It is undeniable that insecurity has increasingly become a major problem among the countries in West Africa. While some countries […]
A little context The National Security Council said on Thursday, 21 July 2022, that it was considering a national ban
The emergence and subsequent upsurge of violent extremism within countries in the Sahel continues its increasing trend with an inherent
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) is an insurgent group with Ugandan links currently operating in eastern Democratic Republic of the
Why the visit? The UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, visited Nigeria on the 5th of May 2022, to show support and
Al-Qaeda in North Africa, otherwise known as AQIM, has announced Abu Obaida Yusuf Al-Annabi as its new leader five months after the death of Abdel Wadud Droukdel, its former leader. Abu Obaida, an Algerian who had appeared numerous times in the AQIM propaganda videos, has been in the United States international terrorist blacklist since 2015. …
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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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 […]
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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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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