Mandiant cybersecurity experts: The APT (aka UNC2452) also shows two distinct clusters of activity, UNC3004 and UNC2652.
ISWAP strengthens itself in Nigeria by allying itself with local criminals. Pro-ISIS jihadists enlist gangs in the north and those who refuse are killed, as happened to Dogo Gide. The first effects have already manifested themselves
ISWAP, after having incorporated the Boko Haram militiamen, strengthens itself in Nigeria by signing alliances with criminal groups. Whoever refuses is killed. The confirmation comes from the murder of a well-known gang leader Dogo Gide, very active in the north of the African country. According to local sources, he did not accept that his group should bow to the orders of pro-ISIS jihadists. Moreover, his own men who had secretly allied themselves with another formation led by a leader called Danlami, would have betrayed him. The latter had allied itself with IS leaders in the region last month and the two factions immediately began operating together. The test took place on October 19 with the attack on the Kaduna-Abuja railway line, in which members of Darul Islam (formerly Boko haram and now ISWAP), men of Danlami and other gangs participated. Objective: to derail a train to kidnap passengers.