Boko Haram Trying To Disrupt 2019 Elections – US


The United States of America has said Boko Haram and ISIS West Africa are planning to disrupt Nigeria’s general elections slated for February.

It said this in a statement on its official website in Nigeria on Friday. 

The US said although it did not have information on attacks targeted at the embassy, it advised the citizens to review their movements and keep a low profile.

“There is an increase in ISIS propaganda videos specifically directed to Nigeria and the ongoing civil unrest in Borno State and the North-East.

“ISIS West Africa and Boko Haram have both stated they plan to disrupt the upcoming 2019 presidential elections by conducting attacks on Nigerian security and infrastructure, as well as places of gathering such as markets, hotels, and malls,” the statement read. 

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