Boko Haram

Boko Haram

Inside Nigeria's Unholy War

Book - 2015
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An insurgency in Nigeria by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram has left thousands dead, shaken Africa's biggest country and worried the world. Yet it remains a mysterious - almost unknowable - organisation. rough exhaustive on-the-ground reporting, Mike Smith takes readers inside the conflict and provides the first in-depth account of the violence and unrest. He traces Boko Haram from its beginnings as a small Islamist sect in Nigeria's remote north-east, led by a baby-faced but charismatic preacher, to its transformation into a hydra-headed entity, deploying suicide bombers and abducting schoolgirls.--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2015
ISBN: 9781784530747
1784530743
Characteristics: xiv, 233 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Inside Nigeria's unholy war

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