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  • Jun- 2020 -
    10 June
    AfricaNigerian army soldiers stand at a base

    Death Toll From Nigeria Jihadist Attack Rises to 69

    The death toll from an attack by jihadists linked to the Islamic State group on a village in northeast Nigeria has risen to 69, security sources and residents said Wednesday.

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  • 8 June
    AfricaIslamic State militants in Nigeria

    Jihadists Kill Six Nigerian Troops: Sources

    Jihadists have killed six Nigerian troops in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria, army sources said Sunday.

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  • 4 June
    AfricaNiger Armed Forces at Nigerien Air Base 201

    Thousands Flee Niger Refugee Camp After Jihadist Attack

    Thousands of people have fled a camp hosting 20,000 Malian refugees in western Niger after a deadly jihadist attack devastated the site, the United Nations said Wednesday. Around 50 jihadists on motorbikes killed three local leaders, abducted a guard, destroyed communication antennas, and sabotaged the water supply at the Intikane site near the Malian border in a coordinated attack on Monday. Intikane is home to around 20,000 Malian refugees and 15,000 internally displaced Niger citizens — all of whom previously fled their villages due to jihadist violence — as well as the local population. Now many are on the move again, with some 3,000 people fleeing to Tlemces, a site 27 kilometers (43 miles) from Intikane, the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Niamey told AFP. UNHCR official Kourouma Mamady Fatta said the agency was carrying out an assessment of the damage and was trying to get the water supply flowing again. The governor of the Tahoua region, Moussa Abdourahamane, said, “Intikane is losing its population, people are moving towards Tlemces.” The jihadists “attacked the sensitive points of the site — they cut communication lines to isolate the population and they destroyed the sources for drinking water,” he told the national public …

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  • May- 2020 -
    27 May
    AfricaCameroon military personnel

    Five Jihadists, Two Soldiers Killed in Cameroon Clash

    Two soldiers were killed early on Tuesday when jihadists attacked a military position in northern Cameroon after crossing from Nigeria, sources said, while seven other soldiers were injured in a mine blast in the same village. The device exploded when the soldiers’ vehicle was passing, according to an army colonel. Both the explosion and the overnight attack took place at Soueram, close to the Nigerian border in Cameroon’s Far North region, the colonel and a local official told AFP. “Two Cameroonian soldiers were killed” in the overnight assault, while five jihadists died in the counter-attack, the colonel said. The attack was claimed by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors jihadist activity. ISWAP is a splinter group of Nigeria’s Boko Haram, which has led a bloody 11-year campaign against perceived Western influence. An army vehicle was destroyed and the jihadists made off with a piece of heavy weaponry, he said, speaking on condition of anonymity. A local leader, who also asked not to be identified, confirmed the attack and the toll, adding that there were no civilian casualties. The Far North is an impoverished tongue of land that lies between Chad to the east and …

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  • 19 May
    AfricaNigerian army soldiers stand at a base

    Jihadists Attack Nigeria Town Where Girls Abducted

    Jihadists have carried out a rare attack on the northeast Nigerian town of Dapchi, where more than 100 schoolgirls were abducted two years ago, military sources and residents said Tuesday. One soldier was killed and three wounded as fighters believed to be from an Islamic State group affiliate looted shops and torched the home of a local chief in the assault Monday, the sources told AFP. The attack comes days before the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, when jihadists who have waged a 10-year insurgency usually ramp up their deadly assaults in the region. Fighters suspected to be from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction stormed the town, leading to a fight with troops in which sources said the soldier and five jihadists were killed. Resident Bashir Manzo said the insurgents spent over four hours in town before soldiers backed by a military jet confronted them. Dapchi was the scene of the abduction of more than 100 schoolgirls by ISWAP in February 2018. The girls were later released although the only Christian among them is still being held by the group after she reportedly refused to renounce her faith. The decade-long conflict in northeast Nigeria has …

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  • Feb- 2020 -
    12 February
    AfricaUS Army Trains Nigeria Infantry

    AFRICOM shifts strategy from degrading to containing West Africa insurgents, OIG report says

    United States Africa Command has shifted its strategy from degrading violent extremist organizations in West Africa to simply containing their spread

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  • Jan- 2020 -
    20 January
    AfricaUN vehicle destroyed in Ngala

    Nigeria: Militants attack key aid facility in Ngala near Cameroon border, UN says

    Heavily armed militants attacked on a vital aid facility housing UN workers in Ngala in northeast Nigeria's Borno state

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  • 8 January
    AfricaBoko Haram - Islamic State West Africa Province

    Nigeria soldiers killed in clashes around Monguno, key garrison town near Lake Chad

    Three soldiers were killed in intense fighting between Nigeria's army and Islamist insurgents around Monguno, a key garrison town in the Lake Chad area

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  • 7 January
    AfricaThe Defense Post

    At least 9 killed in Gamboru bridge bomb blast on Nigeria-Cameroon border

    An explosion ripped through a crowded market on a bridge at Gamboru on Nigeria's border with Cameroon, killing at least 9 people and injuring 26

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  • 4 January
    AfricaMNJTF operations near Baga, Nigeria

    Chad troops leave Nigeria with Boko Haram mission ‘finished’

    Chad has ended a months-long mission fighting Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria and withdrawn its 1,200-strong force across the border

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