Onize Ohikere

Onize is a reporter for WORLD Digital based in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Kenya attacks al-Shabaab from the air, high-level terrorist reported dead

Somalia
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/18/16, 02:20 pm

The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab could face a major setback after an airstrike killed its head of intelligence, according to Kenyan military officials.

Kenya’s military spokesman, Col. David Obonyo, said the attack took place 10 days ago when Mahad Karate went to Nadris camp to preside over the graduation of some 80 recruits into Amniyat, the intelligence wing of al-Shabaab. The attack also killed 10 midlevel al-Shabaab members and 42 recruits.

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Political instability in Libya gives ISIS a foothold

Isis
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/17/16, 02:27 pm

President Barack Obama said yesterday the United States will continue working to thwart Islamic State’s (ISIS) growth in Libya. But analysts warn until the country has a functioning government, the terror group is working in territory fertile for militancy.

“We are working with our other coalition partners to make sure that, as we see opportunities to prevent ISIS from digging in Libya, we take them,” Obama said during a news conference yesterday.

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Multinational task force seizes town from Boko Haram

Terrorism
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 2/16/16, 11:57 am

Cameroonian special forces killed 162 Boko Haram militants last week during a raid to regain control of Goshi, a town in northeastern Nigeria.

During the three-day operation that began Feb. 11, the Cameroonian force freed about 100 captives held by the militants, including Nigerians and Cameroonians. Two members of Cameroon’s military were killed, including a senior commander.

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