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November 27, 2018

Nigeria
Boko Haram Overruns Outgunned Nigerian Military Base

On November 18, an army base in Metele in northeast Nigeria was reportedly overrun by Boko Haram, and it is estimated that over one hundred soldiers were killed and significant military materiel looted. Nigerian soldiers reportedly made a video allegedly showing and narrating the aftermath of the attack. Much about the incident remains uncertain or disputed. 

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November 30, 2018

Niger
Recent Boko Haram Attacks Along Nigeria-Niger Border

Niger officials have announced that Boko Haram kidnapped eighteen girls from two villages, Blaharde and Bague, on November 24. The Blaharde and Bague kidnapping followed the November 22 killing of seven employees of the French drilling company Foraco at the village of Toumour, Niger.

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December 2, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram Resurgence

President Muhammadu Buhari has repeatedly said that the Nigerian security services would destroy Boko Haram by December. Recently, he has walked back from that optimistic prediction. The reality is t…

Boko Haram Resurgence

September 25, 2018

Nigeria
Boko Haram Leader Shekau's Book Helps Explain Factional Rifts

In June 2018, the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) leader, Abu Mus’ab al-Barnawi, released a history of his jihadist movement. In 2017, the Ansaru leader, under the pseudonym Abu Usama al-Ansari, also released his own history, while Abubakar Shekau released a book in the name of the Boko Haram faction he currently leads.

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February 24, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
ISIS and Boko Haram

The relationship, if any, between Nigeria’s Boko Haram and ISIS is a question that vexes the policy community. If there is one, it would support the argument that Boko Haram is, indeed, a new front i…

Boko Haram Isis

April 16, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram Recruitment Strategies

This is a guest post by Jacob Zenn, an analyst of African Affairs for the Washington D.C. based think tank, The Jamestown Foundation, and a contributor for the West Point CTC Sentinel. April 2013 m…

BAUCHI, Nigeria Members of an local Islamic group lie on the ground at a police station after their arrest in the northeastern city of Bauchi, July 25, 2009.

February 21, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Babangida and Boko Haram

The bad relations between former strongman, military general, and head of state Ibrahim Babangida (IBB) and President Goodluck Jonathan are yet another sign of the breakdown of elite bargaining, whic…

Nigeria's former military ruler Ibrahim Babangida waves to the crowd during a rally marking his official declaration for the presidential bid in the federal capital Abuja September 15, 2010.

December 27, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram Christmas Bombings

A car burns at the scene of a bomb explosion at St. Theresa Catholic Church at Madalla, Suleja, just outside Nigeria's capital Abuja, December 25, 2011. (Afolabi Sotunde/Courtesy Reuters)   Wh…

Boko Haram Christmas Bombings

July 21, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Boko Haram Splits?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vLeOgxlBMg&feature=player_embedded The press is reporting that Yusufiyya Islamic Movement (YIM) distributed leaflets widely in Maiduguri on July 19 denouncing other B…

January 5, 2018

Nigeria
Abuja is Taking Boko Haram Seriously

In the past couple of months, the Buhari administration removed the commander of the operation against Boko Haram, Lafiya Dole, ostensibly for poor performance, announced a new "fortress" strategy to protect civilians, and earmarked $1 billion in funds for the conflict.

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