Nigerian troops launch counter-offensive in Borno after general’s death

Troops of the Nigerian Army’s operation Hadin Kai have killed over 50 fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Askira Uba LGA of Borno state. ISWAP had, on Saturday, killed Dzarma Zirkusu, a brigadier-general and commander Read More …

Nigerian Army: Insurgents use fertiliser to produce IEDs

The Nigerian Army (NA) says troops of 28 taskforce brigade, Madagali, Adamawa, seized bags of fertilisers because the product is banned in the state. The Army made the clarification following accusation by farmers that troops were reselling the seized fertilisers Read More …

Nigeria: 5 soldiers, 6 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno clash

Five soldiers of the Nigerian Army and six Boko Haram terrorists were killed in a gunfight in the Alagarno area of Borno State on Monday, January 11, 2021. The terrorists were members of main Boko Haram faction, the Islamic State Read More …

Nigerian troops neutralise 23 terrorists, capture IED specialist

Troops of Operation Fire Ball in the North-East have neutralised 23 terrorists and captured one Improvised Explosive Device (IED) specialist in Ngamdu, near Maiduguri. Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defense Media Operations, who disclosed this on Tuesday said that some Read More …

Nigeria: 4 soldiers, 10 policemen, 4 others killed by terrorists

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), said 18 persons, among them 4 soldiers, 10 policemen and 4 civilians, have been killed by Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush in Borno State. The deceased met their death Friday while providing security for the Read More …

Nigerian army intensifies operations against armed groups

The Nigerian army said on Sunday it is intensifying operations against Boko Haram and other armed groups operating in the West African country. In a statement made available to Xinhua, the army said it recently cleared more improvised explosive devices Read More …

What we can learn from the British Army’s help in the fight against Boko Haram

For two decades, violent, extremist organisations have had a devastating impact on the African continent. Attacks by al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), Boko Haram, and their splinter group Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) have displaced millions within Read More …