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The Next Dangerous front in ISIS’ Holy War

By Philip Obaji Jr In recent months, Islamist militant groups in Africa allied to the so-called Islamic State have been on the rampage—attacking communities, slaughtering aid workers and seizing important government assets. Since ISIS was squeezed out of its self-proclaimed caliphate in the Middle East last year, its offshoots—particularly those in West

Drones Are Game Changers In The War Against Terrorism

By Murtala Abdullahi In February 2016, a military drone scouting the dreaded Sambisa Forest area zoomed in on a target – a gathering of Boko Haram insurgents. They were in a compound at Garin Moloma about one kilometre north of the forest, once known for its distinct Savannah shrubs, baobab trees, and

Boko Haram kills another aid worker,  converts Leah Sharibu to ‘slave’

Senator Iroegbu  A Boko Haram splinter group, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), has killed another female aid worker, Hauwa Mohammed Liman,  following the expiration of its deadline to the Nigerian government. This was confirmed on Monday by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that also disclosed the decision of the terrorists

‘Hardline takeover’ blamed for renewed Boko Haram violence

The execution of a kidnapped aid worker and the apparent death of a senior factional leader have sparked fears of an upsurge in Boko Haram violence in northeast Nigeria. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Monday announced that one of its employees, midwife Saifura Khorsa, had been killed

UN report reveals how Boko Haram is funded

Abdulkareem Haru The predominance of the cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region, a UN report has revealed. This was contained in the 22nd Report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, pursuant to