Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A look at Boko Haram

On January 31st, Reuters' Faith World published a special report on "Nigeria's Boko Haram - between rebellion and jihad."

Noting an increase in attacks by Boko Haram, Joe Brock asks:
Is Boko Haram just the latest in a long list of violent spasms in Nigeria, or is it the next battalion of global jihadists, capable of thrusting Africa's most populous nation into civil war? 
The answer to that is not simple. There is evidence - some of it detailed in this story for the first time - that elements of Boko Haram have received training from foreign militant groups, including North Africa-based al Qaeda in the Islamic Magreb (AQIM [more]).

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