Niger/Libya: We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What’s Happening in Libya – President Issoufou

16/10/2019 Rhodes — The security threat to the Sahel region has been amplified by the Libyan crisis, said the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou. In his forthright assessment of the conflict, Issoufou said it seems the world has turned its back on countries that are dealing with the fallout of the crisis. Continuer à lire … « Niger/Libya: We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What’s Happening in Libya – President Issoufou »

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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.

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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 »

Nigeria looks to sign military cooperation deal with Russia this month

13/10/2019 -Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hopes to sign a military technical cooperation deal with Russia at talks with President Vladimir Putin this month that will help it fight Boko Haram militants, Nigeria’s ambassador in Moscow said on Friday.The Nigerian leader is due to meet Putin on the sidelines of a Russia-Africa summit in the Black Sea city of Sochi amid a push by Moscow to expand its influence in Africa. Continuer à lire … « Nigeria looks to sign military cooperation deal with Russia this month »

Thousands of Nigerian hunters prepare to chase Boko Haram

11/10/2019 – Thousands of Nigerian hunters, armed with charmed amulets and intimate knowledge of harsh terrain, are preparing an offensive against the Boko Haram extremists who have ravaged the northeast for a decade, calling it « high time » they help soldiers end the deadly insurgency.Nigeria’s government discouraged a similar offensive five years ago, calling it a suicide mission. This time it has the backing of the governor of Borno state, which has suffered the worst of the Boko Haram attacks. Continuer à lire … « Thousands of Nigerian hunters prepare to chase Boko Haram »

Why Nigerian Army has not defeated Boko Haram – Theatre Commander

11/10/2019 – The major factor that hinders the Nigerian army from defeating Boko Haram is the lack of an “army aviation,” the man who heads the army’s operations against the terror group said. Continuer à lire … « Why Nigerian Army has not defeated Boko Haram – Theatre Commander »