On the 19th, AnsarDine claimed Mali attack, 17 killed and 35 were wounded. This has been the biggest attack they’ve had in months organized by three different groups namely; ALQIM, MACINA and the last which was an angered ethnic group called the National Alliance for the Protection of the Peul Identity and restoration of justice (ANSIPRJ).
In Cameroon, a recent report by Amnesty International has alleged severe human rights violation by the military against lawful citizens and victims of Boko Haram in its fight against Boko Haram. In Maiduguri, Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, two Boko Haram members were reportedly arrested at a military checkpoint by the Nigeria Army while trying to ferry off fuel concede in jerry cans. In the South-South, Nigeria, Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) attacked a pipeline in Warri as part of their effort derail the economy owing to failure of the government to meet their demands. There are media reports alleging a clergyman being questions by security operatives over his role as sponsor of the NDA. This is amidst report of a new group asking President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the peace dialogue.
In another crucial report, the UN Secretary, General Ban Ki Moon has in a statement mentioned that ISIS could set up new cells across Libya and other parts of North Africa.
Humanitarian: UNICEF reports over 244,000 children are suffering acute malnutrition in former Boko Haram controlled areas. It has also been established by Doctors without Borders that one in five of 49,000 children could die without immediate medical assistance.