Chad plans military deployment to Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area

21/01/2020 – Chad’s defense minister discussed plans to deploy a battalion of military personnel to the Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area with his French and Swedish counterparts on Monday, January 20, according to reports.

France’s Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly arrived in Chad’s capital N’Djamena on Sunday to begin a two-day visit to the Sahel region accompanied by Sweden’s Minister for Defence, Peter Hultqvist, the French ministry said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Chad plans military deployment to Mali-Burkina Faso-Niger tri-border area »

Suicide bomber kills nine civilians in western Chad

20/20/2020 – In August, a suicide bomber killed five civilians and a soldier in the same village.

Militants also killed four Chadian villagers and kidnapped four women near Lake Chad earlier this month.

Boko Haram began in Nigeria but its attacks have spread to neighbouring countries. A faction affiliated with the Islamic State group, ISWAP, is particularly active around Lake Chad. Continuer à lire … « Suicide bomber kills nine civilians in western Chad »

War against Boko Haram has failed —EU

20/01/2020 – The European Parliament which is the legislative branch of the European Union (EU), recently suggested that the Nigerian Army and the government had not been telling citizens the whole truth about the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

This followed the EU parliament’s claim that progress in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria has been stalled. Continuer à lire … « War against Boko Haram has failed —EU »

Nigeria -Army warns foreign agencies against backing B’Haram

20/01/2020 – The Nigerian Army on Monday warned foreign countries and agencies against meddling into issues pertaining to national security, especially the fight against Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP).

Although the Army did not give the names of the agencies, it advised both local and foreign interests to tailor their actions and utterances towards supporting the national cause with a view to restoring peace and tranquillity in the country. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria -Army warns foreign agencies against backing B’Haram »

ISWAP conduct, thoughts & ideology not representative of Islam, Shehu Sani says

28/12/2019 – Shehu Sani, a former senator representing Kaduna central during the last National Assembly, has reacted to the killing of some innocent Nigerians including Muslims and Christians by members of the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) fighters. Continuer à lire … « ISWAP conduct, thoughts & ideology not representative of Islam, Shehu Sani says »

Nigeria / Insecurity: FG raises alarm over Boko Haram deploying nuclear weapons

23/12/2019 – he Federal Government of Nigeria has raised the alarm over the possibility of Boko Haram deploying chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive attacks in the future. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria / Insecurity: FG raises alarm over Boko Haram deploying nuclear weapons »

Daesh Gives Drones, Technical Instruction to Affiliate in West Africa – Report

01/10/2019 – Daesh affiliate in West Africa dominates large tracts of Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno province. The nation’s military recently consolidated soldiers in large « supercamps » instead of poorly protected rural positions to battle the terrorist group, which controls much of the region, the report explained. Continuer à lire … « Daesh Gives Drones, Technical Instruction to Affiliate in West Africa – Report »