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ISWAP claim killing Nigerian Army general, 16 Soldiers in Borno

Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) says 17 Nigerian soldiers including a Brigiader-General were killed during an attack on Askira, Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State. ISWAP fighters on Saturday engaged Nigerian troops at a military base in the

Nigerian troops kill 16 ISWAP fighters in Jere

The Nigerian troops on Monday have eliminated at least 16 ISWAP terrorists in Jere Local Government of Borno State. It was gathered that the troops eliminated the insurgents while repelling an attack launched by the terror group at Chabbal community within the axis. The insurgents entered the town through the Mafa axis

Why the Nigerian army cannot defeat Boko Haram or ISWAP

By Chris Akor Nigeria is into its 12th year of fighting the Boko Haram terrorist insurgency. Yet, there appears to be no sign of victory. It is safe to say the military and the insurgents are at a stalemate. Perhaps, the only time in the 12-year long war that it looks

Nigerian women, children trek six days to escape insurgents

A group of Nigerian women and children who escaped from terrorist camps in the northeasterrn part of the country say they were forced to marry their abductors and bear their children among other abuses, reports Reuters. The women and children trekked through the bush for six days to escape from Islamist

Military Airstrike in Borno killed ISWAP fighters, not fishermen – says

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said the recently launched airstrike in Borno killed fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), and not fishermen. Some villagers had alleged that the airstrike by the military killed no fewer than 20 fishermen  at Kwatan Daban Masara general area in the stayw on September

Boko Haram gets Deputy Leader as ISWAP Redeploys Commanders

The self-styled leader of the ‘unrepentant’ Boko Haram faction of Abubakar Shekau, Amir Bakoura Buduma, has reportedly appointed a deputy for himself. Mallam Tahiru Damboa is now the ‘Jaysh’, second in command after Buduma. This is just as the leadership of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, has appointed Huozaifah

Nigerian Troops kill Several Boko Haram/ISWAP Terrorists In Borno

The Nigerian Army  says its troops of 151 Task Force Battalion recently staged an ambush operation on an identified terrorists’ crossing pointalong Banki Junction, Miyanti road to prevent movement of terrorists’ logistics and replenishment noting that it was part of a concerted effort to ensure terrorists are cleared within their