Maj. Gen. L.O. Adeosun, head of the five-nation Joint Task force fighting Boko Haram, said today that the force has information that ISIS fighters may be working with Boko Haram.
The Nigerian commander however confounded his listeners when he said the information has not been confirmed.
He spoke today when the US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power visited the headquarters of the Multinational Force in Ndjamena, Chad,
Adeosun further confounded his listeners when he said intelligence suggests Boko Haram still hasn’t satisfied certain conditions set by the Islamic State for greater operational cooperation. He didn’t elaborate.
At a briefing at the Multinational Joint Task Force’s headquarters in Chad’s capital, Adeosun showed reporters gruesome photos of the victims of Boko Haram attacks and the types of weapons employed.
One picture showed a bird with an explosive strapped on its back, demonstrating “a lot of ingenuity,” Adeosun said.
Adeosun’s statement that Boko Haram may not be having operational cooperation with ISIS however was countered with the interception of a large cache of arms on 7 April coming from ISIS in Libya to Boko Haram in the Chad basin.