April 16, 2021

AFP: Thousands flee after Nigeria jihadist attack kills 10 in northeast town

April 15th, 2021


Sophie Bouillon, a journalist for AFP, interviewed Yan St-Pierre on the jihadist attack on Damasak, Nigeria.

The insurgents have “intensified attacks in this region (Diffa-Chetimari-Damasak) these past three, four months,” said Yan St-Pierre, a counter-terrorism specialist with the Modern Security Consulting group. “Damasak is an important military base, and we can see that ISWAP is increasingly well organised… they adapt their tactics and it destabilises the army.” They are also fighting for control of food markets and access to commercial axes, added St-Pierre.

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