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By Virginia Comolli

Northern and principal Nigeria are engulfed in a violent insurgency crusade waged through Jama'atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda'awati w'al Jihad, a.k.a. 'Boko Haram', and extra lately, its splinter workforce 'Ansaru'. From its inception an inward-looking, nearly parochial, circulation, Boko Haram, or even extra so Ansaru, have now confirmed transparent symptoms of regionalization, increasing their operations throughout West Africa and forging hyperlinks with al-Qaeda affiliated teams. Boko Haram's acknowledged objective is to Islamize Africa's such a lot populous state yet, like prior Nigerian Islamist teams, of which there's a protracted culture within the Sahel, the discontent prompting younger Nigerians and different younger West African Muslims to affix the insurgency is rooted in additional than simply non secular orthodoxy and can't be disentangled from their monetary, social and political marginalization.

In spite of talks approximately discussion and amnesty for these ready to give up violence, the Federal Government's reaction has been a militarized one, leading to the biggest deployment of the Nigerian militia because the finish of the Civil warfare. yet what's the actual significance of the chance? What can international companions do to help Abuja? How potent is the present government's procedure in tackling the insurgency? And, extra importantly, are the basis reasons of the insurgency being addressed and the rules for a sturdy peace being established?

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