Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

31 July

The CDS Gen OLONISAKIN, COAS Lt Gen BURATAI and CAS AM arrived in MAIDUGURI around 11.00am as per the Acting Presidents instructions
Gunmen hijacked a truckload of firewood and abducted the loggers in the vicinity of AISA-WULOMARI Village, MAGUMERI LGA, BORNO State. The 3 loggers were murdered by decapitation and their bodies, truck and cargo left by the road

01 August

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked MILDO Village, 6 to 7 km from GULAK, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State via CHAKWA Village around midnight with small arms and bladed weapons beheading 7 people, wounding 10 and burning 2 houses, they were repelled after an hour by soldiers and hunters. Locals claim the insurgents are in the bush in the vicinity of nearby DABU Village.

The NIGERIA Customs Service BORNO/ YOBE Area Command Comptroller stated that only 2 out of 13 border stations in his area of operations were functional
The DORON BAGA Fish Market in BAGA, KUKAWA LGA, BORNO State was reopened by KUKUWA LGA Caretaker Chairman Habib KEKENO

The casualty figures from the NNPC ambush have been reassessed to 19 soldiers, 33 CJTF and 17 civilians killed

Media reports show a 29 minute video allegedly showing life under Boko Haram rule in the SAMBISA Forest, unlike previous Boko Haram videos it features vistas of everyday life

02 August

The COAS Lt Gen BURATAI visited 3 Div AO and the Emir of DAMATURU Alhaji Shehu HASHIMI II IBN AL AMIN EL KANEMI II

03 August

A female PBIED detonated near a checkpoint in MOLAI, JERE LGA, BORNO State around 11.22pm killing only herself

04 August

The COAS Lt Gen BURATAI met with elements of 27 TF Bde in BUNI YADI, XX LGA, YOBE State and visited the Army Special Force School

Suspected male and female PBIEDs attempted to infiltrate MOLAI General Hospital via an adjacent residential building in MOLAI, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State around 5.15am but were intercepted by 2 x guard dogs, causing one of their devices to reportedly detonate prematurely killing only the dogs and the attackers

3 x suspected PBIEDs (1 x males, 2 x female) attempted to infiltrate USMANTI, MAFA LGA, BORNO State around 9.30pm, the male was shot by a soldier, detonating his device killing the attackers and wounding 2 x CJTF vigilantes

05 August

Troops from FOB MAINOK, KAGA LGA, BORNO State ambushed enemy forces approaching ALAGARNO Forest along a track, killing 2 x enemy and recovering 2 x motorcycles, jerrycans and ground guinea corn

Elements of 151 Bn, 21 Bde conducted a route clearance operation recovering multiple IEDs connected to each other along BANKI Junction-BAMA Road. The devices were made safe

Elements of 151 Bn, 21 Bde ambushed enemy forces along MIYANTI-BANKI Junction killing 12 suspected enemy and capturing 18 x bicycles, 30 x bags of flour, 1 x bag of groundnut, 2 x bags of salt, 2 x baskets of kola nut, 5 x torches, 1 x carton of mixed juice sachets, 4 x rolls of brocade cloth, 2 x packets of sweets, 1 x carton of soap, 5 x packets of cold patch, 2 x packets of Maggi cubes, 2 x pairs of bathroom slippers, 2 x packets of yeast, 4 x packets of Vedan, 2 x rolls of sewing thread, 4 x kegs of herbicide, 14 x packets of insecticide, 1 x keg of groundnut oil, 1 x bag of pepper and N4,000.00 in cash.

Gunmen ambushed elements of 81 TF Bn, 22 Bde conducting clearance patrols along DUKIE-MADA Road near GULUMBA GANA Village, BAMA LGA, BORNO State with IEDs and small arms, troops cleared the ambush, with 1 vehicle detonating a device killing 2 x soldiers and wounding 4

Elements of 22 Bde Garrison patrolling to ABDIRI Village, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State found a suspected enemy IED making facility capturing 9 x complete IED cylinders, which were destroyed in situ along with IED making materials

Gunmen attacked DUGURI Island, KUKUWA LGA, BORNO State on Lake CHAD killing 12 fishermen from BAGA and fatally wounding 2 others. 1 fisherman was not killed and compelled to take the corpses of the 12 dead back to BAGA as a warning to others. The gunmen then attacked DABAR WANZAM Island killing 17 people.

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

31 July

The NAF stated it had begun Special Forces training at NAF Regiment Training Centre, KADUNA, KADUNA State for 450 personnel in batches of 150. The 9 week course is to be conducted by an Israeli PMC Four Troop

02 August

KADUNA State Police attempted to free some abductees along the KADUNA-ABUJA Road engaging suspected kidnappers in a firefight killing 1 and arresting 4. Some others escaped

03 August

Elements of Op Absolute Sanity announced they had conducted a series of raids on suspected kidnappers and bandit hideouts, arresting up to 40 suspects and rescuing 3 abductees along KADUNA-ABUJA Road. A wide assortment of weapons were recovered as well as electronics, jewellery

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

03 August

The NSCDC NASARAWA State Command stated it had trained over 400 personnel in weapons handling this year in collaboration with 177 Guards Bn

04 August

Up to 7 suspected Fulani gunmen ambushed a vehicle travelling to ABUJA, FCT from JOS, PLATEAU State, between JERE and BWARI shooting and wounding the driver and abducting Jen MOSES, Education Director with the ECWA Church around 8.00pm. The kidnappers allegedly demanded N100m ransom

Acting President Yemi OSIBANJO announced the setting up of a 7 member Judicial Commission to advise on preventing violations of international humanitarian and human rights law in conflict situations led by Appeal Court Judge, Justice Biobele GEORGEWILL

05 August

Gunmen mounted in 2 x motorcycles and a pick up truck attacked ATONGO, KATSINA ALA LGA, BENUE State killing a man and wounding several others

Situation External Forces

31 July

German Defence Minister Ursula VON DER LEVEN and French Defence Minister Florence PARLY visited Nigerien President Issoufou MAHAMADOU in NIAMEY, NIGER Republic and pledged support for the G5 Sahel initiative

French Defence Minister Florence PARLY visited MNJTF HQ in N’DJAMENA, CHAD meeting MNJTF Deputy Commander Gen Moussa Mahamat DJOUI

01 August

The Senior Police Advisor at the US Embassy Michael Bonner met the NSCDC BORNO State Commandant Ibrahim ABDULLAHI and stated that the US will provide training and technical support to NSCDC personnel deploying to BORNO State. The training will include post bomb blast investigation

02 August

The US State Departments’ Defence Security Cooperation Agency notified the US Congress that it planned to authorise the sale of 12 x Embraer A 29 Super Tucano Light Ground Attack Aircraft to NIGERIA by the Sierra Nevada Corporation. The US Congress has 30 days to review the $593m proposal

05 August

2 x PBIED detonated in WAZA, LOGONE ET CHARI Department wounding 5

1 x PBIED detonated in OURO-KESSOUM, near AMCHIDE, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing 8 and wounding 4 people


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