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Nigeria jihadists attack surrendered rivals in camp

Nigeria jihadists attack surrendered rivals in camp

Islamic State-allied jihadists have attacked a camp housing surrendered rivals from Boko Haram in the country’s northeast, the military said on Sunday. Saturday’s attack on Damboa in Borno State came after several thousand Boko Haram militants and their families surrendered in recent months following the death of their leader in May. Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has emerged as the dominant force in Nigeria’s 12-year conflict, but factions of Boko Haram are still fighting against their control. The army said troops drove back ISWAP fighters who tried to attack the camp where surrendered Boko Haram jihadists were being held,…
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Boko Haram retaliates commander’s death, kills ISWAP fighters in Lake Chad

Boko Haram retaliates commander’s death, kills ISWAP fighters in Lake Chad

Days after the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) killed a Boko Haram top commander, Abubakar Dogo Daawa, the sect has retaliated. The elimination of Dogo Daawa, a top Abubakar Shekau lieutenant, was led by ISWAP’s Modou Bashir Okocha. After the assault in the Sambisa forest, Boko Haram carried out a massive reprisal in the Lake Chad axis. They were led by Bakoura Buduma. With the appointment of Bakoura Salaba and Bakoura Doro as new commanders at Toumboun Gajimi, Bakoura Buduma now leads a led Boko Haram faction trying to take over Lake Chad from ISWAP. A source told PRNigeria…
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Again, ISWAP blows up high tension electricity lines, plunges Maiduguri into darkness

Again, ISWAP blows up high tension electricity lines, plunges Maiduguri into darkness

More than four high tension towers that supply electricity from Damaturu to Maiduguri in Borno State were blown off again by suspected members of Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters last night. The incident happened in Garin Kuturu village, which is about two kilometers away from Auno. According to the report, the dastardly act started precisely around 7 pm and lasted up to 10 pm. An eyewitness said four towers are already on the ground while the fifth one is about to fall down. Residents have described the development as a pity that hope is not in sight…
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Army eliminates six ISWAP terrorists, recovers arms, ammunition

Army eliminates six ISWAP terrorists, recovers arms, ammunition

The Nigerian Army, on Thursday, said it has killed six ISWAP terrorists and recovered arms and ammunitions. Onyema Nwachukwu, Brigadier General, Director Army Public Relations in a statement said troops of 25 Brigade, operating under the aegis of Joint Task Force, North East, Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) neutralized 4 terrorists of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). According to him, the terrorists who were on espionage along Damboa-Bulabulin- Maiduguri road ran into a fighting patrol team at Kukawa and were neutralized in the firefight that ensued with the troops. The statement said, after the exploration, the gallant troops recovered…
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Troops Arrest Female Boko Haram Recruiter

Troops Arrest Female Boko Haram Recruiter

By Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri The Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, said troops have arrested a suspected female Boko Haram member who engages in recruitment of youth into the deadly sect. He disclosed this in a statement on Sunday which was available to newsmen. He said that Troops have arrested Zainab Usman who is suspected to be the wife of a logistics supplier to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters, was apprehended in the Maiduguri metropolis, Borno State. According to Iliyasu: “the Joint Tactical Team deployed to Borno and Yobe states apprehended a Boko Haram female…
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