Grenade explosions have claimed the lives of two people and wounded dozens others in Nigeria’s Borno State. The explosions hit the city early Thursday morning as people were busy with Eid ul Adha celebration preparations. According to the residents, loud explosions rocked the city forcing them to scamper for safety.
A recent series of attacks in northern Nigeria led to the killing of some 142 people within a week, with at least 44 others being taken hostage by armed groups who continue to fuel tension and insecurity across the west African nation. The state of Kaduna continues to record the highest number of attacks
At least five aid workers have been executed by Islamic State militants in Nigeria. The five are said to have worked with four different aid groups, namely, Action Against Hunger, Rich International, State Emergency Management Agency, and International Rescue Committee.
At least 23 Nigerian troops have been killed after they were ambushed by an armed gang in a village in the northwest part of the country. “The bodies of 23 soldiers have been accounted for while some are still missing,” said a military source. According to officials the death toll is expected to rise.
At least 20 Nigerian soldiers and more than 40 civilians have been killed by militants in two separate attacks in Borno State, in the Northeastern part of Nigeria. In one of the attacks In Monguno, a home for International non-governmental organizations, the militants overpowered the government forces, killing the 20 soldiers, and taking some of the casualties.
The jihadist group known as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) claimed responsibility for two terror attacks that rocked North-Eastern Nigeria’s Borno State yesterday. The two separate attacks took place in the areas of Monguno and Nganzai, and resulted in the death of at least 20 soldiers, as well as 40 civilians.
At least 69 people lost their lives in attacks carried out on Tuesday by the Boko Haram terrorist group at a village in northeastern Nigeria. The Reuters news agency reported that at least that many bodies were found by the authorities, and it is suspected that the number could be higher.
Thousands of refugees have been forced to flee after a devastating jihadist attack in Intikane camp in Niger that left three people dead. Most of them opted for Tlemces, which is about 27 kilometers from Intikane. The refugee camp is home to about 20,000 Malian refugees and 15,000 internally displaced Niger citizens.
At least 12 soldiers were killed in an attack by the terrorist group, Boko Haram, on a military outpost located in the southeastern region of Diffa, in Niger. The offensive took place on the night of Monday, at the Blabrine military base, and left about other ten soldiers injured.
At least twelve Nigerien soldiers have been killed after Boko Haram militants attacked a military base in Diffa region. The defense ministry said that seven militants were neutralized during the attack on Blabrine base, that also left ten soldiers wounded. Diffa is a town near the Nigerien border has experienced numerous attacks from the militant group in the recent days.
At least 75 Boko Haram militants have been killed in two operations in south Diffa and Nigerien soil in Lake Chad region. Niger’s Defense Ministry confirmed this on Wednesday. The country’s forces are said to have killed 25 of the militants on Monday after the country’s regional force launched an offensive against the jihadists on the banks of Komadougou.
At least 92 Chadian soldiers have been killed and 47 others injured in an attack by Boko Haram militants in Boma, in Chad’s western province of Lac. “We lost 92 of our soldiers, non-commissioned officers and officers,” President Idriss Deby said. “It’s the first time we have lost so many men.”
At least 31 civilians were killed in air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Saturday. The attacks in Yemen came the day after the Houthis claimed to have shot down one of the Saudi coalition’s planes. The attack was confirmed by the UN coordinator in the country, Lise Grande.
At least 30 people were burnt alive, while women and children were abducted, in northeastern Nigeria. The government spokesman, Ahmad Abdurrahman Bundi, said that the attackers stormed the area in trucks mounted with heavy weapons, killing, burning and looting before kidnapping women and children. “They killed not less than thirty people who were mostly motorists and destroyed 18 vehicles,” the spokesman said in a statement after visiting the scene.
Three aid workers and other civilians who had been held hostage by an armed group have been released, a United Nations official has said. They had been held hostage in northeast Nigeria since late December. The hostages were kidnapped on December 22 by fighters posing as soldiers who stopped a convoy of commercial vehicles travelling towards the city of Maiduguri, state capital of the northeast state of Borno.
Five Malian soldiers have been killed and four others wounded in a roadside bomb attack, a government spokesperson has said. The troops were travelling in the region of Alatona, near the border with Mauritania, when their convoy hit a bomb on Monday morning. Four vehicles were destroyed in the blast. “Reinforcements are already in place for the operation to neutralize the enemies,” government spokesman, Yaya Sangare said on Twitter.
Four Nigerian hostages held since July have been killed by members of a group that pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS or ISIL), the French aid group Action Against Hunger (AAH) said on Friday. “The armed group responsible for the kidnapping of humanitarian workers on July 18, have just murdered four hostages,” AAH said in a statement. The Paris-based organization added that one of its staff and two drivers were among those killed.
An ambush by suspected Islamic militants in a military base in western Niger has left more than 70 soldiers dead. Twelve soldiers were injured in the attack that is said to be the deadliest in the region in living memory. Niger’s Defense Minister, Issoufou Katambe, said that there was a fierce battle after around 700 militants attacked the military base in Inates, near the border with Mali. “Sadly, we regret to announce the following toll: 71 military personnel killed, 12 injured. Other missing,” the Defense Ministry said in a statement aired on national television.
Twenty seven people were killed by Islamic terrorist attacks per day, each and every day over the last six days. That was an average of five attacks per day. The overall number of attacks has increase but the number of deaths has declined three weeks in a row.
The most horrific Islamic attacks last week were in a northeast Nigerian village as the militants struck the village of Ngamngam in Borno state, near the border with Niger. The Islamic insurgents executed at least 20 locals on their farms, while many of the rest fled to the nearby town of Damasak, a government and a security source claimed.
The number of targeted attacks by extreme Islamic terrorists in 2019 is staggering. There were 569 Islamic attacks in 37 countries in which 3,237 people were killed and 3,689 were injured so far this year That works out to over 30 people killed per day and almost five attacks per day.
This week’s major news story and largest attack was a Boko Haram attack on a Nigerian Kuda-Kaya Village. That Boko Haram extremists killed at least 25 people who were returning home from a wedding celebration.