The war on terror in the northern Nigeria has been going for years now. But in recent years, the terror group Boko Haram (western education is sin) has gained enough confidence to attack, raid and disappear with the loot and kidnapped individuals with no trace.
In recent months, the Islamic insurgents have been very active along Nigeria-Cameroon border triggering intensive military operations in the area in desperate measures to combat the now ISIS-group affiliate terrorists.
Many people have lost their lives and others, especially women and children abducted and taken to a secret location as sex objects and child soldiers respectively.
Up to now, there is no information about the where about of 300 school girls who were kidnapped last year. Even the calls by the international community for the Islamist group to let the girls free fell on deaf ears. The reason why the campaign dubbed, #BringBackOurGirls was launched and still going on till now.
The West African countries have joined forces in manhunt for the terrorists operating in the affected region. So far, many terrorists’ facilities have been destroyed but still there is a long way to go.
Yesterday, the leader of Boko Haram , Abubakar Shekeu, swore allegiance to the ISIS group and even called upon other Muslim community to follow suit. This was one way of showing the affected countries that they have become mightier than before and also to instill fear in the region.
With many atrocities committed by the members of this terror group in both Nigeria and Cameroon, the kind of brutality showed signs of the link and it was just in time for them to announce— confirm— the relationship.