Nigeria: Jihadist Groups Clash in Deadly Battle

jihane rmili
jihane rmili
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Nigeria’s newly elected president, Bola Tinubu, faces a major security challenge in a country where jihadist groups such as Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa (Iswap) have been operating for 14 years.

The Iswap group was formed in 2016 from a split in Boko Haram, which opposes the killing of Muslims. Thus, this group became more dominant in the region after killing Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in May 2021.

The rivalry between the two groups has turned into a war around and in the Lake Chad basin, which has seen fighting in recent weeks that has left hundreds dead near the border with Niger.

A Nigerian official told the press that the authorities are aware of the fighting between the terrorists and are closely monitoring the situation.

As part of efforts to fight terrorism, the Nigerian army announced that it had killed “some 30 terrorists” from Boko Haram last week.

Jihan Rmili

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