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(THREAD) #Nigeria: In this thread I will be posting all #ISWAP attack claims and everything connected to Nigerian Army's fight against the terrorists in northeastern part of the country. It will be better to have everything in one place. Stay tuned.
Here is part of my work about #ISIS in December. The number of ISWAP attacks reported by their media has doubled compared to November:
The map of #ISWAP control in Borno. The situation has changed since - Baga, Cross Kauwa and Kukawa have been recaptured by Nigerian Army:
A photo release from the attack on Nigerian army in Damasak:
Geolocation of Nigerian Air Force airstrikes near Auno:
Another photo release, this time from area near and in Baga, photos were probably taken in December, but were released on 10/01, after Nigerian Army recaptured the town:
Official #ISIS video release from "Wilayah West Africa" on the same day:
#ISWAP claim about attack in Gajiram on 16/01. I expressed my concern that if the town had been lost, Maiduguri would have been in danger:
18/01: A claim of #ISWAP attacking Nigerian Army in Malam Fatori:
The same day: As part of my ISIS attacks heatmap, I uploaded this map of Lake Chad area:
24/01: #ISWAP claimed attacking Nigerian Army in Geidam, briefly taking control of the town:
Yesterday #ISWAP claimed attacking Nigerian army in Ajiri two days ago. According to the statement, seven Nigerian soldiers were killed, several were wounded. ISWAP also claimed capturing a 4x4 vehicle and some ammunition.
While most reports said the attack happened in Ajiri in Konduga Local Government Area (S of Maiduguri), I got a confirmed info that the attacked settlement is in Dikwa LGA, closer to the border with Cameroon. The correct location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
"The Nigerian Army said it killed at least four Boko Haram insurgents and recovered weapons in a clearance operation on the sect’s suspected hideout along Makinta Meleri in Konduga Local Government Area, Borno state.": guardian.ng/news/army-kill…
The location (makes it seem like the insurgents were from JAS (Shekau faction) rather than ISWAP, but I was unable to confirm it. Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
I also got an information about a JAS attack on Banki IDP camp last night. Nigerian and Cameroonian soldiers repelled the assault. According to the info there were no injuries among soldiers and civilians. Location of Banki: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
I looked through all claimed ISWAP attacks in that period (27/10-24/01) and the numbers are: at least 198 soldiers killed, at least 22 wounded, 11 captured, 7 tanks captured, 8 destroyed, 1 damaged, 26 vehicles captured, 16 destroyed, 1 damaged.
Also at least 4 military barracks burned, 1 Howitzer captured, 1 APC destroyed and 2 BMP destroyed. Detailed list: pastebin.com/kjRprU1c
198 isn't 280, but in many attacks "several" soldiers were claimed killed (phrase ISIS uses when they don't know real number of killed).
ISWAP also claimed killing 140 soldiers in 5 days of Baga offensive, so total number could be even higher than claimed there. In my opinion it would be impossible to confirm 200 killed soldiers via official sources. However, ISIS is known for inflating the casualty count.
#ISWAP claims killing 30 Nigerian soldiers in an attack yesterday in Logomani, Ngala LGA. Info I received this morning was the attack was repelled by Nigerian Army.
Short info about Logomani - the town is on the road from Maiduguri to Gamboru and the border with Cameroon. Both ISWAP and Shekau's faction (JAS) are said to be operating in that area.
In fact, ISWAP claimed the attack in Logomani recently - on 23/12 they said they killed 5 Nigerian soldiers in the assault.
Air Force ‘destroys’ terrorists’ hideout in Borno town: premiumtimesng.com/regional/nnort… I couldn't find the reported "Kaicungul" village, about 100 km northwest of Monguno. It's probably in one of those LGA's: Guzamala, Mobbar, Abadam. Will post it if found.
"Many civilians were feared killed and dozens missing after Boko Haram insurgents attacked Ran of Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State yesterday": dailytrust.com.ng/many-soldiers-…
Info I received from the locals confirms what is in the article: Nigerian Army withdrew from Rann on Sunday, about 40% of the population fled towards Cameroon and crossed the border. Those who remained were attacked yesterday, up to 60 killed, many abducted and buildings burned.
Currently JAS (Shekau faction) is said to be in control of Rann.
In September, "the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday restated that the Boko Haram terrorists had been “highly degraded”[...]." How bad does it look now. Currently I'd probably not trust him if he told me 2 plus 2 was 4.
#Update: Nigerian Army entered Rann, JAS probably withdrew some time ago.
#Nigeria: "The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed another terrorists’ hideout at Limberi." Similarly named village, "Limbori" is shown in OSM in that area("92 km NW of Monguno"), likely the same. Location: bit.ly/2Bk8dsz
prnigeria.com/2019/01/29/naf…
The #Nigeria n air force’s air task force (ATF) of operation Lafiya Dole has raided and destroyed #BokoHaram’s logistics base in #Sambisa forest, #Borno state.

thecable.ng/air-force-jets…
#Nigeria: #ISWAP claims killing 15 and capturing 2 Nigerian soldiers in an attack in Dikwa, #Borno State.

The ISWAP attacks seem to have its target changed, recently they have attacked a number of positions near Maiduguri-Gamboru road.
The local info I got is yesterday evening the Nigerian Army convoy was attacked 2 kilometers from Dikwa. Can't confirm if it's about the same attack as no date was given in the statement.
#Nigeria: Suspected Members of dreaded #BokoHaram sect on Friday morning laid ambush and abducted unspecified number of passengers along Damaturu-Buni Yadi-Biu road.
Buni Gari, attacked in recent weeks by #ISWAP, is on this road: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

vanguardngr.com/2019/02/boko-h…
#Nigeria n Army denies reports mentioned in the previous tweet, says no passengers were abducted: m.facebook.com/story.php?stor…
#Nigeria: "Group dismisses report of #BokoHaram attack in #Rann"
"A civil society group, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre has accused Amnesty International of spawning fake news."

thecable.ng/group-dismisse…
vanguardngr.com/2019/02/boko-h…
Wait, what? I talked to a person who was near Rann and saw the terror there. People had to hide in order to survive. Everything I heard from that person was confirmed by @AmnestyNigeria. It's not fake news.
That group is so delusional, it suddenly became Iraqi Army circa 2014.
Pardon my French, but what the massive fuck...
"Contrary to AI's claims, at no point of the assessment, was any report of the killing of 60 civilians made either by the civilians themselves [...] or by the members of the Joint Task Force"
#Nigeria:
#ISWAP claims killing 3 Nigerian soldiers and destroying a vehicle in an IED attack on Marte-Dikwa road, #Borno State.
Location of the road: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
#Nigeria:
#ISWAP claims destroying 3 Nigerian Army tanks yesterday near "Mile Four". If I'm not mistaken, it's the same base near Baga, where a video for #Amaq was filmed.
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
#Niger:
#BokoHaram kill six in southeast Niger. "“Six people were killed on Friday night by Boko Haram at Bague Djaradi,” a village in Toumour commune, the official told AFP, adding the assailants were on foot."
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
punchng.com/boko-haram-kil…
#Nigeria:
#ISWAP claims a yesterday's attack on Nigerian Army positions in Malam Fatori, killing and wounding several soldiers.
It's probably this attack. If in #ISWAP terminology "several soldiers killed/wounded" means "we had to withdraw because Nigerian Army repelled our assault", then I'm ok with it.
And photo of dead #ISWAP members, killed in Malam Fatori
"The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday said the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) logistics base near Arge in the northern part of Borno State."
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
dailytrust.com.ng/naf-air-crafts…
#Nigeria:
Some worrisome news from #Adamawa State, as #BokoHaram (presumably Shekau faction) has atttacked Michika.
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
thecable.ng/breaking-adama…
Sahara Reporters says five towns were captured by #BokoHaram - Madagali: bit.ly/2S9dXzK Shuwa: bit.ly/2TuIkNC Michika (location in previous tweet) Gulak: bit.ly/2MNQspS Baza: bit.ly/2RFWJ7M
saharareporters.com/2019/02/04/bre…
I've seen some tweets saying the Nigerian Army has repelled the attack and all towns are under its control. Although I would very much like this to be true, when in December ISWAP took control of Baga, the Army also has said that attack was repelled.
Chadian soldiers reportedly captured Ngoboua and other areas from ISWAP. This side of fight against them is really unreported.
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
#ISWAP reportedly attacked Nigerian Army in Kanamma, #Yobe State. According to these reports, the attack was repelled.
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Thread about geolocation of NAF airstrike east of Arege:
"Soldiers yesterday repelled an attack on Shuwa town in Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa State."
"the militants took over the town until the arrival of soldiers [...] who engaged them in a battle that lasted for two hours and subdued them"
dailytrust.com.ng/military-repel…
#Nigeria:
#ISWAP claims a yesterday's attack on Nigerian Army position in Kanari/Konari (كناري, #Borno State), in which 2 Nigerian soldiers were killed. The barracks are also claimed burned.
I don't have confirmation about the location, will post it when I'm 100 percent sure.
#Nigeria:
#ISWAP claims an attack on Nigerian Army in Malam Fatori, "several" Nigerian soldiers claimed killed/wounded.
Deleted previous tweet.

Info I received is: Attack happened early in the morning (after 6 a.m.). Both ISWAP members and Nigerian soldiers are said to be killed in the clashes, the number of the dead is unknown.
#Nigeria:
Nigerian army says they repelled an #ISWAP attack in Malam Fatori yesterday morning, several ISWAP militants neutralised/wounded.

m.facebook.com/story.php?stor…

cc @CalibreObscura
#Nigeria:
Reports about an attack in Ngowum, east of #Maiduguri, attackers unknown, rather JAS (Shekau) than #ISWAP, but no confirmation about that.
Location according to OSM: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
And another information about attack along Maiduguri-Gamboru road, with attackers also unknown.
This is where areas of ISWAP and JAS activities overlap, with ISWAP recently claiming attacks near Dikwa and JAS attacking closer to Maiduguri.
#Nigeria:
#ISWAP claims attacking Nigerian Army position in Malam Fatori yesterday, "several" soldiers claimed killed/wounded. Second claim of attack there in three days, third in a week.
#Nigeria:
#ISWAP claims killing three Nigerian soldiers and wounding several yesterday in an attack in Gum (غوم) in Borno State. They also claim seizing two vehicles, weapons and ammunition.

So far I can't confirm the location, but, I will post it when it's fully confimed.
Confirmation: The attacked village turns out to be Ngowum: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…. The attack, suspected to be carried out by JAS, was in fact commited by ISWAP. Sadly, their attacks are coming closer and closer to eastern entrance to Maiduguri.
"A soldier and a local chief were killed in Boko Haram [Shekau faction] attacks in Madagali, Adamawa State on Saturday, military and civilian sources said on Sunday."
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

punchng.com/soldier-villag…
"Three soldiers were killed when Boko Haram jihadists raided a military base in northeast Nigeria, security sources said on Saturday."
This is the confirmation about the attack in Ngowum.
vanguardngr.com/2019/02/boko-h…
"Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has vowed that the military will break the unholy alliance between the Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State West Africa or ISWA."
I'd love that to be true, but I once said I wouldn't trust him if he said 2+2=4, so I'm not sure.
vanguardngr.com/2019/02/milita…
"Troops Pursue Boko Haram in Buni-Yadi Axis"
That's important, ISWAP has been attacking Nigerian Army in that area in recent weeks, the Army needs to secure it.
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

prnigeria.com/2019/02/11/tro…
"NAF AIRCRAFT OBLITERATE TERRORISTS’ TRAINING CAMP AT MALKONORY IN NORTHERN BORNO STATE"

It is almost impossible to geolocate because of very low quality, but it is somewhere east/northeast of Malam Kaunari: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
#Nigeria:
#ISWAP claims killing 3 Nigerian soldiers, capturing 3 others and burning the barracks yesterday in Buni Gari (#Yobe State).
Just as I tweeted about need of clearing that area from ISWAP militants.
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
"Boko Haram Opens Fire On Borno Governor's Convoy"
Details are still scarse, the attacking group is unknown. ISWAP has claimed attacks near Gamboru in the past, but JAS are also known to be operating nearby.
saharareporters.com/2019/02/13/bre…
#Nigeria:
#ISWAP claims an attack on Nigerian Army near Monguno, no claim about killed Nigerian soldiers, although they say they captured some mortar shells and ammunition.
I guess they attacked this base near the town: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
More about attack on Governor Shettima - according to this article his convoy was attacked near Gajibo - wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
thenationonlineng.net/breaking-one-s…
Meanwhile, #Nigeria n Army says they repelled JAS (#BokoHaram) attack yesterday near Madagali (#Adamawa), killing 5 terrorists. In the morning 6 more bodies of neutralised attackers were found. The Army has also published the photos of captured equipment.
m.facebook.com/story.php?stor…
Back to attack on Governor's convoy, #ISWAP (as suspected) says they killed at least 42 members of the convoy and destroyed 10 vehicles yesterday in the ambush.
The official sources still say only 3 people were killed.
More info from #ISWAP, who in the official statement (previous was from #AmaqAgency) claim that among the dead are the Nigerian soldiers. 2 people and 4 vehicles also claimed captured.

To clarify, the Governor is said to be safe, the attack targeted the end of his convoy.
A great article by @PremiumTimesng about the attack on Governor's convoy. It seems ISWAP used the same vehicles they previously captured from Nigerian Army to attack the convoy.

premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines…
2 conclusions: First, ISWAP utilized the same tactic as in attacks on military bases (dressing as soldiers and ambushing those not expecting). Second, nobody in the convoy should be travelling that road in the dark. Ignoring the warning is the reason why so many people died.
I am salty, because listening to the military is the most important thing in the warzone. They tell you not to go, you don't go. It doesn't matter if you're a civilian or a governor. They know better.
BTW. I'm waiting for the statement from the Army, I wonder what they'll say.
"Nearly 200 Cameroonians who were members of Nigeria's Boko Haram jihadist group have returned home and surrendered to the authorities after breaking with the organisation, the government said Thursday."

france24.com/en/20190214-18…
#Nigeria:
#ISWAP claims killing/wounding "several" Nigerian soldiers yesterday in an attack in Gajibo.
First an attack on Governor's convoy nearby, now this. I don't want to sound too obvious, but that area is NOT SAFE.
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Additional official #ISIS statement says a mortar, some ammunition and a BMP were captured (please anyone confirm, I don't know Arabic, the only few words I know are terrorism and battle-related and I see a word "ghanima" in there).
Five people were killed as a result of suicide bombing and gunshots in Jiddari Polo area in #Maiduguri (#Borno State) this morning. The attackers' affiliation is unknown, but they were neutralised. There are photos of a recovered IED (or perhaps a SVEST).

The location (southern Maiduguri) suggests the attacking group is JAS (Shekau), but that is still to be confirmed.
Approx. location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
TheCable says (and I have a confirmation via sources) that the attack started in a mosque, where two suicide bombers detonated their explosive vests.
thecable.ng/breaking-boko-…
And another #ISWAP claim of attack in Malum Fatori (#Borno State, #Nigeria). This time they say they killed/wounded "several" Nigerian soldiers and destroyed a vehicle in an ambush.
#Niger:
#ISWAP claims killing a Nigerien soldier, wounding others and capturing 7 vehicles yesterday in an attack on Nigerien Army outpost in Chétimari.
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
231, 331 Bn and SF Brigade Biu of Op LAFIYA DOLE have on Saturday the 16th of February, 2019 ambushed Boko Haram around Warawara in Borno State.

Captured: 2 AK47's, 5 AK magazines and... a poster (?) of Gov. Shettima.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
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Nigerian Army says it has neutralised 5 terrorists near Buni Yadi yesterday evening. 4 soldiers (including an officer) were killed in the clash, 5 wounded. ISWAP will surely claim the attack.
Captured: 9 AK-47's, 4 IED's, a technical and more:
m.facebook.com/story.php?stor…
As @A_Salkida notes, there were two more ISWAP/JAS attacks in the same time - one in Gajigana (north of Maiduguri) and the other in Gajibo. The info is limited, so far the military has not spoken about these attacks.
#ISWAP claims the attack in Gajigana (as expected). In the statement they say "several" Nigerian soldiers were killed/wounded.
As the attacked was repelled by Nigerian Army, it further confirms that if ISWAP doesn't use the number for killed/wounded soldiers, the attack failed.
Nigerian Army repelled an JAS attack near Banki (Bama LGA of #Borno State, near the border with Cameroon). 2 terrorists were killed (rest fled), 2 motorbikes and 7 bikes were captured.
Update: Punch via AFP says 2 Nigerian soldiers were killed in that attack.

I received an information that actually 3 soldiers died there. 6 other soldiers were wounded. It's likely JAS losses were higher than reported (no info about actual number).

punchng.com/boko-haram-kil…
Adding yesterday's thread about geolocating NAF strike in Malkonory on 10/02.

Sahara Reporters: 18 people were killed in Koshebe (Jere LGA of #Borno State), northeast of Maiduguri. They were attacked while collecting firewood and charcoal they would later sell.
JAS is probably behind that attack, as ISWAP doesn't target civilians.

saharareporters.com/2019/02/19/bre…
Info I received: About 30 residents of Gongulong were ambushed near Koshebe on Monday. 5 of them returned safely, the rest didn't. The next day 8 bodies were found, with 5 more bodies in the evening and a person badly injured in the evening. That person later died in hospital.
In total: 14 people died, 11 are still missing, possibly kidnapped.
Gonulong: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Koshebe: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
#Cameroon:
Two Boko Haram militants neutralised this morning by MNJTF near N1 road between Goulma and Gassama. (via L'Oeil du Sahel)
Goulma (approx. location): wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
#Cameroon:
One person killed, five wounded in a suicide attack today in Kerawa (via L'Oeil du Sahel)
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1… (shown as "city in Cameroon" lol)
"One survivor said he saw about 40 bodies; another estimated that as many as 100 died. The militants also took between 100 and 200 people captive, officials said." (h/t @RobertPostings)
reuters.com/article/us-nig…
#Chad:
"Boko Haram jihadists killed five people, wounded five others, and kidnapped nine — including six women — in attacks on two villages in western Chad, an official source told AFP Thursday."

vanguardngr.com/2019/02/5-kill…
Update: Attack repelled, some residents are already back in Zabarmari, but some are indeed in Gongulong Lawanti. One Nigerian soldier killed in the attack, several attackers were neutralised after their vehicles got stuck.

L'Oeil du Sahel said Chadian soldiers crossed into Cameroon near Kousseri (video below). Confirmed information that this evening they entered Nigerian territory in Gambaru as part of the Operation Yancin Tafki.

About Operation Yancin Tafki - "the operation [...] is to take the battle to the remaining last hideouts of Boko Haram Terrorists within the designated area of responsibility of the MNJTF and subsequently rout the terrorists"

channelstv.com/2019/02/21/bok…
Reportedly (from both officials and my sources) situation in Maiduguri was *just* military and not insurgents. Really unwise from the Army, however people are now voting, may it stay that way.

dailytrust.com.ng/police-refute-…
Also, the situation in Geidam (#Yobe State) is now said to be calm, as #ISWAP withdrew/was repelled from the town after attacking this morning. However, many people had to flee.
Nigerian Air Force says it has destroyed #ISWAP camp in Zanari (#Borno State). More in this thread:
While Nigerian Police refuted reports about bomb attacks in Maiduguri, #ISWAP now claims they targeted the airport in the capital of #Borno State with 5 Grad missiles and Nigerian Army positions with 2 missiles. That's interesting.
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Also, 3 rockets were targeting "Federal Secretary" (?, "فيدرال سكتيري"). No info about casualties.
I received an information that Nigerian Army started shooting when they spotted several armed insurgents near the city, this could explain both shelling and Army reaction.
#ISIS #Amaq Agency released a video showing targeting Nigerian military with GRAD rockets in Maiduguri this morning.
For those interested, they were shelling from the west. Not surprising, given the location of Maiduguri Airport, but indicating ISWAP is capable of launcing attacks from both east and west of the city.
#ISWAP claims two attacks from yesterday "in attempt to disrupt elections" - one in Geidam and the other near Monguno (presumably somewhere in Monguno LGA). "Several" Nigerian soldiers claimed killed/wounded.
Also in the statement, ISWAP said they killed 21 "apostates", wounded many in yesterday's shelling of Maiduguri.
#ISWAP also claims the attack in Zabarmari two days ago, says 3 Nigerian soldiers killed, their weapons captured.

I admit, I thought it was JAS that was behind the attack.
3 claims from #ISWAP, all of them being mortar shelling: Goniri (#Yobe, 10 shells, no info about casualties), Buni Yadi (Yobe, 10 shells, 1 Nigerian soldier killed) and Damboa (#Borno, 8 shells, no info about casualties).
#Nigeria n Air Force says it has neutralised several #ISWAP members during a meeting in Kolloram (Borno State).

Haven't found the location yet, will update, if it's found.

m.facebook.com/story.php?stor…
From 2 days ago:
"The Air Component of the Multinational Joint Task Force has attacked the Boko Haram logistics base on the border between Nigeria and Republic of Niger"

Location: around Dorou, west of Damasak (nowhere to be seen on maps)

vanguardngr.com/2019/02/air-fo…
And, obviously, found it a minute after tweeting...

Shown as Douro, in Diffa region of Niger: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
I assume this is from where the attack on Chetimari was launched, the only other possible way could be a raid across Komadougou Yobe river, but it's unlikely because, well, it's a river.
#ISWAP claims yesterday's attack on Nigerian soldiers in the village, I assume, called "Mana Ti", "Muna Ti" or "Mina Ti". I didn't receive any information about the correct name, I can't find it on the map, it's probably a typo, but I can't confirm that either.
The statement also says a number of Nigerian soldiers were killed/wounded, in the attack "various types of weapons" (typical ISIS statement phrase) were used.
Confirmation: The location is Mile Ninety, north of Monguno, big thanks to @ba_zannah for pointing that out.

wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
#ISWAP claims ambushing Nigerian soldiers in Cross Kauwa, killing 3 of them, wounding many.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
The Grad attack on Maiduguri is the main article in weekly #ISIS newspaper, al-Naba. #ISWAP is also the wilayah with the most claimed killed people this week (62).
#Nigeria:
At least 5 people killed in an attack in Khaddamari (northeast of Maiduguri) yesterday evening. Can't confirm which BH faction is responsible, but #ISWAP attacked nearby village of Zabarmari last week.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
#ISWAP claims Khaddamari attack ("Atidmari" in the statement), says 10 "apostates" killed in the assault on Nigerian Army barracks, several wounded, a 4x4 vehicle destroyed and weapons and ammunition captured.
BTW. I think that is the first time I've seen ISWAP statements so early in the day, usually they are posted in the late afternoon/evening local time.
ISIS Media has also published two photos from "Wilayah West Africa" - first (shown here) is this Nigerian Army technical captured by ISWAP; no details given about where it was captured. Second - a killed Nigerian soldier - for obvious reasons won't be shown here.
A convoy of civilians, escorted by Nigerian soldiers, was attacked yesterday on the road from Bama to Banki (southeast of Borno State). Two civilians killed, some wounded.
Approx. location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
On Friday there was a suicide bombing (PBIED) in Madagali LGA (northern Adamawa State). Sources say a number of people were killed/injured.
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
After five days of silence from #ISWAP, today they claimed an attack on Nigerian Army in Damboa (southwest of Maiduguri), killing 1 soldier.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
A new issue of #ISIS newspaper (Al-Naba) is out, the only mention of #ISWAP is the report about the attack in Khaddamari, originally claimed on 02/03. Nothing about the change in leadership of the group, we still have to wait.
Despite photos from that attack circulating in the internet for days, only today the Nigerian Army made a statement about countering the BH attack in Ngwom 3 days ago. 5 attackers neutralised, 2 technicals and a number of weapons captured.
Photos:
In the same statement the Nigerian Army said it stopped a JAS attack in Kubu (Shani LGA in southern part of Borno State), killing 1 attacker and capturing his AK-47. The attack also happened 3 days ago.

Statement: m.facebook.com/story.php?stor…
#ISWAP claims the attack on Nigerian Army in Disaman (name unclear, دسمان in Arabic, I need help from locals) yesterday, several Nigerian soldiers claimed injured.
#ISWAP also claims the attack in Ngowum, the same the Nigerian Army posted photos today. The statement says a number of Nigerian soldiers were killed/wounded.
Update: The first attack happened in Dusuman, northeast of Maiduguri.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
In a third statement today, #ISWAP claims killing 30 Nigerien soldiers and capturing two 4x4 vehicles in an attack in Toumour in Diffa Region, northeast of the town of Diffa.
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
"Several people have died in an attack by the jihadist group Boko Haram in southeastern Niger, local sources said on Saturday. "There have been deaths, including police, and also some wounded, in this attack by Boko Haram""

timesnownews.com/international/…
The ISWAP statement is the only place that mentions Toumour, most of the sources say the attack happened near Gueskerou (in village called Woulwa), 30km SW of Toumour. ActuNiger says only 5 gendarmes were killed.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

actuniger.com/societe/14928-…
More about the attack in Gueskerou, the Nigerian Army says 27 terrorists were neutralised, 6 gun trucks were destroyed, equipment, guns and ammuniton was captured.

Link to the statement: facebook.com/NigerianArmy/p…
In the same statement the Army says the MNJTF forces confronted ISWAP near Abadam, neutralising 23 terrorists and capturing 1 alive, also capturing more guns, motorbikes and gun trucks. Good to see the MNJTF cooperation in the area.

cc @CalibreObscura
Premium Times reports (via NAN) a Boko Haram attack in Mafa on Friday night. The attack was repelled by the Nigerian Army and despite the attack, the next day many people went to vote in the election. "Scores" of attackers were reportedly killed.

premiumtimesng.com/regional/nnort…
A series of suicide attacks in Madagali LGA of Adamawa State on Sunday morning: First, an attacker killed himself and another person near a church in Shuwa.

premiumtimesng.com/regional/nnort…
Second, a triple botched suicide attack in Gulak, also targeting a church in the village. Two suicide vests exploded, killing the attackers, while third reportedly "ran into the bush". There were no casualties among civilians.

vanguardngr.com/2019/03/suicid…
Nigerian Air Force: "The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ vehicle and some logistics infrastructure at Tumbun Sale and Tumbun Allura on the fringes of Lake Chad"

Source: facebook.com/hqnigerianairf…
In both locations there were air strikes against #ISWAP in the past, sadly nothing helps in conducting a good geolocation. It's still possible, but might take a while (unless someone already knows where those villages are).
#Cameroon: Boko Haram kidnapped the son of a village leader in Waro village, near Sagme yesterday night. On the same night a person was killed in Magam Arabe. (via L'Oeil du Sahel)
Sagme: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Magam Arabe:
wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
15 kilometers west of Sagme, in Nigeria, lays Zanari village, where NAF conducted airstrikes targeting ISWAP camp on 20/02. It doesn't prove ISWAP is behind this attack (might as well be JAS), but makes it seem likely.
More about airstrikes in Zanari:
Nigerian Army says it has neutralised a number of Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to infliltrate their position around Bula-Yobe, near Banki two days ago. A technical and several motorbikes destroyed, another technical captured.

Source: facebook.com/NigerianArmy/p…
"NAF ISR platforms and Alpha Jet attack aircraft, working in synergy with [...] the Nigerien Air Force, supported surface troops of the MNJTF to pursue and decimate fleeing ISWAP fighters around Tumbun Rego area [...] on 12 March 2019."
Tumbun Rego: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
"The effectiveness of interdiction and close air support missions conducted by the attack aircraft of the 2 countries facilitated the routing of the terrorists at Arege, resulting in the killing of 33 fighters"

Arege: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

Source: prnigeria.com/2019/03/13/mnj…
Arege was, to my understanding, under ISWAP control, the Nigerian Army never claimed they recaptured it (to be fair, they never said they lost it). Tumbun Rego is in the middle of ISWAP-held area, the MNJTF land offensive against them there is a great info.
Very important development - #ISWAP claims a SVBIED (!) attack, targeting Nigerian troops near Arege yesterday. Mustafa al-Ansari, according to the statement, killed/wounded a number of Nigerian troops.

cc @HKaaman @BokoWatch @A_Salkida
The newest issue of ISIS newspaper - al-Naba - gives some more info about the SVBIED attack near Arege. Targeted troops were allegedly Chadian soldiers.
2 informations from Nigerian Army:
1. Cameroonian, Nigerien and Nigerian aircrafts destroyed ISWAP positions in Tunbun Rego
2. More info about the clash in Arege:
MNJTF forces killed 33 terrorists, destroyed an APC, captured 2 technicals, a mortar and a number of AK-47's.

Source: facebook.com/story.php?stor…
#Cameroon: Three people found dead yesterday in Sandawadjiri after a #BokoHaram attack (via L'Oeil du Sahel)

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
#Niger: #ISWAP claims shelling Diffa airport yesterday with three Grad missiles.

Location of the airport: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
"The deposed leader of an IS-backed faction of Boko Haram has been detained by more radical elements who seized control of the group, three well-informed sources have told AFP."

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Information from yesterday: Two people killed in an attack in Zeleved (#Cameroon, via L'Oeil du Sahel).

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Michika LGA (Adamawa State) currently under JAS attack (h/t @yerima_goni)
"Eight people were killed in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, near the border with Cameroon on Monday when a vehicle hit a roadside mine, security sources told AFP."

Warabe, the location of the attack (in JAS area of operation): wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

vanguardngr.com/2019/03/landmi…
More information about the attack in Michika from SaharaReporters, the info about "takeover" should be taken with a pinch of salt, as it's probably nothing more than just a raid.

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#ISIS released a new photoreport from "Wilayah West Africa", showing their attack in Toumour (#Niger). What is the weapon used in the second photo?
Nigerian Army says it repelled the assault on Michika and neutralised several Boko Haram (JAS) terrorists. Three vehicles and one motorbike were also captured.

Source: facebook.com/story.php?stor…
Premium Times (quoting NAN) says the attackers burned a bank in Michika. I understand that before they set in on fire, they managed to steal lots of money.

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The report about stolen money is confirmed by Vanguard, a number of civilians were also killed in the attack.

vanguardngr.com/2019/03/boko-h…
Newest issue of al-Naba has an article about two SVBIED attacks commited by #ISWAP recently. One was mentioned previously (Mustafa al-Ansari, near Arege). The other (Abu Adam al-Ansari) detonated his SVBIED during an attack in Toumour.

cc @HKaaman @BokoWatch @A_Salkida
The date of the second attack is "6 Rajab" (March 13). There was an attack in Toumour recently, but it was claimed four days earlier. I did not receive any info about a second attack in Toumour, so I don't know how to understand it.
Nevermind the last tweet, I found the information about the suicide attack. The source actually says several soldiers were killed. ISIS claimed the attack killed just 1 soldier:
actuniger.com/societe/14953-…
"Four farmers were killed in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state, witnesses said on Wednesday"

Lassa: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

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"The Borno Government has warned fishermen and fish merchants against aiding Boko Haram insurgents so as to fast-track successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign"

Not that easy to implement, I don't think fishermen aid them willingly.

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#ISWAP claims killing 5 "Crusader African Alliance" (MNJTF) soldiers yesterday in an attack on their position in Monguno (Borno State).
#ISWAP also claims shelling two Nigerian Army positions yesterday - in Malam Fatori they fired six mortar shells, in Monguno - four.
#ISWAP with a fourth claim today - 10 Nigerian soldiers killed and a vehicle destroyed in an ambush on Monguno-Gajiram road (also yesterday).

Regarding the first attack reported today - Amaq says three of the killed soldiers were Chadian and two were Nigerian.
Lots of #ISWAP reports today - these photos show shelling Diffa airport with Grad rockets.
"Boko Haram militants killed at least 23 Chadian soldiers overnight [...] in what appeared to be the deadliest such attack inside Chad by the Islamist insurgents."

Can't find Dangdala on map, DM me if you know the location.

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On the same day the Chadian soldiers were attacked, 8 people (7 men, 1 woman) were killed in an attack in Dewa Kargueri (Diffa region, Niger).

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

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Important development: ISIS' "Wilayah West Africa" released a photo showing "soldiers of Caliphate" in Burkina Faso.
I see two options there:
1. ISGS is regarded as part of Wilayah West Africa
2. This very small cell (7 fighters) pledged allegiance to or was sent there by ISWAP.
#ISWAP claims attacking Nigerian Army in "Kologamana" (كولوغمانا) near Monguno yesterday, says 2 soldiers killed, third wounded, a tank destroyed. Terrorists also claim burning the Army position.

Can't find the village on map, DM me if you know (DM's are open).
Before I hear the word "FAKE NEWS" - there was a big attack near Monguno yesterday evening. The Nigerian Army repelled the assault.
Some updates I didn't post, for the sake of clarity. (all via L'Oeil du Sahel, all in Cameroon):
19/03: A man killed in BH attack in Goubouldi
25/03, Morning: A woman killed in BH attack in Goulouzivini
25/03, Evening: 17 BH members arrested in Amchide (bit.ly/2Ym0Cnb)
"Suspected Boko Haram insurgents on Monday evening made an attempt to capture Kopa Village in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

However, they were repelled by troops of the Nigerian Army."

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

saharareporters.com/2019/03/25/bre…
"Boko Haram jihadists killed at least seven villagers in a series of attacks in southeastern Niger[...], a local official and an NGO said on Sunday.

The attackers carried out three separate raids overnight Saturday[...]."

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"The Chiefs of Defence Staff of the United Kingdom and France [...] respectively have alerted the Nigerian military that the Islamic State terrorist group in the West African region (ISWAP) was a larger threat of violent extremism than Boko Haram."

vanguardngr.com/2019/03/iswap-…
12 people killed (AFP says 10, both not including attackers) killed in double suicide bombing in N'Guigmi. ISWAP has not claimed responsibility (yet). Unclear if it will at all - victims are civilians, not soldiers.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

actuniger.com/societe/14983-…
New issue of "al-Naba" - An article about ISIS activities in "Wilayah West Africa" in last week. No new attacks reported, each has been claimed recently.
The photo is from the attack in Toumour, also previously published by ISIS.
In the same number - a big article about ISIS (technically ISGS) actions in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso. There are people with much bigger knowledge about that region (like @MENASTREAM) - I'll leave it to them.
In that article - two claims about suicide attacks (most likely SVBIEDs):
1. Targeting French soldiers on Menaka-Anuzagren road (attacker: Hasan Usman al-Ansari).
2. Targeting French soldiers in Akabar, south of Menaka (attacker: Omar Sinda).
Also in that article, ISIS published photo of documents of two killed US Army personnel (one of them killed in Tongo Tongo ambush; couldn't find any information about the second one) and a killed Canadian geologist. Because it's sensitive information, decided not to post them.
"Many people are feared dead while hundreds of residents fled their homes, as suspected Boko Haram terrorists attacked a military checkpoint in Biu LGA of Borno State on Wednesday night."
Can't tell if it's ISWAP or JAS.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

saharareporters.com/2019/03/28/sev…
"[Babagana Umara, Borno Governor-Elect] said his administration would initiate sound programmes to address the root cause of Boko Haram insurgency, providing job opportunities to the teeming unemployed youth, promote discipline and social rehabilitation."

punchng.com/addressing-roo…
"The Nigerian Army has said that its troops are conducting fighting patrols and raids in Adamawa State and in the North-East Theatre of Operation generally to stop the onslaughts of the Boko Haram terrorists in the region."

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The attack in Miringa, reported today by SaharaReporters, now claimed by ISWAP. Several Nigerian soldiers killed/wounded, an armored vehicle destroyed according to the statement.

Information from yesterday evening, saw some reports about the attack being repelled, but no statement from Nigerian Army.

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Nigerian Army has posted an update regarding their campaign against ISWAP:

"1. MNJTF troops operating around Damasak, Garunda and Gazabure destroyed a vehicle smuggling petrol and other logistics for Boko Haram"

Garunda: bit.ly/2WwZ5sz
Gazabure: bit.ly/2U2pSQN
"2. Acting on intercepted Boko Haram communication, a coalition of MNJTF Air Forces conducted air interdictions in Madayi, Meri and Tchoukou-Bol and destroyed Boko Haram logistic equipment concealed in thickly forested areas."

Waiting to see the airstrikes. Locations below:
Madayi: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Meri: Couldn't find, the only one in the nearby area is in Kanem region, too far away from Lake Chad.
Tchoukou-Bol: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1… (Can't confirm the location in 100 percent, source: GeoNames)
"3. MNJTF troops in conjunction with national forces operating in Mallam Fatori - Bosso axis discovered and neutralized 3 road side bombs planted by Boko Haram Terrorists. Also recovered were a Gun Truck and assorted ammunition abandoned by fleeing Boko Haram fighters."
"4. Similarly, troops of the MNJTF and national forces operating in Doro Naira and Ngolom environs made contact with Boko Haram Terrorists and at the end of the engagement 5 terrorists were killed, 3 captured, while others fled."
"2 out of the 3 captured terrorists were eventually killed when the vehicle conveying them went over a road side bomb planted by Boko Haram themselves."
Doro Naira: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Also, being killed by an IED they planted themselves really deserves a Benny Hill theme. 😂
Despite being hilarious, this part is also important. In December Doro Naira was said to be under ISWAP control. I didn't receive any information about it, but it sounds like a push from Baga towards north - Kangarwa, Metele and evetually meeting troops pushing from Malam Fatori.
"5. Tired of waiting for the unrealized Boko Haram Caliphate, three (3) Boko Haram Terrorists have Surrendered to troops of MNJTF Sector 1 in Balgaram, Cameroon."

I don't like that kind of language, it just sounds bad. Cameroon suggests they were rather from JAS than ISWAP.
"At least 13 soldiers were killed and an unconfirmed number of them severely wounded in Borno State on Monday when they stepped on a landmine planted by Boko Haram"

The photos can be found online, but are indeed too gory to post them.

saharareporters.com/2019/03/29/exc…
Approximate location of the attack: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
#ISWAP claims an attack in "Mayarari" (مياراري) in Borno yesterday, says several Nigerian soldiers killed/wounded, the Army position burned.
Can't find the location on map. As always, if you know where it is, DM me (DM's are always open).
From yesterday: "Another deadly attack on Kuda-Kaya [Adamawa State] has led to residents fleeing their homes in fear of being killed."

saharareporters.com/2019/03/31/res…
"Contact was made with Boko Haram Terrorists at Andakar Camp. [...] Malloum Moussa; Boko Haram Commander, along with 15 of his men were neutralized. 5 Gun Trucks were also destroyed."

Every news about ISWAP/JAS members being neutralised is good news.

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Locations mentioned:
Daban Masara: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Kirta Wulgo: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Still can't find Koleram (NAF attacked ISWAP in Kolloram, is this the same village?)
Also, is "Kerenoa" shown on the maps as "Kirenawa"? Sounds possible to me, it's south of the area.
#ISIS Amaq Agency released a video showing the execution of five Nigerian soldiers in an unknown area of Borno State. Obviously, I won't upload the full video here.
Notice the red suits, similar to those worn by western ISIS hostages (orange) and used by ISIS in Yemen (blue).
#ISWAP claims targeting Nigerian soldiers with six mortar shells. No claim about casualties.
Just noticed I didn't mention the location of the attack. It's Malam Fatori, near Lake Chad.
"NAF DESTROYS TERRORISTS’ HIDEOUT, NEUTRALIZES HIGH VALUE TARGETS AT MAGARI IN NORTHERN BORNO STATE"

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
#ISWAP claims: killing an MNJTF "spy" in Diffa area yesterday, killing a "crusader" (Nigerian or MNJTF soldier) "near Lake Chad" (likely in Nigeria, although that is unknown).
#ISWAP also claims destroying a well belonging to a "mukhtar" (village head) in Damasak yesterday.

That one might be more important, as ISWAP doesn't claim attacks on non-military targets. Explanation behind this attack: Terrorists called him "a spy for the Nigerian Army".
#ISWAP claims killing several MNJTF soldiers and destroying a vehicle they were travelling in by an IED near Toumour.
From yesterday evening:
"Breaking: Boko Haram sets Chibok village on fire"
vanguardngr.com/2019/04/breaki…
"Boko Haram Insurgents Raid Chibok Village, Cart Away All The Animals"
saharareporters.com/2019/04/02/bok…

Locations:
Kaumutiyahi: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Kontinyar: Unknown, in the same area.
And good news:

"Some repentant members of the ‘Boko Haram’ sect on Wednesday pleaded with Nigerians for forgiveness over their past unwholesome activities. [...] Training took place [...] in Malam-Sidi town of Kwami Local Government Area in Gombe State."

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In new issue of al-Naba there is an article about ISWAP attacks in last week. Most of the claims are in that article. No claims about new attacks though (it's important to check, sometimes there are things not claimed either by Amaq and Nashir).
#ISWAP claims attacking Nigerian Army in Jakana and Mainok yesterday, killing a number of Nigerian troops and destroying six vehicles.
Jakana: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Mainok: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
From last weekend (didn't have time to post them):
(1) L'Oeil du Sahel: Violent clashes against Boko Haram in Ardebe (Cameroon) and Dambore (Nigeria).
(2) "Mr. Abdulkadir Ibrahim confirmed that the suicide bombing was triggered by two suicide bombers on Saturday’s evening."

Suicide bombers (especially women) imply JAS is behind this attack.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

vanguardngr.com/2019/04/how-fe…
(3) "In Northern Borno, ISWAP terrorists were neutralized in Tumbun Alpha, one of the islands on the Lake Chad."

I would really love to see the video, unless it's already released and I missed it.

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#ISWAP claims killing/wounding 20 Cameroonian soldiers near Fotokol (close to Cameroonian-Nigerian border) yesterday. It's the first claim from Cameroon since November.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Sources report that 5 soldiers were killed and 5 were injured in that attack. Looks like it's another example of ISIS claiming more killed/wounded than in reality. I always wonder if they do it willingly. Perhaps we'll never find out.
Sources also say that a Special Forces vehicle was targeted by an IED on Ngoshe-Pulka road. The attack reportedly happened this morning. At least 10 soldiers were injured as a result of the blast. JAS is operating in that area.

Approx. location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
Nigerian Air Force says it destroyed an ISWAP hideout and neutralised some of its members in Tumbun Zarami in airstrikes today.

Location is unknown, as trying to find a Tumbun on Lake Chad based on a video with no coordinates shown is like looking for a needle in a haystack.
As part of series of attacks called "Revenge for al-Sham", ISWAP claims shelling Diffa airport and one of military bases using Grad missiles yesterday, killing/wounding 20 soldiers (unknown if only Nigerien or other MNJTF countries as well).
#ISWAP also posted a photo of a Cameroonian technical, captured near Fotokol. Gun on trunk appears to be ZPU-2.
L'Oeil du Sahel now reports bodies of two Cameroonian soldiers missing after the attack in Ardebe were found by locals (just a reminder, this is the same attack as claimed by ISWAP, Ardebe is near Fotokol).

Nigerian Army: "TROOPS AMBUSH BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS, RECOVER ARMS AS THEY ATTEMPT TO ATTACK DAMATURU"

"Many" terrorists killed (no photo), 2 technicals, a mortar, 4 AK-47's and a machine gun captured.

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Premium Times says the attackers were also present near Fori, 20 km from Damaturu. ISWAP is present south of Damaturu, but it's still worrying they can use the darkness to attack towns and villages.

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#ISWAP claims an inghimasi (suicide commando) attack targeting Nigerien Army HQ in Diffa last night, killing/wounding "dozens". The statements says the attackers were: Abu Saad al-Ansari, Abu Musa al-Ghidami, Muhammad al-Ansari and Abu Hamza al-Bahirawi.
ISWAP in the statement also claims killing a mayor/head of "Ghiamari" (غياماري) yesterday and setting his home on fire.

There are three "Gamari" villages west of Diffa, the attack probably happened in one of them.
ISIS also posted photos of the inghimasiyin from Diffa.
ActuNiger says 3 of 4 attackers were immediately neutralized. Two soldiers killed, several wounded. The village where the killing of a village head took place is said to be Tam Abounga: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…. In Tam 2 people were abducted.
actuniger.com/societe/15029-…
And ISWAP claims attack in Damaturu, says a number of Nigerian soldiers killed/wounded in the assault.
#ISWAP also claims a killing of a "mukhtar" (town/village elder) in Gajiram yesterday.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
In addition to previously mentioned attacks in Damaturu and Gajiram, ISWAP also claims shelling Nigerian soldiers' positions in Goniri with 23 mortar shells. All those attacks are claimed to be part of offensive "Revenge for al-Sham".

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
An article in al-Naba about "Wilayah West Africa" about its attacks in the last week. Every attack claimed by ISWAP in that period has been mentioned. No new attacks previously not claimed.
Very important - #ISWAP claims killing an officer in Movement for the Salvation of Azawad in In-Kiringya, south of Menaka (Mali). His associate also claimed killed, 3 rifles captured.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
This claim further proves that ISGS has offcially become part of "Wilayah West Africa". It doesn't change much, as there's probably no proof of cooperation, but may show ISIS' strategy in the region.
#ISWAP claims killing seven pro-Nigerian government militiamen and two Nigerian soldiers yesterday in Gajiram.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
ISWAP also claims killing of 7 MNJTF soldiers and destroying their vehicle by an IED yesterday near Toumour.

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
ISWAP posted photos of a Ford F-150, captured during an attack in Damaturu.
Two updates from L'Oeil du Sahel (both from yesterday):
1. A Cameroonian army vehicle hit by an IED in Kerawa - 1 killed, 8 wounded: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
2. 4 Cameroonian soldiers killed after their vehicle hit an IED on Gouzda-Vreket-Vouzi axis: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
"Two people, including a soldier and a vigilante, were killed when two female suicide bombers detonated their explosives in Borno state"

May sound like an JAS attack, but it happened west of Monguno. Interesting. No claim from ISWAP yet though.

punchng.com/two-killed-in-…
ISIS Media posted photos from "Wilayah West Africa", showing shelling of the airport and military base in Diffa. That attack was claimed 4 days ago.
ISWAP claims destroying a MNJTF tank near Toumour yesterday, killing/wounding those on board.

The amount of ISWAP claims around Diffa in recent days is worrying. Let's hope it's only temporary and everything comes back to normal.
Note: The tank was destroyed by an IED.
Extensive propaganda campaign in "Wilayah West Africa" by ISIS (or simply today they received all the photos) - the third photo report today, this time showing mortar shelling near Monguno.
ISWAP claims killing three Nigerian soldiers, wounding several and capturing two vehicles, weapons and ammunition in an attack yesterday in Sabon Gari (Borno State).

Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…
ISWAP now claims killing 23 Nigerian soldiers yday, repelling a Nigerian Army assault and a SVBIED attack in "Tubum area" (presumably one of Tumbuns north of Baga).
Nashir statement will probably also release the attacker's name.

cc @A_Salkida @HKaaman @BokoWatch @VincentFoucher
Just as I was posting the tweet, the Nashir statement was also released. According to it, the attacker's name was Musa al-Ansari.
"Troops of Sector 1 Operation LAFIA DOLE [...] on the 13th of April 2019 had a fierce encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at the Northern part of Wulgo, Tumbuma, Chikun Gudu and Bukar Maryam villages."

Maaaany weapons. Good to see. cc @CalibreObscura

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This report from the Nigerian Army actually disproves my claim about the ISWAP SVBIED north of Baga yesterday. Instead, it seems like it happened south of the city, actually closer to Gamboru.
I'd like to end the day on a positive note for once (I know it's still late afternoon in Nigeria and many things can be reported), but ISWAP also made a claim today.
According to the Amaq statement, a tank and three vehicles were destroyed in an ambush in Cross Kauwa yesterday.
"Tukur Yusuf Buratai on Monday said Boko Haram activities have been confined only to the Lake Chad area and the Sambisa forest in north-eastern Nigeria."

With all respect, but Damaturu, Geidam, Buni Yadi and Jakana aren't even close to Lake Chad.

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Two more ISWAP claims: One from Baga (several Nigerian soldiers killed/wounded, medium and heavy weapons used), and the other from Malam Fatori (mortar shelling with four shells). Both attacks, quoting the statements, from yesterday.
ISWAP claims killing/wounding a number of MNJTF troops in Cross Kauwa yesterday.
In the new number of al-Naba - an article about ISWAP attacks in last week. No new claims to report.

I'll be posting all the updates from the media and the Army tomorrow. I'm aware of both, but have been busy lately.
And the update, trying to do it in chronological order:
1. "Seven Chadian Soldiers have been killed in an attack by Boko Haram, Azem Bermendoa Agouna an army spokesman said on Monday."

Kaiga Kindjiria: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

Source: vanguardngr.com/2019/04/boko-h…
2. "Troops of Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) [...] on Tuesday 16 April 2019 have neutralized 39 members of Boko Haram Terrorists in Cross Kauwa village in the Lake Chad Region."
In the same clash 2 Chadian soldiers have reportedly been killed.

Source: punchng.com/over-50-boko-h…
From this morning: At least 9 people killed in an attack in Tcharkarmari last night (can't find the location and therefore attribute the attack to either JAS or ISWAP) - via L'Oeil du Sahel.
#ISIS Amaq Agency uploaded a video from the clashes in Cross Kauwa. Judging by the sounds (and especially the number of killed ISWAP members, mentioned earlier) this wasn't a small skirmish.
#ISWAP claims killing 8 MNJTF troops and destroying their 4x4 vehicle by an IED yesterday in "Tamboba" ("تمبوبا") area, in Nigeria, near Lake Chad. Can't find it on the map, but, as usual, if you know the location, tell me either via DM or in comments.
ISWAP claims repelling the Nigerian Army attack in Matari, near Geidam (Yobe State). Can't find the village, but at least the approximate location is known. No official statement from Nashir, maybe we'll know more from it (if it's released).
ISWAP claims an attack from yesterday, says it destroyed a Nigerien Army vehicle near Toumour.
ISWAP also claims killing several Nigerien soldiers in Toumour. The attack is also claimed to have happened yesterday.
And a third claim from Toumour, this time (I assume) from today. A Nigerien tank destroyed by an IED, several soldiers (i.e. everyone on board) killed/wounded.
Amaq Agency released a video, showing the beheading of an MNJTF soldier near Monguno. For obvious reasons, please do not watch it.
New issue of al-Naba and new article about "Wilayah West Africa. Apart from the attacks claimed previously, there is also one yet unclaimed. On 18th April ISIS fighters stormed Chibok and burned a local church.
Nobody was hurt because, as said in the article, the Christians were evacuated before. The attack was justified as a revenge for killings of Muslims in Plateau State. The article said the attacks against Christians will continue.
Interesting. I don't recall any attacks against Christians when Abu Musab al-Barnawi was the leader, but before the change in leadership we rarely saw suicide bombers as well.
Currently the only difference between ISWAP and JAS is that the former doesn't attack civilians.
Location of Tumbun Gini: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1… (based on a video from 3 years ago). Shown on OSM as "Bula Bul". Great to hear it being captured from ISWAP, but it's also so deep into Lake Chad, I won't be surprised it the soldiers pull out.

And of course Baga... We had photos and celebrations, but now it's the sad reality back again. I thought the terrorists can't be defeated if they hold towns, but if the military knows better, I won't argue. If anyone wants an angry rant... DM's are always open.
Updates:
1. Cameroon
From L'Oeil du Sahel):
23/04: 4 people killed in an attack in Madagascar village
26/04: 2 BH members surrendered in Bargaram
26/04: 1 person killed near Malloumri
2. Niger
A local MSF facility in Maine-Soroa set on fire by unknown assailants (likely ISWAP).
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

actuniger.com/societe/15077-…
3. Chad
Four Chadian security services members killed, six wounded in an attack in Tetewa.
Info I received is the attackers were neither from ISWAP or JAS, likely from an unaffiliated group.
Location: wikimapia.org/#lang=pl&lat=1…

alwihdainfo.com/Tchad-attaque-…
4. Nigeria
4.1. "Buratai said the offensive had pushed them to the remote Islands on the Lake Chad basin."

Once again, I didn't know Damaturu, Jakana and Chibok are remote islands.

BTW. If I debunked this lie, can a documentary about me be made?

vanguardngr.com/2019/04/we-hav…
Seriously though, I don't have anything against "The Legend of Rolbiecki".

4.2. JAS workshop destroyed by NAF airstrikes in Sambisa Forest.
Once again, why not showing the coordinates? Make NAF Videos 2016 Again.
4.3. I wanted to post about an attack on Bama-Konduga road, but the Nigerian Army is already shouting "FAKE NEWS", so I won't. Anyway, even if this time he was wrong, I'd still trust Mr. Salkida more then Mr. Buratai.
4.4. A great report by @FulanNasrullah et al. about current ISWAP capabilities. Up to 20 000 fighters is probably the highest estimate about the size of the group, but the other estimates I've seen are from before the recent surge, so I can't disprove it.

conflictstudies.gics.live/wp-content/upl…
#ISWAP claims a big attack in Sabon Gari from yesterday. According to the statement, 10 Nigerian soldiers were killed, many wounded, 1 captured. 3 tanks were destroyed, 2 others and 5 4x4 vehicles captured.
ISWAP claimed two attacks today (both happened yesterday):
1. 33 MNJTF soldiers killed/wounded, 5 vehicles destroyed near Baga. 2 IEDs claimed used during the assault.
2. 5 Nigerian soldiers killed in Gajibo.
Apart from the casualty count (as usual, inflated), both are confirmed.
ISWAP released a new photo report, titled "Diary of a Mujahid in Wilayah West Africa". Part 1: Guns, guns and learning of Islam.
Part 2: Watching the al-Baghdadi video (shameless plug) and Jihadi Cuisine. I wonder if they have satelite internet connection or did anyone have to travel to a town, download the video there and travel back to the camp.
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