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Blog post: The many ‘defeats’ of Boko Haram

At the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly thanked the king of Jordan for donating military hardware to his country to fight Boko Haram –  the insurgent group whose violent campaign started in 2009.  For the same reason, he is also said to have thanked US President Donald Trump for selling… Read more »

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Blog post: Tracker of people displaced in Nigeria since 2014 by Boko Haram-related violence

The International Organization for Migration’s tracker, which was launched in 2014, measures the number of people displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency, with the aim of helping the government and humanitarian agencies to better respond to their needs. The report is regularly updated, but covers seven states and the federal capital territory and thus does not take into account those made homeless by other skirmishes throughout the country. IOM’s website also provides some data on migration to and from Nigeria.

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Blog post: COMMENT: How not to fight Boko Haram

Presenting Boko Haram as part of a global terror organisation draws the attention away from Nigeria’s own responsibility in the situation. And that is to use holistic counter-terrorism measures that respond to underlying causes and to respect the rule of law.

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