NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 22 April 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

14 April

The NSCDC have arrested two female teenagers in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State reportedly heading towards KANGARWA Camp from the SAMBISA Forest. One of them Fatima KABIR who claimed to be 15 years old and was abducted from GWOZA 3 years ago was 4 months pregnant and HIV positive and claimed to be Mamman NURs ex ‘wife’, until he divorced her and she ‘married’ 2 other Boko Haram members. The other girl 14 year old Amina SALISU also claimed to also have been married to 2 Boko Haram commanders they both claimed to have been fleeing SAMBISA Forest after being abandoned

16 April

An IED detonated near a bridge in WULLE Village, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State 10km east of BUNI YADI detonated under a CJTF Vigilante vehicle killing 1 and wounding 7, as they responded to a call for help after insurgents allegedly stole a vehicle from the village

17 April

Elements of 3 Bn, 22 Bde supported by 10 x CJTF vigilantes conducted a strike op against the enemy in the vicinity of JARAWA, KALA BALGA LGA, BORNO State. They came under contact in JARAWA Village, which they cleared continuing their advance through DEIMA, ARTANO. SADUGUMA, DUVE, BARDOO, KALA, BOK, MSHERDE and AHIRDE Villages, killing 21 enemy and recuing 1623 hostages as well as capturing 3 x AK47s, 1 x Type 36 HE hand grenade, 12 x cutlasses and 4 x motorcycles. The IDPs have been placed in RANN Camp. There were no friendly casualties

Approximately 200 gunmen reportedly from ISWAP mounted on motorcycles and 5 x pickups mounted with AAA guns attacked a FOB in SABON GARIN KIMBA, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State around 6.00pm. The base was overrun after an hour long firefight with 5 soldiers killed, 9 wounded and 4 missing. 3 vehicles were destroyed, sheds burnt, food, and ammunition were looted. An armoured counter attack by 25 Bde retook the base however the enemy captured 3 x Steyr APC, 1 x pickup with AAA guns, 9 x self propelled (??) guns, 16 x AK 47, 1 x HF radio, 2 x RPG rounds, 2 x 60mm mortars as well as ammunition and medical supplies.

18 April

Elements of 192 Bn, 26 TF Bde conducted clearance operations towards DISSA and PATAWE, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State, killing 6 enemy and capturing 1 x AK 47, 1 x AK 47 magazine, 9 x 7.62mm (AK), 22 x 7.62mm (NATO), 3 x bicycles, 3 x bags of groundnut and N29, 040.00.

19 April

82 Div Task Force Bn attached 26 TF Bde ambushed suspected Boko Haram suppliers at a crossing point in the vicinity of DAUSHE Village, BORNO State capturing a bag of sorghum and a basket of provisions and a wounded a woman with gunshot wounds.

82 Div TF Bn conducting an admin patrol towards NGOSHE-BOKKOTINTA-PULKA, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State came under a small arms and IED ambush around 8.45am losing 3 soldiers and 2 wounded and 1 x gun truck, 1 x mine detector and 4 x AK 47 rifles

The NSCDC has arrested a suspected Boko Haram member named Amos HASSAN in the Federal Housing Estate in BAJABURE, YOLA, ADAMAWA State. 25 year old HASSAN is reportedly from AZARE, BAUCHI State and claimed to have killed 10 people since joining Boko Haram

BORNO SEMA stated that 30,000 refugees had returned from CAMEROUN and were being camped in BAMA, BANKI LGA

21 April

Gunmen attacked elements of 28 TF Bde in MADAGALI, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State, the attacks were defeated. 3 Chadians were captured.

Gunmen attacked LIMAN KARA, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State, casualties and outcome unknown

The Country Representative of Global Amnesty Watch Helen ADESOLA alleged that 55 people died in GIWA Barracks, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State from overheating and dehydration.

GOC 7 Div Brig Gen V.O. EZUGWU visited troops at SABON GARI, DAMBOA LGA following the base being overrun on 17 April and MODUPE, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State

22 April

A convoy escorting GOC 7 Div, Brig Gen EZUGWU and the Chief of Administration (Army) Maj Gen I.M. ALKALI visiting elements of 26 TF Bde encountered 4 x IED around 10.00am on the BAMA-GWOZA Road at the BANJO Junction- PULKA Road crossing point, 6km from FIRGI, BAMA LGA, BORNO State. The devices were made safe by their EOD team

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

15 April

The coordinator of Op Yaki in KADUNA State, paraded 200 cows and sheep recovered in the forest by BURUKU Village, BIRNIN GWARI LGA, KADUNA State from suspected cattle rustlers by elements of the Army, NAF, NSCDC and NPF on Op Yaki

Gunmen attacked ASSO Village, GWOM Chiefdom, JEMA’A LGA, KADUNA State around 6.00pm killing 12 people and wounded 3 shortly after a reconciliation meeting between locals and Fulani herdsmen

18 April

IMN members held a rally to demand the release of their leader Sheikh Ibraheem EL ZAKZAKY, marching from Nnamdi Azikiwe Western Bypass to Bakinruwa Junction. Police allegedly opened fire at the Junction wounding a female protestor

20 April

Gunmen attacked a farm on the outskirts of GANDI Village, RABAH LGA, SOKOTO State killing an APC politician/  businessman and his 12 year old son around 2.00am. Nothing was taken

22 April

Elements of 1 Div on Op Harbin Kunama 2 conducted cordon and search operations in GWASKA, DANGOMA, ANGWAN FAR and BAKIN KOGI in Southern KADUNA State recovering 73 x dane guns, 4 x locally made rifles, 1 x locally made fire arm, 1 x locally made pistol, 260 x shotgun cartridges, 14 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds, 63 x 9mm rounds, 1 x locally made SMG magazine, 1 pair of military style boots and improvised ammunition and pyrotechnics

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

18 April

The NIGER State Police Command has deployed 800 personnel from the Intelligence Unit, MOPOL, SARS and Anti Kidnapping squad to SULEJA, TAFA, GURARA and LAPAI LGA’S to combat kidnappers and armed robbers, commanded from LAMBATA, GURARA LGA

NAF Technical Intelligence Teams, Guards Bde K9 Teams and NPF EOD conducted security checks on NNAMDI AZIKIWE International Airport in a preparation for its official reopening

19 April

BAUCHI State Police state they arrested a suspected Boko Haram member Muhammad A. NAFIU in TAMA Village, TORO LGA, BAUCHI State. 25 year old NAFIU from BALANGA LGA, GOMBE State was Nos 176 on the Army wanted list allegedly fled from SAMBISA Forest and reportedly claims to have killed over 150 people in BAGA LGA, BORNO State

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked TSE IGBA UKE and ALIADE Villages, GWER LGA, BENUE State near IKPAYONGO killing 2 people and wounding 1 other, after unknown persons allegedly attacked their cattle

Senator David UMARU held a press conference in which he alleged armed robbers and kidnapers had ‘taken over’ LAMBATTA Town, GURARA LGA, NIGER State, with 7 alleged abductions in the last week. He stated that ransoms of N2m-N3m were demanded, with anyone travelling the LAMBATTA-SULEJA Road between 6.00pm and 5.00m liable to attack

20 April

Tiv youths mounted a roadblock along MAKURDI-OTURKPO Road near IKPAYONGO, BENUE State to protest the killings at TSE IGBA UKE Village, police eventually dispersed them with 3 people killed

21 April

The NPF paraded 19 alleged members of Terwase AKWAZA’s (aka GANA) gang at Police HQ, ABUJA, FCT and declared AKWAZA wanted on charges of murder, destruction of property, kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide, mischief by fire, criminal conspiracy and other crimes. They announced a N10m as a reward

Gunmen attacked two homes in OKENE, OKENE LGA, KOGI State around 8.00pm killing 2 people in an apparent assassination.

The NAF held a firepower demonstration as part of their 53rd Anniversary celebrations, firing locally made 30mm surface to air rockets from a testbed mounted on a Toyota Hilux at KWENEV Air Range, BENUE State. F-7Ni , Agusta A 109, L-39ZA an Alphajets also conducted weapons displays

As part of Op Harbin Kunama 2 the Army opened a Health Facility in UNGUWAR RIMI BAJJU, ZANGON KATAF LGA and a solar powered borehole in DANGOMA, JEMA’A LGA in PLATEAU State

22 April

14 Army, NAF and NN personnel graduated from the inaugural batch of the Armed Forces Electrical and Mechanical Engineering School (AFEME) Mechatronic School, Mogadishu Cantonment, ABUJA, FCT which was commissioned by the German and Nigerian Ministries of Defence on 27 May 2015

Gunmen attacked the home of the OKEHI LGA administrator Abdulraheem OHIARE in NAGAZI, XXX LGA, KOGI State around 2.30am but were repelled by MOPOL on guard duty

The NAF inducted 2 x new Mi 35 AH into service as part of the services 53rd Anniversary at NAF MAKURDI. 10 more are due to be delivered by 2018. As part of the celebrations the NAF Special Operations Command received their Colours and 6 pilots received their wings (4 trained at the International Helicopter Flying School, ENUGU and 2 at the King HUSSAIN Air College, JORDAN)

Situation External (Rest of the World)

18 April

Gunmen attacked MBERECHE, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region near LIMANI at night killing 1 person and abducting 3 girls

19 April

A PBIED pushing a bicycle with an IED concealed in a mattress detonated at a checkpoint in KOLOFATA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing 3 other people including a gendarme

20 April

A Military Court in YAOUNDE, CAMEROUN convicted RFI journalist Ahmed ABBA on charges of ‘non-denunciation of terrorism’ and ‘laundering the proceeds of terrorist acts’ who was accused of complicity with Boko Haram.

Commander MNJTF Maj Gen Lamidi ADEOSUN, commander US AFRICOM Gen Thomas WALDHAUSER and commander AMISOM Lt Gen Osman Noor SOUBAGLEH held a telephone press conference with journalists in the US Consulate in LAGOS, LAGOS State, from STUTTGART, GERMANY after the first African Chiefs of Defence Conference at US AFRICOM HQ, during which Gen ADEOSUN stated that the split in Boko Haram factions had aided friendly forces operations

21 April

MSF accused CAMEROUN of forcibly repatriating thousands of Nigerian refugees

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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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