ISWAP has begun a blockade campaign on Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in Northeast Nigeria.
According to multiple sources familiar with the strategy and tactics of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), the group has systematically started a blockade of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.
According to Human Angle, the plan is to deny residents electricity, fuel, and other supplies by targeting electricity installations and laying siege on all roads leading to the embattled city.
Although Maiduguri is encircled by trenches and military outposts designed to protect it from infiltration and attacks, Boko Haram and ISWAP have used various tactics to carry out attacks in and around the city.
ISWAP’s long-term objectives, as HumanAngle learned, is to replicate years of a blockade that factions of the terrorist group were subjected to by the military of the four Lake Chad countries that constitute the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF).