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  • News Summary Intelligence Report Friday 12/25/2020 Christmas Newsdump

    12/25/2020 8:53:28 PM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/25/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Merry Christmas A doctor in Boston says he developed a severe allergic reaction after receiving the Moderna coronavirus vaccine... South Africa is rejecting the assertion of British Health Secretary Matt Hancock that a new variant of COVID-19 is more transmissible or more dangerous... The Centers for Disease Control says the US will require all airline passengers from the UK to test negative for COVID-19... Public opinion in Israel is souring on the notion of a lockdown as the country prepares to enter a third national shutdown... On Christmas Eve the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an effort by President...
  • At least 27 killed in jihadist attack in southeast Niger

    12/13/2020 7:03:40 PM PST · by xomething · 8 replies
    France 24 ^ | 12/13/2020 | AFP
    Jihadists from the Boko Haram group killed at least 27 people in an attack of "unprecedented savagery" in southeast Niger, local officials said on Sunday. Other people were wounded and some more reported missing in the assault on Saturday evening in the village of Toumour in the Diffa region, said a senior local official. Witnesses and other officials confirmed the attack, which came hours before municipal and regional elections went ahead across the country on Sunday. "Some victims were killed or wounded by bullets, others were burnt inside their houses, consumed by the flames of an enormous fire set by...
  • Pope Francis prays for victims of Islamist attack in Nigeria that left 30 beheaded

    12/04/2020 2:39:41 PM PST · by xomething · 12 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 12/02/2020 | Courtney Mares
    Vatican City, Dec 2, 2020 / 11:30 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that he was praying for Nigeria following a massacre of at least 110 farmers in which Islamist militants beheaded an estimated 30 people. “I want to assure my prayers for Nigeria, where blood has unfortunately been spilled once more in a terrorist massacre,” the pope said at the end of his general audience Dec. 2. “Last Saturday, in the northeast of the country, more than 100 farmers were brutally killed. May God welcome them in His peace and comfort their families, and convert the hearts of...
  • Dozens of farm workers killed in 'insane' Nigeria attack

    11/29/2020 2:49:22 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    bbc ^ | 11/29/20 | bbc
    More than 43 people have been killed in what the Nigerian president has described as an "insane" attack in north-east Nigeria on Saturday. The attackers tied up agricultural labourers working in rice fields and slit their throats near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, reports say. This is one of the worst attacks in recent months in a region where the Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa insurgent groups are active. No-one has yet claimed responsibility. "I condemn the killing of our hard-working farmers by terrorists in Borno state. The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings....
  • Nobody Can Arrest Me, I’m Doing God’s Work, Boko Haram Leader, Shekau Mocks Nigerian Soldiers In New Video

    11/17/2020 10:02:13 PM PST · by xomething · 7 replies
    saharareporters ^ | 11/17/2020 | SAHARAREPORTERS, NEW YORK
    Shekau, who spoke in a 30-minute video seen by HumAngle in response to the Nigerian Army’s fresh manhunt for him, vowed that the war against the government would continue even after him. Abubakar Shekau, leader of Jama’atu Ahlissunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad otherwise known as Boko Haram, has claimed that he cannot be arrested because he was doing the work of God and ‘He will protect him’. Shekau, who spoke in a 30-minute video seen by HumAngle in response to the Nigerian Army’s fresh manhunt for him, vowed that the war against the government would continue even after him. In the...
  • France Says its Forces Killed 50 Islamic Extremists in Mali

    11/03/2020 1:56:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    French military forces fighting Islamic extremists in West Africa killed more than 50 jihadists and detained four in an operation last week in Mali, French officials said. Defense Minister Florence Parly tweeted Monday night that the French force in the region also confiscated weapons and equipment from the fighters in the operation last Friday, which she said “shows once again that terrorist groups cannot act with impunity.” Drones monitoring the region in northern Mali spotted a convoy of suspected fighters on motorcycles, prompting France to launch the operation, first with airstrikes and then with a ground operation by French commandos,...
  • Massive Trump rally at Nigeria, Africa

    11/01/2020 9:13:06 PM PST · by · 57 replies
    LEXIT ^ | 10-31-2020
    Sharing this video of was sent to me: Nigeria, Africa Rally for President Trump "Massive rally for President Donald Trump in Nigeria, organized by a church. This is shocking and historical, because, I have never seen anything like this"
  • Boko Haram ‘kills 12’ in raid near Nigeria’s Chibok

    11/01/2020 8:39:58 PM PST · by xomething · 6 replies
    macaubusiness ^ | 11/02/2020 | afp
    Boko Haram jihadists on Sunday killed 12 people and abducted seven others in a raid on a village near the northeast Nigerian town of Chibok, local sources said. Chibok is the scene of the mass kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in 2014 by Boko Haram which drew global outrage and international attention to the group. Fighters in six pickup trucks drove into Takulashi village on Sunday, 18 kilometres (12 miles) from Chibok, shooting residents and setting homes ablaze. “The terrorists killed 12 people, including two of our members who engaged them in a gunfight,” Abwaku Kabu, the leader of a local...
  • Boko Haram’s new video shows missing Plateau pastor

    10/29/2020 8:46:15 PM PDT · by xomething · 5 replies
    vanguardngr ^ | 10/29/2020 | Luminous Jannamike
    Boko Haram has released a new video showing Rev Polycarp Zango, a pastor with the Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) in Jos, Plateau State, who reportedly went missing penultimate Monday. The cleric was abducted on October 19, while travelling to Gombe State for a conference. According to an online medium, Sahara Reporters, a video from the Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP, has confirmed his abduction. In the video, Rev Zango, who spoke in eloquent Hausa, introduced himself as a cleric at COCIN LCC Wild Life Park, in the Plateau state capital. He revealed that he was in...
  • Troops repel attack in Borno, kill 38 Boko Haram fighters, lose 5 soldiers

    10/27/2020 4:56:51 PM PDT · by xomething · 6 replies
    pmnewsnigeria ^ | 10/27/2020
    Troops eliminate terrorists in Damboa Troops of the Nigerian military successfully prevented attempts by members of Boko Haram insurgency group to attack their base in Damboa, Borno State on Sunday evening, killing 38 of the terrorists, PR Nigeria, a website known for reporting activities of security operatives has said. The website, which said its report was based on information from a top military intelligence officer however said five soldiers were also killed during the battle with the insurgents. The source added that bodies of the terrorists were recovered during a mopping-up operation. He was quoted to have said: “I can...
  • THE CALIPHATE RETURNS ISIS taking over swathes of Africa like it did in Syria and Iraq with ‘staggeringly brutal’ tactics, Pentagon warns

    10/27/2020 5:31:32 PM PDT · by xomething · 28 replies ^ | 10/27/2020 | Imogen Braddick
    ISLAMIC State is taking over swathes of Africa like it did in Syria and Iraq with "staggeringly brutal" tactics, the Pentagon has warned. According to a report from West Point, the US officer training academy, the group's expansion and regrouping on the continent shows "Islamic State is far from defeated". "By the summer of 2020, it had become resolutely clear that the Islamic State was a changed organisation, but by no means a beaten one," the report, published by West Point’s Combating Terrorism Centre, said. The Pentagon report said there has been a "marked upward curve of claimed cumulative attacks...
  • Nigerian Christian killed in Fulani ambush attack as violence skyrockets

    10/27/2020 1:09:26 AM PDT · by xomething · 1 replies
    christianpost ^ | 10/26/2020 | Jackson Elliott
    Suspected Fulani extremists murdered a Christian man in an ambush-style attack as he and two others walked home from work. According to the Emancipation Centre for Crisis Victims in Nigeria, Justine Patrick was 25 when he was killed earlier this month. He was walking home from work with his coworkers Daniel Gyang and Sele Dung through some maize fields about an hour before sunset on Oct. 14, Gyang said. Patrick walked behind Gyang and Dung. “We never knew that a group of seven Fulani had already ambushed us,” Gyang said. The attackers rushed from the bush, raising sticks, machetes and...

    10/27/2020 1:00:42 AM PDT · by xomething · 1 replies ^ | 10/08/2020 | Moki Edwin Kindzeka
    Two facilitators from the Bible Society of Cameroon’s literacy program in the Far North region have been killed by Boko Haram over the past few weeks. After a two-year lull, attacks by Islamic militant group Boko Haram in that region are on the rise again, and are claiming many victims. Among the lives recently lost were two literacy facilitators from the Bible Society of Cameroon’s Alpha Program in the Parkwa language. One of them died in early August, and the second in mid-September. Jonas, 42, an elder in the Union of Evangelical Churches in Cameroon, was killed on the night...
  • Boko Haram Jihadists Kill Eight Farmers in Nigeria’s Borno State

    10/27/2020 12:51:41 AM PDT · by xomething · 4 replies
    The Defense Post ^ | 10/26/2020 | staff writer / AFP
    The insurgents attacked the farmers on Sunday as they were harvesting crops in Moranti outside Maiduguri. Eight farmers have been killed by Boko Haram jihadists in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Monday. The insurgents attacked the farmers on Sunday as they were harvesting crops in Moranti outside Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, two sources said. “The attackers used knives, not guns, to kill all eight farmers, so as not to attract attention,” militia leader Babakura Kolo said. Local communities have resorted to armed vigilantes or militias, who work alongside the army, as self-defense. “They (Boko Haram) hacked the farmers...
  • ‘Seven soldiers killed’ as troops get tricked by Boko Haram

    10/26/2020 2:53:40 AM PDT · by xomething · 1 replies ^ | 10/23/2020 | Fermi Owolabi
    At least seven soldiers have been killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Doska, Borno state, military sources have told TheCable. The troops were said to be on a patrol to the area when they got tricked by the insurgents who appeared in military uniforms and gun trucks. Doska, a village in between Ajigin and Talala in Damboa local government area of the state, became deserted since 2015 when the insurgents took control of the area which today remains one of their strongholds. “The troops were on a fighting patrol, and when they got to Doska, they saw these people in...
  • Nigerian police kill six Boko Haram militants in gunfight

    10/25/2020 9:22:00 AM PDT · by xomething · 5 replies
    CGTN ^ | 10/25/2020 | xinhua
    At least six Boko Haram militants were killed by Nigerian police in a gunfight as they attempted to take over a community in the northeastern state of Yobe... The police engaged the Boko Haram militants in a gunfight on Saturday, as they targeted Babangida town in Tarmuwa local government area of the state... The clash lasted for about three hours, during which some militants escaped with bullet wounds, while a policeman was killed and another injured... “The terrorists torched a vigilance group vehicle, they also destroyed part of the council secretariat, divisional police station and a military base ... the...
  • Schools in Northern Cameroon Close as Boko Haram Steps Up Attacks

    10/18/2020 4:35:33 PM PDT · by xomething · 5 replies
    voanews ^ | 10/17/2020 | Moki Edwin Kindzeka
    YAOUNDE, CAMEROON - Cameroon says it has again closed more than 60 schools on its northern border with Nigeria to protect children and teaching staff from increasing Boko Haram attacks. Many people have fled the region and are now displaced. The Islamist group has stepped up its use of suicide bombers, even as the country’s military has drastically reduced the jihadists’ firepower. The central African country has deployed its military to assure the safety of the remaining civilian population in the affected regions. Ousmanou Garga, Cameroon’s basic education official on the northern border with Nigeria, says recent Boko Haram attacks...
  • Fourteen soldiers killed in jihadist attack

    10/17/2020 11:56:02 PM PDT · by xomething · 5 replies
    24heures ^ | 10/17/2020 | ATS/NXP
    Fourteen soldiers killed in jihadist attack (Nigeria) ISIS fighters launched an assault on a military base in the northeast of the country on Saturday. Several soldiers are also missing. Jihadists linked to the Islamic State (IS) organization killed 14 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, military sources said on Saturday. Several soldiers are missing. Two sources, who requested anonymity, told AFP that fighters from the Islamic State in West Africa (Iswap) group attacked the Jakana military base on Friday with machine guns and grenade launchers, a offensive followed by intense fighting....
  • Nigeria: 14 farmers eliminated by suspected Boko Haram jihadists in Maiduguri

    10/16/2020 6:33:01 AM PDT · by xomething · 7 replies
    koaci ^ | 10/14/2020 | koaci
    Farmers working in their fields have had the misfortune to meet Boko Haram Islamists in the northeast of the country. On Monday, 14 of them were simply slaughtered in their fields by jihadists in the village of Ngwom, 14km from the regional capital Maiduguri. The leader of a pro-government militia, who reported the facts on Tuesday said that only one farmer survived the attack, wounded by a deep gash, they left him for dead. The victim finds himself between life and death. Attacks attributed to Boko Haram and the rival dissident faction Islamic State in West Africa (Iswap) increasingly target...
  • Mali Coup Leaders Seized Power Days After Returning From Military Training Camp in Russia

    08/25/2020 8:19:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    GNN Liberia ^ | August 22, 2020 | Cholo Brooks
    The leaders of the coup that ousted Mali's President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita spent most of the year training in Russia before returning to boot out the democratically-elected leader at gunpoint, according to sources in the Malian military. The rebels took control of Mali's largest military base in Kati, just outside the capital, Bamako, on Tuesday before storming Keita's official residence, seizing the president and forcing him to resign as leader of the West African nation. Numerous media outlets, including the BBC, immediately reported that the coup was led by Malick Diaw and Sadio Camara, two army colonels who hold top...