70 of those killed by Fulani Herdsmen are being laid to rest today. Mourners follow long vehicles carrying the corpses through the streets of Benue State.
Meanwhile, not even a single Fulani Herdsman has been arrested.
Kenya – US Army Refutes Al-Shabaab Exaggerated Report On Manda Bay
Al-Shabaab’s report on the Sunday attack at Manda Bay Airfield in Lamu County was exaggerated, the US military has said.
Manda Bay is an area where US forces provide training and counter-terrorism support to East African partners.
Following the ambush at dawn, the terror group issued a statement, saying there were “severe casualties on both Kenyan and American troops stationed there”.
It added, “The Mujahideen fighters covertly entered enemy lines, successfully stormed the heavily fortified military base and have now taken effective control of a part of the base.”
But the US Africa Command, Africom, dismissed the group’s statement, saying the message was distorted to create the wrong impression.
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Bomb Explosion Hits Muna Garage In Maiduguri
Report from Muna Garage general area in Maiduguri says two suicide bombers have detonated improvised explosive devises strapped to their bodies at Muna Dalti.
There is no detail of the incident yet.
However, a resident said the suicide bombers might have died alone.
Three dead, 17 injured in Maiduguri suicide attack
The Police in Borno on Tuesday confirmed that three members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) were killed and 17 other persons injured in a Monday night suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri.
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Muhammadu Buhari, His Kinsmen And Terror Sponsorship Accusations
Within these very few days of 2018, not fewer than 300 human beings has been killed in separate incidents in Nigeria. From Benue to Rivers State there have been uneasy calm as a result of Killing by Fulani herdsmen and unknown gunmen respectively. (more…)
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Gunman Kills 11 In Attacks On Coptic Church, Christian-Owned Shop In Egypt
CAIRO (Reuters) – A gunman killed at least 11 people on Friday in attacks on a Coptic Orthodox church and a Christian-owned shop near Cairo before he was wounded and arrested, the Egyptian interior ministry and church officials said. (more…)
Egypt – 15 Arrested After Coptic Church Attack In South Of Cairo
Boko Haram Makes Their Biggest Kill Of The Year, As Suicide Bomber Kill More Than 50 In Adamawa Nigeria.
Tuesday 21st of November 2017 witnessed the biggest mass killing of the year after a suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram.
Abubakar Othman, a police spokesman in Adamawa state, said the death toll from the attack in the town of Mubi is 50 people, but “there could be more as those seriously injured could add to the figure”.
— The Trent (@TheTrentOnline) November 21, 2017
Boko Haram militants held territory in Adamawa in 2014, although the insurgents were pushed out of those areas by troops in early 2015.
The group typically mounts suicide attacks in crowded public places such as mosques and markets.
— حسن سجواني 🇦🇪 (@HSajwanization) November 21, 2017
Tuesday’s attack is the highest death toll since 56 people were killed in the same state last December, when two schoolgirl suicide bombers killed 56 people and wounded dozens more in a coordinated attack on a crowded market.
Boko Haram has waged an insurgency in northeast Nigeria since 2009 in its attempt to create an Islamic state in the region, killing more than 20,000 and forcing around 2 million people to flee their homes.
Blood flows as Boko Haram strike again, killing dozens in Mubi Mosque Adamawa. You wont hear it from corrupt Nigeria media nor Nigeria government . God please free #Biafra from this wicked contraption called Nigeria that has no respect for the sanctity of life. RIP the departed pic.twitter.com/RS4nQv5r7t
— Emeka Gift (@EmekaGift) November 21, 2017
Most attacks by the group focus on Borno state, the birthplace of the insurgency. The group held a swathe of land around the size of Belgium in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states until early 2015 but were forced out by Nigeria’s army backed by troops from neighbouring countries.
Over 20 Killed As Gunman Opens Fire In Texas Church
SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — A man opened fire inside of a church in a small South Texas community on Sunday, killing multiple people and wounding others before being “taken down,” authorities said.
Authorities said a man walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs and began shooting, killing multiple people and wounding others.
A law enforcement official says more than 20 people were killed. The official, who was briefed on the investigation, says the gunman fled the church in a vehicle after the shooting and was also killed, either by a self-inflicted wound or during a confrontation with police. The official was not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The official says between 10 to 15 people were also injured but stressed the investigation was early and the figures could change. Authorities are still trying to determine a motive.
Video on KSAT television showed first responders taking a stretch from the church to a waiting AirLife helicopter. Some victims were taken by medical helicopter to the Brooke Army Medical Center, KSAT said.
Megan Posey, a spokeswoman for Connally Memorial Medical Center, which is in Floresville and about 10 miles from the church, said “multiple” victims were being treated for gunshot wounds. She declined to give a specific number but said it was less than a dozen.
A woman who lives about 10 minutes away from Sutherland Springs in Floresville and was monitoring the chaos on a police scanner and in Facebook community groups, said that everyone knows everyone in the sparsely populated county.
“This is horrific for our tiny little tight-knit town,” said Alena Berlanga.
“Everybody’s going to be affected and everybody knows someone who’s affected,” she said.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is calling a reported shooting at a church in a small town outside San Antonio an “evil act.”
Abbott tweeted Sunday: “Our prayers are with all who were harmed by this evil act.” He thanked law enforcement for their response.
The Republican governor has also promised “more details” from the state’s Department of Public Safety soon.
President Donald Trump tweeted from Japan, where is his on an Asian trip, that he was monitoring the situation following the shooting.
May God be w/ the people of Sutherland Springs, Texas. The FBI & law enforcement are on the scene. I am monitoring the situation from Japan.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 5, 2017
A spokeswoman says the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is sending special agents from field offices in Houston and San Antonio.
Sutherland Springs is 30 miles southeast of San Antonio.
Source:Chicago Sun – Times
Window Of Opportunity For Peace In Mali ‘Slowly Narrowing,’ Warns Secretary-General
“We meet less than a year before the next presidential election,” said Mr. Guterres, stressing that the coming months will be an opportunity for Malians and their institutions to show their dedication to peace and the rule of law.
Noting that municipal elections in November last year were not held in all regions and suffered a low turnout, he encouraged the Malian authorities to ensure the success of the presidential election.
He added that numerous delays and slow implementation of critical provisions of the Agreement on Peace and Reconciliation in Mali are always a cause of concern, including the postponement of the review of the Constitution.
Delays in security sector reform related to the redeployment of the reformed and reconstituted Malian defence and security forces in the centre and north are also to be noted.
Mr. Guterres added that a number of achievements were recorded in recent months encompassing security, development, reductions in community violence, efforts to prevent the recruitment of youth.
“Yet the country’s achievements – that are remarkable – remain fragile, especially in light of the recent confrontations between armed groups and recurring attacks,” he went on. “Trust is being tested but we welcome the signature, earlier today, of a ceasefire agreement between the two signatory movements which also re-emphasizes their commitment to the implementation of the peace agreement.”
New institutions, processes and laws have yet to translate into significant improvements in the daily lives of Malians, the Secretary-General stated, adding that inclusivity, especially of women, youth and other under-represented social groups, remains insufficient, and constraints to humanitarian access persist.
“The window of opportunity for the Government to provide long-awaited peace dividends is slowly narrowing,” said Mr. Guterres.
The UN chief also urged the international community to ensure unity of purpose in financially and logistically supporting regional undertaking, such as the G5 Sahel Joint Force, to combat terrorism and transnational organized crime because, if successful, the Force can not only contribute to an enabling environment for the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali to fully implement its mandate but also advance progress in the Malian peace process.
But the most sustainable solution remains the strengthening of Mali’s own security architecture, Mr. Guterres said, stressing that the absence of a comprehensive strategy for security sector reform needs to be urgently addressed.
Mauritanian Minister Highlights Country’s Successful Efforts To Combat Terrorism
After heavy fighting in 2010 and 2011, and despite a complex regional situation, Mauritania has faced the threat of terrorism successfully. “We have strengthened our defensive capacities while respecting human rights and putting in place a policy of sustainable development,” he explained. In addition, Mauritania has succeeded in building a constructive dialogue with the opposition and civil society, improving governance and reforming institutions, particularly with regard to women’s rights.
Mauritania, he continued, has reformed its legal frameworks on the basis of international agreements, in particular, to better combat terrorism. To this end, he noted the conclusion of agreements with some groups in order to allow their members to reintegrate into society in a productive way.
Mauritania, in collaboration with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has eradicated illegal migration from its territory, the Minister continued. “We also set out a roadmap on the fight against terrorism, including through a social assistance program,” he said, adding that repatriation programmes have also been implemented for migrants, in order to enable them to return to the country under favourable conditions.
The Minister also spoke about the problems caused by climate change in the Sahel region. In this regard, he encouraged all parties to the Paris Agreement on climate change to honour their commitments in order to limit the impacts of the phenomenon.
Algeria – 12 Years After In Terrorist Strongholds, Extremist Surrenders
Algeria- An armed Algerian extremist left terrorist strongholds and surrendered to local military authorities after spending 12 years in the ranks of extremist groups.
Meanwhile, the Algerian army command announced dismantling thousands of anti-personnel mines, dating back to the French colonial period between 1830 and 1962.
On its official website, Algeria’s Ministry of National Defense described the terrorist who surrendered on Sunday in El Milia as “dangerous.”
“D. Fares” aka “Abu Osama,” who had joined terrorist groups in 2005, had a Kalashnikov type machine gun, ammunition and a pair of binoculars, said a statement from the Defense Ministry.
The Ministry neither did mention the organization to which the terrorist belonged nor the crimes he may have committed while operating; however, the most famous extremist groups is known as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, formerly known as the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat (GSPC).
In this context, the Ministry launched again an appeal to remaining terrorists to seize the opportunity and benefit from the regulations in force, like those who surrendered to the security authorities.
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