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What doesn’t break Boko Haram in Niger makes it stronger

•The terror group’s differences over leadership style, war strategy and ideology seem to have increased its resilience. Fonteh Akum, Illiassou Abdoulaye Alio and Habibou Souley Bako Since the beginning of 2019, there’s been a growing number of attacks in Niger’s Diffa region, largely claimed by Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction

ISIS-backed Boko Haram faction allegedly gets new leader

The leader of an Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram may have been replaced, sources say, against a backdrop of speculation as to his fate and the group’s future direction. Three sources with deep knowledge of the group said they had been told in recent days that the Islamic State West

Mama Boko Haram appeals to Albarnawi to release Dapchi girls

With a strong conviction that the Abu Musab Al-Barnawi-led faction of Boko Haram might be responsible for the abduction of Dapchi School Girls, a respected North-East human rights activist, popularly called Mama Boko Haram, Barrister Aisha Alkali Wakil has appealed to the abductors to release the young female captives. Aisha Wakil,

Suicide bombers kill 27, wound 83 in northeast Nigeria

A woman suicide bomber blew herself up and killed 27 others at a market in northeast Nigeria on Tuesday, two local officials said, in an attack bearing the hallmark of Boko Haram militants. Two more suicide bombers detonated their devices at the gates to a nearby refugee camp, wounding many people,