Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

09 April

The BORNO State government states it is to evacuate 78,000 refugees from CAMEROUN, housing them in 4 satellite camps in KUMSHE, GULUMBA, NGOSHE and KIRAWA

2 x female suspected PBIEDs were shot by a soldier as they attempted to enter the University of MAIDUGURI by the back gate, via the Works Department around 11.00pm

10 April

Theatre Commander Maj Gen Leo IRABOR oversaw the handover of 593 detainees cleared by the Joint Investigation Team of involvement with Boko Haram to the BORNO State Government in MAIDUGURI

2 x female suspected PBIED attempted were shot in the vicinity of the University of MAIDUGURI, around 4.00am

Theatre Commander Maj Gen Leo IRABOR oversaw the handover of 593 detainees cleared by the Joint Investigation Team of involvement with Boko Haram to the BORNO State Government in MAIDUGURI

The DSS suspected a Guinean Boko Haram suspect named JALO in DAMATURU, YOBE State

12 April

7 Div GOC Brig Gen Victor EZUGWU visited 121 TF Bn at PULKA and 26 TF Bde HQ at GWOZA and then visited 114 TF Bn, 26 TF Bde in TOKUMBERE, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State along with commander 26 TF Bde Brig Gen Adeyinka LAGUDA.

The BORNO State Government has purchased 27 x trucks for N405m to convey relief and construction items for IDPs

2 x male PBIEDs attacked a checkpoint in the vicinity of DALORI, JERE LGA, BORNO State on the outskirts of MAIDUGURI, as they detonated gunmen opened fire with small arms killing a soldier and wounding a policeman. The attackers burnt sheds around the checkpoint before being defeated by friendly reinforcements

The NAF Air Component Commander on OP Lafiya Dole Air Commodore Charles OWOH stated that the NAF had incorporated the UCAV CH-3A and L39ZA into operations against Boko Haram,

A clash between the military and police in DAMATURU, YOBE State left 4 dead. The clash was allegedly precipitated by the alleged abduction of the Squadron Commander of MOPOL 41

The DSS announced it arrested a suspected Boko Haram member Adamu DATTI in FIKA, YOBE State on 22 March

13 April

President BUHARI released a statement saying the Government was still in negotiations for the release of the GSS CHIBOK abductees

15 April

The Army supported by CJTF vigilantes completed a 3 day operation from KAWURI, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State to MAIDUGURI via KAYAMLA capturing a suspected commander

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

10 April

KADUNA State Police Command arrested 19 people suspected of kidnapping, armed robbery and

12 April

1 Div increased the tempo of operations under OP Harbin Kunama 2 in Southern KADUNA, countering cattle rustling and armed banditry, with the operation from 17 April to 22 April

13 April

The SOKOTO State NSCDC detained 2 suspected armed robbers in the BADO Area on the outskirts of SOKOTO City, SOKOTO State, having stolen N50,000.00. two other accomplices armed with 2 x AK 47s escaped

15 April

Gunmen attacked ASO Village, JEMA’A LGA, KADUNA State around 7.30pm with small arms killing 12 people and wounding 4

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

09 April

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked 2 omen on their farms in ADAM Village, MBAKYOR Ward, KWANDE LGA, BENUE State, with bladed weapons murdering 1 and wounding the other

The BENUE State Police Command has paraded 20 suspects arrested in connection with cattle rustling and killings in ZAKI BIAM LGA around the State

10 April

BENUE State Police stated they had arrested 6 people including a member of the CJTF on suspicion of cattle rustling in ADOKA, OTURKPO LGA, BENUE State around 3.00am with 17 cattle in 2 x buses. The men stated they were taking the cattle to OTURKPO after they were seized for illegal grazing.

The COAS Lt Gen BURATAI commissioned an Army medical outpost in TIGI, RIYOM LGA, PLATEAU State on the KADUNA State border.

11 April

Gunmen attacked the home of the Tor ABAJI in ABAJI, KATSINA ALA LGA, BENUE State at night burning it down and murdering one person in what is thought to be a conflict between criminal gangs

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked a village in the vicinity of JATO AKA, KWANDE LGA, BENUE State killing 2 people

ABUJA Federal High Court Judge Justice John TOSHO granted a prosecution request t hide the identity of witnesses in the trial of ANSARU leader and members; Mohammed USMAN (aka Khalid AL BARNAWI), Halima HALIRU (his wife), Mohammed SALEH, Umar BELLO (aka ABU AZZAN), Mohammed SALISU (aka DATTI), Yakubu NUHU (aka Bello MAISHAYI) and Usman ABUBAKAR (aka MUGIRATU) on an 11 count terrorism charge. The Judge adjourned the case till 25 April

12 April

The DSS stated it had made the following arrests:

23 March-The DSS arrested Daniel LORVE in BANGAJI, GBOKO LGA, BENUE State who is suspected of being a member of the Terwase AKWAZA (aka GANA) gang

25 and 26 March-The DSS stated it had arrested 5 suspected Daesh members were planning to attack the British High Commission, US Embassy and other Western missions in ABUJA FCT. The suspects Isa JIBRIL, Jibril JIBRIL, Abu Omale JIBRIL, Halidu SULE and Amhodu SALIFU were detained in BENUE State and the FCT on

27 March-The DSS arrested a suspected gunrunner KAREEM who allegedly supplied weapons to Ansaru’s Abu UWAIS in KOGI State

29 March-The DSS arrested suspected kidnappers Abdulmojid MOMOH and Ahmed Tijani DODO in ADAVI LGA, KOGI State

30 March-The DSS arrested suspected members of a kidnapping gang Salau Yakubu OTINWA (aka GENERAL) and Abdulmajeed MUSA in KOGI State

04 April-The DSS arrested 2 suspected Ansaru members Ahmed MOMOH and Al Amin Mohammed JAMIN inn IGARRA, AKOKO EDO LGA, EDO State who are allegedly associated with Abu UWAIS a suspected Ansaru member operating in KOGI and EDO States

13 April

Gunmen mounted in a Toyota Corolla, attacked ABAJI Market killing 4 and wounding an unspecified amount

NSCDC NIGER State Command arrested 18 infrastructure vandals, some of who dug under railway lines in search for precious metals

14 April

The NAF began Op Smoke Out in the forested areas of UGBOKOLO, AGATU, ZAKI BIAM, KATSINA ALA in BENUE State and WUKAIR in TARABA State conducted CAS and ISR in conjunction with the DSS and Army, targeting criminal gangs

15 April

Gunmen allegedly attacked the AIYETORO-GBEDE home of Dino MALEYE, Senator for KOGI WEST in IJUMU LGA, KOGI State around 12 midnight reportedly firing over 200 rounds in an hour long attack, setting 2 vehicles aflame. The Senator accused the LG Chairman Taofiq ISAH and the police of complicity

Situation External (Rest of the World)

09 April

The UN Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) stated it needed $232m to address food shortages in the 4, Lake CHAD Basin countries of which $191m was for NIGERIA

The US Government is to sell NIGERIA 12 x Embraer A 29 Super Tucanos in a $600m deal. US media reports that formal notification will be forwarded to the US Congress

Gunmen mounted in cars and on motorcycles attacked GUESKEROU, DIFFA Region, NIGER Republic 30km northeast of DIFFA Town. Nigerien forces defeated them pushing them back to NIGERIA  killing 57 and capturing 3 x vehicles (including one captured from BOSSO last year), 1 x 60mmmortar, 2 x RPG 7 launchers, 5 x machine guns (type unspecified), 20 x AK 47 and an unspecified type and quantity of ammunition. 15 Nigerien soldiers and 2 civilians were wounded

12 April

Senegalese authorities announced they had arrested a suspected Boko Haram recruiter in a DAKAR suburb on 01 April.  The suspect (a Nigerian) is allegedly known to Nigerian authorities and had been in MAURITANIA for several months prior to going to SENEGAL. The Senegalese authorities also arrested 2 Moroccans they allege have links to Daesh who claimed to have come from a Syrian refugee camp in TURKEY


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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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