Counterterrorism

Boko Haram Cyber Jihadists and New Face of Terror

On Monday, June 10, 2019, the Nigerian Army confirmed the killing of nine “social media personalities” of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP). The news came as I was preparing to provide an insight into a new topic entitled: “Stopping Boko Haram/ISWAP Cyber jihadists with Cybersecurity Technologies” at the annual conference of International …

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IS West Africa Claims Killing, Execution of 29 Nigerian Soldiers-VOA

ABUJA —  Islamic State’s West Africa branch claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it said 20 soldiers had been killed, and released a video purporting to show the execution of nine other Nigerian soldiers. A security source and a humanitarian worker, both requesting anonymity because they were …

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Local to Global: Intelligence Cooperation and Education

Dr. Oludare Ogunlana of Council for African Security Affairs (CASA) will join several other speakers at the Fifteenth IAFIE annual Conference scheduled for, June 9, to 12, 2019 at St. John’s University, Queens New York. The title of the presentation is “Stopping Boko Haram/ISWAP in Cyberspace with Cybersecurity technologies.” Intelligence educators from around the world …

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Ghana, Togo and Benin on High Alert against Jihadist Threat

An alarming rise in jihadist attacks in Burkina Faso is posing a mounting threat to security in three of its coastal neighbours, according to security sources and analysts. Benin, Ghana and Togo have so far been spared the Islamist violence that has hit their landlocked neighbour since 2015, a fallout from instability in Mali, a …

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African Allies Grapple With Rise in Terrorist Attacks as U.S. Pulls Back 

[…] hundreds of United States commandos and other forces are leaving West Africa – despite an onslaught of attacks from an increasingly deadly matrix of Islamist fighters. The shift has unnerved African commanders in Burkina Faso and neighboring nations in the Sahel, a vast sub-Saharan scrubland increasingly racked by Islamist bombings, massacres, kidnappings and attacks …

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Attack on Nigeria governor’s convoy deadlier than government said: witnesses, security officials- Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) – Lying in bushes by the side of a road, the security officer played dead and hoped the militants would mistake the blood pooling from a colleague’s body as his own. He did not risk looking up to see what was happening, but he could hear. “We warned you civilians not to take …

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Hundreds Flee Islamist Attacks in Northeast Nigeria to Seek Refuge in Maiduguri

Hundreds of people in northeast Nigeria who fled a town targeted by militants linked with Islamic State have sought refuge in capital of Borno state, Reuters witnesses said on Saturday. An uptick in attacks by Islamists and the resulting upheaval in the region comes in the run up to an election in which President Muhammadu …

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Boko Haram Sacks Two Military Bases in Northeast Nigeria

Boko Haram sacked two military bases in northeast Nigeria overnight as the jihadist fighters battle for control of a strategic town on Lake Chad, military sources said Thursday. Jihadists from the IS-supported Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) overran a naval base and a multinational joint task force (MNJTF) post in the fishing town of …

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