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Revue de Presse du 05 Novembre 2021

5 novembre 2021
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Actualités regionales / Regional News

Northern Elders Flay FG Over 10-Month Power Outage In Maiduguri. Source: Daily Trust

Elders from the Northern region have accused the Federal Government of neglecting Borno State capital, Maiduguri, which has been without power from the national grid for 10 months. Daily Trust had reported how suspected members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters destroyed several electricity power lines, thereby cutting off Maiduguri metropolis. The setback came barely one month after the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) commenced the building of a gas plant to provide electricity to the state in the North East sub-region. Reacting to the continued outage shortly after a meeting led by its chairman, Ango Abdullahi, the elders under the aegis of Northern Elders Forum (NEF), asked the government to reverse the situation at all cost. In a communique issued at the end of the meeting which was signed by its spokesman, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, they also berated President Buhari-led government over worsening security situation in the country.

Two policemen, soldier killed as ISWAP attacks Borno community. Source: Premium Times

At least two police officers and a soldier have died in a battle with suspected ISWAP terrorists in Malamfatori in Borno State. Malamfatori, located in the Sahara fringes of the state and lacking access roads, is one of the locations in Borno that have been deserted due to the activities of the insurgents. Governor Babagana Zulum had just recently visited the town to officially receive refugees and return them to their liberated ancestral communities. The governor had to fly into the town while some members of his entourage made nearly a dozen hours detour into parts of Niger Republic before getting to the town. Malamfatori is said to be the headquarters of Boko Haram Shura Council, hence it is considered the strongest base of Boko Haram. Sources said the ‘general area’ is under the control of ISWAP.

Five Passengers Abducted Along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road. Source: HumAngle

At least five travellers were confirmed missing after terrorists believed to be members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) waylaid and forcefully took away travellers in three vehicles along the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway on Tuesday, Nov.  2, 2021. Sources familiar with the incident said that their vehicles were intercepted at TamsuKawu village of Kaga local government area (LGA) when they were heading to Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria around 3 p.m. WAT. HumAngle understands that the travellers ran into a fake military checkpoint mounted by ISWAP fighters near TamsuKawu, a village about 100km away from Maiduguri. “Three of the vehicles were forced to drive into the bush at gunpoint before the Boko Haram gunmen later selected five passengers whom they took away while the others and the three vehicles were later released,” a senior police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity hinted. A local vigilante source informed HumAngle that the recent attacks along Maiduguri-Damaturu road were led by a ruthless terror commander, Abu Asmau, who was known for his vicious style of attacks.

10 Burkinabé civilians murdered in the north by suspected jihadists: officials. Source: RFI

An attack by suspected jihadists killed 10 people in the north of Burkina Faso near the Niger border, according to military officials, while four others were kidnapped. The killings, called “executions” by the military official, who declined to be named, took place on Monday around the village of Dambam as people were heading to market. Another official told AFP newswire « most of the victims were murdered in a cowardly manner, their throats slit » and vehicle set on fire. Authorities in the area said that armed groups have been making their way at the end of October into a number of communities in the restive tri-border region that contains Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mali. Markoye is in this area, on the Burkinabé side, host of a popular livestock market on Mondays. Armed groups had already kidnapped a number of people, stole livestock, and looted communities, according to the official. This attack is just the latest in an ongoing cycle of violence since the insurgency in neighbouring Mali traveled past Burkina Faso’s borders in 2015. Last August, 30 people were killed in attacks around the Markoye area, including 11 civilians, 15 soldiers and four army colleagues.

Slain Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau Inflicted Severe Pain On Me— Mother. Source: Sahara Reporters

Falmata Abubakar, the mother of the slain Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has spoken about her late terrorist son. She said her child inflicted severe pain on her. According to her, there is nothing between her and Shekau, whether dead or alive. Noting that she disapproved of his ways, Falmata said she gave up on him. She made this known during an interview with Trust TV, saying she doesn’t know if her child had any offspring. “I gave birth to him and on my own part, that is the only and last thing between us. Whether he is alive or not; we have parted ways. “I never knew whether he had any offspring. He inflicted severe pain on me. God Almighty will judge between us in the hereafter,” she said. The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), had in June confirmed the death of Shekau, leader of the Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad faction of the group. ISWAP confirmed that Shekau blew himself up after refusing to surrender following the invasion of his hideout on May 19, 2021.

Nigerian Soldiers Kill Many ISWAP/Boko Haram Terrorists In Sambisa Forest, Destroy Gunboats. Source: Sahara Reporters

Several members of the Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) and Boko Haram have been killed in an encounter with troops of Operation Hadin Kai, Nigeria’s counter-terrorism operation in the North-East. Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, a Brigadier General, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. According to him, the terrorists were killed in two different operations. The statement read, “Joint troops of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have continued to intensify their onslaught on terrorists’ enclaves in the North East, as in the early hours of Saturday, 30 October 2021, the vigilant troops observed the movement of six Gun Trucks within Sambisa Forest general area, which were subsequently located at a settlement near Yuwe.

Propaganda Material Shows Continued Threat From ISIS Franchise In Nigeria, Lake Chad. Source: The HumAngle

Despite the recent internal and external challenges confronting the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), the group’s capabilities continue to threaten security in the Lake Chad Basin. Recent propaganda material posted online by the Islamic State shows the terror activities of its West African franchise in various localities in Northeast Nigeria and a review of it reveals its diverse weapon systems, origins, and the transnational nature of the threat the group poses. ISWAP routinely produces and publishes multimedia material and statements through the central propaganda channel on attacks against civilians, security forces, and humanitarian actors in the Lake Chad region. They also contain messaging on internal activities of the group and moves to absorb fighters of the rival Boko Haram terror group after the onslaught on Sambisa and Abubakar Shekau’s death. The new video which surfaced online on Saturday, Oct. 31, combined images of terror attacks on security forces, battlefield tactics and formations, areas of operation, pledge to ISIS, and fighters moving on foot, motorcycles and pickup trucks configured as gun trucks. The video included numerous types of weapon systems such as AK pattern rifles, recoilless rifles, general-purpose machine guns, heavy machine guns, and an armoured car bomb.

Nigerian Army, Boko Haram Fighters Battle In Niger State Community, Scores Killed. Source: the Sahara reporters

The Nigerian Army and a large number of gunmen, suspected to be Boko Haram members, engaged in a gun duel on Friday after the assailants attacked Pandogari Community in the Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State. According to Sun, the gunmen, who were about 100, stormed the community on motorcycles, where each motorcycle was reportedly carrying three armed men. Scores of them were reportedly killed during the gun battle. It was learnt that they had intended to carry out their usual crime of killing, maiming, and kidnapping but they met resistance from the local vigilantes and personnel of the Nigerian Army. It was gathered that the gunmen were suspected to be part of those fleeing Zamfara and Katsina states due to the military operations going there. They were said to have invaded the town at about 6pm on Friday, and made their way to the military base in an attempt to sack the soldiers.

Why we’ve not declared bandits as terrorists – Nigerian govt. Source: The Premium Times

The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, has said that the need to follow due process was responsible for the delay in declaring bandits as terrorists. Mr Magashi, who stated this on Friday, in Maiduguri, while fielding questions from journalists, added that there was a procedure that needed to be observed before such a declaration. “We are not declaring them terrorists because there is a procedure for doing that. “When the procedure is followed, they will be classified as terrorists. We are waiting for the procedure to be completed,” Mr Magashi, a retired major general, said. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister, who was in Maiduguri with the Chief of Defence Staff, Lucky Irabor, and service chiefs on an assessment visit of the fight against insurgency in the North-east, expressed satisfaction with the successes so far recorded. He said his team met with the Theatre Commander and other component commanders to deliberate on the next phase of operations, adding that the meeting also identified problems that required urgent attention to enhance the operations.

Au Nigeria, Les Représentants spéciaux ANNADIF et FALL Soulignent L’importance d’une Approche Régionale pour Faire Face aux Défis Dans Le Bassin du Lac Tchad. Source

Mahamat Saleh ANNADIF, Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel (UNOWAS) et M. François Louncény FALL, Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique centrale (UNOCA), ont effectué du 28 au 30 octobre 2021, une visite conjointe au Nigeria.

Nigeria : Le convoi du gouverneur de l’Etat de Borno attaqué, selon des sources. Source 

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, un convoi transportant le gouverneur de l’Etat de Borno, Babagana Zulum, a été la cible de militants cette semaine, le forçant à écourter un voyage dans la ville de Malam Fatori, dans le nord-est du Nigeria, ont déclaré samedi trois sources militaires.

L’ONU condamne les attaques contre les écoles et appelle à l’éducation dans les conflits. Source

Le Conseil de sécurité des Nations Unies a fermement condamné les attaques contre les établissements d’enseignement tels que les écoles, les enseignants et les enfants et a appelé toutes les parties à promouvoir le droit à l’éducation dans les conflits.

Nigeria : plusieurs terroristes tués par l’armée. Source

L’armée du Nigéria annonce avoir tué 38 terroristes. Les victimes sont des combattants de Boko Haram /Province des Etats islamiques d’Afrique de l’Ouest (ISWAP). Parmi elles, il y a son chef, Bako, selon le quartier général de la Défense nigériane.

Extrême-Nord : le témoignage effrayant d’une survivante de Boko Haram. Source

Hapsatou Adamou, survivante d’une attaque de Boko Haram à domicile, âgée de 45 ans, a accordé une interview à nos confrères du Mutations. Dans cet entretien, elle raconte comment les terroristes ont bouleversé sa vie.

Deux terroristes de Boko Haram tués dans l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun. Source

Deux terroristes de Boko Haram ont été tués samedi soir dans une incursion repoussée par les forces de défense camerounaise dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord, selon des sources locales.

Paix et sécurité / Peace & Security

Revealed! How troops killed new ISWAP leader Bako, 37 others in 2 weeks. Source: Blue Print

The Nigerian military Thursday said troops of Operation Hadin Kai  in the North-east killed a total of 38 terrorists, including Bako, new leader of the  Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP). The military also said a total of 1,199 terrorists and their families, comprising 114 adult males, 312 adult females and 773 children, surrendered to troops at different locations in the North-east    between October 15 and 28, 2021.  Director Defence Media Operations (DMO) Brigadier-General Benard Onyeuko stated this in Abuja while briefing journalists on the update of military operations across the country.  He said: “Troops of Operation HADIN KAI have sustained the aggressive posture with zest in the North East. The Theatre Command conducted a series of land and air operations in different locations have not only degraded the enemy’s operational capabilities of insurgents, but have contributed to more terrorists surrendering with their families.

More than 12 million children are too afraid to go to school in Nigeria because of extremist attacks Source Ndarason International

 More than 12 million children are traumatised and refuse to go to school because they are just too afraid they will be kidnapped, abducted or even killed. Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, speaking…

Lake Chad Basin countries rely on the stabilisation and recovery of Maiduguri’s economy Source Ndarason International

Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in Nigeria, has always played a key role in the economy of the Lake Chad Basin, even though the city was also a Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’way Wa’l-Jihād (JAS), commonly referred to as Boko Haram, hot spot. But recently the insurgency had subsided somewhat. An Institute for Security Studies (ISS) report published on Thursday, October 21, said the now relative peace provided an opportunity to rebuild the economy, triggering growth in other areas affected by the insurgency and that economic recovery could also enable communities to build resilience against being used by armed groups for their own gains.

Govt Must Be Open And Provide Credible Information To Tackle Insecurity – Journalist. Source: The HumAngle

Ray Ekpu, renowned journalist and one of the founding fathers of Newswatch Magazine says the Nigerian Government must be open and provide credible information if the war against insecurity in the country must be won. “My view is that the government must open up, provide more information, credible information,” Ekpu told journalists in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital at the sideline of a two-day workshop for editors on conflict and security reporting. The training was organized by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD). He argued that the government has to level up with the citizens on the challenge of insecurity, adding that the government alone cannot tackle the problem. Ekpu said citizens must also be encouraged “to come forward with information that would help the security to fight insecurity wholeheartedly.”

Cameroun : la police met la main sur un preneur d’otages. Source

Les prises d’otages sont très courantes dans la région de l’extrême nord du Cameroun depuis le début de l’année. Et, dans sa quête d’éviter aux populations ces enlèvements fréquentes, la police a durci le ton et est parvenu à mettre la main sur un présumé preneur d’otages et quelques-uns de ces collaborateurs il y a quelques jours dans la localité de Mokolo.

 Tchad : le CEDPE appelle à plus d’engagement sur le cas des désengagés de Boko Haram. Source

Le Centre d’études pour le développement et la prévention de l’extrémisme (CEDPE), en partenariat avec l’Organisation internationale de la francophonie (OIF), a organisé ce 30 octobre une conférence-débat dans la salle multimédia du centre Al-Mouna, qui a porté sur la déradicalisation des extrémistes, quelles stratégies ? Le cas de Boko Haram.

 Sahel : Les États-Unis engagent plus de ressources face au terrorisme aux côtés de la France. Source

Les Présidents Américain et Français se sont rencontrés le vendredi 29 Octobre 2021 à Rome en Italie, en marge du G20. Ce fût l’occasion pour Joe Biden de concrétiser sa promesse à Emmanuel Macron en engageant « des ressources supplémentaires au Sahel pour soutenir les efforts de lutte contre le terrorisme menés par la France », comme l’indique le communiqué commun, produit à l’issue de leur entretien.

Nigeria : la Chine livre 60 véhicules blindés à l’armée. Source 

Avec la réception de ces chars de troupes de type VP-1, l’armée nigériane renforce sa capacité de riposte contre les insurgés de Boko Haram et le banditisme dans le Nord-Est et le Nord-Ouest du pays. Lors de la mise en service des nouveaux chars blindés à l’école d’infanterie de l’armée nigériane, à Jaji, dans l’Etat de Kaduna, jeudi, le chef d’état-major de l’armée nigériane, le lieutenant-général Faruk Yahaya, a déclaré que le déploiement de nouvelles plateformes sur le champ de bataille souligne l’engagement du gouvernement à garantir un état de normalité sur l’ensemble du territoire national.



UN, Partners Commit To Address Security, Economic Challenges In Africa. Source: The HumAngle

The United Nations (UN) has said it is working closely with international partners to build civilian institutional capacity to confront the persistent challenges in Africa. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the UN said this during a virtual meeting on the Africa Regional Media Hub held on Friday, Oct. 29. Thomas-Greenfield also said the UN is working with African governments, businesses, entrepreneurs, civil society, the American private sector, and international financial institutions to accelerate equitable and sustainable economic growth across the continent. “We are working closely with African institutions and partners, including the G5 Sahel and ECOWAS, as well as international partners to build civilian institutional capacity to confront the persistent challenges that are occurring here in the region,” she said.  Discussing her trip to Mali,  Thomas-Greenfield said she met with the transition government to discuss the importance of Mali’s return to constitutional rule through democratic elections and the critical role of MINUSMA in promoting peace and security.

Zulum Disguises, Nabs Health Workers Exploiting Patients At Borno Hospital. Source: Daily Trust

Governor Babagana Zulum on Thursday disguised and visited some Government healthcare centres, during which he found some officials collecting between N8,000 and N10,000 from patients for services which are meant to be provided free of charge. Zulum summoned the State’s Commissioner of Health, Mrs. Juliana Bitrus, and asked her to join him in a 10-seater bus that is usually used for airport services. The Governor left the Government house around 1:30pm without any convoy and without siren, leaving everyone surprised. He headed straight to the newly established and fully equipped primary healthcare centre at Gwange II ward in Maiduguri and found that some workers were collecting money before diagnosing and treating patients of common ailments like malaria.

L’impact de la crise climatique sur la paix et la sécurité aggrave les vulnérabilités des enfants affectés par les conflits. Source 

et les conflits armés, Virginia Gamba, a rappelé la vulnérabilité particulière des enfants affectés par les conflits à Alors que les dirigeants mondiaux étaient réunis lundi à Glasgow, au Royaume-Uni, pour participer à la Conférence sur le climat, la COP26, la Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général pour les enfants l’impact de la crise climatique.


Stabilisation & Développement économique / Stabilization & Economic Recovery

Rising Cost Of Commodities Making Living In Maiduguri More Difficult. Source: HumAngle

Prices of commodities are steadily rising at the markets in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, in Northeast Nigeria. With Boko Haram insurgents still attacking hinterland communities, coupled with diminished spaces for income generating activities, residents closely observing the local economy say they don’t expect the situation to change for the better any time soon. “The price of an egg has kept on changing exponentially since January this year,” said Nafisat Aliyu, an animal scientist and mother of four. “From June to date, the price of a crate of egg has persistently been on the rise — from ₦1,100 to ₦1,200, up to ₦1,700 last week. But as of Oct. 30, a crate of eggs now sells for ₦2,000.”  Koji Vandi, a provision retailer, said he could not “explain why the suppliers kept adding to the price per crate of egg. Last year, we sold at ₦900, or worse ₦1,100, per crate.” To many residents, eating an egg, which now goes for ₦80, is considered a meal for the rich and the middle class. Other commodities like pepper, tomatoes, and onions, considered essential cooking ingredients in most homes, are gradually becoming out of reach for many. Checks at local markets, known for cheaper prices of commodities, by HumAngle confirmed that the prices of groceries have reached an all-time high.

Campagne agricole Diffa : 486 villages sur 695 sont déclarés déficitaires à plus de 70% pour 497.193 personnes concernées. Source

 Diffa, 29 oct (ANP)-Le Ministre de l’Aménagement du Territoire et du Développement Communautaire, M. Maman Ibrahim Mahaman a achevé sa mission de pré-évaluation de la campagne agro-sylvo-pastorale dans la région de Diffa par une réunion de synthèse tenue, ce vendredi 29 octobre 2021 dans la salle de réunion du conseil régional.

Tchad : le G5 Sahel offre une ambulance au ministère de la Santé. Source Journal du

Le don a été réceptionné le 28 octobre 2021. La clé a été remise séance tenante par les autorités sanitaires. L’ambulance est constituée de ses équipements et accessoires. Par l’intermédiaire du HCR, le G5 Sahel a offert une ambulance équipée au ministère tchadien de la Santé publique. La Directrice Générale adjointe du ministère de l’économie, de la planification du développement et de la coopération internationale recevant les clés de mains de l’assistante de la représentante du HCR Monteve cchi Roberta, a remercié le donateur pour cet appui.


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