ISWAP’s Deadly Symphony: Kukawa Dances to a Chilling Tune


ISWAP threatens Kukawa with death, prompting mass exodus. Despite military presence, attacks persist in the vital farming and fishing region.

In a harrowing development, the residents of Kukawa Local Government Area (LGA) in Borno State face a dire ultimatum from the Islamic State – West Africa Province (ISWAP). The terror group has decreed that residents must abandon their homes or risk death, a threat that comes mere days after the brutal killing of fifteen fishermen in Tumbun Rogo .

A resident, speaking under the veil of anonymity, shared their traumatic experience with Channels Television. “The terrorists gathered us early in the morning and told us to leave before Saturday, or we would be killed,” the resident recounted. This chilling message has instigated a mass exodus, with many seeking refuge in Kross Kauwa and Monguno .

Kukawa LGA, nestled by Lake Chad, is renowned for its vibrant fishing and farming activities, making it a vital hub for local livelihoods. However, the very assets that sustain these communities also attract ISWAP, which exploits the region’s resources for financial support .

Despite the Nigerian Army and Navy’s presence, and resettlement efforts by Governor Babagana Zulum’s administration, the shadow of Boko Haram and ISWAP looms large. The ongoing violence underscores the persistent challenge of restoring peace and security in this economically significant area .

The threat from ISWAP is not just a local crisis but a call to action for broader support and intervention. As we document and share these critical stories, BlaccTheddi Post remains committed to amplifying the voices of the affected and pushing for meaningful change. The pursuit of peace and stability in Kukawa is not just a regional necessity but a collective responsibility for all stakeholders in Nigeria and beyond.


1. “‘Leave or die’ — ISWAP gives quit notice to Borno communities” Channels Television.

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