Kidnapping of 2 men at the market of Fatoma.
On May 17, 2022, 2 men were abducted by jihadists at the Fatoma cattle market.
Hostage taking in Koutiala.
On the night of Thursday, May 19, around 8:00 pm, unidentified armed men kidnapped Christian missionaries in Sincina, a rural commune located 10 km from Koutiala.
Two of the hostages were Italian nationals, one a woman and the other a man. The third hostage is a Togolese.
N'Kourala forestry post damaged by assailants
Heavily armed men attacked the N’Kourala forestry post at around 7:45 p.m. last Friday. The rural commune of N’Kourala is located 50 km from the town of Sikasso on the Route Nationale 7 (RN7).
Attack against the base of Bourzanga
Early on May 21, about 200 fighters attacked the Bourzanga detachment. The men held their positions until air support arrived.
Explosion of the High Commission
No human casualties resulted from the attack. However, the attackers damaged the forestry post and took away some motorcycles.
MSA-D and EIGS confrontation
03 youths were killed and 04 others injured in an attack by Islamic State Daech fighters on Sunday, May 22, against the village of Enekar in the Achawagh area. It is worth noting that the village where the MSA_D forces were stationed.
Clash between Boko Haram and ISWAP
The Boko Haram faction attacked a convoy of ISWAP terrorists and killed six fighters on Sunday night, May 22. Between the al of Damboa, Borno State, reported Zagazola Makama, a counterinsurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad region.
Boko Haram terrorists kill 45 farmers in a new attack.
Residents of Rann, a remote border village in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State, said that by noon on Monday, May 23, they had buried at least 45 of their relatives killed in an attack on their community by suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
Terrorist leaders arrested; war material seized.
The Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) continue to destroy terrorist sanctuaries as part of the Maliko plan and Operation Kèlètigui. In Gao, operations have resulted in the arrest of the terrorist Hassane, known as Abou Moctar, who was involved in several terrorist attacks against the FAMa, as well as the arrest of suspects Mohamed Ag Moha and Hadam Ag Hainaha, who were in possession of war materials and a sum of 2,734,000 CFA francs.
Niger builds drone base to strengthen border security
Niger plans to build a base of armed drones to strengthen its defense and security capabilities in the fight against terrorism and to closely monitor the security situation on its borders with Libya and Mali. Security sources told the local newspaper, Actu Niger, on Sunday that the drone base will be set up in the country’s central region, Tahoua. The sources said the project is part of the fight against terrorism by moving towards a strategy of rapid response and effective crisis management as the country received the first Turkish-made drones last week.
Weapons seized in Niger from regional government stocks
According to one report, significant proportions of arms and ammunition seized from armed groups in Niger came from stockpiles in West African states, suggesting that authorities are struggling to secure arms stocks in the region.