Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

16 July

MSF stated it had deployed 1,600 Nigerian personnel and 130 expatriates to BORNO State to provide emergency support in various locations such as MAIDUGURI, PULKA, GWOZA, MONGUNO, DAMASAK, BENISHEIK, DIKWA, BANKI, NGALA, RANN and BAMA

16 July

GOC 8 TF DIv Brig Gen Stevenson OLABANJI visited 118 TF Bn in GUDUMBALI Village, GUZAMALA LGA, BORNO State where he stated that a Boko Haram base on Lake CHAD islands had been identified and would be struck soon

2 x suspected female PBIEDs detonated when they were shot and killed when refused to respond to challenges as they tried to cross MAIDUGURIs defensive trench via MAMANTI Ward, MOLAI, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State around 10.15pm

17 July

A female PBIED detonated when she was challenged by CJTF vigilantes as she tried to enter a mosque in LONDON CIKI Area of MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 5.30am killing up to 8 people and wounding 18. She was allegedly being pursued from another area by suspicious local people

Boko Haram released a 4.35 minute video showing 10 women allegedly captured during the ambush on the Police Convoy. The ladies spoke in Hausa and all appear to be civil servants of some sort, the women state they had been well treated by Boko Haram, and given food, water and medical treatment and expressed gratitude to them, complaining that the Nigerian Government had failed to acknowledge them

Margi elders led by Madu BUKAR from ASKIRA UBA LGA held a press conference in MAIDUGURI to ask the Nigerian Government to secure the release of 14 of their women abducted from the 20 June Police Convoy ambush. The elders stated the women were mourners and were relatives of the deceased policewoman

A female PBIED attempted to infiltrate MAIDUGURI via CIMARI and NO MANS LAND, MAFA LGA, BORNO State through 251 Bn positions around 1.49am, she was shot as she tried to flee after being challenged, detonating and killing only herself

4 x suspected Boko Haram members surrendered to elements of 120 TF Bn in GONIRI, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State, one of whom identified himself as Konto FANAMI Amir of KAFA Camp that operates along AJIGIN-TALALA-MUNGUSUM axis

18 July

Elements of 120 TF Bn, 27 TF Bde intercepted 8 women and 22 children in GONIRI, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State around 10.25am who stated they had fled Boko Haram in KAFA and ABAGAJIRI Villages, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State

Elements of 120 TF Bn, 27 TF Bde intercepted 7 women and children in KAMUYA, BIU LGA, BORNO State who stated they had escaped from Boko Haram in GOROPCHA Village, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State

A suspected PBIED approached the forward positions of elements of 251 Bn, 7 Div in DALA Village, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State around 10.00pm upon refusing to obey challenges and warning shots he was shot and killed

Reports of explosions in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State between 10.45pm and 11.00pm, with 4 simultaneous explosions first and 2 others 15 minutes later, were explained as an artillery barrage from friendly positions

21 July

The COAS Lt Gen TY BURATAI gave MCCC Commander Maj Gen Ibrahim ATTAHIRU 40 days to capture Abubakar SHEKAU ‘dead or alive’.  The consequences of failure or likelihood of success were not clarified

Gunmen attacked a FOB in NGALA, NGALA LGA, BORNO State but were repelled losing 8 killed and one wounded and captured, along with 3 x AK 47s, 2 x AK 47 magazines, 2 x FN magazines and 3 x PKM link belts

Media reports state that local people claim that most of GWOZA LGA, BORNO State is under enemy control except for PULKA and GWOZA, with the enemy concentrated in the MANDARA Mountains

DHQ released the report into the bombing of RANN IDP Camp stating that the camp was not marked on NAF maps

22 July

Gunmen attacked DAGU Village, HONG LGA, ADAMAWA State near ASKIRA UBA, BORNO State ambushed  at night but were resisted by local hunters who lost 4 killed including their commander

Elements of 151 Bn, 21 Bde ambushed enemy fighters in the vicinity of MAYANTI Village, BAMA LGA, BORNO State whilst patrolling along MAYANTI-BANKI Junction Road, killing 1 enemy, wounding others and capturing 10 x bicycles, 9 x sachets of yeast, 2 x bags of groundnut, 1 x packet of Maggi, 1 x carton of detergent, 23 x bottles of groundnut oil, palm oil, 1 x wristwatch, 50 x sachets of salt, 16 x torchlights, 29 x packs of cold patch, N2,266.00 and assorted drugs

12 suspected Boko Haram members surrendered to elements of 27 TF Bde in BUNI GARI, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State. The youngest was 13 and oldest 50. The suspects claim to be members of Mamman NURs faction who escaped from enemy camps in the vicinity of BUK, DAMBOA LGA

3 x suspected female PBIEDs were shot and killed by elements of 103Bn in KAWURI, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State as they tried to infiltrate friendly positions

4 suspected Boko Haram members surrendered to elements of 27 TF Bde with their families, they stated they had fled enemy camps in the vicinity of KAFE, NJUBULLA and BUK, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State

Elements of 27 TF Bde captured a suspected Boko Haram member in BUNGAI, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State around 6.00pm who stated that he had escaped the enemy camp with 3 others

Elements of 159 Bn detained a Chadian national with a Nigerian registered Toyota Hilux crossing to CHAD from NIGERIA with spare parts on suspicion of smuggling for Boko Haram

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

11 July

Young Kadara men killed a Fulani man they alleged was a notorious bandit in BANONO Village, KAJURU LGA, KADUNA State as he was trying to escape

16 July

Fulani herdsmen attacked UNGWAN UKA, KAJURU LGA, KADUNA State to avenge the murder of their kinsman by Kadara youths killing 5 who they alleged were involved.

KANO State Police arrested a 22 year old man from ANAMBRA State on suspicion of transporting 25 x cartons of Tramadol valued at N17.2m concealed in plasma TVs

17 July

Kadara youths attacked Fulani settlements in KAJURU LGA, in retaliation for the attack on UNGUWAN UKA killing 12 people and burning them. Police deployed to the area ending the attack, but it was resumed when they went out on patrol with another attack on Fulani encampments with 10 killed

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

16 July

Abducted lawyer Rabiah Ozavize OVOSI and her driver were released in KOGI State in the evening after the kidnappers made contact in the morning to demand an undisclosed ransom

17 July

KOGI State Police Command stated it had arrested 9 suspected kidnappers and rescued a victim in OKENE, ANKPA, LOKOJA and other locations in the state between 25 May and 13 July

19 July

Gunmen abducted a man from his house in SURULERE QUARTERS, KABBA LGA, KOGI State, a police patrol intercepted them as they were fleeing, rescuing the victim from the car boot and tracing 2 of the kidnappers through an abandoned phone

Elements of Op Safe Haven arrested a suspected improvised firearm manufacturer, who stated he had started improvising weapons after dropping out of a Government Technical College

The Acting President Yomi OSINBANJO condemned the abduction of women from the police convoy and ordered the security forces to recover them

Women from KALTUNGO Town, KALTUNGO LGA, GOMBE State blocked the GOMBE-YOLA Federal Highway in protest over the arrest of their husbands, who were allegedly detained following the death of a policeman during a conflict between KALTUNGO, BILLIRI and SHONGOM LGAs

22 July

43 surrendered Boko Haram fighters were flown by NAF C-130 to GOMBE State to be inducted into Op Safe Corridor

Situation External Forces

17 July

Gunmen attacked ZENEME, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing a civilian

20 July

Amnesty International released a report alleging that Camerounian security forces tortured suspected Boko Haram members, documenting 101 alleged cases over 20 different sites between 2013 and 2017. The report claimed the main sites for the alleged abuses were a BIR camp in SALAK near MAROUA and a DGRE facility in YAOUNDE

21 July

1 x PBIED detonated in DABANGA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing himself and a vigilante and wounding 4 others


About peccavi

A Nigerian with interests in defence, security, geopolitics, the military particularly small unit tactics, COIN, stabilisation and asymmetric warfare
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