While JNIM has not claimed the assault, its Katibat Macina is widely suspected of perpetrating the attack. This comes after sustained operations against it in the area last month.
Goodluck Jonathan: Nothing is more important than bringing home Nigeria’s missing girls
Africa: AU Member States’ Reluctance to Transform State Broadcaster Undermines Good Governance
East Africa: Maritime Piracy Falls to Lowest Level in 7 Years, Reports IMB
French residents and tourists were warned by the French Foreign Ministry to be on “high alert” for possible attacks or kidnappings, especially in the northeast near Nigeria. The advisory said the French-led intervention in Mali could trigger retaliation against citizens of France as well as nations supporting the ECOWAS intervention force.
Global experts tackle Sahel security
African troops bound for Mali as France battles militants
Beirut Bank Seen as a Hub of Hezbollah’s Financing