Events of the week from January 16th to the 22nd 2023

From 01/16 to 01/22

01/16/2023

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Unidentified armed men set fire to sheds in Sirgui market

On January 16, 2023, unidentified armed men set fire to sheds in the Sirgui market.

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Two Boko Haram commanders and 40 terrorists killed in air raid in Kurebe

On January 16, 2023, a Nigerian Air Force airstrike neutralized at least 40 Boko Haram terrorists including two commanders, Abu Ubaida and Mallam Yusuf Abba. This group had taken refuge in a warehouse that was bombed.

01/17/2023

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A chief of a small village near Ayorou was murdered by 3 armed men

On the evening of January 17, 2023, Idrissi OUSMANE, chief of a small village located one kilometer north of Ayorou, was reportedly murdered by three men dressed in blue djellabas and gray jackets and armed with AK47s. The three assassins are said to have gone back north.

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SDF assisted by VDP conducted an operation in Dambini, neutralizing 9 terrorists

On January 17, 2023, the Defense and Security Forces assisted by the Solhan Volunteers for the Defense of the Homeland conducted an operation in Dambini. Nine terrorists were neutralized, eight motorcycles were destroyed and numerous materials were recovered.

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Unidentifieid armed men attacked the DSF position in the Bouly mine. 10 terrorists were neutralized

On January 17, 2023, at least 50 unidentified armed men attacked the Bouly mine, which was defended by Defense and Security Forces. No DSF casualties were reported, and 10 terrorists were neutralized.

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Unidentified armed men set fire to telephone installations in Saran

On January 17, 2023, unidentified armed men set fire to telephone facilities in Saran.

01/18/2022

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Unidentified armed men attacked a convoy between Siena and Saran killing 10 VDP, 1 DSF and 1 civilian

On January 18, 2023, unidentified armed men ambushed a convoy between Siena and Saran. Ten Volunteers for the Defense of the Homeland were killed, one Defense and Security Force member was killed, and one civilian died.

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DSF assisted by the VDP neutralized a dozen terrorists in Légouré

On January 18, 2023, the Defense and Security Forces, assisted by the Volunteers for the Defense of the Homeland, conducted an operation near Léporé. Ten terrorists were neutralized and unfortunately one collateral victim and two wounded by stray bullets in Tibtenga.

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Unidentified armed men hijacked 2 trucks loaded with goods to Sakoani

On January 18, 2023, unidentified armed men hijacked two trucks loaded with goods to Sakoani

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Clash between unidentified armed men and VDP towards Soudoubila. 1 VDP was killed

On January 18, 2023, a skirmish occurred between unidentified armed men and Volunteers for the Defense of the Homeland in the vicinity of Soudoubila. One VDP was killed.

01/19/2023

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Unidentified armed men murdered a traditional healer in Wendou

On January 19, 2023, unidentified armed men murdered a traditional healer in Wendou

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Unidentified armed men attacked Ratkoetanga killing 6 VDP and a woman

On the morning of January 19, 2023, unidentified armed men attacked the village of Ratkoetanga in the Bam region. Six volunteers for the defense of the homeland were killed, one woman was killed, and 10 people were injured, four of them seriously. Several motorcycles were taken away.

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Unidentified armed men attacked Sanaba killing 8 civilians

On the evening of January 19, 2023, unidentified armed men attacked Sanaba. Eight civilians were killed.

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Clash between unidentified armed men and a coalition of DSF and VDP in Zincko. 10 terrorists neutralized and 4 civilians killed

On January 19, 2023, a clash took place between unidentified armed men and a patriotic coalition of Defense and Security Forces and Volunteers for the Defense of the Homeland. Twelve terrorists were neutralized and four civilians were killed.

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Unidentified armed men kidnapped 8 young men in the Tiogo forest

On January 19, 2023, unidentified armed men abducted eight young men in the Tiogo forest.

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Unidentified armed men attacked Abagena killing eight civilians

On January 19, 2023, unidentified armed mend attacked a community in Abegena, located across from the IDP camp. Eight people were killed, including a couple and their four children. Some of the victims were decapitated and their heads taken away. The death toll is provisional, as some of the wounded are very serious.

01/20/2023

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Unidentified armed men attacked Yeguere. 2 civilians killed

On January 20, 2023, unidentified armed men attacked Yeguere. Two civilians were killed and significant property damage was reported.

01/21/2023

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A VDP vehicle exploded on an IED in Pama. One VDP died and another one was injured

On January 21, 2023, a Volunteers for the Defense of the Homeland vehicle exploded on an IED in Pama. One VDP died and another was injured.

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The DSF assisted by the French army carried out an air strike towards Sanam

On the night of January 21-22, 2023, the Nigerien army, assisted by the French army, carried out an air strike on a terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaeda between Abala and Sanam on the border with Mali. There are no current casualties, but the terrorists’ motorcycles were set on fire. Weapons and ammunition were seized.

01/22/2023

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Unidentified armed men attacked Bougounam causing significant damage

On January 22, 2023, unidentified armed men attacked Bougounam. Significant material damage was reported.

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The Burkinabe army conducted an operation against terrorists in Gourcy

During the night of January 22-23, 2023, the Burkinabe army opened fire on a column of terrorists who were planning to attack the town of Gourcy, killing several of them. Weapons and rolling stock were seized.

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