Islamic State News

Opposition plotting to scuttle polls, set up interim govt

“Just like he said, if Nigerians fail to take a definitive step by voting Mr Buhari out of power in next month’s general election, Boko Haram and its Islamic State’s West Africa Province, ISWAP, may soon take over the entire West African region and make life unsafe not only for Nigerians but also Africans in general.”

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 21, 2019

Abubakar Tsav writes Obasanjo, says ex-President goofed

I agree with you that the Islamic State’s West African Province (ISWAP) has teamed up with Boko Haram.

Daily Post , Nigeria Jan 21, 2019

Nigeria's ruling party accuses opposition of plotting pre-vote violence

Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) and Boko Haram, the militant group from which it broke away in 2016, have both carried out attacks in the last few months.

Reuters , Africa Jan 21, 2019

US has "no plan" as Syria pullout proceeds - ex-envoy

Brett McGurk, who was America's envoy to the US-led global coalition against the Islamic State group, said "there's no plan for what's coming next" and this is increasing the risk to US forces.

News 24 , South Africa Jan 21, 2019

Philippines holds referendum for Muslim autonomy in troubled south

The plan’s advocates say it would address what are the predominantly Catholic country’s lowest levels of employment, income, education and development, which experts say are exploited by pirates, kidnapping gangs and armed groups that have pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

Reuters , Africa Jan 20, 2019

Points for concern and action, by Olusegun Obasanjo | The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News

With the teaming up of Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), Boko Haram is stronger today militarily than they have ever been.

The Guardian , Nigeria Jan 20, 2019

ACF, Afenifere, Ohanaeze, PANDEF, others react as Obasanjo bombs Buhari again

With the teaming up of Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP), Boko Haram is stronger today militarily than they have ever been.

Vanguard News , Nigeria Jan 20, 2019

APC kicks as Obasanjo says Buhari behaving like Abacha

He said the terrorist group was more brutal than before due to the collaboration with the Islamic State’s West Africa Province.

Punch , Nigeria Jan 20, 2019

US has 'no plan' as Syria pullout proceeds: ex-envoy

Brett McGurk, who was America's envoy to the US-led global coalition against the Islamic State group, said 'there's no plan for what's coming next' and this is increasing the risk to US forces.

EWN , South Africa Jan 20, 2019

Erdogan - Turkey is ready to take over Syria's Manbij

The attack occurred nearly a month after Trump confounded his own national security team with the surprise decision on Dec. 19 to withdraw all 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, declaring Islamic State had been defeated there.

Reuters , Africa Jan 20, 2019