INFOGRAPHICS: Boko Haram Activities In October 2015

INFOGRAPHICS: Boko Haram Activities In October 2015

While President Muhammadu Buhari and the Nigerian army try to understand whether or not they can crush the Boko Haram sect until December 2015, the deadly group killed many innocent Nigerians. team has prepared the infographics of the last month's activities of the insurgents.

President Buhari while decorating new service chiefs in August gave them ultimatum to map out strategies to defeat Boko Haram in three months’ time.

The given time is coming up next month, however, the threat, both civilians and our troops, remains.

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Targets have comprised crowded bus stations, places of worship and markets, spreading fear among local populations, especially in Borno state.

On October 2 multiple bomb blasts ripped through the outskirts of Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. Nyanya area has been targeted by Boko Haram twice before, on April 14 and May 1, 2014.

Separate strikes in the North East continued in the month of October. Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, remained vulnerable to Boko Haram suicide attackers in recent times, despite persistent army's onslaught on the insurgents’ hideout.

The insurgents chose Fridays and launched many attacks on the metropolis, mainly on mosques, when Nigerians were gathering for afternoon prayers.

Another city that suffered from the Boko Haram sect this month was Yola, Adamawa state capital.

According to media reports, during October 2015 the militant group killed 566 people in Nigeria.

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However, the Nigerian army recorded a success in the war against insurgency.

The soldiers killed 30 suspected jihadists and seized a cache of arms and ammunition in the Sambisa forest, the notorious stronghold of the terrorists. The military also said that 138 women and 192 children were among the survivors.

In its bid to assist Nigeria in the battle against extremist organisation President Barack Obama of the USA ordered 300 military specialists to Cameroon along with drones for surveillance.

See the map of Boko Haram activities and army successes below:

INFOGRAPHICS: Boko Haram Activities In October 2015


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