Political Elites and the Rise of the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria

@article{Iyekekpolo2018PoliticalEA,
  title={Political Elites and the Rise of the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria},
  author={W. Iyekekpolo},
  journal={Terrorism and Political Violence},
  year={2018},
  volume={32},
  pages={749 - 767}
}
  • W. Iyekekpolo
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • Terrorism and Political Violence
ABSTRACT What is the cause of Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria? Studies on Boko Haram insurgency onset has largely emphasized economic poverty, religious ideology, and the historical north-south identity fractionalization. Some others which focus on Nigerian politics as the cause of the insurgency have largely analyzed how corrupt politicians have caused economic poverty and inequality which have resulted in grievances in northern Nigeria. While these studies have made invaluable contributions… Expand
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