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Boko Haram appoints deputy leader as ISWAP redeploys commanders
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Boko Haram appoints deputy leader as ISWAP redeploys commanders

Ameer Bakoura Buduma, leader of the Boko Haram faction led by late Abubakar Shekau, has appointed a deputy for himself. Mallam Tahiru Damboa is now the ‘Jaysh’, second in command. Buduma, a Chadian, is supervising Lelewa, a border area between Nigeria and Niger Republic. Several foot soldiers have been dispatched to dominate a forest close to Rigachikun in Kaduna. The development coincides with the redeployment in the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP). The ISIS affiliate has appointed Huozaifah Ibn Sadiq as Ameer Fiya at Timbuktu Faruuq triangle, replacing Abba Yusuf also known as Abuo Zarah. Houzaifah was formerly the Fitya (Commander) controlling Marte Kirenoa axis in the North-East. ISWAP also appointed Abou Aseyia as Ameer Fiya in charge of Sambisa fores...
NAF begins inquiry into alleged killings of civilians by Airforce pilot
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NAF begins inquiry into alleged killings of civilians by Airforce pilot

The Nigerian Airforce has begun investigations into the alleged killing of civilians in Kamadougou Yobe State by an Airforce pilot. In a statement on Friday by Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, Director of Public Relations and Information, the Nigerian Air Force, said following intelligence on Boko Haram/ISWAP movements along the Kamadougou Yobe River line, an aircraft from the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai was detailed to respond to the suspected terrorist activities in the area along the Nigeria/Niger border at about 0600hrs on 15 September 2021. He said the aircraft, while operating South of Kanama observed suspicious movement consistent with Boko Haram terrorist behaviour whenever a Jet aircraft is overhead. He said the pilot fired some probing shots. It is important to sta...
MASSOB to Gbajabiamila: You are wrong to compare IPOB, Biafra agitators to ISWAP, Boko Haram
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MASSOB to Gbajabiamila: You are wrong to compare IPOB, Biafra agitators to ISWAP, Boko Haram

The leadership of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has warned the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to refrain from linking IPOB and Pro Biafra group with ISWAP and Boko Haram. MASSOB asked Gbajabiamila to go for a psychiatric evaluation to determine mental health and receive treatment if not ok. The group gave the warning in a statement signed by MASSOB leadership, Uchenna Madu and Edeson Samuel, forwarded to DAILY POST on Thursday. The statement reads in part: “We Condemn the statement credited to the speaker of House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, where he said that the Yoruba Nation agitators, IPOB and other pro-Biafra agitators are not different from ISWAP and Boko Haram organization. “It is u...
Gbajabiamila denies comparing IPOB, Yoruba Nation agitators with Boko Haram, ISWAP
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Gbajabiamila denies comparing IPOB, Yoruba Nation agitators with Boko Haram, ISWAP

House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, has denied comparing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Yoruba Nation agitators to Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP). The representative of the Surulere area of Lagos is under fire for his comments at Wednesday’s plenary. A statement Wednesday night by his spokesman, Lanre Fasasi insisted there was no mention of any group during Gbaja’s address. He noted that the Speaker condemned miscreants and criminals for taking advantage of the separatist agitations to carry out unscrupulous acts. Fasasi said his principal expressed concern about emerging threats that present the clear and present danger. He quoted Gbajabiamila as saying: “In the South of Nigeria, East and West, miscreants and cri...
Borno: Photos of ISWAP attack on troops, civilians in Rann
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Borno: Photos of ISWAP attack on troops, civilians in Rann

The Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) launched a major assault in Borno on Monday. The terrorists attacked Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area. They overran a military unit and other premises in the town, located about 350km from Maiduguri, the Borno capital. The ISWAP fighters invaded the community in large numbers shooting sporadically. Troops, residents and humanitarian workers rushed for cover in nearby bushes. Others ran towards neighbouring Cameroon The insurgents took about three Hilux trucks after setting other vehicles and properties ablaze. DAILY POST gathered that a reinforcement is underway. The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) is providing aerial support. Photos of the attack.
Nigerian Army releases images of Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists after surrender
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Nigerian Army releases images of Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists after surrender

The Nigerian Army has provided details of Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) members who surrendered this month. Onyema Nwachukwu, Director of Public Relations, in a statement on Monday, said scores of terrorists turned themselves in between 2 and 4 August, 2021. The spokesman noted that the development has caused apprehension in the sects’ camps. The army said the withdrawal of top commanders and foot soldiers has depleted the strength and fighting efficiency of jihad groups. Nwachukwu confirmed more fighters surrendered with their families at Mafa Local Government Area on 14 August. A total of 186, comprising 67 adult males, 54 adult females and 65 children surrendered to troops of Operation HADIN KAI at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Ajiri. Led b...
Army arrests ISWAP member allegedly running logistics for group in Ogun
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Army arrests ISWAP member allegedly running logistics for group in Ogun

One Ibrahim Musa, said to be a suspected member of the Islamic States in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been arrested by the Nigerian army in Sango Otta area of Ogun state. Troops of Operation AWATSE arrested Musa after conducting standing patrols and raid operations at strategic areas in the Majidun area of the state between June 18 and June 30. Acting director of defence media operation. Bernard Onyeuko said an intelligence report revealed that Musa was on a mission to Lagos to acquire certain items for ISWAP’s operations in Maiduguri. It was further learnt that troops had also sustained operational activities to forestall activities of vandals on NNPC pipelines at Gaun, Akute, Wawa I and II and Magbaro areas. This led to the arrest of one Oyeshola Saheed who was nabbed f...
NAF bombards Boko Haram, ISWAP leaders, guards during meeting
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NAF bombards Boko Haram, ISWAP leaders, guards during meeting

Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets bombarded Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province members (ISWAP) at the Lake Chad axis. The coordinated airstrikes destroyed strongholds of the sects’ commanders and their guards. Intelligence exposed areas targeted including camps in Sabon Tumbu, Jibularam and Kwalaram. An officer told PRNigeria the spiritual base and training camps around the fringes of Lake Chad were destroyed. “Their leaders, including Ali Chakkar and other top ISWAP commanders, were holding a meeting when the attacks were launched. “The precision-guided airstrikes coordinated by the Air Task Force Command resulted in the killing of very large numbers of ISWAP and Boko Haram terrorists.” NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet confirmed the operation. ...
Nigerian Army Arrest Notorious ISWAP Informant In Borno State
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Nigerian Army Arrest Notorious ISWAP Informant In Borno State

Troops of the Nigerian Army have captured a notorious ISWAP terrorist wanted for leaking information on the movement of security operatives to the terrorists. The informant, identified as Goni Fandam was caught while spying on the troops in Borno. The suspect is said to also provide information on the movement of travellers to the terrorist organization. Naija News further gathered that he had been wanted since last year by security operatives but had managed to escape arrest until he was caught in Borno. An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the suspect was traced to his hideout by the troops after they had initially intercepted some of his communications with the ISWAP fighters. The source said: “After intercepting his several communication with Senior ISWAP Commande...
ISWAP finally Confirms Death of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau
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ISWAP finally Confirms Death of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau

The Islamic State West Africa Province has confirmed that Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau is dead. In an audio recording obtained by news agencies, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) said Shekau died detonating explosives on himself after a battle between the two groups. A voice said to be that of ISWAP leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi, was heard saying that Shekau "killed himself instantly by detonating an explosive" after being hunted down and offered a chance to repent and join the ISIS-linked group. He added that "Shekau preferred to be humiliated in the afterlife than getting humiliated on earth." The audio statement is ISWAP’s first confirmation that its arch rival in the Lake Chad region has been killed. It is also speculated to be an end of a violent rivalry...
Boko Haram Releases Pictures Of Armoured Tanks, Operation Vehicles Captured From Army
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Boko Haram Releases Pictures Of Armoured Tanks, Operation Vehicles Captured From Army

Militants belonging to the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, have displayed different models of armoured tanks and operational hilux vehicles the group captured from Nigerian soldiers. According to ISWAP in a statement sighted by SaharaReporters, the vehicles were captured on Sunday when the group attacked a Nigerian Army location at 156 Battalion in Mainok area, Borno state. The group also claimed to have killed many soldiers. SaharaReporters had reported how the gunmen attacked the military camp. The terrorists who came in no fewer than 15 gun trucks also burnt down the military base. The insurgents on the statement displayed photographs of two b...
Geidam: ISWAP Shares N20,000 Per Household In New Recruitment Drive – HumAngle
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Geidam: ISWAP Shares N20,000 Per Household In New Recruitment Drive – HumAngle

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters have begun inducing residents of Geidam, Yobe State, with cash gifts while hoping to get some of them to join its ranks as militants. HumAngle learnt that the Boko Haram splinter group had shared N20,000 to well over 50 households as of Tuesday evening. The terror group had invaded the Local Government Area on the evening of Friday, April 23, and has since held sway over the territory, defying attempts by the Nigerian military to recapture the place. The insurgents destroyed private and public properties, including telecommunications facilities, but refrained from harming civilians, especially Muslims. They also hoisted their flag and distributed propaganda leaflets inviting residents to join their group. “My people are...
Geidam Attack: Army Inflicts Heavy Casualty On ISWAP Terrorists, Recovers Weapon
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Geidam Attack: Army Inflicts Heavy Casualty On ISWAP Terrorists, Recovers Weapon

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) currently conducting Operation Tura Takaibango inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists in Geidam the Headquarters of Geidam LGA of Yobe State. The terrorist attacked the strategic border town 23 April 2021 destroying three communications masts and looting some shops in the process. However, troops stationed at the town supported by the Air Component of OPLD mounted a hot pursuit and closed up with the terrorists killing 21 of them in the process. The gallant troops successfully recovered a gun truck with an anti aircraft gun mounted on it, eight AK 47 rifles with ten magazines as well as two Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs and five chargers. Other items recovered are; over a thousand rounds of...
ISWAP Attacks Dikwa Town In Borno
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ISWAP Attacks Dikwa Town In Borno

Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) insurgents are currently attacking Dikwa town about 90 km east of Maiduguri, Borno State capital, Northeast Nigeria. HumAngle learned that ISWAP fighters have taken control of major access roads into Dikwa. The security situation in the garrison town is fluid and developing. This is at least the fourth attack by ISWAP targeting Dikwa town since January 2021. During the previous attack in March, insurgents dislodged troops, overran the town and destroyed parts of the United Nations humanitarian hub after a siege that trapped aid workers in a bunker. On Saturday, the UN announced the suspension of humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak.
ISWAP Elements Who Attacked Damasak Were On Revenge Mission – Nigerian Army
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ISWAP Elements Who Attacked Damasak Were On Revenge Mission – Nigerian Army

A senior Commander of ISWAP, Bukar Gana Fitchmeram (aka Abu Aisha), and scores of his fighters who were on revenge mission at Damasak, fell to the fire power of Nigerian troops Thursday. The terrorist and his fighters met their waterloo as they made a come-back following the neutralization of 12 high value ISWAP commanders in Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State in a week-long air and ground operations by the Nigerian military. In a well-coordinated ground bombardments and aerial strikes by the Nigerian military on various locations in the Northeast, the terrorists who were denied any sanctuary or respite desperately conducted two separate failed attacks on Gajiram and Damasak. The deadly air strikes conducted on Tudun Wulgo, Zari and Tumbun Alhaji, Kusuma, Sigir in Ngala an...
President Buhari Sympathises With Niger Republic Over Killing Of 137 People
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President Buhari Sympathises With Niger Republic Over Killing Of 137 People

Garba Shehu @GarShehu President Muhammadu Buhari and Mahamadou Issoufou, President of Niger Republic, on Tuesday agreed to strengthen sub-regional security as a way to push back against Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa, ISWAP’s worrisome assertiveness in sub- Sahara and Sahel regions. President Buhari, who called his counterpart on phone to sympathize with him and citizens of the neighbouring country, following recent killing of 137 people, strongly condemned the terrorist’s attacks, describing it as heinous. “Our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the families of victims and people of Niger Republic. Nigeria stands with all her neighbours in the fight against terrorism,” the President said.
Boko Haram Attacks Goniri, Yobe; Kills Two, Burns Houses And Cars
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Boko Haram Attacks Goniri, Yobe; Kills Two, Burns Houses And Cars

Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, have attacked Goniri, Yobe State. According to ISWAP, in a statement sighted by SaharaReporters, a member of the Yobe State Peace and Vigilante Operation and a man accused of being a Nigerian Army my spy were killed during the attack. The group mocked the Nigerian army, claiming soldiers refused to leave their military base to defend the town while they operated for about 3 hours. Also displayed were two operational vehicles‪ and ammunition allegedly ‬captured from the local vigilante group. The insurgents burnt several houses and cars in the community. Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West A...
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...
Boko Haram Releases Pictures Of 16 Soldiers Killed In An Ambush In Borno, Counters Nigerian Army
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Boko Haram Releases Pictures Of 16 Soldiers Killed In An Ambush In Borno, Counters Nigerian Army

Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, have released pictures of 15 soldiers killed by the group during an ambush on Nigerian soldiers in Monguno, Borno state. This is contrary to a statement by the Nigerian army that four soldiers died in the attack. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima had on Monday said the encounters, which took place on the Tumbus of Lake Chad’s fringes, led to the destruction of the terrorists’ gun trucks and recovery of a large cache of arms and ammunition. He added that the combined troops of Sector 2 advanced and cleared Daban Massara and Ali Sherifti villages among other settlements before t...
Boko Haram attack UN hub in Borno, trapping 25 aid workers
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Boko Haram attack UN hub in Borno, trapping 25 aid workers

A faction of Boko Haram linked to the Islamic State have attacked a UN base and overran a humanitarian hub in Borno.   It was learnt that scores of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters invaded the town of Dikwa in restive Borno state, dislodging troops from the military base and torching the humanitarian hub.   Security and humanitarian sources told AFP that the attack left 25 aid workers trapped. A humanitarian source said;   "We have 25 staff sheltering in the bunker which is under siege by the militants... but so far no staff has been affected."   Military reinforcements, including fighter jets and a helicopter gunship, had been deployed to help repel the attackers, the military source said.   A spokesman for UN chief Ant...
ISWAP Snipers Kill Ba’ana Okocha, Others In Error
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ISWAP Snipers Kill Ba’ana Okocha, Others In Error

Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters erroneously eliminated one of their top commanders known as Ba’ana Okocha. The indigene of Gamboru area of Borno and four others were shot dead at a heavily protected ISWAP location called Arinna Sorro. The enclave serves as an armoury and hideout for top militant commanders, including foreign ISIS mercenaries who regularly visit from neighbouring countries. According to EON Intelligence, Okocha and his guards were wrongly identified by the ISWAP snipers. The squad maintained position throughout the day, it was gathered. The shooters perceived Okocha and his team as aggressors from the Abubakar Shekau led Boko Haram faction. Since Shekau’s loyalists were evicted from ISWAP strongholds, the camps had remained fortified...
ISWAP Suicide Bomber Kills Soldiers In Yobe
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ISWAP Suicide Bomber Kills Soldiers In Yobe

Many Nigerian soldiers were on Monday killed when a Boko Haram terrorist rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into them during a clash in Yobe State, a military source said. The bomber, believed to be a member of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction of the group, targeted the military convoy in Goniri, a border community between Yobe and Borno states. SaharaReporters gathered that the insurgents also engaged the Nigerian troops in a shootout. “There was an SVBIED (Suicide Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device) attack at Goniri yesterday, so many soldiers were killed and injured. The number of casualties is currently unknown,” a military source said. On Sunday, the group killed five Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State. SaharaReporters gath...
Many Feared Dead As Shekau-Led Boko Haram, ISWAP Clash
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Many Feared Dead As Shekau-Led Boko Haram, ISWAP Clash

Fierce battle between Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has broken out in the terrorists’ camps leading to the killing of several of their fighters. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Yerima said the incident which took place in a border area between Nigeria and the Niger Republic was revealed by Al Thabat, an al-Qaida affiliated media outfit. He said that Al Thabat, in a statement, said Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad, commonly known as Boko Haram, killed ISWAP insurgents in the village of Sunawa on the Nigeria-Niger border. According to him, the battle occurred after ISWAP abducted dozens of women linked to Boko Haram.
Boko Haram Captures & Destroys Armed Personnel Carrier Newly Acquired By Army
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Boko Haram Captures & Destroys Armed Personnel Carrier Newly Acquired By Army

According to ISWAP in a statement sighted by SaharaReporters on Tuesday, the Isotrex Phantom 2 APC was captured when the group ambushed some trucks conveying Nigerian soldiers at Gorigi, Borno State. Militants belonging to the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, have again destroyed an Armed Personnel Carrier the group captured from Nigerian soldiers. The group also claimed to have wounded and killed 30 soldiers and destroyed two other APCs. The Insurgents had on Monday displayed a modified FV103 Spartan APC it said it captured from the military. SaharaReporters gathered that about eight Isotrex Phantom 2 APCs were recently acquired by the Nigerian Army for t...
Boko Haram Displays Armed Personnel Carrier Captured From Nigerian Soldiers
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Boko Haram Displays Armed Personnel Carrier Captured From Nigerian Soldiers

Militants from the Islamic State backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, have displayed an Armed Personnel Carrier the group captured from Nigerian soldiers. According to ISWAP in a statement released on Monday, the modified FV103 Spartan APC was captured on Sunday when the group ambushed some trucks conveying Nigerian soldiers at Gorigi, Borno State. The insurgents also claimed 20 soldiers were killed during the attack. SaharaReporters recalled that about 70 Nigerian soldiers of the Operation Lafiya Dole were killed by the terrorists in March 2020 in the same community. Hundreds of soldiers and officers have been killed since the Boko Haram insurgency commenced in 2009. T...
Soldiers Destroy Boko Haram’s Gun Trucks
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Soldiers Destroy Boko Haram’s Gun Trucks

Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango in conjunction with the Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole have effectively destroyed 7 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists' gun trucks and decimated several unconfirmed number of the terrorists when they attempted to attack their location at the outskirts of Marte in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State. The gallant troops, based on reliable information about the attack, had positioned themselves in an ambush site where they tactically withdrew to, and awaited the arrival of the terrorists before they opened fire which led to fierce battle that resulted in the successes recorded as indicated above. The troops are still engaged in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists for further exploitation. The Army tricked them into an "empty b...
ISWAP Terrorists Seize Military Base In Borno
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ISWAP Terrorists Seize Military Base In Borno

Jihadists aligned with the Islamic State militant group have captured a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state after overnight clashes with troops, sources told AFP on Saturday. Machine-gun wielding fighters from Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked the base in the town of Marte in the Lake Chad area overnight Friday into Saturday, two sources said. “The priority now is to reclaim the base from the terrorists and an operation is underway,” one of the sources said. “We took a hit from ISWAP terrorists. They raided the base in Marte after a fierce battle.” The second source said the army “incurred losses” but it was not yet clear how many people had died or the level of destruction inflicted by the insurgents. ISWAP, which split from Boko Haram in ...
MURIC Denies Receiving N200,000 From ISWAP
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MURIC Denies Receiving N200,000 From ISWAP

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), on Tuesday denied receiving any money from terrorist group in or outside Nigeria. The group director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, gave the denial in a statement, following reports that it’s receiving N200,000 from Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP). Akintola described the allegation as illogical, adding that the group has always condemned every act of terror. The group said it was a wicked concoction from the pit of Jahannam, adding that it has never had any contact with ISWAP or any terrorist group. We remain committed to the unity and indivisibility of Nigeria,” the organization director said. “The motto of MURIC is ‘dialogue, not violence’. So how can we descend so low as to collect money from terrorists? Such lies will not fl...
If The Allegation That MURIC Is Funded By ISWAP Is True, FG Should Do This – FFK
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If The Allegation That MURIC Is Funded By ISWAP Is True, FG Should Do This – FFK

The former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Fani Kayode has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to investigate the allegation made against Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) by a fmr. Head of Intelligence of Mali that the Ishaq Akintola-led MURIC is funded by ISWA is grave. He also called on the FG to investigate this matter &, if proved to be true, declare MURIC a terrorist org., ban it, prosecute its leaders &, if found guilty, hang them. See tweet. The allegation by a fmr. Head of Intelligence of Mali that the Ishaq Akintola-led MURIC is funded by ISWA is grave. I call on the FG to investigate this matter &, if proved to be true, declare MURIC a terrorist org., ban it, prosecute its leaders &, if found guilty, hang them.
Nigerian Army repels ISWAP attack in Borno state
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Nigerian Army repels ISWAP attack in Borno state

The Nigerian Army says it has repelled attacks by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Monguno town in Borno state. The insurgents stormed the village in the early hours of today June 13 while many residents were fast asleep. They shot sporadically into the air causing many to flee their homes. Security forces stationed in the village however engaged the sect members in a gun battle as the insurgents invaded the town in large numbers. This attack comes days after the insurgents killed over 60 persons in some communities in Gubio Local Government Area of the state.
Nigerian Troops Kill 134 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters in Nigeria
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Nigerian Troops Kill 134 Boko Haram, ISWAP Fighters in Nigeria

Nigeria has killed 134 members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist organizations.. Nigeria’s defence ministry spokesman, John Enenche, told reporters on Monday that the Boko Haram fighters were killed in Operation Kantana Jimlan, which was launched on May 1 in the country’s northeast. ISWAP is a splinter group of Boko Haram. He said 78 of those killed were members of ISWAP and 56 were Boko Haram members, adding that Nigerian troops arrested 16 informants of the fighters as the country aims to eradicate both armed groups from its territory. Lots of ammunition was also seized during the operation, he said.
If Boko Haram Leader, Shekau Surrenders, We Will Accept Him – Military
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If Boko Haram Leader, Shekau Surrenders, We Will Accept Him – Military

The Military says it will accept the offer of the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau to surrender. It said that if Shekau follows the laid down procedures for surrendering during conflict or war, the military will profile him according to international standard. The Coordinator of the Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Major General John Enenche, disclosed this on Friday during an interview on Channels TV “Shekau’s recently released videos are subjected to forensic analysis. There are rumours that they are ready to surrender. If the insurgents truly want to surrender, there is a procedure to do that. If he (Shekau) surrenders through the procedure, we will accept it,” he said It would be recalled that the Military authorities recently said that with the grand offe...
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ISWAP Attacks Chibok Village, Abducts Head of Civilian Joint Task Force

Suspected members of  the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), in the early hours of today February 26th, attacked Bambula community in Chibok local government area of Borno state, abducting many persons including Mohammed Abba, the head of the civilian joint task force (JTF) in the commmunity. According to residents, the insurgents stormed their community around 4am while of they were still asleep. “The sporadic gunshots woke us, and everybody started running to safety. The insurgents came in through Ajigum Talala, a part of the forest where ISWAP has a strong unit. They headed straight to Abba and took him. They have been warning him before but Abba refused to cooperate with them. They abducted many others who couldn’t run. They also burnt down some properties incl...
NAF Airstrike Kills Key ISWAP Leaders in Borno
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NAF Airstrike Kills Key ISWAP Leaders in Borno

An airstrike by the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has killed some key leaders of Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, in Borno State. A statement by NAF’s spokesperson, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola on Saturday, said the ISWAP leaders were killed in Jubillaram and Alinwa in Northern Borno State. Daramola said the airstrike was conducted by the Air Task Force, ATF, of Operation Lafiya Dole, under the auspices of Operation Rattle Snake 3. According to Daramola, following credible intelligence reports that indicated that some key ISWAP leaders had assembled for a meeting on Thursday; attack aircraft were dispatched to engage the locations. He disclosed that attack aircraft were dispatched to the meeting venues, killing the terrorists. The statement r...
‘We Are Days Away From Finally Defeating Boko Haram/ISWAP’ – Buratai To Soldiers
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‘We Are Days Away From Finally Defeating Boko Haram/ISWAP’ – Buratai To Soldiers

Following recent heavy victories and bloody nose inflicted on several Boko Haram and ISWAP hideouts and bases as well as the neutralization of many of their Commanders, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai has declared that defeating the terrorists finally and ending Boko Haram menace is just a matter of days away. Consequently, the COAS congratulated the Theatre Commander, Sector Commanders, Super Camps Commanders, Commanding Officers, as well as the gallant Officers and soldiers serving in Operation Lafiya Dole, for their gallantry that manifested in the unprecedented successes recorded in the Theatre recently. The congratulatory message and commendations were contained in a letter to the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Olusegun Adeniyi, per...
Senator Ndume Wails, Asks President Buhari To Resign
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Senator Ndume Wails, Asks President Buhari To Resign

The lawmaker representing Borno South Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume has decried the situation in the Northeast saying it is getting worse by the day. Speaking during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, Ndume regretted that the resurgence of the Boko Haram /Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) keeps increasing. “The situation in the Northeast particularly Borno State is terrible. I can tell you that the situation is getting worse. There is a resurgence of the insurgency in the northeast,” he said when asked to assess the security situation in the region. Ndume, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on the Army, also lamented the spate of killings and violence in his constituency. According to him, terrorists rece...
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 ...
Boko Haram, ISWAP Clash As Members Turn Guns Against Each Other, Many Killed
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Boko Haram, ISWAP Clash As Members Turn Guns Against Each Other, Many Killed

Intense gunfire between two rival jihadist groups in northeast Nigeria has left several fighters dead, two sources with close knowledge of the incident told AFP on Monday. Fighters in pickup trucks from a Boko Haram faction loyal to Abubakar Shekau stormed a camp belonging to rival IS-aligned Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), resulting in a fierce gunbattle that caused several fatalities, the sources said. The Boko Haram jihadists attacked the camp in Sunnawa village in Abadam district near the border with Niger to reclaim their women seized by ISWAP fighters in an earlier raid on their camp across the border in Niger. Details of the clashes which happened on Wednesday were slow to emerge due to limited telecom services in the remote region. “It was a deadly fight...
Thirty People Killed on Crowded Bridge bomb Explosion in Borno
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Thirty People Killed on Crowded Bridge bomb Explosion in Borno

No fewer than 30 people were reportedly killed in Gamboru, Borno state on Monday January 6th after an improvised explosive device detonated on the bridge. According to Reuters, the bomb detonated at about 5 p.m. on the crowded bridge in the market town of Gamboru that leads into neighbouring Cameroon. Witnesses in the market town said more than 35 persons were injured and rushed to the local hospital following the attack. “It is an unfortunate day for us to witness this frustrating and devastating incident in our community. I just heard a loud sound of explosions, before I realized I saw many of our friends and colleagues were killed,” an eyewitness told Reuters Boko Haram nor the regional offshoot of Islamic State, known as ISWAP, have taken responsibility for the attack....
Army captures more terrorists, rescues over 165 victims
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Army captures more terrorists, rescues over 165 victims

The Nigerian Army says its troops have neutralised and captured more Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa’s Province (ISWAP) terrorists and rescued 165 women and children from their captivity in Borno State. The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said the operations were carried out in conjunction with the troops of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJT). Iliyasu said the troops of Nigerian Army Super Camp 7 deployed at Bama area of the state killed one terrorist, captured one alive and rescued eight women and six children at Tafana 1, 2 and 3 villages in Bama on Dec. 27, 2019. He disclosed that the rescued children were immediately administered with Polio Vaccines. According to him, troops captured Boko Hara...
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We Killed 11 Christians On Christmas Day To Avenge Al Baghdadi’s Death – ISWAP

The ISIL (ISIS) group has released a video claiming to show the execution of 11 Christians in northeast Nigeria, one day after Christmas. The footage posted in an online Telegram news channel late on Thursday by ISIL-linked propaganda arm Amaq showed 11 blindfolded men being lined up at an unidentified outdoor location. One man is shot before the other 10 are beheaded. A masked man in the almost one-minute video claimed the killings were in response to the death of ISIL chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his spokesman. Al-Baghdadi committed suicide in October to avoid capture during a raid by United States special forces on his hideout in the province of Idlib, northwestern Syria. Attacks intensify In recent months, Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has inten...
Killing Of Christians By ISWAP: “Don’t Let Terrorists Divide Us” – PMB Begs Nigerians
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Killing Of Christians By ISWAP: “Don’t Let Terrorists Divide Us” – PMB Begs Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Nigerians not to allow insurgents divide them along religious lines. The president said this in reaction to the alleged killing of 10 Christians by the Islamic State (IS) in Borno state. In a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesperson, Buhari described the execution as evil. He added that his administration will not lower its guards in the war against terrorism. “I am profoundly saddened and shocked by the death of innocent hostages in the hands of remorseless, godless, callous gangs of mass murderers that have given Islam a bad name through their atrocities,” the president said. “We should, under no circumstance, let the terrorists divide us by turning Christians against Muslims because these barbaric killers don’t represent...
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...
ISWAP Kills 2 Nigerian Soldiers, 1 Policeman, Threatens Army In New Video
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ISWAP Kills 2 Nigerian Soldiers, 1 Policeman, Threatens Army In New Video

A new video dated December 8, showing the execution of two Nigerian soldiers and a policeman has emerged online. In the video which was obtained by Channels Television on Monday, the killing was carried out by masked men believed to be members of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP). Those who were killed were reportedly abducted at a fake checkpoint in Benisheikh, a village seventy kilometers west of Maiduguri, Borno State capital. It is not clear how many people were abducted, but the video only showed three tortured security personnel with their hands tied behind them. They displayed their identity cards and introduced themselves as a mobile police sergeant, as well as a sergeant and a private soldier of the Nigerian Army. However, police and army authoritie...
Join Us In Calling The World Against Boko Haram – Osinbajo To Egypt
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Join Us In Calling The World Against Boko Haram – Osinbajo To Egypt

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has said that concerted action by countries around the world was crucial towards tackling terrorism in the Sahel region, as well as the challenges posed by Boko Haram and ISWAP in Africa. Osinbajo made this call when he received a delegation of members of Egypt’s Parliament (House of Representatives), led by its Speaker, Dr Ali Abdel-Aal Sayed Hamad. The delegation also included the Egyptian Ambassador to Nigeria, Assem Hanafy Elseify, according to the News Agency of Nigeria. He said, “We urge Egypt to join us in calling upon the world, the international community, to immediately see the need for a concerted action against Boko Haram, Islamic State’s West Africa Province, and terrorist groups operating in the Sahel in particular. “We think that ...
Insurgents Not In Control Of Any Nigerian Territory, Buratai Insists
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Insurgents Not In Control Of Any Nigerian Territory, Buratai Insists

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, said yesterday that the Nigerian military had denied Boko Haram and Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) physical presence in any part of the Nigerian territory. Buratai also said the deployment of troops during internal operations was in support of the police as the lead security agency. Speaking in Abuja at a summit tagged: Terrorism, Insurgency and Incidence of Electoral Violence in Nigeria: Role of Security Agencies,” organised by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) and the Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Buratai said the military had made significant progress in protecting lives and property, especially in the North-east where it denied terrorists physical presence. The position of the army chief...
Battle For Control Of Lake Chad Basin Hots Up
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Battle For Control Of Lake Chad Basin Hots Up

Troops under the control of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) are currently fighting the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) for the control of border communities in the Lake Chad basin. The latest of the faceoff has seen the MNJTF killing 42 members of ISWAP during a clearance operation on the Lake Chad Island on Friday, while several others escaped with gunshot wound. Hitherto, ISWAP has been providing alternative government around border communities in the Lake Chad Basin and stretching into borders around Adamawa State. Col. Timothy Antigha, MNJTF Chief of Military Public Information, who confirmed the killing of ISWAP members in a statement on Saturday, said this was the greatest loss suffered by the terrorists in the last six months. According to Antigha,...
Nigerian Air Force Battles IS Fighters in Borno
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Nigerian Air Force Battles IS Fighters in Borno

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ vehicle and some logistics infrastructure at Tumbun Sale and Tumbun Allura on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State. A statement released by the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, says the operation was conducted on the heels of intelligence reports indicating the presence of ISWAP fighters along with some vehicles and logistics support items that were well camouflaged under the dense vegetation within the settlements. Accordingly, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet, supported by an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, was dispatched to attack the terrorists’ hide...
Armed Chadian Soldiers Arrive Nigeria To Battle ISWAP/Boko Haram Terrorists
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Armed Chadian Soldiers Arrive Nigeria To Battle ISWAP/Boko Haram Terrorists

Troops from Chad have arrived Nigeria to help in the war against Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP)/Boko Haram terrorists. The Chadian National and Nomadic Guard (GNNT), were filmed crossing into Gamboru Ngala area of Borno state, with quite an impressive armoury to fight the insurgents terrorizing Nigeria. According to reports, the troops well armed to the teeth - came with 4 BTR-80 armed with a 14.5mm, 2 Panhard M3, BTR-60 with a 14.5mm gun and also relic from old Soviet Union WZ-523 Wheeled Armored Personnel Carrier among other armoury. Watch the video of their arrival below.

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