NIGERIAN ARMY AND BOKO HARAM’S MISADVENTURE IN DAMATURU

By Luqman Bashir Before an international coalition routed the Islamic State (ISIS/Daesh) from Syria, the fanatical terrorists had wrongly assumed an aura of invincibility. They carried out daring attacks, intensified their barbarism and did everything possible to court international attention. That quest for international attention was perhaps partly responsible for its adoption of Boko Haram faction as its Franchise in West Africa, which gave rise to the concept of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). It is certainly no coincidence that mindless Boko Haram/ISWAP attacks peaked at the same time…

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