Boko Haram in north eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin

The Boko Haram insurgency has displaced nearly 2.4 million people in the Lake Chad Basin.. Although the Nigerian military has regained control in parts of the country's north-east, civilians in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger continue to be affected by grave violations of human rights, widespread sexual and gender-based violence, forced recruitment and suicide bombings Incidentally, Boko Haram, which was formed as a non-violent religious group in the early 2000s, started its violent campaign in 2009 in the Maiduguri city of Nigeria, but expanded to the Lake Chad region in 2014, thereby challenging the Nigerian authority's control of the natural resources in the Lake areas

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Boko Haram's Activities in Chad. The scale and threat of Boko Haram and ISWA's activities in Chad have fluctuated over the years. The January 2015 massacre of roughly 2,000 civilians at Baga Kawa, Nigeria (sometimes referred to only as Baga), an important trading hub and port on Lake Chad, prompted the mobilization of more than 1,000 Chadian soldiers into Nigeria to push Boko Haram out of. By Olusegun Akinfenwa Since the emergence of the Boko Haram sect in the early 2000s, the Lake Chad region, consisting of Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, has witnessed several attacks by the extremists. In the past few years, the group and its allies have grown brazen in their activities, especially against the military. O Compared to other regions in Africa, the Lake Chad Basin is less developed, lacks infrastructure, and is neglected by countries of the region. At the time Boko Haram emerged, 77.6% of north-eastern Nigerians and 74% of Cameroonians in the northern part of the country lived below the poverty line. This provided fertile ground for Boko Haram. The most potent splinter group of the movement formerly known as Boko Haram, which has redoubled attacks on security forces in north-eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad basin, also brands itself as an ISIS affiliate: the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP). Information about ISIS's growth in Africa is scarce Institute of Security Studies' Lake Chad Basin Programme Senior Researcher, Akinola Olojo, says violence in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria is still persisting. This, according to him, is in spite of the fact that development, peace-building and humanitarian projects have increased since the crisis started more than a decade ago. In his analysis of the [

Nigeria + 5 more. Regional strategy for the Stabilization, Recovery & Resilience of the Boko Haram- affected Areas of the Lake Chad Basin Region, August 2018 Format Analysis Source. AU; Posted 13. The effect of Boko Haram stockpiling weapons on the Lake Chad Basin. Since Boko Haram's emergence in the early 2000s, the security situation in the Lake Chad Basin region has worsened. Comprising Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger, the region is currently one of Africa's most volatile and insecure spaces

To bring an end to the Boko Haram threat in the Lake Chad Basin region, affected countries must address the root causes that contributed to the emergence of the group, including the social, economic and political grievances of marginalized communities, the top United Nations political affairs official said today. A military approach, while essential, will not bring end to the Boko Haram. The Lake Chad Basin countries have received about 5.2 million doses in total - Nigeria 4 000 000; Cameroon 700 000; Niger 355 000 and Chad 200 000. This covers less than 2% of the region's 266. As four countries of the Lake Chad Basin region were equally affected by the Boko Haram scourge, they needed the Security Council's and the wider international community's support to succeed in. Nigeria and Lake Chad Basin countries must address the drivers of extremism that gave rise to Boko Haram. These drivers include weak, ineffective governance, corruption, lack of education, and lack of economic opportunities and jobs for the burgeoning young population Olusegun Akinfenwa: Sierra Leone Telegraph: 27 May 2021: The Lake Chad basin region, comprising Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, has been grappling with terrorist attacks since the emergence of the Boko Haram sect, with Northern Nigerian being the worst hit. The group started its onslaughts on security personnel in mid-2010 with hit-and-run tactics at polic

Some military strategies against Boko Haram have had unintended consequences that deepen community mistrust. For instance, Lake Chad Basin governments have attempted to limit the group's access to. Stronger ISWAP: bigger problems for Nigeria & Lake Chad basin? Although ISWAP and Boko Haram have clashed in the past, the latest offensive — said to come after attempts by ISIS emirs and sheikhs to advise the latter against abusing the Islamic State's themes — was the first time either of the rival groups was seeking to take over power. The Boko Haram violence in the Lake Chad Basin has resulted in a humanitarian crisis. Since the violence began 7 years ago, more than 20 000 people have been killed.1 Farms, schools, health facilities and other key infrastructure have been destroyed. Over 20 million people residing in the region which comprises parts of Cameroun, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, are severely affected by the crisis. In Nigeria's Borno State, the Lake Chad Basin area hardest hit by Boko Haram, there are serious concerns about hunger levels rising to those seen in 2016. The state has both the highest number.

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In 2019, the conflict in northeastern Nigeria entered its eleventh year. Since 2009, the Boko Haram insurgency and the government's military response have killed tens of thousands of civilians and displaced millions across the Lake Chad region, which straddles Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Nigeria. Although major military campaigns in 2015. Since 2015, the conflict between Chad's armed forces and Boko Haram has destabilised the Lake Chad region in the west of the country. Defeating this resilient insurgency requires the state to go beyond a purely military campaign and relaunch trade, improve public services and reintegrate demobilised militants The Lake Chad Basin is one of the most overlooked humanitarian crises today, where around 17 million people across north-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon's Far North, western Chad and south-east Niger are in need of urgent emergency assistance. The Boko Haram attacks and counter-insurgency campaign have displaced 2.4 million people; the vast.

Boko Haram, an Islamist militant organization based in north-east Nigeria, has carried out raids, suicide bombings and kidnappings across the Lake Chad region over the past decade. Their operations have led to displacement, insecurity, destruction of infrastructure and what Ms. Mohammed described as a complex and dire humanitarian. Military operations in the Lake Chad Basin have contributed to the surrender of low- and mid-level Boko Haram militants, Institute for Security Studies (ISS) research has found. The recent surge in military strikes after Chad's Operation Boma Wrath in mid-April and the relocation of Nigeria's army head General Tukur Yusuf Buratai to the.

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Significant oil reserves have been discovered in the Lake Chad Basin, a vast, semi-arid and desert area at the heart of the Sahel, surrounding Lake Chad. It is estimated that oil fields in the regions around the Lake, including northern Cameroon, north-eastern Nigeria, southern Niger and western Chad, may contain up to 2.32 billion barrels of. Since Boko Haram evolved from an Islamist sect into an armed insurgency in 2009, its stranglehold over the Lake Chad Basin has deepened. After its founding in 2002 in Nigeria's northern Borno state, Boko Haram's increasing radicalization led to suppression operations by the Nigerian military

Boko Haram's attacks and military operations have displaced 2.4 million people across north-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon's Far North, south-east Niger and western Chad Nigeria has one of the world's highest rates of kidnap-for-ransom cases, explains Quartz Africa. In their effort to establish a caliphate in the Lake Chad Basin and beyond, Boko Haram has snatched thousands of girls, women, boys and men from their homes across north-eastern Nigeria, northern Cameroon and southern areas of Niger and Chad

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Instead of reverting to using mercenaries, countries in the Lake Chad Basin region should intensify efforts to build the capacity of their national forces and strengthen regional cooperation. Since 2015, the Multinational Joint Task Force created by states in the region to combat Boko Haram has recorded meaningful gains that could be improved on In this regard, the Security Council strongly condemns all terrorist attacks carried out in the region, in particular in the Lake Chad Basin region, notably by Boko Haram The number of attacks against civilians in Cameroon over the last 12 months (234) is higher than in Nigeria (100), Niger (92), and Chad (12) combined. These attacks consist of Boko Haram raids, kidnapping for recruitment and ransom, and looting of villages and displaced persons camps

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  1. e and, while this threat has since di
  2. A Multinational Joint Task Force was formed in 1998 by Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad, and joined in the fight against Boko Haram in 2012. Benin Republic joined in 2014. Benin Republic joined.
  3. In Nigeria's Borno State, the Lake Chad Basin area hardest hit by Boko Haram, there are serious concerns about hunger levels rising to those seen in 2016. The state has both the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths among the three states in Nigeria most affected by Boko Haram as of 28 June
  4. Some military strategies against Boko Haram have had unintended consequences that deepen community mistrust. Expectations are high as local, regional and global actors strive to deliver on their commitments . For instance, Lake Chad Basin governments have attempted to limit the group's access to vital supplies
  5. The joint force's activities are explicitly focused on the fight against jihadi armed groups in the region. However, its creation dates back to the '90s, well before Boko Haram's penetration of north-eastern Nigeria's social fabric and the subsequent widening of its sphere of action in the Lake Chad Basin. Indeed, the MNJTF was.
  6. Boko Haram poses a trans-national threat within the wider Lake Chad Basin. The group has launched a couple of attacks in Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon. Given its nascent affiliation with ISIS (Islamic State in Syria), it is apparent that the operational scope of the group will expand
  7. The Lake Chad Basin region comprises Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. While Nigeria is the most affected by Boko Haram attacks, the three other countries also have their fair shares of insurgency by the group and its allies. Boko Haram has mainly sustained its deadly acts in the region using stolen weapons, mostly hijacked from the military

Experts say the Islamic State has lost ground in Syria and Libya, and now wants to settle in the Lake Chad basin. They fear that the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau will not bring peace, but will instead give ISWAP a free pass in the Lake Chad basin. This would establish the terrorist organization in Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon, and Chad Lake Chad Basin Commission African Union Commission August 2018 REGIONAL STRATEGY for the Stabilization, Recovery & Resilience of the Boko Haram-affected Areas of the Lake Chad Basin Region. Conventional Basin (Hydrological Stations) Lake Chad Basin Commission | Regional Strategy

The number of children at risk of SAM rose from 220,000 in 2018 to 350,000 in 2019 - an increase of 59 percent. The food and nutritional crises are exacerbated by violent attacks by Boko Haram groups on villages. The Lake Chad Basin region faces ongoing conflicts that show no signs of stopping Since the conflict began, Boko Haram and its offshoot have killed 30,000 people around the Lake Chad Basin. The group's violence has driven more than 2 million people from their homes in Nigeria.

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  1. Humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad basin region January 2018 Humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad basin region - January 2018 1 Facts and figures Background information (figures represent Boko Haram related insurgency) 10.8 mio in need of humanitarian assistance Nigeria: 1.7 mio IDPs Cameroon: 88'816 refugees and 241'987 IDP
  2. The Lake Chad region has suffered decades of neglect and poor infrastructural development, the Boko Haram crisis in the last eight (8) years has worsened its already bad situation
  3. The Lake Chad Basin emergency affects some 17 million people across north-eastern Nigeria, northern Cameroon, western Chad and south-east Niger. The effects of conflict, climate change, environmental degradation, poverty and underinvestment in social services have combined to bring about deepening insecurity, rapid population growth and severe vulnerability
  4. the various Boko Haram recruitment strategies (BHRS), the measures taken by relevant stakeholders (national governments, sub-regional, and regional actors like the Economic Community of West African States, the Lake Chad Basin Commission, and the contribution of civil society groups and faith-base
  5. Chad: Boko Haram Has Been Declared the Deadliest Terrorist Group in 2014. Its Violence First Began in Nigeria, but Has Also Spread to the Lake Chad Basin Region
  6. Zulum however, observed that chasing the Boko Haram elements from Sambisa, needed support form Nigeria's neighbors. However, the governor explained that to successfully go into the lake Chad.
  7. Some estimations, according to Ejiofor, (2014) put Boko 22856 Kelly Mua kingsly et al. Combating Boko haram terrorism financing: Case of Nigeria and lake-Chad basin Haram's annual 'income' from this source at $ 6 million initial stage of their combat. However, due to an increasing (N987,300,000)

Close observers say, to prevent the chaotic northwest Nigeria conflict dynamics from getting replicated in northeast Nigeria and Lake Chad, ISWAP must rally Shekau loyalists to their fold, especially Boko Haram's biggest sub-faction in the Lake Chad Basin The crisis in the Lake Chad Basin continues to course through North-Eastern Nigeria, Cameroon's Far North, Western Chad and South-East Niger with 10.8 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. This complex and protracted humanitarian crisis has resulted in the displacement of more than 2.3 million people. Half of them are children known as Boko Haram, which has redoubled attacks on security forces in north-eastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad basin, also brands itself as an ISIS affiliate: the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP). Information about ISIS's growth in Africa is scarce. Crisis Group can now shed new light on the subject, however, based on extensive. Speakers are expected to include representatives from the Secretariat, possibly the Lake Chad Basin Commission, and a civil society organisation. Key Recent Developments. The Boko Haram insurgency continues into its ninth year, affecting north-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon's Far North region, the Diffa region of Niger, and the Lac region of Chad This article attempts to shed light on the challenges confronting relevant actors (state and non-state) in countering the threat of terrorism recruitment by focusing on the Boko Haram terrorist organization, whose presence and activities threaten the security of the Lake Chad region. The article uses a qualitative research technique combining key informant interviews with stakeholders familiar.

Who are they: Boko Haram is an Islamist militant group originally formed in northeast Nigeria but carries out deadly attacks in towns bordering the Lake Chad Basin countries;Cameroon, Chad and Niger.The official name of the group is Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad meaning People Committed to the Prorogation of the Prophet's Teaching and Jihad, as such the group seeks to. Recent Developments. After a peak in Boko Haram-related violence in 2014 and 2015, the number of casualties attributed to the group fell dramatically.The Nigerian military—with assistance from Benin, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger—has pushed Boko Haram out of several provinces in northeastern Nigeria, but the group retains control over some villages and pockets of territory and continues to. A violent insurgency, a prolonged humanitarian crisis Boko Haram, a violent Islamist insurgency, has terrorized communities around West Africa's Lake Chad Basin for years — creating new hardships and compounding existing ones for millions of people in northeast Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, many of them still displaced and struggling to survive. Children have been abducted, killed and.

At least 92 soldiers from Chad have been killed in the deadliest-ever attack by the Boko Haram armed group on the country's military forces, President Idriss Deby said on Tuesday. We lost 92. Since 2009, the violent activities of the jihadi group popularly known as Boko Haram have caused major upheaval and insecurity in Nigeria and the neighboring Lake Chad Basin (LCB) countries. The escalation of violence in 2013 culminated with a state of emergency being announced in the northeast

The Lake Chad crisis: drivers, responses and ways forward. Over the course of the past year, the international aid community has become more aware of the crisis in north-eastern Nigeria and across the Lake Chad Basin as a whole. While this has led to some improvements in the short-term lot of people in the region, much remains to be done How Boko Haram is funded - UN. The predominance of the cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region. Adding to the complex social-ecological nexus of development crises in the Lake Chad Basin, the incidence of violence from extremist Islamic insurgency groups, namely Boko Haram in North-Eastern Nigeria, has further disrupted regional stability since 2013. As a result, peopl

Last modified on Mon 7 Jun 2021 07.52 EDT. The death of the leader of the Nigerian militant Islamist group Boko Haram has been confirmed by a rival extremist faction that said it carried out the. The United Nations reports that Boko Haram violence has killed 30,000 people and displaced about two million in Nigeria, Cameroon, Niger and Chad. By Moki Edwin Kindzek This was Boko Haram's first attack in Chad, probably in revenge for Chad joining Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon in a military coalition against them (10 killed, 4 wounded). [12] March 28, 2015 : Boko Haram killed 41 people in an attempt to keep civilians from the polls on Nigerian Election Day (41 killed, unknown wounded) Boko Haram and the Islamic State's West Africa Province Since 2009, an Islamist insurgency based in northeastern Nigeria has killed tens of thousands of people and triggered a massive humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin region of Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, and Niger (see Figure 1). Founded in the early 2000s as a Salafist Sunni Musli

Why does Boko Haram remain a regional threat in the Lake

The security landscape in the Lake Chad region is increasingly defined by violent attacks associated with conflicts between herdsmen and farmers. Although Boko Haram's attacks and military operations have displaced 2.4 million people across north-eastern Nigeria, Cameroon's Far North, south-east Niger and western Chad A hunger crisis in the Lake Chad basin has unfolded since Boko Haram has left much of Nigeria and surrounding nations in ruins. The people in the region are facing famine-like conditions due to being forced to abandon their crops to flee Boko Haram. More than eight million people in the Lake Chad basin are currently struggling with hunger

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  1. Years of violence by Boko Haram in Africa's Lake Chad basin, which includes Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, have led to a worsening humanitarian crisis that has displaced 1.4 million children and left at least one million still trapped in hard-to-reach areas, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said in a report released today
  2. The Boko Haram crisis has caused a tremendous population displacement in Nigeria and the countries surrounding Lake Chad (Chad, Niger and Cameroon), affecting millions of people. In three years, it has turned into the largest humanitarian crisis of the region. Since 2013, there has been an upsurge in violence i
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  4. As a result of Boko Haram's insurgency, Niger, Nigeria, Chad, and Cameroon are grappling with forced displacement, both internally and across borders. Approximately 17 million people now need humanitarian assistance and more than 2.3 million people remain displaced. Ongoing violence against civilians continues

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Boko Haram blocks Lake Chad trade routes. The crisis-driven decline in the demand for goods in Lake Chad Basin has reduced business profitability. Traders who remain active have been forced to. For several years, Chad, Niger and Nigeria have operated a Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) to provide border security between these nations and to combat Boko Haram. On 7 October 2014 the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) Member States and Benin decided to create a new MNJTF to combat Boko Haram Boko Haram and ISIS having turned a natural disaster to a religious war and intent on establishing Islamic state in the region must be flushed out to allow the ancestral occupants of the basin to.

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  1. The Boko Haram violence in the Lake Chad Basin has resulted in a humanitarian crisis. Nigeria—and the surrounding Lake Chad Basin coun-tries of Cameroon, Chad and Niger—are among the Number of people in need of food assistance grows in North-Eastern Nigeria. Rome: United Nations World Food Programme, 2016. 6. WHO
  2. Since 2009, the jihadist Boko Haram insurgency has been spreading from North-East Nigeria to a large portion of the Lake Chad Basin. Its attacks against the population have severely affected the North-East of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger and threatened regional stability
  3. Several attacks were foiled. The most relevant one was the attack in Niamey and the South-eastern city of Diffa in May 2019. The group also has killed or arrested insurgents In more recent days, MNJTF killed five Boko Haram militants in Borno (March 31, 2019), 52 in Cross Kauwa in Lake Chad Area (April 2019), and 10 in the Lake Chad area (July.
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Around the Lake Chad Basin, including in Niger, Cameroon and Chad, the militants of Boko Haram stage daily attacks and raids. This is further complicating efforts to manage other conflicts across the Sahel, creating a complex jihadist problem encasing either side of West Africa Since 2010, when Boko Haram launched its insurgency, fighting in northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin has claimed at least 20 000 lives. The jihadist group, which claims to want to build an Islamic state, has repeatedly attacked educational institutions, particularly those teaching a secular curriculum West Africa: Boko Haram and Covid-19 - Lake Chad Basin's War On Two Fronts. For those living in Boko Haram-affected areas of the Lake Chad Basin region, the risk of COVID-19 is high. The long-standing humanitarian crisis, . Most Americans are taught there are 7 continents but elsewhere there.. Despite progress since the height of Boko Haram in 2014, this violent extremist organization remains a significant threat to Nigeria and the Lake Chad Region. The eight-year conflict is now responsible for over 20,000 deaths, and the large-scale humanitarian crisis is on the verge of famine status