International Reports

Insecurity in Nigeria

by Tajudeen Akanji

The „Boko Haram“ Dimension

Boko-Haram was relatively unknown as a violent or terrorist group before the 21st century. Today, the mention of Nigeria in any social discourse directs focus to issues bordering on insecurity, poverty, ethno-religious clashes, corrupt enrichment, kidnapping, and particularly, Boko Haram terrorism. The over 300 ethnic groups that had enjoyed relative cordiality in the past, even after a few years of civil war, have suddenly become “strange bed fellows” due to the insurgence of the Boko Haram in the northern part of Nigeria.