03 Aug 2020

Boko Haram grenade attack kills 15 in north Cameroon

According to an army official, a grenade launched by militant group Boko Haram landed in a camp for internally displaced people, killing 15 and wounding 5. The attack occurred on Sunday morning in the far north region of Cameroon, near the border of Nigeria. According to army sources, the militants

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27 Jul 2020

Dozens killed in fresh wave of violence in Nigeria

A series of attacks in northwestern Nigeria caused dozens of casualties over the past week. The attacks are suspected to have been carried out by militia groups targeting specific communities in the southern state of Kaduna. The attacks have been occurring since January, displacing hundreds of residents. Local media stated

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23 Jul 2020

Nigeria’s Boko Haram crisis: Aid workers ‘killed’ in Borno state

Last month, five aid workers were abducted in northeast Nigeria, in Borno State. Recently, jihadists have reported that they have executed the aid workers. The abducted men were working for the International Rescue Committee, Action Against Hunger, Rich International, and the State Emergency Management Agency. Nigeria’s president placed the blame

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10 Jun 2020

Suspected Boko Haram fighters kill 69 in Nigeria’s northeast

On Tuesday, suspected members of Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist group, killed at least 69 people in the northeast region of Nigeria. The attack occurred in the Foduma Kolomaiya village in the Gubio area of Borno state. Witnesses claim that the terrorist group came into the village on motorcycles and

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18 May 2020

Secret Service Warns of “Massive” Unemployment Fraud

The U.S. Secret Service has issued an alert regarding large-scale unemployment fraud relating to the Covid-19 crisis and targeting state unemployment insurance programs. 

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12 Feb 2020

30 dead, including pregnant woman and baby, in Nigeria militant attack

This week in Lagos, Nigeria, 30 people died after Boko Haram militants set fire to a campsite set up by travelers while they were sleeping in the region of Borno State, Nigeria. Borno’s governor reported the incident to CNN on Monday. The attacks occurred in Auno Village, which is located

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26 Aug 2019

80 Charged in Massive BEC Operation Bust

The US Department of Justice has indicted a whopping 80 people over their alleged participation in a massive cyber fraud operating that stole millions from businesses and individuals via business email compromise (BEC) and romance scams. Most of the defendants are Nigerian nationals that were based in Nigeria, the US

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03 Apr 2019

ISIS’s West African Offshoot Is Following al Qaeda’s Rules for Success

Now that Islamic State has been defeated in Syria, analysts are warning about the rise of Jihadist groups in West Africa. One of the most successful organizations in the region is an off-shoot of ISIS known as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP). ISWAP is mainly active in the

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15 Feb 2019

Fake News Rattles Nigerian Election Campaign

Tomorrow, Nigeria goes to the polls to elect a new President after a long and messy campaign season plagued by fake news stories. From fabricated endorsements to re-used violent images attached to new false narratives, fake news has spread across different social media platforms and been viewed by millions of

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14 Jan 2019

How the US and China collaborated to get nuclear material out of Nigeria — and away from terrorist groups

Over the past 6 months and through peak tensions in the U.S.-China trade war, the U.S. cooperated with China and several other countries to remove enriched, weapons-grade uranium out of Nigeria at risk of theft by terror groups or other malicious actors. While the facility did not contain enough of

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