Across the world, conflict and Coronavirus have not been far apart. As governments have struggled to contain COVID, jihadists have taken advantage in the Sahel – the vast arid stretch of territory that lies between the Sahara and Sub-Saharan Africa. Terrorist incidents have become tragically common across Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger
The insurgents, on foot and in several trucks fitted with machine guns, attacked Nigerian soldiers outside the town of Wulgo as well as Cameroonian soldiers deployed from across the border to assist.
The Police Command in Sokoto state on Saturday dispelled rumours of influx of Juhadists in the state.
Abu Omar Khorasani, a top IS commander in Afghanistan, on Monday in Kabul said that Trump’s campaign trail rhetoric against Muslims at one point calling for a total shutdown of Muslims entering US would play perfectly in their recruitment efforts, especially for disaffected youth in the West.
From a ragtag band of fighters conducting sporadic raids and bombings from its hideouts, Nigeria’s Boko Haram is fast evolving into a force able to take and hold territory.