Islamic State takes control of a village near Lake Chad

Published By ITCT News Desk On : November 25, 2018
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Nigeria: Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) has captured Kanguro village from Nigerian army in Borno state, Nigeria, near Lake Chad.

Islamic State also later released a video showing the village under its control. The video was uploaded to social networking site Twitter by a user.


Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) was the most active IS Wilāyat, according to Al-Naba weekly magazine infographic for the week 15th to 21st November 2018:


Besides that, there was significant coverage of Wilāyat West Africa in al-Naba issue no. 157

ITCT Associate Jasmine Opperman, while talking to ITCT Newsdesk, said “The ISWA has succeeded over a period to time to gain a capacity to execute frequent attacks – the current concerning development comes as no surprise taking into account the frequency of attacks to access weapons. Recent attacks also shows the ISWA not only executing attacks but gaining control over areas as shown in video. Add to this a Nigerian Defense Force struggling in countering these attacks and local communities lack of trust in soldiers, more attacks are likely to follow. The question now is how Jama’atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda’Awati Wal Jihad, also known as Boko Haram, is likely to respond? Taking on the ISWA is an option of defeat, leaving one option available – increased attacks against communities most likely via female suicide bombers.”


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