Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

02 April

A female PBIED attempted to infiltrate a wedding ceremony in BELBELO, JERE LGA, BORNO State around 7.33am but was prevented by a local dog which detained her, until she detonated killing herself and the dog

2 x male PBIEDs detonated near the Alhaji Bukar Gujari Filling Station, MUNA GARAGE, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 4.38am killing only themselves and destroying a fuel truck. A third male PBIED detonated in DUSUMA Village, JERE LGA as he was prevented from entering a mosque wounding a civilian

The COAS LT Gen TY BURATAI has requested the assistance of the UN, NGOs and development partners to assist in demining SAMBISA Forest. He also called for the police and MOPOL to take over liberated towns and villages

03 April

The COAS stated that the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies, BIU, BIU LGA, BORNO State is to be upgraded to the Nigerian Army University of Technology and Environmental Studies.

04 April

The COAS stated he had ordered a Military Police Battalion of Military Working Dogs to MAIDUGURI to counter the influx of PBIEDs

05 April

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked ABBATI Village, near MAIDUGURI, BORNO State killing 2 men who they had forced to act as guides and 5 herdsmen who resisted them with bow and arrows and stole 360 livestock

06 April

Gunmen from Boko Haram ISWAP ambushed an army convoy heading to GULUMBA, BAMA LGA in the vicinity of GUBDORI VILLAGE, BAMA LGA, BORNO State killing 4, wounding 5 with 4 missing. Friendly troops from GULUMBA counter attacked but were defeated and forced to withdraw with casualties

Gunmen from ISWAPs, Mamman NURs faction mounted in pickup trucks attacked friendly positions in WAJIRKO Village, BORNO State, defeating friendly forces who withdrew. Enemy forces captured, looted and burnt the base

07 April

Gunmen attacked ZABARMARI Village, JERE LGA, BORNO State

Gunmen abducted 13 women in the vicinity of HAMBAGDA Village, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State, after a group of 25 went to pick acacia fruit and encountered 2 suspected Boko Haram females, who allegedly notified their members who abducted 13

Gunmen ambushed an army patrol in MAFA LGA, BORNO State killing 5

08 April

Gunmen ambushed a truck carrying 9 loggers along MAIDUGURI- DAMBOA Road in the vicinity of KAYAMLA, JERE LGA, BORNO State. 8 were murdered with bladed weapons and their bodies burnt, 1 escaped and raised the alarm

2 female PBIEDs attacked a mosque around 5.25am near the Federal High Court, JUDDUMURI Village, JIDDARI POLO Area, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. They were dropped off by a VW Golf prevented from entering with one detonating outside killing herself and her companion and wounding 5 people. The second device was made safe by NPF EOD

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

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

02 April

The National Task Force on Illegal Arms and Ammunition (NatForce) and the NPF engaged a gang of kidnappers in MARARABA UDEGE, NASARAWA LGA, NASARAWA State, killing one and capturing another and recovering 2,500 cattle. There were allegedly 25 people in the gang

The Presidential Committee on Small Arms and Light Weapons stated they had received a 1m Euro grant for the retraining and resettlement of repentant militants in KATSINA, KEBBI, SOKOTO, ZAMFARA, KADUNA, CROSS RIVER and AKWA IBOM State. The militants would receive training in vocational skills

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked 2 villages in KWANDE LGA, BENUE State killing 2 people

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked IKYOAWEN, MOON District, KWANDE LGA, BENUE State killing 4 people

03 April

Gunmen attacked DIIV and ALABA Villages, NZAAV Ward, KWANDE LGA, BENUE State around 7.00am killing 11 people, looting houses and stealing foodstuffs

Suspected nomadic gunmen killed 2 farmers in ALABA and MANDA ORDUE Villages, YAAV Ward, KWANDE LGA, BENUE State

The CAS AM Saadiq Baba ABUBAKAR visited the BENUE State Governor Samuel ORTOM and stated the NAF is to begin aerial surveillance in BENUE State

NASARAWA State Police Command paraded over 50 suspected armed robbers, kidnappers, arsonists and cattle rustlers at the Police officers mess, LAFIA, stating they had recovered 500 stolen cattle, 1 x AK 47 and 24 x 7.62mm rounds, military style uniforms and 13 x motorcycles and arrested 40 suspects in the vicinity of UDEGE-MBEKI and MARARABA UDEGE Villages, NASARAWA LGA and ODU and AGWADA Villages, KOKONA LGA. 12 suspect were arrested after attacking a Chinese mining company Kenyang Limited in UDEGE MBEKI Village allegedly causing N400min damage on 18 March

A suspected kidnapper was murdered by a mob in AJAKA IGALAMELA/ ODOLU LGA, KOGI State

04 April

A Joint 72 SF Bn/ NPF operation uncovered an arms cache in a bunker in GBISHE, KATSINA ALA LGA, BENUE State recovering over 3,000 rounds of ammunition, 26 x assorted firearms including a GPMG, 3 x AK 47s, 1 x SMGand RPGs, allegedly belonging to a wanted former militant leader Terwase AGWAZA aka GANA following a tip off. Police state that there are more suspected bunkers in GBISHE

05 April

A clash over who would be the District Head of AMPANG, KANKE LGA, PLATEAU State led to the death of 1, with several others wounded

07 April

The BENUE State Police Command paraded 4 herdsmen suspected of attacks on villages in TARKA LGA as well as 14 suspected cattle rustlers and recovered cattle

Situation External (Rest of the World)

03 April

2 x female PBIEDs detonated at the entrance to MORA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, in the morning killing only themselves

04 April

The Director of the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Agnes MARCAILLOU stated a team had arrived in NIGERIA to assess the SAMBISA Forest in order to clear mines, IEDs and UXO

06 April

GERMANY deported a 22 year old German citizen to NIGERIA. The man was detained in February in GOTTINGEN during an investigation into a suspected planned Daesh attack with a 27 year old Algerian, they were detained following extended surveillance with 2 weapons including a firearm and a machete, ammunition and a Daesh flag

07 April

The Republic of IRELAND donated 1m Euros for agricultural development in the Lake CHAD Basin

08 April

Gunmen attacked SANDAWADJIRI, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing 1 person

Gunmen attacked GANEI, MAYO TSANAGA Department killing 4 people

A PBIED detonated in KOLOFATA, MAYO SAVA Department killing 1 and wounding 5


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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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