The Boko Haram Insurgence In Nigeria

Perspectives from Within

  • Edlyne Eze Anugwom

Part of the New Directions in Islam book series (NDI)

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About this book


This book focuses extensively on the Boko Haram insurgence in Nigeria. Providing deeper information on the origin and growth of the sect, it also examines antecedent and historical factors behind the insurgence, assessing a variety of socio-political drivers. The structure, organization and ideology of the sect are analysed, paying attention to internal splits within the group as well as external relations with the Nigerian state, and global jihadism. The diverse and wide ranging issues covered in the book makes it valuable for academic researchers, students and policy practitioners both within Africa and beyond. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Edlyne Eze Anugwom
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyUniversity of Nigeria NsukkaNsukkaNigeria

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-96958-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-96959-6
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