NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 08 July 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

02 July

Gunmen suspected to be from Mamman NURs faction attacked 3 Bn positions in LOGOMANI, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State around 7.00pm losing 3 x killed and 1 x enemy captured. Troops mounted rapid pursuit losing 1 soldier killed. 3 x AK 47s were captured

NAF ISR detected enemy concentrations in the vicinity of ALAGARNO Camp, SAMBISA Forest with camoflauged buildings and solar panels on roofs

03 July

Elements of 26 TF Bde received the surrender of 70 suspected Boko Haram members including several enemy commanders

Gunmen suspected to be from Mamman NURs faction, attacked 81 Div TF Bn positions in GULUMBA GANA, BAMA LGA. BORNO State but were defeated with an unspecified number killed, 2 x AK 47, 2 x magazines containing 9 x 7.62mm (AK), 2 x 40mm AGL rounds, and several empty 23mm cases, 1 x mobile phone were captured.

2 x Alphajets and 1 x F-7Ni conducted air strikes on the suspected enemy buildings in ALAGARNO Camp, SAMBISA Forest destroying the buildings and an enemy vehicle

04 July

Troops conducting a clearance patrol along GWOZA-LIMANKARA Road to KATARA GIDAN DUTSE contacted enemy gunmen killing 8 and capturing 1. An IED factory was uncovered and destroyed, with cans of fertiliser captured, 1 x tool box, 11 x 7.62mm (NATO) rounds, 6 x improvised 7.62mm (NATO) rounds, 11 x improvised 7.62mm (AK) rounds and 4 x enemy banners

06 July

2 x male PBIEDs attempted to infiltrate UNIMAID but were spotted at a parapet around 9.50pm by security personnel who shot 1 dead, whilst the other detonated his device

An NAF Agusta 109 LUH suffered a malfunction and crash landed into a pool of water in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. There were no casualties

The EU launched 7 projects worth €50m in BORNO, GOMBE, ADAMAWA and YOBE States in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State

57 of the 70 Boko Haram fighters who surrendered in GWOZA LGA were paraded at the Military Command and Control Centre, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State

08 July

The NAF began a 7 day a surgical intervention scheme for IDPs in BAMA, DALORI and BANKI, BORNO State involving general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology and ophthalmology at 105 Composite Groups Medical Centre

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

03 July

The DSS and military arrested a suspected kidnapper Hamisu HASSAN and 5 males and 1 female accomplice in KAKURI, KADUNA SOUTH LGA, KADUNA State. They are suspected of operating along the ABUJA-KADUNA Road

05 July

The DSS and military arrested 2 suspected kidnappers and gun runners Rabiu SANI and Abubakar SANI along ZARIA- FUNTUA Road in GIWA LGA, KADUNA State capturing 1 x Beretta 9mm magazine, 1,000 x 7.62mm (?) rounds, 1 x 9mm round, 4 x empty AK 47 magazines, 5 x FN magazines, N457, 140.00 and 1 x VW Vento

The DSS arrested 2 men in possession of 26 cartridges, amulets and charms in the vicinity of IKARA Junction, TUDUN WADA LGA, KANO State

Troops from 4Bn replaced 1Bn were deployed to KAURA, ZANGON KATAF, JEMA’A and SANGA LGA’S in Southern KADUNA State

Suspected nomadic herdsmen allegedly attacked a ECWA Pastor at his farm in ABAN, NUMANA Chiefdom, SANGA LGA, KADUNA State around 5.00pm with bladed weapons, seriously injuring

07 July

Gunmen ambushed police on routine patrol in MAIGANA District, SOBA LGA, KADUNA State killing 2

The Federal High Court, KADUNA, KADUNA State dismissed the suit filed by Sheikh EL ZAKZAKY against the Army and the COAS as an abuse of court process on the basis that a similar suit had been determined by the Federal High Court, ABUJA. EL ZAKZAKYs lawyers argued that the ABUJA case pertained to illegal detention whilst the KADUNA case involved the enforcement of human rights

08 July

Gunmen ambushed a vehicle along the ABUJA-KADUNA Road in the vicinity of KATERI, KACHIA LGA, KADUNA State around 5.00pm killing a woman and abducting the external Auditor of the NHIS Scheme Zakari Mohammed SADA

Armed robbers attacked Federal Polytechnic, IDAH, KOGI State around 9.00pm, killing a student

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

04 July

The Federal High Court, ABUJA, FCT dismissed all charges against Senator Mohammed Ali NDUME and acquitted him on the grounds that there was no prima facie case against him. The Federal Government had charged him with offences against Sections 3, 4 and 7 of the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011

05 July

The DSS stated they had arrested Abubakar MOHAMMED and Hamidu MUSA in MARARABA GARBA CHIDE, GASSOL LGA, TARABA State on suspicion of involvement with Boko Haram

08 July

The COAS Lt Gen BURATAI opened a FOB along OKENE- OKPALLA Road in OKENE LGA, KOGI State to tackle criminality

09 July

Suspected Fulani herdsmen ambushed the Park Rangers in GASHAKA GUMTI National Park, SARDAUNA LGA, TARABA State killing the Chief Park Ranger Haman NJIDDA

The Coordinator of Op Safe Corridor Maj Gen Bamidele SHAFA stated that 52 repentant Boko Haram were undergoing a 16 week de radicalisation programme in GOMBE State involving psychotherapy and trade training in vocational skills such as carpentry, welding, hair dressing and others

Situation External Forces

02 July

Gunmen mounted on camels and horses attacked NGALEWA/ KABALEWA Village, DIFFA Region, NIGER Republic (70km east of DIFFA Town) around 8.00pm with small arms killing 9 with bladed weapons and abducting between 37 women. The gunmen allegedly demanded the release of prisoners in exchange for the hostages.

The G5 Sahel States (BURKINA FASO, CHAD, NIGER Republic, MALI and MAURITANIA) launched the multinational force, based in SEVARE, MALI

03 July

1 x male PBIED detonated in HOMAKA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing 4 others and wounding 10

04 July

Gunmen attacked Camerounian positions in HOMAKA

05 July

Gunmen disguised as MNJTF and mounted in 2 x Camerounian all terrain vehicles abducted a businessman Alhaji MOUSSA and several of his family members in KARENA, DARAK Arrondissement, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region in the morning

Nigerien forces patrolling near the KOMADOUGOU YOBE River mistakenly killed 12 Nigerian and 2 Nigerien farmers in the vicinity of ABADAM, DIFFA Region

The Camerounian Minister Delegate of External Affairs Joseph Dion NGUTE held a meeting with Jane KAMINSKI, Regional Manager of the Bureau of Counter Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism at the US State Department

07 July

2 x PBIEDs were killed by soldiers in KOLOFATA, MAYO SAVA Department at night

08 July

Vigilantes shot 2 x suspected PBIEDs in KERAWA, KOLOFATA Arronidissement, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region

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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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