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Nigeria: Elections postponed after Islamic State murders 42 in attack on governorís election convoy
Jihad Watch ^ | FEB 16, 2019 9:47 AM | CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS

Posted on 02/17/2019 6:53:55 PM PST by robowombat

Nigeria: Elections postponed after Islamic State murders 42 in attack on governor’s election convoy

“The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram offshoot, claimed responsibility for a deadly attack this week on a state governor’s election motorcade in Nigeria that may have involved some beheadings days before people in the African country head to the polls on Saturday.”

And now the elections have been postponed.

Intimidation is at the root of jihad. And this shows why: it works.

Last month, the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria issued a security alert for American citizens, warning that Boko Haram and its offshoot ISWAP are planning to “disrupt” the elections. Soon after, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration accused members of the opposition of mobilizing the jihadis to disrupt the general elections with “massive attacks” in several states.

“Nigeria: Islamic State Claims Deadly Attack on Governor’s Election Convoy,” by Edwin Mora, Breitbart, February 15, 2019:

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram offshoot, claimed responsibility for a deadly attack this week on a state governor’s election motorcade in Nigeria that may have involved some beheadings days before people in the African country head to the polls on Saturday.

“There was heavy fighting between the attackers and the soldiers and CJTF [Civilian Joint Task Force],” a member of the civilian force told the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency on condition of anonymity.

Although core Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in Iraq and Syria accepted Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance in 2015, ISWAP broke away from the Nigeria-based terrorist group in 2016 over leadership differences, prompting some in the U.S. government to treat the groups as separate entities.

On Wednesday, the pro-ISIS Amaq news agency claimed responsibility for the attack on behalf of ISWAP, claiming the terrorist group had killed 42 people in Tuesday’s attack on the election convoy of the governor of Borno state, the birthplace of Boko Haram.

Reuters, however, learned from unnamed Nigerian officials that “between three and ten people were killed, and that some of them may have been beheaded,” later explaining:

Security sources said earlier on Wednesday the gunmen opened fire at the motorcade transporting Borno’s state governor Kashim Shettima [from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party] on his way from state capital Maiduguri to the market town of Gamboru for a rally.

Two security sources said three people died. A government and a separate security source said as many as ten people were killed. Some of those killed may have been beheaded, they said.

Gov. Shettima survived, but some other victims are also missing, Deutsche Welle (DW) reported.

The terrorists kidnapped APC supporters and took them into the bush, AFP learned.

“We still don’t know the fate of several of our supporters who were abducted during the fight,” Ngari Kalla, an APC campaigner, reportedly declared.

“There vehicle was stuck and before they could get out the gunmen surrounded them and took them away. This is a major concern to us,” Kalla added.

Last month, the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria issued a security alert for American citizens, warning that Boko Haram and its offshoot ISWAP are planning to “disrupt” the elections.

Soon after, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration accused members of the opposition of mobilizing the jihadis to disrupt the general elections with “massive attacks” in several states.

Over 84 million Nigerians are expected to go to the polls on February 16 to elect the nation’s president and members of the lawmaking National Assembly.

“The incumbent governor [of Borno]— at the end of a maximum two four-year terms — was campaigning for a seat in Nigeria’s Senate in Nigeria’s elections due to take place on Saturday. Muslim-majority northeast Nigeria, including Borno, is an APC stronghold,” Reuters noted.

The opposition has blasted the Buhari administration’s record on combating ISIS and Boko Haram….


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bokoharam; borno; djibouti; eritrea; hassannasrallah; hezbollah; iran; isis; islam; islamic; iswap; kashimshettima; lebanon; muslim; muslims; nigeria; sudan; yemen

1 posted on 02/17/2019 6:53:55 PM PST by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Islam is as Islam does.

Why do we let them in our country?


2 posted on 02/17/2019 6:56:40 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: robowombat

Sounds like Democrats.


3 posted on 02/17/2019 6:56:42 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: robowombat

I do remember President George W.Bush saying that the Muslim religion was one of peace. I wonder if he still feels this way.


4 posted on 02/17/2019 7:10:56 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: robowombat

No, Jussie, you had nothing to do with this.
nor did your “Nigerian Rednecks”.
You’re not that famous yet.


5 posted on 02/17/2019 7:12:33 PM PST by lee martell
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To: robowombat

Africa wins again.


6 posted on 02/17/2019 7:15:38 PM PST by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: dfwgator

Africa wins again.


My cousin, who worked there for quite a while uses the phrase WAWA—West Africa Wins Again.


7 posted on 02/17/2019 7:24:17 PM PST by hanamizu
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To: robowombat

Nothing is going to get better in Nigeria until its Muslim President is un-elected and Islam is suppressed. There can be no middle ground with Boko. The prior Christian government was harrassed at every turn during the Obama regime.


8 posted on 02/17/2019 7:58:19 PM PST by Socon-Econ (adical Islam,)
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To: robowombat

I sure hope this doesn’t affect the Nigerian government official who I have been emailing and was sending me millions in US dollars.


9 posted on 02/17/2019 8:43:30 PM PST by LeoTDB69
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To: LeoTDB69

That’s what I was thinking. Mine is quiet today.


10 posted on 02/17/2019 9:03:31 PM PST by MarMema (don't forget to stock up on dogfood)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks robowombat.

11 posted on 02/17/2019 9:26:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: robowombat

You do know that posting negative information about islam, like you’ve done here, would result in your facing a $1000+ fine / jail sentence in EU countries, Canadastan, and death in the 57 muslim countries.

To know who is your master, know who you cannot criticize.


12 posted on 02/17/2019 10:46:59 PM PST by MarchonDC09122009 (When is our next march on DC? When have we had enough?)
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To: robowombat

Islamic violence tally news site:
https://www.thereligionofpeace.com


13 posted on 02/17/2019 11:00:25 PM PST by MarchonDC09122009 (When is our next march on DC? When have we had enough?)
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To: robowombat

Thanks for posting this. This is nothing new in Nigeria. We lived in Nigeria for eleven years.If you want to find out how it is to live under sharia law go to the north where the Muslims are the vast majority. If you want to learn where this all comes from read the Koran and ask an imam. If you want to learn that it is not just Boko Haram or any other such group alone that does this murdering, just see how the whole Fulani tribe treats Christians. In 2015 there were more Christians killed in Nigeria than in all the rest of the world. Pray for this most populous country in Africa


14 posted on 02/18/2019 4:11:45 AM PST by Prussian Koenig
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