Nigeria: Dozens of jihadists killed in mine explosion in Borno

Dozens of fighters from IS-affiliated jihadist group have been killed in a landmine explosion in the Lake Chad region in northeast Nigerian Borno, anti-jihadist militia leaders told AFP Monday. Two trucks loaded with militants from the Islamic State West Africa Read More …

Managing exits from violent extremist groups: lessons from the Lake Chad Basin

Some Lake Chad Basin countries (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) have been dealing with violent extremism for over a decade. Disarmament, demobilisation, repatriation, reintegration and resettlement processes in these countries may offer useful lessons for other West African contexts, including Read More …

Nigeria: NAF destroys explosive factory in air raids in Borno state

Scores of fighters of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) have been reportedly killed in military airstrikes. According to a publication focused on the Lake Chad region, a factory used in making vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (VBIED) in Read More …

Nigeria: Top ISWAP Leader Killed In Airstrike

An airstrike by troops of the Air Task Force (ATF), Operation Hadin Kai, has neutralised another top commander of Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ group, Muhammed Malik. The intelligence-led aerial and ground coordinated operation launched by Read More …

Nigerian Military kills ISWAP fighters undergoing IED production training in Lake Chad

Airstrikes conducted by fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, have killed 24 terrorists of the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP. The operation, PRNigeria gathered, took place on Sunday, at Tumbun Hamma, one of the identified locations Read More …

Niger: Roadside bomb kills two people in Diffa Region

wo people were killed in southeastern Niger on Sunday by a road bomb which exploded as they were passing with donkeys, local sources told AFP. “Two women were killed and a child was seriously wounded when an improvised explosive device Read More …

Niger Says Army Killed 40 Boko Haram Fighters on Lake Chad Islands

The Niger government said Wednesday that the army had killed around 40 Boko Haram jihadis in overnight fighting on islets in Lake Chad. “Some 100 Boko Haram fighters arrived in four large wooden canoes and an armed speedboat” and attempted Read More …

ISIL 2.0: How the group became a franchise

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) has changed form several times over the years. With its origins in the aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, ISIL was forged from an alliance between Read More …

Nigerian Army destroyed militants vehicle fabrication workshop and VBIED making materials and equipment

Gallant troops of Operation LAKE SANITY today neutralized several terrorists and recovered weapons/ equipment around the Lake Chad axis. BokoHaram/ISWAP Central Vehicle Fabrication Workshop & several bunkers were also discovered and destroyed. Additionally, troops also discovered and destroyed Vehicle Borne Read More …

Lake Chad: Six Soldiers Killed As MNJTF Neutralize 22 Boko Haram Terrorists, Destroy Bunkers

Authorities in the army said on Thursday that six soldiers were killed when troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force engaged Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists within the vicinity of Mallam Fatori Town in the fringes of the Lake Chad Read More …