Islamic State West Africa
The military neutralised 2,403 suspected criminal elements in various operations across the country between March 18 and December 30, John Enenche, the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, has said.
North West Nigeria has for the past four to five decades suffered from waves of crisis and violence. The trajectory of such violence started with ethnoreligious clashes and moved through electoral violence, farmer-herder conflagrations and most recently, armed banditry/kidnappings
The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai has vowed that the military will break the unholy alliance between the Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State West Africa or ISWA.