Nigeria – ‘Army not recruiting ex-Boko Haram fighters’

06/12/2019 – Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has described as unfounded reports that repentant Boko Haram fighters are being recruited into the Nigerian Army.

It explained that apart from de-radicalisation, rehabilitation and reintegration of ex-Boko Haram insurgents, which is under the auspices of Operation Safe Corridor as a non-kinetic operation, there was no such plan of recruiting repentant insurgents. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria – ‘Army not recruiting ex-Boko Haram fighters’ »

Report: Turkey Arms Might ‘Recalibrate ISIS’ in Africa

17/11/2019 – Turkey might be sending weapons to Nigeria, arming militants known as the « other ISIS, » Boko Haram, to slaughter both Christians and Muslims, making for a potential location to « recalibrate ISIS, » according to a Gate Stone Institute citing an Egyptian TV report. Continuer à lire … « Report: Turkey Arms Might ‘Recalibrate ISIS’ in Africa »

Briefing: Problems multiply in Déby’s Chad. ‘Déby feels he is losing control.’

18/11/2019 – A state of emergency, attacks by Boko Haram militants, and rebel incursions are bringing new humanitarian and security concerns to Chad – a landlocked central African nation that shares borders with some of the region’s most unstable countries.

The state of emergency – which covers three provinces – follows an increase in inter-communal clashes in Ouaddai and Sila, in eastern Chad, and fighting between self-defence groups, rebel forces, and the national army around gold mines in the north. Continuer à lire … « Briefing: Problems multiply in Déby’s Chad. ‘Déby feels he is losing control.’ »

How Boko Haram has evolved over the past ten years

17/11/2019 – Last month marked ten years since Mohammed Yusuf, founder of Boko Haram, died in police detention. His death led to the radicalisation of the sect and a declaration of Jihad against the Nigerian state.

In an earlier paper on the sect I argued that before 2009, its operations were more or less peaceful, but that it was radicalised in 2009 after a confrontation with Nigerian security agencies. The police cracked down on the group setting off an armed uprising in Bauchi State, Northern Nigeria. Continuer à lire … « How Boko Haram has evolved over the past ten years »

Boko Haram degraded, we need citizens’ partnership to finish the job – Buhari

16/10/2019 – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said all hands must be on deck to ensure that Boko Haram insurgents are completely defeated.

Buhari said Nigerians and security agents must team up with his government to stop the degraded Boko Haram insurgents from attacking soft targets in the Northeast. Continuer à lire … « Boko Haram degraded, we need citizens’ partnership to finish the job – Buhari »

Army Challenges Ndume to Prove 847 Soldiers Lost to Insurgency

16/10/2019 – The Nigerian Army yesterday asked Chairman of Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume, to prove his claim that 847 soldiers had been lost to Boko Haram insurgency in the last six years.

Continuer à lire … « Army Challenges Ndume to Prove 847 Soldiers Lost to Insurgency »

Nigeria Army ‘captures’ 10 Boko Haram commanders

13/10/2019 – Nigeria Army said the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have captured 10 senior commanders of the Boko Haram insurgency group.

Army spokesman Aminu Iliyasu in a statement said the arrest of the insurgents was part of the Nigeria Army’s heightened level of fight against terrorism. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria Army ‘captures’ 10 Boko Haram commanders »