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Turning the tables on Boko Haram

By Akinola Olojo Identity – for both individuals and groups – is shaped by a mix of elements including ethnicity, religion, culture and personal experiences. Much of this is historical in nature. Violent extremist groups drawn on such elements of historical identity in their narratives to further their objectives. But can this history

Boko Haram to Nigerian Military: Expect fresh attacks 

Jude Johnson with agency report   The Boko Haram terrorists  have threatened further attacks on the military bases in parts of North East Nigeria, particularly at Jiddari-Polo, Maiduguri capital of Borno State. The terrorists on Monday attacked farmers in the area, hacking four to death while one was left with severe injuries. One of

Boko Haram kills four farmers in fresh attack

Boko Haram jihadists have killed four farmers near Maiduguri, in the latest bloodshed in the restive region, witnesses and a local militia leader said on Monday. Dozens of fighters believed to be loyal to Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau attacked a group of farmers working in their field near Jiddari-Polo

Islamic clerics can shift Boko Haram’s ideological narrative

Clerics can tackle the propaganda that drives extremism, and its role in recruiting supporters. By Akinola Olojo Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Shekau’s jihad in Nigeria has had a devastating impact on the nation. ‘Fight the infidels … and take their souls in order to purify the land,’ Shekau declared in his latest video in July. The

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