Adamawa: Unidentified Insurgents Attack Gulak

Unidentified insurgents attacked Gulak the headquarters of Madagali LGA in Adamawa State of Northeastern Nigeria, 29th November 2015 at around 6:45pm, chasing away all Nigerian troops stationed in the town before proceeding to burn down the local Army base (after looting it’s armoury) along with some towed howitzers and mortars in the base. Army reinforcements from nearby Madagali and Shuwa towns arrived and chased away the insurgents.

Borno: ISWAP Raids Bam and Ganjigana Villages, Abducts Females.

Islamic State’s West African Province’s fighters stormed Bam village in Biu LGA of Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria on Saturday at around 3:30AM local time, killing several persons said to have been working for the Nigerian government, Continue reading “Borno: ISWAP Raids Bam and Ganjigana Villages, Abducts Females.”

Can Senegal Bear The Costs Of A War With Boko Haram?

Within the previous weeks, the Senegalese government announced that it has arrested several people with links to Boko Haram, including the wife of a Boko Haram fighter, and several imams suspected of being propagators on behalf of the Boko Haram. In one of the arrests, over 500million CFA Francs (over N200million or close to $1million) was supposedly recovered from the home of the suspect. Another noteworthy fact is that a young man was arrested in Dakar whose brother died fighting in the Lake Chad insurgency over 1,000 miles away from Senegal. Continue reading “Can Senegal Bear The Costs Of A War With Boko Haram?”

The Expanding War In The Lake Chad

Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram attacks pass Chadian gendarmes near the border of Niger and Chad. Malam Fatori, Nigeria, May 25, 2015. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

Tide of Lake Chad Insurgency Shifting From Nigeria

Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram attacks pass Chadian gendarmes near the border of Niger and Chad. Malam Fatori, Nigeria, May 25, 2015. (Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

Bombings that killed up to 49 people in the cities of Yola and Kano this week cast doubt over Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s claims that Boko Haram is close to defeat. Even if that were true within its borders, Nigeria’s national war against the insurgency has firmly expanded into a regional one in the Lake Chad area. The number of suicide attacks in Chad and northern Cameroon has escalated massively since the end of August this year, with an average of three a week now occurring. The government of Chad declared a state of emergency last week, following the latest round of violence. Continue reading “The Expanding War In The Lake Chad”

Boko Haram Controls Two Local Govt Areas And Part Of A Third- Shettima

According to a report published here in The News Nigeria, a local news service, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima has said that elements of the insurgency control two local government areas in his state, in their entirety, while controlling part of a third. The local government areas fully under insurgent control in Borno State, are Abbadam and Mobar, while Marte is under their partial control.  Continue reading “Boko Haram Controls Two Local Govt Areas And Part Of A Third- Shettima”