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By Virginia Comolli

Northern and imperative Nigeria are engulfed in a violent insurgency crusade waged by means of Jama'atu Ahlis Sunnah Lidda'awati w'al Jihad, a.k.a. 'Boko Haram', and extra lately, its splinter team 'Ansaru'. From its inception an inward-looking, nearly parochial, flow, Boko Haram, or even extra so Ansaru, have now confirmed transparent indicators of regionalization, increasing their operations throughout West Africa and forging hyperlinks with al-Qaeda affiliated teams. Boko Haram's said target is to Islamize Africa's so much 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 hitch the insurgency is rooted in additional than simply spiritual 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 most important deployment of the Nigerian defense force because the finish of the Civil warfare. yet what's the actual importance of the chance? What can international companions do to help Abuja? How potent is the present government's approach in tackling the insurgency? And, extra importantly, are the basis explanations of the insurgency being addressed and the principles for a sturdy peace being established?

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