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How the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau could lead to a more unified jihadi insurgency in northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram, the jihadi insurrection associated with some 350,000 deaths since 2009 in northeast Nigeria, was characterized by factions—conflict among which was bloody—though at times they appear to have cooperated tactically. Now, the faction associated with the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS), the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), is claiming to have incorporated the followers of the rival faction led by Abubakar Shekau. (Two […]

How ISWAP attacked Dabma village in Adamawa, killing 14 citizens and setting 2 churches on fire

At 3:30pm on the 7th of July, Organised Armed Group (OAG) operatives aboard several Heavy Machine Gun (HMG)-mounted light trucks shot and killed at least 14 civilians and set two churches on fire In Dabnna village, Hong LGA, Adamawa state. They also looted foodstuff and valuables before withdrawing. Reportedly, the operatives actively searched for Christian residents during the attack.  On […]