Events of the week from july 4th to 7th 2022

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Clash between ISWAP and pro-government militias in Monguno.

On 4 July 2022, a terrorist group affiliated with ISWAP attacked the positions of Nigerian pro-government militias in Monguno in the Borno region. One militiaman was killed, while the rest of the militiamen fled.

Murder of a trader in Haoussa-Foulane

On 4 July 2022, the vehicle of a trader from Gao was riddled with bullets by suspected terrorists in the town of Haoussa-Foulane. The trader succumbed to his injuries.


Nigerian army vehicle hits IED between Gamboru and Lugo

On 5 July 2022, a Nigerian army vehicle hit an IED between Gamburo Ngala and Lugo in the Borno region, leaving several people injured and the vehicle destroyed.

A MINUSMA vehicle hit an IED north of Tessalit.

On 5 July 2022, a vehicle of the UN contingent in Mali hit an IED between Tessalit and Gao. Two peacekeepers were killed and five seriously injured.

Incident during a FAMA demining operation near Sévaré.

On 5 July 2022, a demining operation by the Malian army was conducted on the Sévaré to Gao road (NR16). 15 IEDs were neutralised, however the unintentional detonation of four IEDs resulted in material damage but no injuries were reported.

Terrorist attack on the Nigerian army outpost in Blabrine.

During the night of 4 to 5 July 2022, elements affiliated to Boko Haram attacked the Blabrine outpost located 40km east of Nguimi in the Diffa region. The Nigerian army reports that six soldiers were killed, 14 wounded and 17 terrorists killed.

Terrorist attack on a Nigerian army barracks in Damask.

On 5 July 2022, a terrorist group affiliated to the Islamic State attacked the Nigerian army barracks in the town of Damask in the Borno region. The human toll was 3 dead and 1 wounded in the Nigerian army. Weapons and ammunition were stolen.
Burkina Faso

Attack on the town of Douroula.

On 5 July 2022, unidentified armed individuals attacked and set fire to an ambulance, a school and vegetation in Douroula, Mouhoum province. No injuries or deaths were reported.



Terrorist breakthrough in the Inkadewane sector of the Ménaka region.

On 06 July 2022, the EIGS made a new incursion towards Kidal. The terrorists took over the localities of Tinfiwatan and Tissagheran, 40km north of Ménaka. The attacks left one person dead, a vehicle burnt and cattle stolen.

Two vehicles hit IEDs near Diffa in Niger.

On 06 July 2022, two trucks hit IEDs in the Diffa region of Niger. The attack was carried out by a terrorist group affiliated to Boko Haram. Two people were killed and two injured.



Kidnapping of some thirty notables who went to negotiate the return of the displaced from Mourrah.

On 7 July 2022, some thirty notables, including marabouts, were abducted as they went to negotiate the return of the displaced population of the town of Moura in the Mopti region.

MINUSMA fires on a civilian vehicle in Kidal.

On 7 July 2022 at 7am, a MINUSMA convoy opened fire on a civilian vehicle on the RN18 at the western exit of Kidal town. The vehicle was heading towards Gao when the Guinean contingent fired at it. Two people were injured. The reason for this incident remains unknown.

A FAMa patrol hits an IED near Pourali.

On 7 July 2022, a FAMa patrol vehicle hit an IED in Pourali in the Koro cercle in the Mopti region. Two soldiers were killed and four injured.
Burkina Faso

A civilian-military convoy hit an IED on Route Nationale 24 between Sebba and Dori.

On 7 July 2022, a civilian-military convoy hit an IED on Route Nationale 24 between Sebba and Dori. The human toll was 22 injured, six SDF and 16 civilians.
Burkina Faso

Neutralization of a terrorist by the Burkinabe armed forces in Sokoro.

On 7 July 2022, a terrorist was neutralised in Sokoro in the cercle of Kossi by the Burkinabe VDF. The population of the locality left the village for fear of reprisals.

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