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Canada Terrorism in Nigeria: the army's capacities again called into question

07:15  02 december  2020
07:15  02 december  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le chef de Boko Haram Aboubakar Shekau. © REUTERS Boko Haram leader Aboubakar Shekau.

The attack that claimed the lives of at least 76 farmers on Sunday in Borno State, northeast Nigeria, was claimed by Boko Haram on Tuesday (December 1st). The faction led by Aboubakar Shekau says they carried out this massacre to avenge some of its fighters handed over to the authorities by the villagers. This massacre also rekindled criticism of the military strategy implemented by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

With our correspondent in Lagos, Liza Fabbian

Entrenched since the end of 2019 in "super camps", better protected and supposedly more efficient, the Nigerian army has left rural communities more vulnerable to attacks by jihadists.

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Small farmers are on the front line, while work in the fields is essential to avoid a serious food crisis in northeast Nigeria.

The massacre perpetrated last Saturday by Boko Haram has revived criticism against President Muhammadu Buhari and his loyal army chiefs. The Senate again asked that these senior officers appointed as soon as their election in 2015 be replaced.

But Nigerian analyst Confidence Owamninaemi cites "a lack of political will" and an army that "lacks the men and resources to carry out major operations."

To make up for this shortage of manpower, the governor of Borno State on Monday suggested employing mercenaries to support the Nigerian army in its fight against the jihadist insurgency.

In 2015, shortly before the elections, President Goodluck Jonathan admitted calling on the services of "South African military experts" following the death of one of these men in northeast Nigeria.

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