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Nigerian Military will break Boko Haram, ISWA unholy alliance — Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has vowed that the military will break the unholy alliance between the Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State West Africa or ISWA. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Buratai made the assertion on Monday in Abuja, when he declared open a two-day

DSS arrests ISWA bomb expert in Adamawa

•Nabs killers of Kaduna monarch, maiwada galadima •Recovers cache of ammunition across states Godsgift Onyedinefu The Department of State Security Service (DSS) on Thursday announced the arrest of high profile kidnappers and crime suspects across Nigeria including a suspected Improvised Explosives Device (IED) expert for the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), Abbas

Nigerian military struggles against Islamic State in West Africa-Reuters

Islamist militants have killed hundreds of soldiers in attacks in northeastern Nigeria in recent weeks, security and military sources say, forcing a turnaround in the course of an insurgency which the government has frequently claimed to have vanquished. The fatigued, ill-equipped government troops have reached breaking point, they said. The setback in

As elections loom, govt orders refugees back to unsafe region

Government officials have ordered thousands of displaced people to return to an unsafe area as pressure mounts to show progress in the war against Islamist groups ahead of a presidential election, according to sources familiar with the situation. Reuters report that those who have gone back say they only did so

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

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