Islamic State West Africa (ISWA): Amaq Agency- Nigerian military suffers heavy losses in Borno and Yobe, Nigeria

TRAC’s President Veryan Khan and Senior Analyst Daniel Lebowitz follow continuing violence in West Africa.

They uncovered an Amaq Agency clip demonstrating that Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) can deploy significant columns of militants and military vehicles in their operations against the Nigerian military in Yobe and Borno states in the northeast part of the country.

Vehicles and weapons seized in past operations are utilized in the attacks on villages such as Goniri on the Yobe-Borno border.

TRAC assesses that hostages will ultimately show up in a propaganda execution video at some point soon, to instill fear in locals for helping the Nigerian military and/or joining security forces.