NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 19 August 2017

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

12 August

The NDLEA arrested a suspected Chadian drug dealer who was arrested in JIMETA-YOLA Modern Market, YOLA, ADAMAWA State whilst attempting to procure a vehicle to help him transport 186kg of Tramadol to CHAD via CAMEROUN

14 August

Gunmen attacked MUDUVU Village, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State at night burning houses, livestock, churches and shops and looting foodstuffs

15 August

MCCC Theatre Commander Maj Gen Ibrahim ATTATHIRU launched a new force of 3 Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) at MAIMALARI Military Cantonment, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State with 2,000 troops specially trained at the Army School of Special Forces, BUNI YADI, YOBE State to conduct long range patrols and ambushes in order to defend main supply routes and rural villages mounted on APCs and MRAPs

Social media reports state that villagers from DAWASHI GARI, KUKUWA LGA (?), BORNO State have fled to an island in Lake CHAD after Boko Haram came to their village the previous night to demand N1m in 8 days

3 x female PBIEDs infiltrated MANDARARI Village, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State around 5.00pm. the first detonated outside an IDP camp whilst the other two detonated in the weekly market, killing up to 27 people and wounding up to 83

Gunmen attacked NYIBANGO Village, BELBEL Ward, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State early in the morning burning houses, livestock, churches and shops

Gunmen attacked BITU, BAKIN DUTSE and GADAMAYO Villages, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State around 11.00pm attempting to steal foodstuffs and livestock but were repelled by soldiers and local hunters, who killed a suspected enemy commander who’s was wearing a vest taken from a slain hunter. They also captured 2 x AK 47 and 1 x teargas canister

Gunmen killed 3 farmers by decapitation and abducted 1 other in MOLAI, JERE LGA, BORNO State whilst they were on their farms

16 August

The KEBBI State Governor Atiku BAGUDU claimed that 42 farmers from ALIERO Town, ALIERO LGA, KEBBI State had been murdered by Boko Haram the previous week in BORNO State the previous week

Elements of 8 TF Div ambushed enemy forces heading towards Lake CHAD in the vicinity of MAZA Village, MARTE LGA, BORNO State around 9.00pm killing 10 and capturing 10 x bicycles, 11 x carts containing foodstuffs and 2 x cows.

Elements of 8 TF Div conducted clearance operations in the vicinity of DANARI and MOWO Villages, MONGUNO LGA, BORNO State recovering 50 cattle

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

16 August

Members of the Islamic Movement of NIGERIA (IMN) demonstrated in KADUNA, KADUNA State, demanding the release of their leader Ibraheem EL ZAKZAKY. Several thousand marched from Leventis Roundabout to Ori Akpata Junction by Kano Road via Ahmadu Bello Way. Speakers stated that it was 612 days since he had been detained and 250 days since the Federal High Court had ordered his release

5 x gunmen mounted in 2 vehicles mounted a series of robberies in SABON GARI, KANO, KANO State targeting a petrol station on Court Road, Ken Village Hotel and then an ATM in Tower Hotel on Igbo/ Aba Road, around 11.00am shooting and killing a security guard at a private residence opposite the hotel but were intercepted by the Police who arrested 2 suspects after a 4 hour firefight, 3 others were reportedly wounded. Police state the robbers reportedly came from EBONYI State. 1 x AK 47 and a vehicle were recovered an innocent civilian wounded by a stray bullet

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

11 August

Elements of BENUE State Police Commands’ Op Zenda raided a suspected hideout of the wanted criminal Terwase AKWAZA (aka GANA) around 3.00am on the TARABA/ BENUE border, they engaged a lookout in a firefight, fatally wounding him and capturing rifle, 115 rounds of ammunition, 10 x shotgun cartridges, assorted charms, 2 x military style shorts and other items. Other gang members reportedly fled

12 August

Suspected Fulani gunmen attacked a bus containing political activists in the vicinity of OBAJANA, LOKOJA, KOGI State around 4.00am as it travelled from LAGOS to ABUJA

14 August

A mob in ANGWAN AFFI, AKWANGA, AKWANGA LGA, NASARAWA State attacked and fatally wounded a soldier after the motorcycle he was riding on collided with a hawker resulting in an altercation. Police have arrested 2 people who allegedly took the victim to hospital.

16 August

Gunmen robbed a shop in MUNGUNA Village, BOKKOS LGA, PLATEAU State around 7.00pm shooting 2 men dead

17 August

A communal clash between the Bette people of OBUDU LGA, CROSS RIVERS State and the Tivs of VANDEIKYA LGA, BENUE State over a disputed piece of land for rice plantation near the River AYA resulted in one man wounded

19 August

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles and cars attacked a businessman’s house in MALUMFASHI LGA, KATSINA State around 11.30pm abducting his 11 year old daughter Nana ABUBAKAR and stealing a car. A policeman and 2 suspects were wounded and the latter arrested

Situation External Forces

14 August

Gunmen attacked GLO, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region but were defeated by locals retreating into DOUGOUM, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, losing 3 enemy killed, 2 x AK 47s, 1 x dane gun and webbing captured

15 August

The Malian Ambassador to the UN Issa KONFOUROU told the UN Security Council that the terror attack in BURKINA FASO, underscored the importance and urgency of deploying the G5 Sahel Force and appealed for funds, logistic support and military equipment

17 August

Gunmen attacked MOSKOTA, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region at night killing 1 man and abducting 6 of his children

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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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