This book investigates the devastating impacts of the Boko Haram terrorist campaign in Nigeria, reflecting on the group’s historical context, organizational dynamics, and emerging trajectories.
Since its inception in 2002, Boko Haram’s terrorist campaign has become one of the major threats to security and human development in West Africa, killing tens of thousands of people, and displacing many more. This book reflects on the origins and development of Boko Haram, contextualizing it in the global trend of militant Islamist movements. It delves into the tactics of the organization, their deployment of sexual and gender- based violence against women and human rights abuses in the war against them. The war against Boko Haram has seen engagement from the international community, national and regional military operations, and also a range of civilian- led movements. This book reflects on the roles of these different actors, and the emerging trajectories that need to be considered in order to eradicate Boko Haram.
Drawing on a range of disciplinary perspectives, this book will be of interest to researchers across the fi elds of sociology, political science, African studies, and peace and conflict studies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Boko Haram in the Lake Chad Basin: Dimensions, Activities and Trajectories
Temitope B. Oriola, Freedom C. Onuoha and Samuel Oyewole
Part I: Boko Haram and Gender
Chapter 2 Deconstructing the Notion of Women as "Perpetrators" of Jihadi Terrorism: The Case of Boko Haram
Damilohun D. Ayoyo, Anthony Mpiani, Temitope B. Oriola
Chapter 3 Boko Haram’s Abduction of Dapchi Schoolgirls and State Responses
Samuel Oyewole and Freedom C. Onuoha
Part II: Boko Haram and the Media
Chapter 4 When reporters become victims: The Nigerian media and the Boko Haram conflict
Abdul-Gafar Tobi Oshodi
Chapter 5 Boko Haram, Counter-Insurgency and Media-Oriented Terrorism
Mitterand M. Okorie
Part III: Boko Haram and Displacement
Chapter 6 The Responsibility to Defend? Boko Haram Terrorism and Responses to Terror-Induced Displacement in Northeast Nigeria
Chapter 7 Resilience and Livelihood Strategies among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Northeast Nigeria
Usman A. Tar and Samuel Baba Ayegba
Part IV: Boko Haram and Non-State Actors
Chapter 8 The Role of NGOs in the Boko Haram Conflict: Have NGO Activities in Northeast Nigeria Prolonged the Conflict?
Ibikunle Adeakin, Simon Gray and Oge Madu
Chapter 9 Vigilantism: The Political Economy of the Civilian Joint Task Force and its Consequences on Counter-terrorism Operations in Northeast Nigeria
Emeka Thaddues Njoku and Joshua Akintayo
Part V: Boko Haram and Human Rights
Chapter 10 Human rights violations in the fight against Boko Haram
Chapter 11 Human Rights, Counterterrorist Operations and the Politics of Leahy Laws Implementation in Nigeria: Between Facts and Fiction
Omotuyi Sunday and Iwebunor Okwechime
Part VI: Boko Haram and International Actors
Chapter 12 Mapping International Support for the fight against Boko Haram
Usman A. Tar and Bashir Bala
Temitope B. Oriola is joint Editor- in- Chief of the African Security journal, and Associate Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada.
Freedom C. Onuoha is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Nigeria.
Samuel Oyewole is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Studies and International Relations, North- West University, South Africa, and a Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Federal University Oye- Ekiti, Nigeria.