Go to AfricaBib home

Go to AfricaBib home Islam in Africa Go to database home

bibliographic database
Line
Previous page New search

The free AfricaBib App for Android is available here

Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Boko Haram insurgency and the widening of cleavages in Nigeria
Authors:Olaniyan, Azeez
Asuelime, LuckyISNI
Year:2014
Periodical:African security (ISSN 1939-2214)
Volume:7
Issue:2
Pages:91-109
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:terrorism
Islamic movements
images
Link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/19392206.2014.909246
Abstract:The Boko Haram terrorist group's philosophy and activities have been subjected to different interpretations among the Nigerian populace. Such interpretations follow traditional lines of ethnic, regional, cultural, and religious cleavages in Nigeria. Some perceive it as war by Muslims against Christians, some as a sponsored conspiracy against the Muslim North, and others interpret it as the Northern war against the emergence of President Jonathan from the south-south geopolitical zone. A few regard it as a generic name for criminal gangs in Northern Nigeria. While overwhelming opinions in the south tilt toward a scorched-earth policy to counter Boko Haram, much of the north favors dialogue. One of the implications of these responses is the widening of already existing cleavages in Nigerian society, thereby further undermining efforts at building unity and coexistence among Nigeria's varying nationalities. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
Views

Cover