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Boko Haram

Security Considerations and the Rise of an Insurgency, 1st Edition

By Ona Ekhomu

CRC Press

160 pages | 12 B/W Illus.

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Description

Boko Haram analyzes the activities and atrocities of Nigeria’s Jihadi terrorist group, Boko Haram in the context of global religious fundamentalism and extremism. The book traces the early beginnings of the religious sect, the conversion of its leader to radical Islam in 2002, and the group’s campaign of violence beginning in 2009 and continuing to the present.

The group’s attacks against a variety of targets are examined in detail as are their general tactics and strategies. The Nigerian government response is also examined in order to provide critical lessons to counter-terrorism planners, policy and government officials, and scholars. The initial military response was hampered by capability and legislative constraints including lack of arms and ammunitions, lack of modern counter-terrorism equipment, training gaps, leadership issues, intelligence gap, politicization of the conflict, and limited support to the Nigerian Military by the international community.

Boko Haram looks at the work that has been done thus far, and what work needs to continue, to make gains to combat, marginalize, and ultimately defeat Boko Haram and resolve the conflict facing Nigeria.

Table of Contents

Dedication

Contents

Acknowledgements

Preface

Prologue

PART ONE: HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

Chapter 1: History of Boko Haram

Chapter 2: Reign of Terror

Chapter 3: BH Reloaded

Chapter 4: Prelude to War

Chapter 5: Funding of BH

PART TWO: CHOICE OF TARGETS

Chapter 6: Targeting Military and Corrections

Chapter 7: Targeting Law Enforcement

Chapter 8: Targeting of Schools & Students

Chapter 9: Infrastructure Attacks

Chapter 10: Divine Targets

Chapter 11: Targeted Assassinations

SECTION C: MITIGATION OF JIHADI THREATS

Chapter 12: Military Solution

Chapter 13: Negotiations

Chapter 14: International Assistance

Chapter 15: Solving the Insurgency

Index

About the Author

Dr. Ona Ekhomu, CFE, CPP, CSP, PCI was born in Nigeria. A Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Dr. Ekhomu obtained the BA (History) Summa Cum Laude (First Class Honors) from Voorhees College, Denmark, South Carolina USA 1977. M.A (Political Science) from the Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 1979; and PhD (Public and International Affairs – Policy Management) from the University of Pittsburgh, USA 1985. He attended the Security Officer Training Academy of Allegheny County in Pennsylvania USA (1986). He obtained the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Act 235 Lethal Weapons Licence in 1986. A management consultant, policy analyst and corporate security consultant, Dr. Ekhomu is the Chairman of Trans-World Security Systems Ltd. (Lagos, Nigeria), Chairman of the School of Management and Security Ltd. (Lagos, Nigeria). He is also President of Trans-World Security Systems Inc. of Chicago, Illinois USA. He is a lecturer in the Sociology Department of the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He is also a part-time lecturer in the Nigeria Police Force Intelligence School, Enugu. Dr. Ekhomu has written two highly acclaimed books on security awareness: Effective Personal & Corporate Security (2009), and Kidnap: Face to Face With Death (2014), he is President of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON) and the Africa Representative of the International Foundation for Protection Officers (IFPO). Ekhomu is the co-author of the following books: National Security: Intelligence and Community Partnership (2013), The Professional Protection Officer: Practical Security Strategies and Emerging Trends (2010), Crime and Policing in Nigeria: Challenges & Options (2004), among others.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POL037000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism