NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 15 September 2018

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

09 September

Gunmen allegedly attacked BAGA, KUKAWA LGA, BORNO State

12 September

Gunmen attacked 145Bn positions (CO Lt Col James NKEREUWEM) ) in DAMASAK, MOBBAR LGA, BORNO State around 7.00pm. The enemy was defeated with the aid of NAF ISR and close air support around 11.00pm, with 7 friendly wounded, 7 enemy killed and 2 x vehicles 1 x AAA gun, 4 x AK 47, 7 x AK 47 magazines, 1 x bayonet, 47 x 7.62mm (AK), 174 x 7.62mm (NATO) and 2 x HE grenades captured.

A 242Bn patrol encountered the enemy in the vicinity of GWOROM near GAJIRAM, GEIDAM LGA, YOBE State killing 3 and wounding 2 who fled, 1 x GPMG and some ammunition were captured

The COAS Lt Gen TY BURATAI visited DAMBOA, DAMBOA LGA, GUDUMBLI, GUZAMALA LGA AND DAMASAK MOBBAR LGA, BORNO State, conducting on the spot inspections of the local units and temporarily relocating his Operational HQ to GUDUMBALi. The COAS reportedly inspected weapons in the armouries and held durbars with the junior soldiers to get an understanding of their issues

NAF ISR platforms tracked a vehicle to the vicinity of TUMBUN REGO, tasking craft F7Ni, Alphajet and Mi 35m attacked enemy targets in, near Lake CHAD destroying 1 x enemy vehicle and killing several enemy.

13 September

Several hundred suspected nomadic gunmen attacked NYANGA, BUKUTO, GON, BOLKI and NZOMOSU, NUMAN LGA, ADAMAWA State burning the latter 3 villages and abducting several women. Up to 50 people were reported killed, with approximately 35 people were allegedly drowned as they fled the attackers by boat. The attackers allegedly deployed from ABBARE, xxx LGA, TARABA State

14 September

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked MODU AJIRI and BULAMA KAYIRI, NGANZAI LGA, BORNO State stealing cattle and sheep killing 8 people and fatally wounding 4

Media reports state that Mamman NUR has been killed by his fighters on 21 August 2018 for allegedly becoming ‘too soft’, releasing the DAPHI abductees without ransom and being to close to the government, There is no corroboration from any other sources.

NAF ISR platforms responding to reports of an enemy convoy in the vicinity of GUDUMBALI, GUZAMALA LGA and DAMASAK, MOBBAR LGA, BORNO State identified the vehicles 24km south west of GUDUMBALI heading north and tasked an Attack Helicopter (AH) to intercept them, the AH engaged and neutralised 4 vehicles and its occupants between friendly positions at METELE and AREGE. 5 vehicles fled and dispersed, regrouping and retreating to TUMBUN REGO, tracked by  the ISR platform, where the rearmed and refuelled  AH conducted several attack runs  registering 3 direct hits on the vehicles.

15 September

2 x NAF Alphajets conducted air strikes on a suspected enemy logistics base in TUMBUN REGO, destroying several buildings and structures.

Elements of 21 Special Armoured Bde conducted Op Rainbow 15 in conjunction with Camerounian Armed Forces clearing YABIRI KOTE and BULA DADOBE Villages in the KOTE KURA Area of BAMA LGA, BORNO State killing 5 enemy and capturing 3 x AK47, 2 x IEDs, 1 x IED belt, 2 x motorcycles, 8 x bicycles and 1 x Boko Haram flag

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

13 September

A clash between Egbira and Bassa people in SOFIYO (aka SHAFA ABAKPA) Village, TOTO LGA, NASARAWA State led to the death of 8 and up to 10 wounded. Local residents claim Bassa gunmen attacked the Egbira’s in the village around 5.00am

BENUE State Governor Samuel ORTOM stated that half of 5 LGA’s (MAKURDI, GWER WEST, GUMA, LOGO and KWANDE) had been attacked by Fulani herdsmen at the cost of 560 lives since the beginning of the year

Suspected armed robbers robbed several pilgrims and officials returning from Hajj on the ABUJA-KEFFI-LAFIA Highway between NASARAWA EGGON, NASARAWA EGGON and AKWANGA, AKWANGA LGA, NASARAWA State

14 September

Suspected armed robbers mounted an illegal checkpoint on the ABUJA-KEFFI-LAFIA Highway between GARAKU and AKWANGA, AKWANGA LGA, NASARAWA State

Suspected political thugs attacked and vandalised the campaign offices of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in JALINGO, TARABA State. The local party is beset by factional infighting

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked TURU Village, JOS SOUTH LGA, PLATEAU State near KARL KUMM University around 7.15pm abducting 3 teenage herders and stealing 70 cattle. 2 of the boys were murdered and their bodies dumped in the bush around DAHOOL BOB, KURU District and one rescued alive

15 September

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked BAWA GARKI Village, LAU LGA, TARABA State at night killing 3 people

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

09 September

Gunmen attacked KIRAZO Village, BIRNIN GWARI LGA, KADUNA State along BIRNIN GWARI- FUNTUA Road around 3.00am abducting a former village Head called BASAW and then abducted a person called DAYYABU from MAIGWARI Village

10 September

2 men were remanded in custody by  SOKOTO Chief Magistrates Court for offences contrary to Sections 103 and 405(f) of the Penal Code

KADUNA State Police Command paraded 2 x suspected kidnappers, 14 x suspected armed robbers, 3 x suspected fraudsters and 1 x suspected motorcycle thieves and 1 x locally made firearm, 2 x dane guns, 6 x shotgun cartridges, 1,366 x 7.62mm rounds, bundles of counterfeit US Dollars, 3 x motorcycles, 1 x cutlass, 8 x wristwatches, 1 x knife and assorted charms

Elements of 1 Div tasked to Op Whirl Punch conducted clearance operations raiding suspected kidnappers hideouts in KIDANDAN, UNGUWAN BILYA, SOFA, UNGUWAN NAKULI and along DOGON DAWA Road, BIRNIN GWARI LGA, KADUNA State. 6 suspected kidnappers were killed

Elements of 1 Div tasked to Op Whirl Punch supported by vigilantes conducted ambushes on suspected bandit routes in the vicinity of KURIGA, GAYAM, MAGANDA, VHIKI DE PARLOUR and FARIN RUWA, CHIKUN LGA, KADUNA State

Elements of 1 Div tasked to Op Whirl Punch conducted clearance operations in the vicinity of GIDAN HARUNA, KIDAN ISA, MOBALE and KUDURU, CHIKUN LGA, KADUNA State killing 4 suspected bandits And capturing  a suspected kidnapper known as MUSA and 1 x AK 47 magazine, 16 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds, 1 x dane gun, 1 x local pistol and 2 x mobile phones.

Elements of 1 Div tasked to Op Whirl Punch conducted clearance operations along GWASKA- DOKA Area engaging bandits reportedly fleeing DOGON DAWA and KAMUKU Forests capturing 4 x motorcycles and other items

Gunmen abducted a couple Mr and Mrs ISA and their male and female relatives, along the BIRNIN GWARI-KADUNA Road in BIRNIN GWARI LGA, KADUNA State en route to KADUNA

12 September

Gunmen attacked a Viewing Centre in the Village Hall in BADARAWA, SHINKAFI LGA, ZAMFARA State around 2.00am as locals watched a film, killing 21 and wounding 20

15 September

Gunmen abducted KADUNA State House of Assembly Staff Barrister Salisu HARUNA along the BIRNIN GWARI-KADUNA Road in the vicinity of KURIGA, BIRNIN GWARI LGA around 3.00pm. The kidnappers asked for a ransom of N10m

Situation External Forces

11 September

Gunmen ambushed elements of the MNJTF in the vicinity of WAMBACHE and BOUDOUWA, MORA Arrondissement, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region killing 1 person

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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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