Boko Haram: understanding the context

  title={Boko Haram: understanding the context},
  author={W. Iyekekpolo},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={2211 - 2228}
  • W. Iyekekpolo
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Third World Quarterly
  • Abstract Boko Haram insurgency has caused the death and displacement of thousands of Nigerians. Its means of terror has evolved from the use of crude weapons to bombs, kidnappings and the use of children as suicide bombers. Its reach has expanded beyond Nigeria into neighbouring West African countries and it has pledged allegiance to Al-Qaida and Islamic State. To address this security concern, its cause should first be ascertained. This paper argues that to do this, Boko Haram should be… CONTINUE READING
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