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ISWAP Launches Attack On Kanamma Town In Northeast

ISWAP has staged a new attack on Kanamma town in Yobe State, Northeast Nigeria.

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has launched an attack on the small desert town of Kanamma in Yobe State Northeast Nigeria.

Kanamma, which is situated along the border with Niger Republic is the main town of Yunusari local government and the location where the Nigerian Taliban was based between early and mid 2000s, the group was the predecessor of Boko Haram.

The Nigerian Army is known to have a Forward Operating Base in Kanamma.

Yunusari was the destination for some of the residents who fled ISWAP’s days-long siege in Geidam town.

HumAngle is monitoring the situation.

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Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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