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Northern and central Nigeria have been engulfed in a violent insurgency campaign waged by Jama'atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda'awati w'al Jihad aka 'Boko Haram' and for a time its splinter group 'Ansaru' From its inception an inward looking almost parochial movement Boko Haram and evenso Ansaru have now shown clear signs of regionalisation expanding their operations across West Africa and forging links with al Qaeda affiliated groups Boko Haram's stated aim is to Islamise Africa's most populous country but like earlier Nigerian Islamist groups of which there is a long tradition in the Sahel the discontent prompting young Nigerians and other young West African Muslims to join the insurgency is rooted inthan just religious orthodoxy and cannot be disentangled from their economic social and political marginalisation In spite of talks about dialogue and amnesty for those prepared to renounce violence the Federal Government's response has been a militarised one resulting in the largest deployment of the Nigerian armed forces since the end of the Civil War But what is the real magnitude of the threat? What can foreign partners do to support Abuja? How effective is the current government's strategy in tackling the insurgency? Andimportantly are the root causes of the insurgency being addressed and the foundations for a durable peace being established?Northern and central Nigeria have been engulfed in a violent insurgency campaign waged by Jama'atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda'awati w'al Jihad aka 'Boko Haram' and for a time its splinter group 'Ansaru' From its inception an inward looking almost parochial movement Boko Haram and evenso Ansaru have now shown clear signs of regionalisation expanding their operations across West Africa and forging links with al Qaeda affiliated groups Boko Haram's stated aim is to Islamise Africa's most populous country but like earlier Nigerian Islamist groups of which there is a long tradition in the Sahel the discontent prompting young Nigerians and other young West African Muslims to join the insurgency is rooted inthan just religious orthodoxy and cannot be disentangled from their economic social and political marginalisation In spite of talks about dialogue and amnesty for those prepared to renounce violence the Federal Government's response has been a militarised one resulting in the largest deployment of the Nigerian armed forces since the end of the Civil War But what is the real magnitude of the threat? What can foreign partners do to support Abuja? How effective is the current government's strategy in tackling the insurgency? Andimportantly are the root causes of the insurgency being addressed and the foundations for a durable peace being established?Northern and central Nigeria have been engulfed in a violent insurgency campaign waged by Jama'atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda'awati w'al Jihad aka 'Boko Haram' and for a time its splinter group 'Ansaru' From its inception an inward looking almost parochial movement Boko Haram and evenso Ansaru have now shown clear signs of regionalisation expanding their operations across West Africa and forging links with al Qaeda affiliated groups Boko Haram's stated aim is to Islamise Africa's most populous country but like earlier Nigerian Islamist groups of which there is a long tradition in the Sahel the discontent prompting young Nigerians and other young West African Muslims to join the insurgency is rooted inthan just religious orthodoxy and cannot be disentangled from their economic social and political marginalisation In spite of talks about dialogue and amnesty for those prepared to renounce violence the Federal Government's response has been a militarised one resulting in the largest deployment of the Nigerian armed forces since the end of the Civil War But what is the real magnitude of the threat? What can foreign partners do to support Abuja? How effective is the current government's strategy in tackling the insurgency? Andimportantly are the root causes of the insurgency being addressed and the foundations for a durable peace being established?


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