ISWAP JIHADISTS CLAIM THEY KILLED 20 NIGERIAN SOLDIERS, 5 CHADIANS

Fierce clashes between a regional force and IS-affiliated fighters in northeast Nigeria left 25 soldiers and at least 40 jihadists dead, two military sources and a militia leader said Thursday. Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group launched a dawn attack on Monday against a base near the town of Baga on Lake Chad, setting off fierce gun battles that killed 20 Nigerian and five Chadian troops, the sources said. (AFP)

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ARMY CONFIRMS KILLING 9 ISWAP MEDIA PERSONELL

The Nigerian Army on Monday said it killed nine “social media personalities” of the Islamic State for West African Province. Col. Sagir Musa, Army Director, Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement, said the annihilation of members of the Boko Haram media team further confirmed that the Nigerian Army has decimated the group and they no longer have the freedom to act. He gave the names of the social media personalities as “Abu Hurayra al-Barnawi, Ali al-Ghalam al-Kajiri, Abu Musab Muhammed Mustafa al-Maiduguri, Abu Abdullah Ali al-Barnawi, and Abu Musa…

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THERE’S A BLOODY ISALMISATION PLOT TO CONQUER, ENSLAVE IGBOLAND, GROUP RAISES ALARM

, A pan-Igbo group, the Alaigbo Development Foundation (ADF), has raised the alarm that there are subterranean plans by some powerful interests to conquer, occupy and enslave the Igbo people in Nigeria. The socio-cultural-political group at an emergency meeting of a “consultative caucus of concerned pan-Igbo” organizations on Friday said it met to deliberate on issues of “grave and urgent importance that threaten the peace, development and security situation in Alaigbo and elsewhere in the Federal Republic of Nigeria”. In a communiqué made available to SaharaReporters, the ADF said: “There…

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JIHADISTS HAVE RECRUITED HEAVILY FROM PASTORALISTS ACROSS WEST AFRICA- BURKINA FASO FOREIGN MINISTER WARNS

Jihadists Have Recruited Heavily From Fulani Pastoralists Across West Africa —Report •The crisis may engulf coastal West Africa —Burkina Faso’s Foreign Minister •10 million people in Lake Chad area need urgent help —UN There are fears that the current security problems wracking the country could become worsened soon with reports that jihadists across the West African region are recruiting heavily from aggrieved Fulani pastoralists. While the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), fears a hike in the population of the displaced in West Africa, other reports…

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