This is the beautiful Garden of Eden ISWAP calls home. They have been running a quasi government for years. They have a governor, engage in commerce, get married, raise families and collect taxes. This ladies and gentlemen is Lac Province.
On the 29th if March 2020 Chadian President Idriss Déby announced the imminent launch of a large-scale military operation "Wrath of Boma", aiming to clear the province of ISWAP through a land, air and water offensive. Remember once again this is Chadian territory.
Chadian forces move in. Claim to kill a thousand fighters and then spent an entire week claiming Chadian forces killed a thousand fighters in Nigeria. Nigeria is refusing to send troops to come take over captured territory so they can leave.
Days later he calls a Press Conference complaining Nigeria is not doing enough. After liberating Nigerian towns the Nigerian army is refusing to come take over so they can leave.
This infuriated the Nigerian army who blasted Derby with the famous ''what champion are you. Chadian forces are not holding Nigerian territory. Neither did Chadian troops enter Nigeria.

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