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Title:The Islamist challenge: Nigeria's Boko Haram crisis explained
Author:Onuoha, Freedom C.ISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:African Security Review (ISSN 1024-6029)
Volume:19
Issue:2
Pages:54-67
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Northern Nigeria
Subjects:rebellions
2009
Islam
religious movements
fundamentalism
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10246029.2010.503061
Abstract:This article examines the Boko Haram crisis that engulfed four northern States in Nigeria in July 2009. It probes the historical evolution of this radical Islamic sect as well as its violent philosophy, highlights the impact of the uprising, and reflects on the contentious issues stemming from the uprising. It also proffers measures that could help alleviate religious violence in Nigeria. Although the general opinion is that radical sects in Nigeria are unlikely to turn into sleeper cells for global terrorism, the article contends that the fact that some of the sect's members had received training in far-away Afghanistan and Mauritania raises some serious questions. Ref., sum. (p. VII). [Journal abstract, edited]
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