Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

23 July

A male PBIED infiltrated DALORI IDP Camp 2, JERE LGA, BORNO State around 10.15pm, detonating and killing 4 people and wounding 17. A suspected female PBIED was challenged and then shot by elements of 251 Bn as she attempted to climb over the wall of DALORI 2 camp, the subsequent detonation of her device damaged the perimeter wall. A third female PBIED detonated outside the fence of DALORI 1 camp near UNIMAIDs Gate 3 around 7.45am when she was challenged, wounding a vigilante.

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked DAGU near KILIKASHA, ASKIRA UBA LGA, BORNO State killing 3 vigilantes and 2 herdsmen and stealing 120 cattle

Gunmen blocked the DAMATURU-BIU Road in the vicinity of DAMATURU and MIRGA forcing travellers to divert via GOMBE

24 July

A male PBIED attempted to infiltrate UNIMAID around 4.00am but was spotted by security and detonated when challenged near the BOT Building killing only himself

Gunmen attacked farmers on their fields in the vicinity of JEKETE, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State around 10.00am killing at least 10 and abducting others including 6 women

Elements of 233 Bn, 27 TF Bde supported by CJTF vigilantes arrested 4 suspected Boko Haram members in KURNARI Village and NAYINAWA ON the outskirts of DAMATURU, YOBE State, including a father and his 15 year old son. The suspects stated they were fleeing from enemy camps in TALALA and BUK, DAMBOA LGA

25 July

Several hundred gunmen ambushed an 11 vehicle convoy of geologists from a NNPC subsidiary and the University of MAIDUGURI heading from BORNO YESU, MAGUMERI LGA to MAIDUGURI in the vicinity of JIBI Village, MAGUMERI LGA, BORNO State with small arms, RPGs and crew served weapons, killing at least 5 UNIMAID staff and 5 soldiers and 11 vigilantes. 6 UNIMAID staff were reported missing and at least 2 x vehicles captured. 3 out of the 11 vehicles returned to MAIDUGURI.

Elements of 5 Bde from GUBIO and others from MAGUMERI with air support conducted a rapid counter attack, resulting in further heavy casualties, with at least 16 vigilantes were killed, 12 soldiers and 5 UNIMAID staff. Troops recovered the 2 x captured gun trucks, 1 x Toyota Buffalo, 4 x RPG rounds, 6 x AK 47, 1 x GPMG, 1 x AAA gun barrel, 4 x dane guns, 1 x Motorola radio, 1 x GPS receiver, 3 x shovels, 3 x food coolers, 213 x 7.62mm (NATO) rounds, 1255 x 14.5mm(?) rounds, 4 x boxes of 12.7mm rounds, 1 x AK 47 magazine, 2 x bows, 13 x arrows and 2 x LLG (40mm?) bombs. Other items included 8 x tyres, 2 x tyre rims, 1 x pump, 2 x wheel jacks, 1 x battery, 5 x reflective vests, 4 x jerrycans of petrol, 1 x digger, assorted drugs and tools

The COAS Lt Gen TY BURATAI approved 6,199 special promotions for soldiers serving on Op Lafiya Dole. 3,502 Privates, 1,290 Lance Corporals, 707 Corporals, 371 Sergeants and 329 Staff Sergeants were promoted the next rank up

26 July

A General Court Martial sitting in 7 Div Garrison, POMPOMARI, MAIDUGURI sentenced 2 x Troopers to 23 years in jail for unlawful possession of Fire Arms, they were arrested at JUMPUTU Motor Park, JIMETA, ADAMAWA State with 5 x AK 47 magazines and 20, 136 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds. Another Corporal was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for illegal possession of ammunition after he was arrested with 2,800 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds hidden in a poultry farm near TIPPER GARAGE, MAIDUGURI.

4 x female PBIEDs attempted to attack MANDIRARI Village, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State at night. They were challenged by CJTF vigilantes, one detonated killing herself and 2 of her companions, the 4th removed her device and fled. 3 vigilantes were wounded

27 July

The corpses of 12 x soldiers, 5 x UNIMAID staff, 13 x vigilantes and 5 x NNPC drivers were recovered by the military from the area around the NNPC Convoy ambush. In an official statement they stated they had rescued the abducted UNIMAID/ NNPC consultants and recovered the corpses of 9 x soldiers and 1 civilian

28 July

Boko Haram ISWAP released a 3 minute 26 second video showing 3 of the 4 missing NNPC contractors. The 4th had allegedly died from his wounds. The captives confirmed their identities and implored various personalities to intercede for their safe release and asked for a reduction in violence.

Gunmen attacked AZUR, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State around 8.30am with small arms killing 3 vigilantes and 2 villagers, wounding 9 people, burning houses and stealing livestock

29 July

A female PBIED detonated in 24 Housing Estate, an accommodation block for returned IDPs in DIKWA, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State around 8.30pm killing 14 people and wounding 24 others

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

23 July

KANO State Police Command conducted an intelligence led raid on a suspected Boko Haram hideout in GAYAWA, UNGOGO LGA, the suspects resisted with small arms and IEDs wounding 4 x policemen, 1 fatally. 5 suspects were fatally wounded and captured they were named as Abba MUHAMMAD (20 years old from NIGER Republic), Usman A. BUHARI (23 years old from BORNO State), Illiasu ABDULLAHI (46 years old from GEZAWA LGA, KANO State, Aisha YAU (25 years old from KWANU HUDU, NASARAWA LGA, KANO State) and Ladidi YUNUSA (27 years old from KWANU HUDU, NASARAWA LGA, KANO State). Police recovered 1 x AK 47, 3 x NAF style uniforms, 1 x set of military style boots, 4 x magazines, 47 x rounds of ammunition, 1 x laptop, 1 x iPad, masks 1 suspect alleged to be a former NAF member escaped and is at large

An NPF Special Tactical Force and SARS patrol team came across an armed robbers who reportedly targeted traders from the weekly market in CHIRANCHI LGA, KATSINA State in progress along KANO-KATSINA Road, between LAMBA and DAN SIRI Village, BICHI LGA, KANO State around 9.00pm, resulting in a 15 minute firefight which concluded when the suspects were fatally wounded. Police recovered 2 x AK 47, 1 x locally made pistol, 2 x AK 47 magazines, 47 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds, 3 x cartridges and 1 x cutlass

25 July

The Minister of Interior Abdulrahman DAMBAZAU, visited KADUNA State, with the Inspector General of Police and Commandant of the NSCDC on a fact finding mission to research the abductions and crime on the KADUNA -ABUJA Road. Villagers in RIJANA stated that up to 18 people in the village had been killed for passing on information about the kidnappers. He also visited KAJURU LGA

26 July

The NPF has replaced all the Policemen in all Divisions, stations and outposts deployed as part of OP Absolute Sanity along ABUJA-KADUNA Road from ZUBA Division in the FCT to KADUNA and ZARIA, KADUNA State via NIGER State

29 July

The NAF has deployed an armed EC 135 helicopter along with Force Protection and support elements to NAF FOB KAFANCHAN

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

23 July

Elements of 33 Bde on Op Forest Kunama 2 conducted an intelligence led operation in which they arrested a suspected armed robber along BAUCHI-GOMBE Road

ABUJA Police Command stated it had arrested a suspected Boko Haram member in GWAKO, GWAGWALADA Area Council, following a tip off, around 11.30am. The suspect Seth YAKUBU from OBI LGA, NASARAWA State allegedly confessed membership of Boko Haram stating he left MAIDUGURI on 21 July 2017

24 July

Elements of SARS in KOGI State arrested 2 suspects who made threats to kidnap a State House of Assembly member by phone if he didn’t pay a N3m ransom. The suspects were arrested in OMADENI Village, DEKINA LGA after Police went to make a dummy ransom payment recovering 1 x locally made single barrel pistol, 1 x live cartridge and 13 x cowries

Fulani settlements in HAINARE Village, SARDAUNA LGA, TARABA State were attacked and burnt down, cattle and other items were stolen

25 July

KOGI State Police announced they have arrested a former OKENE LGA Councillor and 4 others on suspicion of several kidnappings in KOGI, NIGER and ABUJA including the abduction of the current Governors Yahaya BELLOs mother in May 2014. Also recovered were 2 x AK 47s, 20 x live cartridges, 1 x military style T shirt, 2 x military style trousers, 2 x military style caps, 1 x Beretta 9mm, 2 x plastic guns, 3 x knives and 1 x axe

 26 July

The NAF deployed an EC 135 helicopter armed with a 12.7mm HMG door gun to TAKUM, TARABA State to aid internal security operation on MAMBILLA Plateau. The NAF stated it would deploy another helicopter to its new FOB in KAFANCHAN, KADUNA State

27 July

NASARAWA State Commissioner of Police Abubakar SADIQ-BELLO stated that 3 suspected militants had handed in 3 x FMC rifles, 1 x AK 47 and 64 x rounds of ammunition at the expiration of a 30 day ultimatum to hand in weapons by the State Government

Situation External Forces

24 July

Gunmen attacked TCHEBE TCHEBE, MAYO MOSKOTA Arrondissement, MAYO TSANAGA Department at night killing the Vigilante commander in his home

Gunmen attacked MNJTF positions in GLOUDJAN, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing 1 soldier and wounding 2 others

26 July

Gunmen attacked a Gendarme post in the vicinity of SAGME, FOTOKOL Arrondissement, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region at dawn killing 2 Gendarmes and wounding several others. The attackers withdrew to NIGERIA via a river

28 July

Media reports state that the US AFRICOM is investigating allegations that its personnel were present at a Camerounian base in SALAK where Amnesty International alleges torture took place

4 x PBIEDs detonated in MEME, MAYO SAVA Department, killing themselves and 1 other person

30 July

The AU Peace and Security Council began a 3 day trip to the Lake CHAD Basin countries led by NIGERIA’s Permanent Representative to the AU Ambassador Bankole ADEOYE


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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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