NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 22 September 2018

Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

16 September

Elements of 222 Bn, 21 Bde were ambushed as they conducted a clearance patrol in support of Op Rainbow were ambushed in the MAIDUGURI- BAMA Area around 11.00am. Troops fought through the ambush killing capturing 1 x GPMG, 1 x AK 47 and ammunition

17 September

Boko Haram ISWAP released a video showing the murder of Saifura AHMED one of the 3 abducted medical staff from RANN IDP camp in March 2018. The insurgents claim that their messages to the government were ignored and they would murder the other 2 hostages and the Dapchi abductee Leah SHARIBU

19 September

Gunmen mounted in trucks attacked WANORI, KALERI and AMARWA Villages, KONDUGA LGA, BORNO State along BAMA- MAIDUGURI Road around 9.00pm killing 9, wounding 9,  stealing foodstuffs and burning up to 20 houses. An NAF Alphajet responded, dispersing the attackers

Gunmen abducted a  4 year old boy Kashim BUKAR-DALORI  son the of the BORNO State APC Chairman  from MAIDUGURI Capital School, OLD GRA, MAIDUGURI by a pregnant woman, around 1.00pm. the kidnappers demanded N20m ransom by text message to the child’s mother to be paid in KANO, KANO State

A Staff Sergeant in 192Bn, 26 Bde, GWOZA, GWOZA LGA, BORNO State reportedly opened fire during a training exercise around 2.50pm, killing a Sergeant, wounding 3 sldiers and a CJTF Vigilante and then killing himself. The SSgt had allegedly returned to the unit 2 days prior after a break. The Army stated the incident had been an accidental discharge

21 September

IMN conducted their Ashura march ending at Central Hotel, POTISKUM, YOBE State around 8.30am. Clashes clash broke out shortly after, with the NPF claiming a marcher tried to snatch a weapon from a policeman, whilst IMN members claim they were attacked by soldiers with sticks and small arms after the parade ended. An innocent bystander was hit by a stray bullet and killed and 3 others. Several IMN members were arrested

A team from FSARS rescued Kashim BUKAR-DALORI abducted from MAIDUGURI Capital School from AL BARKA Guest Inn, MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. The kidnapper Fatima MOHAMMED was a relation of the boys mother, was 9 months pregnant at the time and gave birth overnight in the presence of the abductee. She was arrested. 2 male accomplices were arrested in KANO, KANO State as they attempted to collect the N20m ransom. The Manager of the Hotel was arrested and an alleged Army Major who facilitated MOHAMMED’s accommodation was sought.

Alleged kidnapers attempted to abduct the 8 year old son of ASKIRA UBA LGA Chairman from a Primary School in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. Upon receiving the report the NPF blocked access routes to the city. The victims left the boy after 5 hours

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

13 September

Members of the National Customs Service raided a warehouse in TUDUN WADA, GOMBE State seizing drugs valued at N7.35m, seizing 840 x packets of Tramadol and 4,437840 x packets of Diazepam

16 September

Gunmen murdered 3 men in GURA RIYOM, SOT Ward, GYEL, JOS SOUTH LGA, PLATEAU State around 11.00pm as they were travelling from SABONGIDA KANAL, KURU District, JOS SOUTH LGA. 7 suspects were arrested.

A woman and 2 men were murdered in the vicinity of KWATA, JOS SOUTH LGA, PLATEAU State as they returned from SABONGIDAN KANAL

Gunmen attacked a house in KWALL, MIANGO District, BASSA LGA, PLATEAU State around 10.45pm killing 1 and wounding 3

17 September

The Vice Chairman of the Egbura Cultural Development Association (ECDA) Sulieman ZUBERU stated that several Egbira villages in KOGI State such as UGYA, KATAKPA and UMAISHA in TOTO LGA, MOZUM, ADIMBEKU, IBOZOGI, KOTON KARFE, KPARECHE, ETTE and GEGU in BASSA LGA were under threat of attack.

Gunmen attacked and killed 3 men as they were travelling on a motorcycle from BARKIN LADI to ROPP Village, BARKIN LADI LGA, PLATEAU State. The men had been following a security convoy but had been unable to keep up

18 September

Staff members of the College of International Security Affairs, National Defence University, WASHINGTON DC, USA have conducted a 5 days course on countering terrorism and irregular threats at the National Defence College, ABUJA, FCT

19 September

The body of a Fulani man was found in  QUATER Village, BASSA LGA, PLATEAU State, he was the 4th Fulani  corpse to have been recovered in the area since 10 September

20 September

Gunmen attacked TSE VUE Village, UKUM LGA, BENUE State around 9.00am by suspected members of Terwase AKWAZA (aka GANA) strangling 5 men and wounding one other

21 September

Gunmen ambushed and robbed people heading to market on BALI – GARBABI Highway, TARABA State, around 5.30am an NPF patrol encountered them and engaged them in a fire fight killing 3, recovering a locally fabricated pistol, 6 x 0.75mm rounds of ammunition and assorted charms

22 September

Gunmen abducted 2 women from their farm in the vicinity of RIGASA Railway Station, IGABI LGA, KADUNA State

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

16 September

Gunmen abducted 3 academic staff of Shehu Idris College of Health, MAKARFI, MAKARFI LGA, KADUNA State between TASHAR YARI and MAKAFI whilst they were travelling from ZARIA to MAKARFI

17 September

A mob attacked an APC political gathering being held by Sen  Yusuf Abubakar YUSUF (APC TARABA CENTRAL) in BALI, BALI LGA, TARABA State. Security agents extracted him from the venue. One local vigilante was killed and several wounded. Aides to the Senator claimed the thugs had been sent by Minister of Women Affairs; Sen Aisha ALHASSAN in protest against the inauguration of Alhaji Ibrahim EL SUDI as the new State Party Chairman

18 September

The 3 staff of Shehu Idris College of Health were released at 8.00pm to the College Administrator

GOMBE State Police Command paraded 28 ‘Kalare’ thugs arrested on charges of theft, criminal conspiracy, abduction and rap

19 September

Gunmen attacked along BIRNIN GWARI-FUNTUA Road, BIRNIN GWARI LGA, KADUNA State killing one person and wounding 3 others whilst 1 person was missing

Gunmen abducted the son of KIRU LGA, KANO State from KIRU, KIRU LGA around midnight. A N50m ransom was demanded

20 September

IMN members conducted an Ashura procession in MUCHIYA, SABON GARI, ZARIA, KADUNA State, the NPF allege they blocked the roads and used catapults to attack people. 4 members were arrested

Situation External Forces

17 September

The Head of the Health Centre in NAGA, MAKARY, Arrondissement, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region

18 September

The Minister of Defence Mansur Muhammed DAN ALI visited Nigerien President Muhammadou ISSOUFOU in NAIMEY, NIGER Republic to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on fighting Boko Haram

20 September

Gunmen looted the medical centre in GOUDJIMDELE, MORA Arrondissement, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region at night

A BIR vehicle detonated an IED in the vicinity of DJOUROU, AMCHIDE, MAYO SAVA Department at night wounding 6 people

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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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