NORTHERN NIGERIA INTERNAL SECURITY SITREP- Week Ending 16 March 2019

Situation North East (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Taraba, Gombe and Yobe States)

10 March

3 x suspected female PBIEDs attempted to attack St Pius Catholic Church, SHUWA Village, MADAGALI LGA, ADAMAWA State 30km from MADAGALI Town during Mass, but were intercepted by patrolling Boy Cadets around 8.30am. 2 detonated killing only themselves, whilst the third fled into the bush. 2 people were slightly wounded and an unexploded device recovered

Elements of the MNJTF engaged the enemy in the vicinity of MALLAM FATORI, ABADAM LGA, BORNO State claiming 23 enemy killed, 1 captured, destroying 4 x gun trucks, 1 x motorcycle, and capturing 20 x AK 47, 5 x AAA guns, 12 x AK 47s, 1000 x 7.62mm (?) rounds, 500 x 12.7mm rounds, 5 x motorcycles, 3 x GPMGs, 3 x grenades

11 March

Gunmen mounted in trucks and motorcycles attacked 152 Bn, positions in the vicinity of BULA- YOBE, BANKI LGA, BORNO State around 7.00pm with small arms and AAA weapons, the enemy withdrew following the destruction of 1 x gun truck mounted with an AAA gun and several motorcycles 1 x gun truck with an AAA gun and mortar carrier was captured.

Suspected Sura suka thugs attacked residents of RAN Road, GOMBE Road, ABUJAN-KWATA, BAKORO, DOYA and other parts of BAUCHI City, BAUCHI State to allegedly protest the conduct of the elections, which they did by robbing and extorting people. Rival groups fought and 5 people were killed and 9 people arrested

12 March

Suspected Sura suka thugs resumed their rampage in BAUCHI City, BAUCHI State around 11.00am

The NAF conducted intelligence driven attacks on suspected Boko Haram ISWAP positions in the vicinity of TUMBUN REGO, ABADAM LGA, BORNO State on the fringes of Lake CHAD as part of OP Yancin Takfi. Using NAF ISR platforms to identify the targets and directing strikes by NAF Alphajets and Nigerien Air Force strike aircraft. NAF BDA states up to 33 enemy were killed

Gunmen attacked a Hausa/ Fulani community in JALINGO, TARABA State early in the morning, killing several and destroying property.

13 March

The NIGERIA Customs Service, BORNO-YOBE Command stated it had seized a truckload of 300 bags of imported rice concealed under animal feed and charcoal

14 March

MNJTF Op Yancin Takfi stated that Nigerian, Camerounian and Nigerien air platforms conducted air strikes supported by coalition ISR platform in the vicinity of TUMBUN REGO, on Lake CHAD

MNJTF Op Yancin Takfi stated that troops from Sector 4 attacked suspected enemy positions in AREGE, ABADAM LGA, BORNO State in a 2 day op killing 33 enemy, capturing 2 x gun trucks, 1 x 120mm mortar, 12 x AK 47 rifles, 2 x 60mm mortar bombs, 3,736 x assorted rounds of ammunition, 1 x pair of binoculars and 2 x hand grenades and destroying 1 x APC and 2 x motorcycles

A group of mothers known as Jire Dole held a peaceful protest in MAIDUGURI, BORNO State asking the military and government to explain what happened to their children who had been detained in military facilities since 2011

Residents clashed with members of a criminal gang ‘Shila Boys’ in JAMBUTU, YOLA NORTH LGA, ADAMAWA State, following earlier clashes sparked by the murder or a local elder who intervened in their criminal actitvites sparking a reprisal killing of 5 of the gang. Soldier intervened

15 March

Media reports state that Boko Haram ISWAP former leader Abu Musab AL BARNAWI was detained and not killed by the new Boko Haram leadership of Abu Abdullahi Ibn Umar AL BARNAWI after a meeting in KWALLARAM on Lake CHAD

A fire in an IDP Camp in GAJIRAM, NGANZAI LGA, BORNO State started by a cooking fire killed 8 people and left 15,000 others without shelter

Situation North Centre (Abuja FCT, Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger and Plateau States)

12 March

The corpse of a young man was found in a well in DUTSE UKU Village, JOS NORTH LGA, PLATEAU State in the morning. It was unclear if his death was linked to the elections, university or communal violence

The NAF stated it had carried out air strikes in the vicinity of KAGARA, GANDO, FANKAMA and DUMBURUM Forest, ZURMI LGA, ZAMFARA State, with 24 suspected bandits arrested , 4 x AK 47, 1 x RPG launcher, 12 x dane guns, 27 x AK 47 magazines, 168 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds, 1 x pump action shotgun, 47 x motorcycles, 1 x VW Golf car and 61 x stolen cattle

Gunmen attacked a road construction site at DANGI by ZOO Roundabout, KANO, KANO State around 7.40am killing a driver, wounding one other person and abducting a Lebanese migrant worker Sagir AHMED

13 March

A UXO explosion killed 2 children and wounded 3 in GAMBORU, NGALA LGA, BORNO State around 10.15am, after 4 children found a hand grenade and began playing with it during break time

The KOGI State Police Command paraded 12 suspected political thugs arrested during the 09 March election and 40 other suspected kidnappers, cattle rustlers and armed robbers in LOKOJA, recovering 1 x dane gun, 1 x locally made revolver, 2 x pump action, 1 x single barrel firearm from the suspected political thugs, 2 x AK 47, 6 x locally made pistols, 6 x single barrel guns, 3 x double barrel guns, 15 x shotgun cartridges, 15 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds, 1 x car, mobile phones and cutlasses

14 March

Gunmen attacked Fulani herdsmen in the vicinity of The College of Accountancy, KWALL, BASSA LGA, PLATEAU State, killing 81 cows, stealing 32 and injuring 48 which had to be slaughtered. The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association and Jonde Jam Fulani Youth Association claimed the attackers were Irigwe militants

The Lebanese Foreign Ministry stated that a Lebanese migrant worker Ahmed AL SARJI, was reportedly murdered by his abductors, a week after being kidnapped in Northern NIGERIA

15 March

Elements of 72 SF BN, MAKURDI deployed to YELWATA, GUMA LGA, BENUE State engaged suspected armed robbers dressed in military style clothing whilst patrolling YELWATA-KADARKO Road. 1 suspect was killed in the ensuing firefight whilst the others escaped. Troops recovered 1 x locally made rifle, 3 x 7.62mm (AK) rounds and 1 x 7.62mm (AK) empty case

Elements of 72 SF Bn detained 3 x suspected cultists in the NORTH BANK Area of MAKURDI, BENUE State recovering 1 x locally made revolver, 1 x 9mm round and 1 x suspected bag of cannabis

Several hundred suspected political thugs rampaged through KARU, KARU LGA, NASARAWA State, attacking the LG Secretariat and damaging it and an NSCDC vehicle

16 March

Gunmen attacked the former Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Prof Bem ANGWE at a filling station in GYADO Area of GBOKO Town, GBOKO LGA, BENUE State around 10.00am, wounding him in the leg

Samuel AGUDA replaces Daniel ODHARO as the Controller in Charge PLATEAU Command of the Nigerian Prison Service

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

10 March

Gunmen attacked UNGUWAN BARDE Village, KAJURU LGA, KADUNA State around 7.30am killing up to 35 people and burning houses and then moved to SABON GIDA

The 3 INEC ad hoc staff abducted along GOBIRAWA- MAIDABINO Road were released around 9.00pm

11 March

Gunmen attacked INKIRIMI, IRI and DOGON NOMA Villages in UNGUWAN GAMU in MARO, KAJURU LGA around 7.00am killing up to 52 people and wounding several others

Gunmen attacked LABI Village, UNGUWAN GORA, KAJURU LGA, wounding several, burning 43 houses

The Security Forces arrested 9 Adara elders from KAJURU LGA, KADUNA State for alleged complicity in the killings in the area

Social media reports speculate on the presence of Ansaru in ZAMFARA. Locals state they can’t tell the difference even if Ansaru is present.

Gunmen ambushed people travelling from ZAMFARA to NIGER State killing 2 and wounding 9

Gunmen attacked LAYIN MAIGWARI Village, BIRNIN GWARI LGA, KADUNA State around 7.00pm killing several people and wounding 9 others

12 March

Gunmen attacked KANKARA Town, MATSIGA – KANKARA, KANKARA LGA, KATSINA State around 1.30am, killing a child and wounding another child and abducting 3 others

Gunmen mounted on motorcycles attacked BARGAJA Village, BATSARI LGA, KATSINA State early in the morning killing up to 6 people and stealing cattle

Gunmen attacked KYAMARA Village, KAJURU LGA in the evening killing 2

Up to 100 gunmen attacked HAYIN GADA Village, BIRNIN GWARI LGA, KADUNA State ZAMFARA State, killing up to 10 people

Suspected nomadic gunmen attacked JAN RUWA, BIRNIN GWARI LGA, KADUNA State around 11.45am stealing cattle, vigilantes returning from a function in ZAMFARA State pursued them into the bush where 17 vigilantes were killed in a firefight

13 March

The KADUNA State Government imposed a 6.00pm to 6.00am curfew on KAJURU LGA and KUJAMA and MARABAN RIDO in CHIKUN LGA

Gunmen attacked ALJIMMA Village, MARADUN LGA, ZAMFARA State killing and abducting an unknown amount

14 March

Gunmen ambushed vehicles in the vicinity of SHEME, KANKARA LGA, KATSINA State, abducting 6 people including a popular Koranic recite Sheikh Ahmed SULAIMAN as they travelled from KEBBI to KANO State

A local politician Alhaji Sani Gwamna MAYANCI who was arrested for alleged links to the bandit crisis was released in GUSAU, ZAMFARA State and received by a large crowd of supporters

15 March

175 NAF personnel graduated from the 10 week Special Forces Course 4/2019 in NAF Regiment Training Centre, KADUNA State. The NAF SF were renamed ‘The Panthers’

Hajiya HAUWA the KATSINA State Governors Mother in law was released by her abductors

Gunmen attacked NANDU – GBOK, SANGA LGA, KADUNA State AROUND 4.00am killing 10 people, 11 cattle and 28 sheep and burning 11 houses

Gunmen ambushed a combined patrol containing elements of 17 Bde and vigilantes in between SHINFIDA and GURBIN BAURE, JIBIA LGA, KATSINA State wounding 1 soldier and 2 x vigilantes

Gunmen attacked a house in BATSARI LGA, KATSINA State abducting the 2 wives of the houseowner, local vigilantes and the police pursued them rescuing the women and arresting 1 suspect

Gunmen attacked SHINKAFI, SHINKAFI LGA, ZAMFARA State abducting 2 women (one of whom was 7 months pregnant)

16 March

A suspected bandit informant was captured by locals in SHINKAFI, SHINKAFI LGA buying a large quantity of meat and foodstuffs

Gunmen attacked KWARE Town, SHINKAFI LGA, around 6.00pmkilling an unknown number of people

Situation External Forces

10 March

Boko Haram ISWAP claimed responsibility for attacking TOUMOUR, DIFFA Region, claiming they killed 30 soldier and captured 2 vehicles

Gunmen mounted in vehicles attacked friendly forces in GUESKEROU, DIFFA Department 30km from DIFFA Town, DIFFA Region, NIGER Republic. The attack was repelled with 27 enemy reported killed, 6 gun trucks destroyed and equipment captured, enemy reportedly withdrew to GASHIGAR

11 March

Gunmen infiltrated WARO2 Village 3 km from SAGME, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region at night killing the Chiefs son

Gunmen killed a person in MAGAM ARABE Village, LOGONE ET CHARI Department, EXTREME NORD Region, between FOTOKOL and BODO

13 March

Gunmen attacked friendly positions in TOUMOUR, DIFFA Region, NIGER Republic, with small arms and VBIEDs. At least 1 person was killed as troops cleared through and a VBIED detonated

The son of the Chief of WARO 2 Lawn GONI was released in the morning

14 March

Gunmen attacked SANDA WADJIRI, MAYO SAVA Department, EXTREME NORD Region at night killing 3 people

16 March

Gunmen attacked ZELEVED, MAYO TSANAGA Department, EXTREME NORD Region at night killing 2 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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