pump action shotguns 2 x pistols, 200 x rounds of unspecified types of ammunition, 1 x dane gun and 2 x double barrel shotguns

28 March

Armed robbers attacked a branch of UBA in ODO ERE, YAGBA WEST LGA, KOGI State killing 1 x MOPOL and wounding one other around 4.20pm

Elements of 158 TF Bn, 5 Bde detained 2 x suspected Boko Haram members around 10.00am who were allegedly conducting reconnaissance in KARETO and DANGALTI, MOBBAR LGA, BORNO State

30 March

Gunmen attacked MAIHULA Ward, BALI LGA, TARABA State around 10.30pm killing a 2 year old boy and wounding his parents

Situation External (Rest of the World)

31 March

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2349 (2017) condemning terrorist attacks by Boko Haram


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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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