Nigeria: President said army located and exchanged gunfire with gunmen who potentially abducted hundreds of students from school in northwestern Nigeria

Map. History of Sahel conflict

27 February 2021
2 month ago
Parents Pray for Hundreds of Students Kidnapped in Nigeria's Katsina
Let's hope this is the final post of the day, but ISWAP has just claimed responsibility for yesterday's attack in Ngom. The statement says 4 soldiers were killed, an SUV, weapons, and ammunition were captured, the local base and a tank were burned2 month ago
Let's hope this is the final post of the day, but ISWAP has just claimed responsibility for yesterday's attack in Ngom. The statement says 4 soldiers were killed, an SUV, weapons, and ammunition were captured, the local base and a "tank" were burned
NAF conducted airstrikes targeting JAS positions in Njimia (in Sambisa Forest). Several fighters are said to have been killed.  Location:2 month ago
NAF conducted airstrikes targeting JAS positions in Njimia (in Sambisa Forest). Several fighters are said to have been killed. Location:
2 month ago
Gunmen kill one, kidnap three in Katsina
As for the attacks not reported in the media, ISWAP also claimed the ambush on the road from Maiduguri to Bulabulin (the Damboa road). The statement says 6 soldiers were killed, a Humvee (does NA have any of those), a Cougar (I assume an APC), 2 SUVs, and weapons captured2 month ago
As for the attacks not reported in the media, ISWAP also claimed the ambush on the road from Maiduguri to Bulabulin (the Damboa road). The statement says 6 soldiers were killed, "a Humvee" (does NA have any of those), "a Cougar" (I assume an APC), 2 SUVs, and weapons captured
ISWAP claimed responsibility for the Askira Uba attack, said a member of CJTF was killed while 2 SUVs, weapons and ammo were captured (they lost at least 3 SUVs though). They also claim to have burned the CJTF HQ and a tank2 month ago
ISWAP claimed responsibility for the Askira Uba attack, said a member of CJTF was killed while 2 SUVs, weapons and ammo were captured (they lost at least 3 SUVs though). They also claim to have burned the CJTF HQ and a tank
2 month ago
ISWAP launched a big assault in Askira Uba with 15 gun trucks. According to reports, at least 20 fighters were killed and their attempt was repelled. 1 soldier lost his life while 2 others were wounded
Nigeria: President said army located and exchanged gunfire with gunmen who potentially abducted hundreds of students from school in northwestern Nigeria2 month ago
Nigeria: President said army located and exchanged gunfire with gunmen who potentially abducted hundreds of students from school in northwestern Nigeria
Nigeria: The Nigerian Air Force released a video that shows a series of airstrikes against Islamist positions in the Sambis forests in Borno State. Date not specified2 month ago
Nigeria: The Nigerian Air Force released a video that shows a series of airstrikes against Islamist positions in the Sambis forests in Borno State. Date not specified
2 month ago
Police confirm gunmen attack on school in Katsina
2 month ago
Attacks continue along the Kano Highway west of Maiduguri. This time a humanitarian worker was abducted in Jakana
2 month ago
According to AFP, 10 soldiers were killed in Alagarno Forest. Everything else confirms what militants were claiming in their statements (although the number of killed claimed by ISWAP - 7 - is actually lower than the one reported by AFP)
SWAP claim: An attack on a checkpoint in Gajibo, where 2 soldiers were said to be killed and the checkpoint itself set on fire2 month ago
SWAP claim: An attack on a checkpoint in Gajibo, where 2 soldiers were said to be killed and the checkpoint itself set on fire
Nigeria: ISWAP claimed responsibility for killing 7 soldiers (one of them is executed after the clashes) in Borno, Algarno. According to photos, two vehicles captured/destroyed and at least one 12.7x108mm HMG (possibly Type 54 HMG) captured as well2 month ago
Nigeria: ISWAP claimed responsibility for killing 7 soldiers (one of them is executed after the clashes) in Borno, Algarno. According to photos, two vehicles captured/destroyed and at least one 12.7x108mm HMG (possibly Type 54 HMG) captured as well
ISWAP also says it killed 30 Chadian soldiers and destroyed 2 boats by 2 IEDs in the area between Ngouboua and Kaiga (the main ISWAP area in Chad). According to the statement, the attack took place on 01/12. Like I said 2 weeks ago, this is ISWAP's new tactic in that area2 month ago
ISWAP also says it killed 30 Chadian soldiers and destroyed 2 boats by 2 IEDs in the area between Ngouboua and Kaiga (the main ISWAP area in Chad). According to the statement, the attack took place on 01/12. Like I said 2 weeks ago, this is ISWAP's new tactic in that area
ISWAP released photos showing the aftermath of the Alagarno clash, including an APC which in fact has been delivered just this year. 1 SUV captured, 1 burned (plus photos of 1 killed and 1 captured Nigerian soldier) are also a part of this photo report2 month ago
ISWAP released photos showing the aftermath of the Alagarno clash, including an APC which in fact has been delivered just this year. 1 SUV captured, 1 burned (plus photos of 1 killed and 1 captured Nigerian soldier) are also a part of this "photo report"
A NA attack in Alagarno Forest repelled - ISWAP says 7 soldiers were killed, several wounded, 1 captured, 2 SUV and an APC captured, 2 burned. Once again Alagarno Forest proving itself to be a very difficult battlefield2 month ago
A NA attack in Alagarno Forest repelled - ISWAP says 7 soldiers were killed, several wounded, 1 captured, 2 SUV and an APC captured, 2 burned. Once again Alagarno Forest proving itself to be a very difficult battlefield
Two attacks claimed by ISWAP in Borno (both taking place yesterday: 1. An ambush on the road from Gamboru to Dikwa - 4 soldiers claimed killed, several wounded, an SUV, weapons and ammo captured2 month ago
Two attacks claimed by ISWAP in Borno (both taking place yesterday: 1. An ambush on the road from Gamboru to Dikwa - 4 soldiers claimed killed, several wounded, an SUV, weapons and ammo captured
The Islamic State claims to have killed around 30 (.) Chadian soldiers in a double IED attack. Western Chad2 month ago
The Islamic State claims to have killed around 30 (.) Chadian soldiers in a double IED attack. Western Chad
A new NA report from Operation Fire Ball: 1. On 6/12, troops of the 222 Bn (are they still stationed in Konduga) killed 4 BH fighters in Margumari (not sure about the exact location), captured 4 AKs and 2 motorbikes2 month ago
A new NA report from Operation Fire Ball: 1. On 6/12, troops of the 222 Bn (are they still stationed in Konduga) killed 4 BH fighters in Margumari (not sure about the exact location), captured 4 AKs and 2 motorbikes
Yesterday ISWAP claimed an ambush near Kareto from Sunday. The use of an IED is being reported by the group (first time in a while in that area)2 month ago
Yesterday ISWAP claimed an ambush near Kareto from Sunday. The use of an IED is being reported by the group (first time in a while in that area)
2 month ago
"On Monday, at about 4a.m., DPO of Kankara Division, led 'Operation Puff Adder' to Gatakawa village, based on a report that bandits, on motorbikes, armed with AK-47 rifles, attacked the village, broke into shops and kidnapped 13 persons
2 month ago
A call has gone to the Lagos State Government to adequately compensate families of people killed or injured during the recent EndSARS protests, while business owners who incurred losses should also be assisted by the government
Mudu is further north, 30 km southwest of Rann.  In total and as usual, NAF says several militants were killed2 month ago
Mudu is further north, 30 km southwest of Rann. In total and as usual, NAF says several militants were killed
Bone is a settlement near Yale, 23 km north of Bama. That area was also targeted recently, as seen in the second photo.2 month ago
Bone is a settlement near Yale, 23 km north of Bama. That area was also targeted recently, as seen in the second photo.
Geolocation of NAF Airstrikes in Sambisa S (below), Bone and Mudu (in next tweets).  Not much to add about Sambisa S but it must be an important area if NAF is targeting it for the third time in 3 weeks.  Location:2 month ago
Geolocation of NAF Airstrikes in Sambisa "S" (below), Bone and Mudu (in next tweets). Not much to add about Sambisa "S" but it must be an important area if NAF is targeting it for the third time in 3 weeks. Location:
2 month ago
Yellow fever outbreak kills 172 people in Nigeria
Burkina Faso faces a hunger crisis in which up to 500,000 children are believed to be severely undernourished
2 month ago
The Boko Haram jihadist group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a brutal massacre of farm workers in northeast Nigeria over the weekend as the death toll rose to 76
Islamic State claimed it took an employee of the Red Cross hostage in Nigeria2 month ago
Islamic State claimed it took an employee of the Red Cross hostage in Nigeria
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