Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Mapping Nigeria's war

Thanks again to Ken Halla for catching a valuable article I missed.

There are a couple maps here that dramatically show the territiory, the towns, the roads, and the battlefields of the Boko Haram's Islamic war on Nigeria.

Boko Haram: The Other Islamic State
While much of the world has been focused on the rise of the Islamic State, another proto-Islamic state has been waging a campaign of terror while dreaming of a caliphate in Nigeria. Since the public execution of Boko Haram's founder in 2009 by Nigerian security forces, a hard-line militant, Abubakar Shekau, has led this makeshift army of Islamist fighters through years of escalating attacks on government personnel, religious leaders, young students, crowded mosques and marketplaces.

Borno and neighboring states

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