August 21, 2020

AFP: ISWAP jihadists attack Kukawa in Borno State, take hundreds hostage

August 20th, 2020


Sophie Bouillon, journalist with the AFP, interviewed Yan St-Pierre on the jihadist attack against the community of Kukawa in Nigeria.

Yan St-Pierre, a counter-terrorism consultant for MOSECON (Modern Security Consulting Group), expressed doubts over the strategic value of taking a town.

“Kukawa is of limited value in itself, but the border region of Baga — on the shores of Lake Chad — is an important transition zone to Chad and Cameroon, and its control is important to ISWAP… for tactical and economic reasons,” he said.

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