Wednesday , 22 May 2019
Home > Tag Archives: boko haram

Tag Archives: boko haram

Nigeria failing in the challenge posed by Islamic State

18 May 2019 Three years after Boko Haram broke apart, one faction, the Islamic State in West Africa Province, is forming a proto-state in northern Nigeria. The state should press its military offensive against the jihadists but also try undercutting their appeal by improving governance and public services. What’s new? The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter of …

Read More »

Nigeria: The other terror

8 May 2019 The revival of Boko Haram violence in the northeast has pushed the death toll (since 2011) of this Islamic terror group to over 25,000. Boko Haram has also shut down most of the schools in areas where they operate and caused most of the Christians in the northeast to flee the Moslem north for the Christian south. …

Read More »

Boko Haram seizes military base in NE Nigeria: sources

4 May 2019 Boko Haram jihadists have seized a military base in northeast Nigeria, days after an attack left five troops dead and 30 missing, security sources and residents said Saturday.  A column of fighters from the IS-affiliated Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in trucks and on motorcycles stormed into the base in the town of Magumeri, 50 kilometres …

Read More »

Wole Soyinka on BBC Hardtalk: Buhari has failed on Fulani herdsmen

23 April 2019 Nobel Literature Laureate Wole Soyinka appeared on the BBC’s Hardtalk programme yesterday being quizzed by Zeinab Badawi.  Soyinka slammed Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari for his “slow response” in dealing with the terror caused by Fulani herdsmen across many parts of Nigeria. The author of the classic “The Man Died”, with its killer quote: “The man dies in all …

Read More »

Nigerians seek safety in Cameroon as Boko Haram crisis escalates

8 February 2019 A wave of increasingly sophisticated militant attacks in northeastern Nigeria has forced almost 60,000 people to flee since November, the largest number for more than two years, raising fears from the UN and aid groups of a renewed Boko Haram crisis. More than half of those who fled escaped a series of Boko Haram attacks in the remote town …

Read More »

Human Rights Watch World Report 2019: Nigeria

18 January 2019 Human Rights Watch published their 674-page World Report 2019, the 29th edition, yesterday. We reproduce some key parts of the section on Nigeria below. Heightened political tensions ahead of the 2019 elections in which President Muhammadu Buhari is seeking re-election defined Nigeria’s rights landscape in 2018. Despite notable military advances, and apparently premature proclamations of Boko Haram’s defeat by government …

Read More »

Nigeria: “Recent fighting has created a humanitarian tragedy” – Humanitarian Coordinator

10 January 2019 The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has expressed grave concern following an upsurge in violence in the country’s north-east that has caused tens of thousands of innocent civilians to flee their homes. Clashes on 26 December 2018 between Nigerian government forces and non-state armed groups in Baga town, on the shores of Lake …

Read More »

How corruption is hindering fight against Boko Haram – ISSA

31 December 2018 Nigeria’s Buhari government Massively upgrades the fight … to protect itself; But Boko Haram still dominates the battlefield Analysis. From GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs, Abuja. A sense of desperation has now enveloped the Nigerian Armed Forces leadership as the insurgencies from Islamist groups — loosely referred to as Boko Haram (BH) — continue to gain dominance over …

Read More »