NAGs

Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'awati Wal-Jihad


Year Formed: 2002
Year Terminated: 2010

Target States:
Nigeria

Ideational Characteristics:
Religious

Objectives:
Secession/Territorial Demand

External Supporters:

Somalia

Mauritania

Niger

Cameroon

Algeria

Chad

Mali

Afghanistan

Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 443

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1935

References:

Adekoya, Remi, "Nigeria's Islamists have the government dancing to their tune", the Guardian, January 4, 2012 Wednesday

Azumah, John. Boko Haram in Retrospect. Islam and Christian–Muslim Relations. 26 (1): 33-52.

Boe, Sebastian, Nigerian Islamist Group Boko Haram Targets Rival Sect in Jos Bombing, IHS Global Insight, August 2, 2011.

Clothia, Farouk, Who are Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamists?, BBC Africa, May 4, 2015.

Onapajo, Hakeem, Ufo Okeke Uzodike and Ayo Whetho. 2012. Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria: The international dimension, South African Journal of International Affairs, 19 (3): 337-357.

Onuoha, Freedom C. 2010. The Islamist challenge: Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis explained, African Security Review, 19 (2): 54-67.
 
Oyeniyi, Bukola Adeyemi. 2012. One Voice, Multiple Tongues: Dialoguing with Boko Haram, Democracy and Security, 10 (1): 73-97.
 
Oyewole, Samuel. 2013. Boko Haram and the challenges of Nigeria's war on terror. Defense & Security Analysis, 29 (3): 253-262.
 
Weeraratne, Suranjan. 2015. Theorizing the Expansion of the Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria, Terrorism and Political Violence.
 
____, "Boko Haram targets media in Nigeria", UPI, May 2, 2012 Wednesday.
 
____, "Nigeria; Boko Haram's Evolving Terror", Africa News, December 1, 2013 Sunday.
 
____, "Experts warn of alliance between Al-Qa'idah, Nigeria's Boko Haram", BBC Monitoring Middle East - Political, June 15, 2010 Tuesday.
 
____, "Growing Boko Haram Threat To Be Contained", Africa Monitor - West Africa, June 23, 2011 Thursday.
 
____, "Nigeria is steadily tearing itself apart", Pretoria News (South Africa), August 11, 2009 Tuesday.
 
____, "Nigeria; Panacea to the Boko Haram Crisis", Africa News, August 16, 2011 Tuesday.