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Islamisation: Nigerian govt berates Obasanjo over comments on ISWAP, Boko Haram

Jude Johnson The Nigerian government has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s comments imputing ethno-religious motive to Boko Haram and ISWAP as deeply offensive and patently divisive. This was contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, saying such indiscreet comments are far below the

ISWAP claims responsibility for killing of 28 Nigerien soldiers

Jude Johnson with Agency  The Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) on Thursday claimed responsibility for an ambush that killed 28 soldiers this week in Niger, as the militant groups seek to establish roots in the impoverished Sahel region. Tuesday’s ambush occurred near the town of Tongo Tongo, where fighters from

Islamic State claims attack on military base in Borno

•Reportedly killed 11 soldiers Godsgift Onyedinefu The Islamic State claimed fighters from its West Africa Province (ISWAP) affiliate has reportedly killed 11 soldiers in an attack on a military base in Gajigana in the volatile northeastern Borno state. In a Saturday statement, ISIS said ISWAP fighters on Friday, May 10 attacked the

Boko Haram’s resurgence in Chad

•The group’s ability to recruit is a key reason for its expansion, and must be better understood. Remadji Hoinathy Boko Haram attacks in Chad have increased since 2018, calling into question the effectiveness of national military responses to counter violent extremism. A raid by the jihadist group against the army on