Tag Archives: lake chad

Little to show for in Boko Haram-ISIS partnership

boko haram
BLACK FLAG. A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town. Photo by Stephanie Yas/AFP
Some security consultants predict Boko Haram in Nigeria could this year be reduced to a largely criminal, regional threat

LAGOS, Nigeria (Mar. 7, 2016) — When Boko Haram pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last year, there were fears the deadly insurgency in northeast Nigeria would take on an international dimension.

Continue reading Little to show for in Boko Haram-ISIS partnership

50 feared killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

boko haram
BLACK FLAG. A Boko Haram flag flutters from an abandoned command post in Gamboru deserted after Chadian troops chased them from the border town. Photo by Stephanie Yas/AFP
The assault which killed at least 50 people in the mostly Muslim region took place after evening prayers

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Feb. 1, 2016) — Around 50 people were feared killed when Boko Haram fighters armed with guns and explosives attacked a village in northeastern Nigeria, the army and local residents said Sunday, January 31.

Continue reading 50 feared killed in Boko Haram attack in Nigeria