ISIS Downplays Recent Successes By Nigerian Military Against Insurgency

The Islamic State militant group, ISIS, has described the Nigerian Army as an exhausted force that has virtually collapsed.

It noted that contrary to claims made by the military of its recent successes against the sect, the Boko Haram insurgents have taken control of many parts of Nigeria and that their attacks are intensifying and pushing back the military.

ISIS made this claim in its latest propaganda magazine, Dabiq, published two weeks ago.

The group also said it was capable of transporting nuclear weapons via Nigeria and some other African nations to Mexico and then to the US since the Nigerian military has collapsed. It said it had always been easier in the past to transport banned substances through West Africa to Western nations.

In an opinion piece titled, “The Perfect Storm,” allegedly written by a British photojournalist, John Cantlie, kidnapped by the group, the ISIS was tagged as an organization that had grown immensely to become a source of threat to the entire world.

Cantlie has equally appeared in many propaganda videos released by ISIS.

“Nothing on this scale has happened this big or this quick before. Huge swathes of Pakistan, Nigeria, Libya, Yemen, and the Sinai Peninsula are all now united under the black flag of tawhīd, gelled together as one by the Islamic State,” the piece noted.



    It added that anti-terrorism policies being embarked upon by the United States such as cutting their financial supply, recruitment tools and will to fight were incapable of checking the gains made by the Islamic militants, but have rather strengthening them the more.

    Cantlie said the Islamic State had billions of dollars in the bank, so they could easily purchase a nuclear device from Pakistan through weapon dealers with links to corrupt officials in the region.

    “The weapon is then transported overland until it makes it to Libya, where the mujāhidīn move it south to Nigeria. Drug shipments from Columbia bound for Europe pass through West Africa, so moving other types of contraband from East to West is just as possible. The nuke and accompanying mujāhidīn arrive on the shorelines of South America and are transported through the porous borders of Central America before arriving in Mexico and up to the border with the United States.”

    It said from there it would then be easier to smuggle the device into the US to ‘mingle with another 12 million ‘illegal’ aliens in America with a nuclear bomb in the trunk of their car.’

    Boko Haram recently declared allegiance to ISIS in a move security experts say is aimed at currying support from the global terror group even as the insurgents lose their strongholds to the Nigerian military and its regional forces.

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