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54 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters Dead As Rival Terror Groups Clash Near Lake Chad
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54 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters Dead As Rival Terror Groups Clash Near Lake Chad

A battle for territorial supremacy has intensified between the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP fighters and terrorists belonging to the Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram faction, on the shores of Lake Chad. Bloody rival clashes between ISWAP and some Boko Haram terrorists from the Buduma tribe in the Niger Republic has claimed at least the lives of 54 terrorists and herders within the last one months. A credible intelligence source told PRNigeria that a group of Buduma militants, on the 3rd of March, embarked on a daring and desperate mission to loot from the ISWAP units. The source said: “The Buduma terrorists linked to Shekau’s Boko Haram moved through a route along riverine border villages popularly known as Kabul and Kandahar in the Chadian territory, on two flyi...
Crisis Rocks Boko Haram Camp, As Founder’s Son Is Killed
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Crisis Rocks Boko Haram Camp, As Founder’s Son Is Killed

There is currently crisis in the camp of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of the Boko Haram sect. Ba’a Idirisa, son of late Muhammed Yusuf, who is leader of the group in Nigeria, has been killed, according to sources. Yusuf is the founder of the sect. His son was reportedly killed alongside three other commanders. A source told TheCable that the ISWAP leaders were killed on February 9 for “driving an idea” which was considered too soft for the insurgents. “Idirisa had told his fighters to stop killing captured soldiers and should be kind to villagers,” the source said. “But elements within the ISWAP leadership were not happy about this. They accused Idirisa and two others of being too soft and that they had been compromised. They were eventual...
Nigeria Air Force Destroys ISWAP Camp In Borno
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Nigeria Air Force Destroys ISWAP Camp In Borno

The Nigeria air force (NAF) says it destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) staging area at Gashigar in Borno state. NAF said it also killed scores of the insurgents and destroyed their hideouts at Tumbun Rego on the fringes of Lake Chad and at Bula Bello near sambisa forest. Ibikunle Daramola, NAF director of public relations and information, made this known in a statement on Monday. Daramola said this was achieved in airstrikes conducted by the air task force (ATF) of operation Lafiya Dole on Friday and Saturday on the heels of credible intelligence reports. He said the attack on Gashigar was executed on January 25 after intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions indicated that the location, with its defensive parapets and underground ...
ISWAP Executes 11 Christian Captives On Christmas Day In North, Army Keeps Mum
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ISWAP Executes 11 Christian Captives On Christmas Day In North, Army Keeps Mum

THE Nigerian Army has maintained sealed lips hours after reports emerged that 11 captives in the den of Islamic State of West Africa Province, (ISWAP) were executed on Christmas Day. Neither the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) nor the Nigerian Army could react to the development when Vanguard sought their reactions on Thursday. The acting Director of Defence Information, Brig. Onyema Nwachukwu, while responding to Vanguard’s inquiry on the veracity or otherwise of the report, referred the matter to the Nigerian Army, saying it was the army’s place to react. But several calls made to the known mobile phone line of the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, were not answered. A follow-up text message sent to the number was yet to be responded to at the time of fili...
Nigerian Military Clears Boko Haram From Borno Town
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Nigerian Military Clears Boko Haram From Borno Town

Nigeria’s military recaptured the northeastern town of Rann yesterday after it was overrun by Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) insurgents a day earlier, weeks ahead of an election in which security has become a key campaign issue. This is coming as the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said Monday evening attack on Rann by Boko Haram caused many to flee the town. Nigerian government forces and residents fled during the ISWA attack as the militants set buildings ablaze, but troops fought back and regained control of Rann yesterday, agency reports quoted military and police sources as saying. “Boko Haram invaded Rann at about 4 p.m (on Monday). The battle continued for about three hours. Our troops retreated and later returned to fight back,” said a soldier who spoke t...
Nigerian Army Reclaims Baga
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Nigerian Army Reclaims Baga

In the determined efforts to wipe out remnants of Boko Haram terrorists that now goes by the appellation of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), the gallant troops of the newly formed Nigerian Army Special Forces Command (NASFC), Operation LAFIYA DOLE, have given the terrorists that attacked troops location in Baga a bloody nose. The triumphant troops, particularly the highly revered 707 Special Forces Brigade which is the vanguard of the great exploit, dealt the decisive blow that neutralised several terrorists along that axis despite prior warning to them by some unpatriotic elements. The Special Forces commenced clearance operations on 28th December 2018, where they cleared Zare, Gudumbali, Kukawa and Cross Kauwa without any resistance from suspected terrorists. However...

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