Boko Haram: Anatomy of an Islamist Rebellion
The seeming intractibility of the Boko Haram insurgency has continued to vex local, national and international audiences worried about the costs of the escalating violence in northern Nigeria. The emergence of factions within Boko Haram has added a new dimension to the discourse. This special report illuminates the groups recent change of tactics and that despite the evidence to suggest Boko Haram is deeply fractured due to inconsistencies in its operations and strong ideological disagreements among its leadership, there is counterveiling evidence to suggest that the group is not fractured but functionally reorganized like a franchise to elude a spreading multinational security dragnet. Read the full report.