By Eric G. Berman via John Campbell blog On September 2, Boko Haram (ISWA) militants reportedly killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in Borno state. Such bloodshed has become so commonplace that it often fails to garner much interest. International news outlets spilled little ink to report the incident. Nevertheless, the failures of the region's
By John Campbell Jacob Zenn is author of “Unmasking Boko Haram: Exploring Global Jihad in Nigeria,” which was published in April 2020 by Lynne Rienner in association with the Handa Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St Andrews. The Sahel and Nigeria were previously distinct areas of
Jude Johnson Jihadists have killed five soldiers in an attack on a military outpost in restive northeast Nigeria, army sources said on Thursday. Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in several trucks opened fire on troops at a checkpoint outside the town of Mainok in Borno state on
Nellie Peyton Climate change must be addressed to tackle conflict around Lake Chad, researchers said on Wednesday, as increasingly extreme weather has pushed poor farmers and fishermen to take up arms. The region bordering Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon has been hit by a decade-long Islamist insurgency, uprooting 2.5 million people in
Boko Haram militants killed seven Chad soldiers and wounded 15 in an overnight attack in which 63 “terrorists” were also killed, an army spokesperson told AFP on Monday. “The terrorists attacked our forces at midnight in Bohama … in the Lake Chad region,” Colonel Azem Bermandoa told AFP. In a statement, Bermandoa said
Paul Carsten Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers have been killed in recent months by Islamist militants who the president vowed to defeat when voted into power in 2015 - and the bloodshed has become a useful weapon for opponents aiming to topple him in coming elections. Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been largely silent
Ola Lanre Nigerian military has named its fifth commander in less than two years to lead the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency, the army said on Saturday, a move military sources say was related to continued attacks by Islamists. The attacks could hurt President Muhammadu Buhari’s chances of re-election in Feb.