NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 24 June 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

18 June

Gunmen ambushed soldiers in the vicinity of WAJIRKO, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State killing 18 June Gunmen attacked KOFA Village, JERE LGA, BORNO State on the outskirts of MAIDUGURI

5 x female PBIEDs detonated in KOFA, near DALORI IDP Camp, JERE LGA, BORNO State. The first 2 others detonated near a mosque killing 8 people and wounding 30 around 8.30pm. The second detonated in the Ward Chief’s home at 8.45pm killing 5 people. 2 others attempting to get into DALORI IDP  Camp, detonated nearby, killing only themselves

Gunmen attacked GUMSIRI (10km from DAMBOA Town), DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State with small arms around 6.00pm defeating local CJTF vigilantes, killing 5 villagers and displacing several hundred more. Vigilantes engaged them, killing 12 and capturing 6.

Residents of 5 villages near MAIDUGURI reportedly fled due to threats from the insurgents to kill all the locals

19 June

2 x PBIEDs were intercepted by vigilante on the outskirts of TSAMIYA Village, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State, when challenged one detonated killing both. Locals complained gunmen had attacked WAGGA Village the previous week but been defeated losing 3 captured

20 June

Gunmen ambushed a combined civilian/ military/ police convoy heading to ASKIRA along the MAIDUGURI-DAMBOA Road 30km from MAIDUGURI in the vicinity of ABARI DALWA Village, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State around 10.00am. The 200 vehicle convoy of 51 Sqn MOPOL from OGHARA, DELTA State, humanitarian aid, civilian mourners going to a policeman’s funeral in LASSA. Casualties included 1 x policeman, 1 x soldier and 1 x civilian drivers killed, 6 wounded and several missing. 1 x FN rifle was lost as well as a police truck allegedly containing 16 females including the relatives of a deceased police officer and some female police officers. 2 trucks carrying medical supplies to DAMBOA and CHIBOK were also captured

A vehicle carrying loggers detonated an IED killing 3 in the vicinity of ABBARI Village, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State around 4.30pm

21 June

The UN WFP announced it would deliver seeds and fertilisers to farmers in North east NIGERIA

24 June

The BORNO State police command restricted all vehicular movements including bicycles and animals in MAIDUGURI and JERE LGA until after the Eid prayers on 25th June 2017

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

20 June

The DSS arrested a suspected Boko Haram IED maker named Bashir MOHAMMED in UNGUWAR BARNAWA, SHEKAR MADAKI, KUMBATSO LGA, KANO State recovering 8 x AK 47, 20 x fully loaded AK 47 magazines (i.e. containing 600 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds), 27 x hand grenades, 793 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds, 1 x gas cylinder, 3 x laptops, 1 x mobile phone, 1 x motorcycle, 1 x car and 1 x printer

22 June

Police state that the abductors of 27 year old businessman Alhaji Abubakar KAKIRKO who was abducted from KIKIRKO Village, WURNO LGA, SOKOTO State on 16th June 2017 have reduced the ransom demand from N500,000.00 to N200,000.00. police believe he is being held in GUNDUMI Forest

23 June

The NSCDC stated it had deployed over 3,000 personnel to KADUNA State for the Eid festivities

IMN members held a procession in ZARI, KADUNA State, thugs reportedly attacked the procession in the vicinity of KASUNWAN BARCI Roundabout, TUDUN WADA in the PZ area around 1.00pm. Police engaged the melee with tear gas and live ammunition as IMN members reportedly attempted to flee towards MAIMUNA GWARZO Junction. 5 people were reportedly killed, 2 wounded and 10 arrested

The DSS stated it had disrupted suspected terror attacks planned for KANO, SOKOTO, KADUNA and MAIDUGURI during the Sallah celebrations. 2 suspects Yusuf ADAMU and Abdumumuminu HALADU were arrested early morning in SOKOTO State. They also state that Boko Haram was planning to infiltrate IMN rallies to perpetrate attacks, an allegation the IMN strongly refuted.

IMN held rallies in KATSINA, KEBBI and KADUNA State as part of their annual Quds Day commemoration in sympathy with the Palestinians

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

18 June

Suspected Kaka Mambila militants attacked Fulani settlements in GEMBU, NGUROJE and other Village, SARDAUNA LGA, TARABA State early in the morning burning up to 120 houses and killing 2 people and several cows. Locals were displaced to GEMBU, SERTI and JALINGO. Villagers from GISHIRI, RIBA’U, MAYO DELLE, HAINARE JAURO YAJI and GIDAN KAKARA fled over the border to CAMEROUN

19 June

8 suspected Boko Haram members were charged by the DSS with the 2011 abduction from KEBBI State and murder of 5 foreign construction workers and culpability in the murder of 7 foreigners abducted from a construction site in BAUCHI State in February 2013. The defendants include 6 of the 7 originally charged and 2 new defendants Mohammed SANI and Abubakar ABDULRAHMAN

20 June

Gunmen reportedly from the MAMBILLA Militia attacked Fulani Villages around MAYO NDAGA, SARDAUNA LGA, killing people and cattle and burning property

Suspected herdsmen allegedly attacked rice farmers in the NORTH BANK Area of MAKURDI, BENUE State, wounding several

21 June

Troops commanded by Brigadier B.A. MUHAMMAD deployed to GEMBU, SARDAUNA LGA, TARABA State to quell the violence on the MAMBILLA Plateau

22 June

Suspected Mambila gunmen attacked HAYIN KOGI Village, SARDAUNA LGA

The Acting President Yemi OSIBANJO has deployed an extra battalion, police and NSCDC to TARABA State to deal with the Mambila crisis. He also ordered relief materials be delivered to TOFFI, MAYO DAGA, MAYO SINA, TAMIYA, KWARA KWARA, TUNGAN LUGERE, TIMIJIRE, NGUROJE and other villages on the MAMBILA Plateau. The official casualty list from the police are 24 dead, 34 wounded and 99 houses burnt

23 June

TARABA State Police Command stated that 8 people had been arrested in relation to the violence in SARDAUNA LGA

Situation External (Rest of the World)

19 June

Camerounian Police state they have seized over 200 kg of narcotics hidden in boxes and containers in FOTOKOL, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region heading towards Lake Chad. The drugs included tramadol, cannabis, cocaine and others

20 June

An IED detonated between GOUZDA VREKET and ZANGA, MAYO MOSKOTA Arrondissement, MAYO TSANAGA Department, killing a Camerounian soldier

The Action Group against Money Laundering in Central Africa (GABAC) released a report alleging that the Camerounian Government paid a $3.14m/ 2bn CFA Franc ransom for the abducted French family Moulin- Fournier. Boko Haram allegedly demanded $3.5m, through French and Camerounian mediators, of whom the main one was a Camerounian named Alhaji ABDALLA

21 June

3 x PBIEDs detonated in KOLOFATA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region, killing themselves and 5 others

Gunmen murdered the village head of DOGLO, NIGERIA who was a refugee in FADJE FOTA, LOGONE ET CHARI Departmen

22 June

6 people were killed when gunmen engaged Camerounian forces in the vicinity of BARGARAM, HILE ALIFA Arrondissement, LOGONE ET CHARI Department

The UN Security Council approved a resolution authorising the deployment of a Sahel military force from MALI, BURKINA FASO, MAURITANIA, CHAD and NIGER Republic. Due to US objections, the resolution was watered down removing UN authorisation, UN financing and Chapter 7 military options. The EU has donated 50m Euros

23 June

A female PBIED was shot by soldiers in the vicinity of KOLOFATA in the morning

2 x PBIEDs detonated in MORA,MAYO SAVA Department killing themselves and wounding a civilian

24 June

The US Ambassador to CAMEROUN Michael Stephen HOZA presented 22 tons of counter IED equipment to Camerounian Gendarmes (GPIGN) including x ray scanners, metal detectors, explosive transport boxes, cleaning kits, digital cameras

Camerounian Defence Minister Joseph Beti ASSOMO toured 2nd and 4th Military Regions (RMIA2 and RMIA4) going to MAROUA and DOUALA, and has stated security will be beefed up for Eid celebrations.

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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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