Murtala Abdullahi In a Council on Foreign Relations blog post, John Campbell and Jack McCaslin examined the frequent disconnect between official statements and the reality on the ground in Nigeria. Campbell was a U.S. diplomat who served in Nigeria as Political Counselor in the 1980s, while McCaslin is Research Associate, Africa
•More have allegedly deserted and on AWOL•Soldiers cite betrayal and sabotage of war against terror, deaths of colleagues•Damboa tensed as low morale, battle fatigue hit the troops over intelligence leaks to terrorists Senator Iroegbu In an unprecedented move and sign of protest against the continued killing of their colleagues, over 386
Jude Johnson The number of Nigerian soldiers killed in the deadly ambush by Boko Haram Terrorists along Maiduguri-Damboa highway of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, has risen to over 38, Global Sentinel was informed by sources. Global Sentinel had on Wednesday, reported that not less than 23 soldiers of the Nigeria Army Special
Jude Johnson After eliminating terrorists in Damboa axis in Borno State during a patrol operation, Nigerian troops were ambushed by Boko Haram Terrorists along Maiduguri-Damboa Road on Tuesday, losing at least 23 soldiers. PRNigeria gathered that the insurgents confronted the troops of in an unexpected reprisal attack in the evening. A military
Senator Iroegbu Nigeria's social media platforms, especially the Twitter, were set on overdrive on Thursday as some Nigerians expressed concerns over the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations against Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the North East. This resulted in a trending hashtag #ThankYouBuratai
•Alleged vidoe of Nigerian soldiers expressing disappointment at Army leadership after Boko Haram attacks surfaces Jude Johnson Jihadists killed seven soldiers in attacks in northeast Nigeria, including an assault on a town where schoolgirls were abducted en masse two years ago, military sources and residents said on Tuesday. The attacks on Monday
Islamist militants killed nine Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, three soldiers and an official from a security agency said on Wednesday. A decade-long insurgency in the northeast, started by Islamist group Boko Haram in 2009, has claimed more than 30,000 lives.
Eight Nigerian soldiers were killed in an insurgent ambush in the Lake Chad area of Nigeria’s Borno state on Friday, August 30, two military sources told AFP. Heavily-armed fighters believed to be from Islamic State West Africa Province opened fire on a military convoy, 35 km (22 miles) west of Monguno, where