Terrorism

‘Terrorists Across Sahel Region Now Targeting Aid Workers’

Terrorist groups operating in the Sahel region, which includes Chad, Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Sudan, and a host of other African countries, are deliberating targeting humanitarian workers despite international law safeguards, an expert has observed. Alex Thurston, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Cincinnati and author of several books on jihadism in Africa, …

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Buratai: Terrorism, banditry, insurgency, kidnapping can end sooner than expected

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, says terrorism, banditry, insurgency, kidnapping, and other security challenges can end sooner than expected in the country if all Nigerians offer their support to the military and other security agencies. Buratai, who said this on Monday in an interview with State House reporters after briefing President […]

Terrorists Exploit Facebook Loopholes, Recruit Members Online

A report released by the London based Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) said supporters of Islamic State (IS) continue to evade Facebook detection and exploit loopholes on the platform to reach thousands of people. The ISD said its researchers successfully used ethnographic monitoring, that studies individual cultures through their interpretations and social interactions, to track, …

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Lack Of Cooperation Among Northwest State Governments Promotes Violence In The Region

What seemed to be a community crisis in Zamfara has gradually become a regional menace which has spread to Katsina, Kaduna and Sokoto states and earned Zamfara the nickname of Sambisa of the NorthWest. Since the beginning of the crisis, the states have employed different approaches of military action and dialogue to end the problem. …

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