ISWAP Snatches Two CJTF Vehicles in Geidam


In a continuation of #ISWAP’s relentless quest for vehicles, the group seamlessly infiltrated Geidam town, making off with two trucks a Hilux and a Toyota Land Cruiser pickup truck along with an unspecified number of arms from the CJTF Camp at the early hours. Remarkably, there were no casualties reported, as the camp was unoccupied at the time of the attack.

This incident reaffirms the recent assertion of a likely increase in Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED) attacks around #LakeChad. Over the past two months, ISWAP has successfully now executed 5 vehicle snatching incidents around the border towns.

In addition to a potential rise in VBIED attacks, the acquisition of these vehicles will enhance ISWAP’s mobility and ability to conduct more attacks. It is noteworthy that both the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) and the Nigerien Air Force had jointly eliminated virtually all of ISWAP’s vehicles operating around Lake Chad.

Geidam’s proximity to the Diffa-Maine road in Niger Republic, with a direct link road, indicates that it is likely the same ISWAP faction conducting operations in these areas. This continued vehicle snatching poses a significant threat, necessitating heightened vigilance and precautionary measures from authorities and commuters alike.