NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 12 August 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

06 August

Elements of 28 TF Bde ambushed suspected enemy forces in the vicinity of KAFIN HAUSA, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State killing 1 enemy and capturing 1 x AK 47 and magazine

Troops from the Army Mobile Strike Team graduated from the Army Special Forces School, BUNI YADI, GUJBA LGA, YOBE State. The Minister of Defence Mansur DAN ALI attended and stated that the NSCDC and police would begin training in BAMA LGA, BORNO State

Boko Haram ISWAP released a 6 minute video in which their leader Abu Musab AL BARNAWI criticised SHEKAU, stating he had violated the teachings of Mohammed YUSUF and would be defeated in a few months

07 August

The COAS Lt Gen BURATAI visited 25 TF Bde, DAMBOA, DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State

Elements of 22 Bde supported by CJTF vigilantes conducted an ambush between BULABIRIN and MONGOLE Villages, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State killing 6 enemy and wounding several others, capturing 6 x bicycles, 3 x dane guns and 1 x machete

NAF ISR platforms identified a potential target in the vicinity of PARISU, BORNO State in SAMBISA Forest- a zinc roofed structure under a tree

08 August

The NAF tasked an Alphajet and F 7Ni to strike the target identified in the vicinity of PARISU with bombs and rockets. The target was reported destroyed

The COAS awarded Gallantry Medals (type unspecified) to 2 x officers and 63 x Other Ranks of 151 TF Bn, 21 Bde for defeating 2 x enemy ambushes on 10 July 2017

The COAS visited 202 Bn positions in AWULARI, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State along BAMA Road, where he witnessed 304 Artillery Regt test firing their weapons and then joined them on a waterborne patrol on ALAU Dam in an armed boat accompanied by the Theatre Commander Maj Gen Ibrahim ATTAHIRU, Chief of Training and Operations, Maj Gen David AHMADU, GOC 7 Div, Brig Gen Ibrahim Manu YUSUF

09 August

Elements of 233 Bn, 27 TF Bde detained 2 suspected Boko Haram members in SASAWA Village, TARMUWA LGA, YOBE State who claimed to have fled from FUTCHUMARAM, GEIDAM LGA, YOBE State

The Army stated that elements of 159 Bn, 27 TF Bde immunized 1,227 children in 13 villages in YUNUSARI LGA, YOBE State

Gunmen attacked GHUMBILI Village, MADAGALI LGA around 11.00pm burning up to 60 houses, looting food stuffs and killing at least 1 person in the 4 hour attack and displacing locals to GULAK

The Acting Corps Commander Medical Brig Gen Clifford WANDA visited 7 Div Medical Services and Hospital, MAIMALARI Cantonment, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State

10 August

29 Bn were returned from duty Op Lafiya Dole to rejoin 6 Div, PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS State

Troops conducted intelligence led raids on up to 30 properties in and around MAIDUGURI. A source had reportedly claimed senior Boko Haram members had infiltrated POMPOMARI Bye Pass the city leading to raids in JIDDARI POLO, MUNA Garage, JAKANA

11 August

The BORNO State Government donated N500,000.00 to the families of 21 oil workers and 12 x CJTF Vigilantes and to the families of 12 other people killed in JIDDARI POLO

12 August

Gunmen attacked AMARWA Village, KONDUGA LGA with small arms around 11.00pm killing 4 and wounding up to 12 people, burning the village and looting food stuffs

The Army issued a statement reassuring the UN of their safety following the raid on a UN registered building in MAIDUGURI on 10 August

Boko Haram released a 36 minute mainly Arabic language video featuring SHEKAU flanked by 2 fighters in a room mocking Presidents BUHARI and JONATHAN as well as the COAS.

The BORNO State Commissioner of Agriculture stated that gunmen had murdered 2 tractor drivers working on a farm in JERE LGA, BORNO State ‘in the past few days’

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

07 August

The Village Head of BIJEJE, GORONYO LGA, SOKOTO State was murdered with bladed weapons as he headed to morning prayers at the mosque

08 August

The SOKOTO State Police Command arrested 3 suspected murderers of the BIJEJE, GORONYO LGA, SOKOTO State Village Head

The NAF inducted 5 x Super Mushshak Trainer Aircraft into 401 Flying Training School, KADUNA, KADUNA State

10 August

Gunmen robbed a bureau de change operator in AWAIKITI Village, GUDU LGA, SOKOTO State near the border with NIGER Republic killing his neighbour when he raised the alarm

The NSCDC stated it had deployed up to 80 armed personnel to join Op Safe Haven in Southern KADUNA

11 August

The KANO State Government donated 29 vehicles to 3 Mechanised Bde, NDLEA and other agencies in the state

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

06 August

Vigilantes in TELLA Village, GASSOL LGA, TARABA State detained 5 suspected kidnappers. An irate mob attacked the police station, extracting them, of whom 4 were beaten, murdered and their bodies dumped in nearby river. 1 of the suspected kidnappers escaped and was detained by the Police.

08 August

The ECWA Pastor Jen MOSES abducted along JERE-BWARI Road on 04 August was released by his captors around 10.00pm for an alleged ransom of N2.5m. His abductors who allegedly beat him in order to extract more money, were 7 Fulani boys under the ages of 20

09 August

Farmers in AKPAGODOGBO Village, OTURKPO LGA, BENUE State reportedly pursued away herdsmen around 4.00pm after their cattle ate their crops. The herdsmen allegedly attacked the farmers at night leaving 7 dead and several properties including a police station damaged

Gunmen attacked a Mobil Filling Station in KEFFI, NASARAWA State abducting the owner Alhaji Yaro TALLE and fatally wounding an employee. The kidnappers reportedly demanded a N30m ransom

11 August

Maj Gen Rogers NICHOLAS handed over command of Operation Safe Haven to Maj Gen Anthony ATOLAGBE in JOS, PALTEAU State

Situation External Forces

08 August

A 17 years old suspected female PBIED and 2 escorts were detained by vigilantes in ZELEVET, MAYO MOSKOTA Arrondissement, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region

Explosives were discovered inside a DVD player in KOLOFATA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region

Camerounian Customs intercepted a truck carrying 600,000 Tramadol tablets concealed in 12 boxes of 500 packages disguised as food stuffs in TAIFARA, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region allegedly bound for Boko Haram in NIGERIA

09 August

3 x female PBIEDs detonated between DJAKANA and KALGUIWA, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region when challenged by a vigilante, who was wounded in the blast

Gunmen abducted 2 people in the morning from MADAKAR Village, MOSKOTA Arrondissement, MAYO TSANAGA Department

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