Situation North East (Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States)

07 October

Troops from Sector 3, Op Lafiya Dole, supported by CJTF Vigilantes conducted patrols in the vicinity of MAIRARI, GUZAMALA LGA, BORNO State, engaging the enemy, inflicting unspecified casualties and capturing 1 x AK 47, 4 x magazines, 1 x Type 36 HE Grenade, 13 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds. 1 x CJTF volunteer was wounded

08 October

Suspected ISWAP gunmen attacked 157 Bn positions, in METELE, ABADAM LGA near KANGARWA, BORNO State, around 4.30pm, overrunning the base around 11.30pm killing 18  and wounding 8 (friendly forces claim 7 were killed and 16 wounded and 76 enemy killed). The enemy was repelled with friendly reinforcements from KANGARWA and AREGE after looting the base and destroying 2 x T 72, 2 x APCs, 2 x gun trucks  and other equipment. 151 soldiers and 6 officers are allegedly missing, social media accounts claim 5 soldiers were captured.

The ADAMAWA State Police Commissioner CP Abdullahi YERIMA has announced the withdrawal of all NPF personnel attached to political parties and politicians in the state due to a shortage of manpower

09 October

Following human intelligence of suspected enemy vehicles in the vicinity of MATARI Village, GUZAMALA LGA, BORNO State along the METELE-KANGARWA-TUMBUN REGO Axis, confirmed by NAF ISR, an NAF Alphajet attacked and destroyed the vehicle

20 Policemen from 4 Divisions in ADAMAWA State completed an EU/ British Council course on rape and gender based violence

10 October

Elements of 22 Bde from DIKWA, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State conducted a fighting patrol to KALTUNBARE, DIKWA LGA, BORNO State infiltrating an enemy camp, killing 3 enemy and rescuing 2 children

11 October

Following human intelligence, NAF ISR confirmed the presence of a suspected enemy training facility , hidden under vegetation in the vicinity of MALKONORY, ABADAM LGA, BORNO State, sighting adult males, structures, trenches and dummies, NAF Alphajet conducted several waves of air strikes, destroying the target

Elements of 112 TF Bn conducted a fighting patrol in the vicinity of  BALE Junction and AJIRI,  DAMBOA LGA, BORNO State engaging suspected enemy killing 2 capturing 1 x bicycle, clothing and foodstuffs.

12 October

A delegation from the Federal Government led by Minister of Information Lai MOHAMMED, visited MAIDUGURI, BORNO State visiting the families of the 3 medical staff abducted by Boko Haram ISWAP in RANN. Accompanied by the Minister for Trade and Industry (also Women Affairs) Hajiya Aisha ABUBAKAR and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hajiya Khadija Bukar Abba IBRAHIM. They then flew by helicopter to DAPCHI, YOBE State to visit Mrs Rebecca SHARIBU, the mother of Leah SHARIBU

The CJTF separated 833 children from its ranks under the auspices of the UN at a ceremony in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State. 1,175 boys and 294 girls had been indentified in MAIDUGURI alone. The CJTF signed an agreement with UNICEF to end recruitment of children in September 2017

Gunmen mounted in pick up trucks attacked 118Bn positions in AREGE,  MOBBAR LGA, BORNO State around 5.00pm, enemy was repelled losing  3 x gun trucks destroyed, 1 x gun truck, 3 x AAA guns, 2 x AK 47, 1 x RPG round and several mortar bombs captured. 6 soldiers were reported wounded

The UN OCHA conducted a 2 day Civil Military Coordination Workshop for officers of 7 Div in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State

13 October

Troops on foot patrol in the vicinity of KUMSHE, BAMA LGA, BORNO State detonated an IED, suffering 2 killed and 9 soldiers and 3 CJTF vigilantes wounded

A Nigerian vehicle patrol detonated an IED between DIKWA and MARTE, MARTE LGA, BORNO State wounding 9 soldiers and 3 CJTF vigilantes

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

08 October

A truck containing 52 allegedly stolen cows was intercepted in NYABAI Village, LAU LGA, TARABA State. They were allegedly stolen locally

09 October

The PLATEAU State Commissioner of Police CP Undie ADIE was replaced with CP Austin AGBONLAHOR by the IGP with immediate effect.

Suspected armed robbers  attempted to rob a man of his motorcycle AMAAFU Road, LOGO LGA, BENUE State, shooting him in the head. NPF responded arresting one suspect and recovering a firearm

Gunmen in a Red VW Golf abducted a young woman Hafsat GAMBO from her family home in CORNER SOJA District, JOS, JOS NORTH LGA, PLATEAU State around 7.50pm, killing a soldier who responded to the alarm raised as they made their escape

10 October

Gunmen reportedly attacked the Ebira village of MOZUM, BASSA LGA, KOGI State from Bassa Village of KETECHI Village, 5km south east around 4.00pm. Local vigilantes reportedly defeated the attackers and pursued them back to KETECHI burning the village. Another attack with youths recruited from nearby ECHUKWU, ODENYI and OBUBILI was launched and allegedly defeated. 17 people were reported killed. Peoples from KETECHI, OJOH and other loval areas had been displaced to Police HQ at OGUMA

11 October

The Justice Josiah MAJEBI led Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the 2016 Civil Disturbances in OMALA, BASSA and DEKINA LGA’s KOGI State presented its official report to the KOGI State Governor Yahaya BELLO. The report stated that the clashes in OGANE-NIGWU, IYADEM OJUWO, AJIMADI, AGBENEMA-IFE and AGBAIFOR in DEKINA and OMALA LGA’S had been farmer/ herdsmen, whilst the clashes in OROKWO and OROKWO BUSE in BASSA LGA had been between Igala  and Bassa-Kwomu tribes. 44 people had been killed and 26 wounded and 115 people identified as being responsible for the violence.

A peaceful protest turned violent as youths burnt down 4 properties in LANGTANG SOUTH LGA, PLATEAU State over the conduct of the elections held on Wednesday 10 October, alleging that the results were not declared at the Local Government collation centre. The youths burnt down the house of  2 local politicians, the Electoral Conducting Officer and the Local Government Chamber

12 October

The NSCDC arrested 3 suspected electricity transformer vandals in the Federal Low Cost Housing Estate, SULEJA, SULEJA LGA, NIGER State

KOGI State Police Command stated they had arrested 16 suspected kidnappers in ANKPA, ANKPA LGA, on suspicion of abducting for murder and using the body parts for rituals. They recovered 1 x pump action shotgun, 2 x locally made single barrel weapons and 3 x axes. The accused (aged 16-45) were local vigilantes, gang leader Yakubu HAMIDU was ANKPA Vigilante Commander, the suspects claimed to be sponsored by a former KOGI State House of Assembly member Abdulahi Ibrahim ALI (aka HALIMS) and local businessman Alhaji Shaibu ADAMU (aka AYE MARINA) and had thus far confessed to 6 murders

Commander Op Safe Haven Maj Gen Augustine AGUNDU held a meeting of traditional rulers in the Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace (DREP) Centre, JOS, JOS SOUTH LGA, PLATEAU State, asking them to intervene to stop the violence

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

07 October

Gunmen mounted in a Peugeot 406 abducted a businessman Alhaji Murtala ZAURO as he left a mosque opposite his house along BRININ-KEBBI/ ARGUNGU Road in ZAURO Village, BIRNIN KEBBI LGA, KEBBI State

09 October

Elements of 1 Div deployed to Op Whirl Punch conducted raids into KAMUKU Forest, clearing several bandit camps.

Elements of 1 Div deployed to Op Whirl Punch supported by local vigilantes raided a suspected bandit camp in the vicinity of KIDANDAN, XXX LGA, SOKOTO State killing one bandit and recovering 1 x AK 47 and 25 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds

Elements of 1 Div deployed to Op Whirl Punch supported by local vigilantes raided a suspected kidnappers camp along DOKA- RIJANA Road, capturing an informant and 3 x dane guns

Gunmen intercepted travellers along SOKOTO- TURETA Road in the vicinity of MASHAYAR MAIKI, TURETA LGA, SOKOTO state around 2.00pm. A police patrol intervened resulting in a firefight, with a vehicle driver killed in the cross fire

13 October

NPF in ZAMFARA State have arrested 4 suspected armed bandits and cattle rustlers. The suspects claimed to be members of Buharin DAJIs gang . one Lawal ABUBAKAR claimed to have been a key arms supplier, selling up to 10 x AK 47 to the group, stating he bought 5 for N1.8m from BARKIN LADI, PLATEAU State and another 5 for the same amount. Another gang member Shehu SANI claimed to be a commander in the group, who joined initially to protect his own cattle before evolving to cattle rustling and being paid N5,000.00 per attack. Another Yusuf MANDE stated he joined the gang in 2014, after another gang/ vigilante group attacked and burnt his village and stole 120 cattle.

Political thugs attempted to intercept the convoy of SOKOTO State Gov TAMBUWAL (PDP) as it travelled through GAWUN NAMA District, SOKOTO, SOKOTO State from the airport, near the home of former Gov. Aliyu Magatakarda WAMAKKO (APC) leading to clashes. An innocent bystander was killed by stray bullets and several wounded. A car with the APC logo was set on fire in the vicinity of SOKOTO State University

NSCDC prevented a suspected vandalisation of the WARRI- KADUNA Refinery Crude Oil pipeline in JUJI, CHIKUN LGA, KADUNA State following a tip off, seizing 1 x DAF Tanker, 2 x rolls of hose pipe 1 x small generator, 1 x punching rod, 1 x hammer and 1 x hoe around 1.00pm. The suspected vandals fled

Situation External Forces

08 October

The French Minister for the Armed Forces Florence PARLY visited CHAD stating the G5 Sahel Joint Force had 3 operations planned for the coming weeks on the MALI-MAURITANIA Border, BURKINA FASO, MALI and NIGER Republic border and NIGER Republic- CHAD border

10 October

Gunmen attacked Chadian forces in KAIGA KINDJI, LAC Region, CHAD in the vicinity of Lake CHAD in the early morning. The Chadians state they lost 8 killed and 11 wounded and killed 48 enemy


About peccavi

A Nigerian with interests in defence, security, geopolitics, the military particularly small unit tactics, COIN, stabilisation and asymmetric warfare
This entry was posted in Counter insurgency, Defence, Nigeria Defence, Nigeria Strategy, Terrorism and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.