5 Female Suicide Bombers Attack a Security Out-Post in Northeastern Borno State, Nigeria

Military Troops Patrolling in Nigeria as December Deadline to End Boko Haram Draws Close
Military Troops Patrolling in Nigeria as December Deadline to End Boko Haram Draws Close
Military Troops Patrolling in Nigeria as December Deadline to End Boko Haram Draws Close

OSINT SUMMARY

17th December 2015, five suicide blacks rocked Northeastern Borno State in Nigeria on Wednesday.

The blast was orchestrated by five female suicide jihadists at a security post manned by pro-government leaving at least six people killed.

The five female bombers died at mafia together with one member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) some 40 kilometers of Maiduguri, Borno State’s provincial capital.

According to a government official, Abdulkadir Ibrahim, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the northeast, five other members of the CJTF at the post were hurt in the blasts.

In the recent past months, Nigeria has witnessed an upsurge of the Boko Haram insurgency especially in remote communities in the volatile northeast region. Boko Haram militant group pledged alligience to Islamic State and thus becoming Islamic State affiliated group dedicate to wage jihad in in Nigeria and neighbouring countries such as Cameroon, Chad and Niger with possibility of extending insurgency to Benin.

The military chiefs in Nigeria were given December 2015 deadline by President Muhammadu Buhari to end Boko Haram militancy, an ultimatum they still insist will meet.

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