The BBC adds in a photo caption: “The continuing attacks are being blamed on Boko Haram – casting doubt on official claims the group has been defeated.”
Boko Haram, the Party of the People of the Sunnah for Dawah and Jihad, has been declared defeated before. The Nigerian government vowed to defeat Boko Haram by the end of 2014. And by the end of 2015. In mid-2017 it called the movement a spent force. And now we hear that it has been defeated again, as it murders 19 people.
“Nigeria bomb blasts cause deaths at fish market,” BBC, February 17, 2018 (thanks to Robert):
Three suicide bombers have hit the town of Konduga in north-east Nigeria, killing at least 18 people.
Two attacked a fish market and a third struck nearby, security sources said.
Boko Haram jihadists are being blamed for the blasts, though the group has yet to say it was behind them.
Boko Haram has killed some 20,000 people and displaced more than two million since it began a campaign of violence to create an Islamic state in the north of the country in 2009….
Some reports speak of 19 dead – 18 civilians and a soldier. At least 50 more were injured.