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Boko Haram: A Militant Leadership Monitor Special Report

Publication: Volume: 1 Issue: 1
January 30, 2012 05:52 PM Age: 4 yrs
Category: Report, Domestic/Social, Military/Security, Terrorism, North Africa, West Africa

In this “Special Report on Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Movement” we examine the rise of Boko Haram’s elusive leader Abu Shekau, and the policies of the group’s charismatic leader – Mohammed Yusuf – the former leader whose death in 2009 led to Abu Shekau’s rise as well as increased international focus on the group's activities in recent years.

This 2012 Quarterly Special Report is a compilation of articles which provide unique information and objective analysis on recent developments in the Boko Haram movement of Nigeria. This analysis is particular relevant as the security situation in Nigeria worsens and experts wonder if the al-Qaeda movement has spread beyond Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb to sub-Saharan Africa.

From the repercussions of it's first attacks on police stations in December 2003 through the Kano bombings of January 2012 we take you through the history and reasoning behind the attacks of this movement which characterizes Western Civilization as forbidden. 

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