The Quarterly Africa Terrorism Bulletin- Third Quarter 2022
24 January 2023
The data for the analysis of this Bulletin, is limited to information open-source information collected and stored in the ACSRT Database, in conformity with the definition of terrorist acts as defined by the 1999 OAU Convention on the Prevention and Combating of Terrorism. [...] There is the need to re-strategize to completely reduce both civilian and military casualties, as the high number of casualties reduces the moral of the troops and undermine the confidence of the local population in the security forces to protect them. [...] The freedom of movement of Boko Haram and ISWAP top carry out attacks in the LCB is attributed to the degrading of the groups capability by the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) each of which operates in their national territories with enhanced coordination and cooperation to defeat the terrorist groups. [...] In the east and Horn of Africa, the resumption of US AFRICOM CT operations, the renewed counter terrorism offensive attacks by the Somali National Army and the continues air and ground operations by the AMISOM/ATMIS have resulted in some operational successes against Al-Shabaab and ISS in Somalia. [...] While there is no end in sight in the events in the Sahel, the situation in the Great Lakes region remains same with ADF/ISCAP and CODECO appearing unrelenting coupled with the clashes between the governments of DRC and Rwanda worsening the overall security situation in the region which may have a cascading effect on the security situation in the DRC and neighboring countries.