In the month of November, countries in the West Africa/ Lake Chad region witnessed a hosts of terrorist attacks. These attacks are largely perpetrated by Boko Haram, al-Qaida and Islamic State-affiliated groups. In the period under review, Boko Haram caused over 98 deaths, including both civilians and military. Many of these deaths recorded in the Lake Chad region occurred from suicide bombings, a tactic (Soft Attack) increasingly favoured by the insurgents.
The Nigerian government on its front is also militarily training to contain Boko Haram in the Sambisa forest. This period witnessed the deployment of 150 soldiers to complement the fight against terrorism in the region by Benin Republic deployed. The troops comprised of 8 officers and 142 soldiers, arrived Multinational
Joint Task Force (MNJTF), headquarters in Farcha Camp, Ndjamena, Chad.
Read full report Here ECOWAS Counter Terrorism Tracker November Fact sheet