Tag Archives: ANSARU

BOKO HARAM’S EVOLVING TACTICS AND ALLIANCES IN NIGERIA

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau(centre) flanked by three terrorists on either side PHOTO CREDIT: AFP Combating Terrorism Center at West Point http://ctc.usma.edu/posts/boko-harams-evolving-tactics-and-alliances-in-nigeria Jun 25, 2013 Author: Jacob Zenn Since Boko Haram’s[1] first attack on Bauchi prison in September 2010, the … Continue reading

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WHY WE TAKE FOREIGN HOSTAGES – ANSARU

ANSARU terrorists PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES VANGUARD April 26, 2013 ABUJA Ansaru,a breakaway militant group from Boko Haram which kidnapped seven foreign construction workers in Bauchi has explained why the group abduct foreign hostages, saying it was meant to send a … Continue reading

Posted in AL-QAEDA IN THE ISLAMIC MAGHREB(AQIM), ALGERIA, ARMED CONFLICT, BOKO HARAM ISLAMIC STATE MOVEMENT, BORDER SECURITY, COUNTERINSURGENCY OPERATIONS, GLOBAL DEFENCE NEWS, JOINT SECURITY TASK FORCE, MAURITANIA, NIGERIA, NIGERIAN ARMED FORCES, NIGERIAN PARAMILITARY FORCES, NIGERIAN SPECIAL FORCES, RISK ANALYSIS, SECURITY ISSUES AND CONCERNS, STATE SECURITY SERVICE, TERRORISM, WEST AFRICAN STANDBY FORCE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

ITALY SAY 7 FOREIGN HOSTAGES HELD BY ANSARU TERRORISTS HAVE BEEN KILLED..SAY “IT IS AN ATROCIOUS ACT OF TERRORISM”

PHOTO: AFP/GETTY IMAGES KANO, Nigeria (AP) 10 March,2013 European diplomats said Sunday that seven foreign hostages kidnapped in northern Nigeria had been killed as claimed by Islamic extremists, the worst such foreign abduction violence to hit this turbulent West African … Continue reading

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FRENCH SPECIAL FORCES DEPLOYED IN CAMEROON

(Photo credit: EURONEWS) REUTERS Wednesday, February 20,2013 French special forces have arrived in northern Cameroon to help locate a French family who were kidnapped yesterday and moved to Nigeria, a local governor said today. The abduction of three adults and … Continue reading

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GUNMEN KIDNAP 7 FOREIGNERS IN NORTH NIGERIA

* Briton, Italian, Greek and Lebanese among abducted * Islamist group claimed kidnappings last year in north * West worried about threat from “terrorism” in W.Africa BAUCHI, Nigeria Feb 17 (Reuters) Gunmen kidnapped seven foreigners and killed a security guard … Continue reading

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BOKO HARAM’S INTERNATIONAL CONNECTIONS – JACOB ZENN (WEST POINT COMBATING TERRORISM CENTRE/JAMESTOWN FOUNDATION)

Colonel(rtd)Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser Combating Terrorism Center at West Point Jan 14, 2013 Author: Jacob Zenn Since carrying out its first attack under Abubakar Shekau’s leadership in September 2010, Boko Haram has unleashed a wave of violence in northern … Continue reading

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AQIM-LINKED NIGERIA ISLAMIST GROUP, ANSARU, CLAIMS NIGERIA KIDNAP; SAY AIMED AT PROTESTING FRENCH SUPPORT FOR MALI INTERVENTION..VOW TO CONTINUE ACTION AGAINST FRENCH INTERESTS AND PEOPLE

Colonel(rtd)Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser 23/12/2012 by Aminu Abubakar KANO, Nigeria (AFP) The radical Islamist group Ansaru on Sunday claimed the recent kidnapping of a French citizen in northern Nigeria,citing France’s push for military intervention in Mali as a justification. … Continue reading

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